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Aeva and ZF to bring first FMCW LiDAR to production for autonomous driving applications

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in News, Technology

Aeva, a company building next-generation sensing for autonomous vehicles (earlier post), and ZF are partnering to bring the first...

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Booming demand for Innodisk’s CAN bus solutions amid pandemic and autonomous vehicle trend

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in News, Technology

TAIPEI, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Innodisk’s CAN bus expansion modules are taking the world by storm. Unprecedented demand...

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Names like Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ are dangerously misleading, study shows

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News, Technology

Does it really matter if Tesla’s advanced driving system is called “Autopilot” but it doesn’t actually take over...

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Germany wants to permit driverless cars across the country by 2022

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

Despite coming down hard on Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, Germany isn’t totally against the concept of self-driving cars. Sure,...

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Toyota Research launches $800m investment fund in move to Woven Planet

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Finance, News

The Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has set up a global investment fund called Woven Capital as part of...

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Baidu launches its ‘Apollo Go’ robotaxiservice in China’s capital city of Beijing

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Cars, News

Three weeks after launching its “Apollo Go” robotaxi service in the Chinese city of Cangzhou, China’s tech giant Baidu...

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Cruise’s AI enables driverless vehicles to navigate uncommon scenarios

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News, Technology

Driverless startup Cruise today detailed a homegrown tool — the Continuous Learning Machine — that tackles on-the-road prediction tasks....

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Virginia autonomous driving firm invests $8.5 million in second facility, expects to triple workforce

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

A developer of self-driving vehicle technology recently announced an expansion that is expected to triple its current workforce. Torc...

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5GAA expects 5G-V2X basic car automation in 2024, cooperation in 2026

Posted on Sep 9, 2020 in News, Technology

Wireless engineers, automakers, and governments have spent years preparing for a future where autonomous cars will communicate with each...

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NASA safety expert joins Torc Robotics self-driving truck team

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in News, Trucks

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Former NASA safety engineering executive John Marinaro has joined Torc Robotics, the...

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Amazon jobs UK: Online retail giant hiring new Cambridge team for exciting driverless delivery service

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in Cars, News

Online retail giant Amazon is set to hire a new team of engineers to help develop driverless deliveries in the UK and globally, following...

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StradVision selects BlackBerry to drive advancements across South Korean automotive industry

Posted on Sep 7, 2020 in News, Technology

WATERLOO, ON and SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced...

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Yandex self driving group gets $150 million, partners with Uber to bring autonomous vehicles to U.S.

Posted on Sep 5, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

On paper, a lot is happening with Yandex’s self-driving vehicles. Yandex NV YNDX -1.2%, a Russian multinational company that...

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Hefei licenses DiDi to have autonomous car road tests

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- DiDiChuxing (DiDi) has been given green light to conduct road tests for autonomous cars by Hefei government, the...

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Aurrigo makes breakthrough in driverless pods technology

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 in News, Technology

A Coventry-based company has created 10 new jobs over the past year to meet rising demand across the world for the driverless pods it has...

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GM and Honda join forces as the post-coronavirus consolidation of the auto industry begins

Posted on Sep 4, 2020 in Cars, News

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the global auto industry faced a period of unprecedented change. Many automakers weren’t dealing...

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China’s Anhui opens 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 3, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

HEFEI, September 3, 2020 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — A 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars was formally opened in Baohe District...

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TomTom launches ‘RoadCheck’, which allows automaker’s to decide which roads are safer for automated driving

Posted on Sep 3, 2020 in News, Technology

Navigation and mapping company TomTom has released an innovative new product for automakers called RoadCheck. The program allows...

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Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics celebrate one year of successful collaboration – adding testing center in New Mexico

Posted on Sep 3, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Trucks

September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the U.S. based automated driving technology...

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British Tesla driver warned not to test full self-driving on UK roads

Posted on Sep 2, 2020 in News, Technology

Letting a car drive itself is not allowed in any European country currently and if you do try it, you might get in trouble....

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