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Will the kids be all right in self-driving cars? A new report offers guidelines

Posted on Nov 23, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous test vehicles are being piloted on roads in nearly two dozen cities nationwide, but little attention has been given to the...

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Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

The first driverless public transport services on the UK’s roads will be in action by 2021, the government has announced, led by an...

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First driverless Edinburgh to Fife bus trial announced

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Buses, News

Scotland’s first self-driving bus trial will run between Fife and Edinburgh next year. The pilot will include five autonomous single...

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Trump is tightening the screws on U.S. tech exports to China

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

The Trump administration is proposing sweeping new limits on U.S. exports of advanced technologies to China in an effort to stop the...

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Milton Keynes, the model town building itself around self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

In October, the largest self-driving car project backed by the British government wrapped up three years worth of testing aimed at getting...

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Driverless Volvo trucks take over dangerous mining tasks in Norway

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in News, Trucks

In a unique pay-for-work agreement, Volvo Trucks will use driverless trucks to take over mining tasks perilous to human operators. Six...

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The tech comfort zone: Is the UK public ready for driverless cars? It depends on your gender, age, and where you live

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

While more than half of the UK public (53 per cent) feel positive about the way technology is driving change in the country, there is some...

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Nvidia on the road to success with autonomous driving ‘AI’ chip

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Nvidia hasn’t had a wonderful time recently, what with the imploding cryptocurrency scene causing its stock to plunge — lower virtual-coin...

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Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

Timelines presented by auto and tech companies have positioned 2018 and 2019 as milestones in the development of autonomous driving...

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New blockchain platform for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The blockchain comes from U.S. company Filament and it is called Blocklet for Trusted Vehicle Applications. The technology is described as...

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Congress considers extending electric vehicle tax credits, approval of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

With Congress returning to Washington on Tuesday for a flurry of legislative activity before the end of the year, transportation advocates...

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Volvo’s first commercial self-driving trucks will be used in mining

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in News, Trucks

Volvo has announced a commercial first for its autonomous trucking endeavors. The Swedish automotive company has signed a deal with...

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Google, Apple, and Uber should be forced to share their mapping data

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News

The UK government should encourage companies like Apple, Google, and Uber to publish more map data to help the development of technologies...

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The biggest design questions facing (partially) self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News

Until advanced technology that enables full automation is available, semi-autonomous cars (known as L2 and L3) will require driving input...

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Drivers overestimating safety tech capabilities: AAA

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Four out of 10 Americans overestimate the capabilities of semi-automated driving systems based on their names, which indicates a lack of...

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Waymo’s CEO just highlighted 2 key opportunities for its driverless-vehicle tech

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

In just a couple of months, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) driverless-vehicle company, Waymo, will launch its first...

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Here’s which self-driving test cars crash most frequently

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

According to a report compiled by Allianz Global Assistance, only 52 percent of Americans say they’re confident that autonomous driving...

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Legends Dario Franchitti & Allan McNish boost California technology company in race to deploy autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

California-based COAST Autonomous, a self-driving technology company, has recruited Allan McNish and fellow Scottish motor racing legend...

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GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Cruise, the self-driving company acquired by GM in 2016, is expanding to Seattle as it seeks more engineering talent to develop its...

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AEye raises $40M to build autonomous car sensor that sees better than humans

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

AEye is a computer vision start-up that believes everyone else is doing solid-state LiDar wrong. Current LiDar systems are mechanical,...

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