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Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not...

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Luxoft acquires autonomous drive and connected mobility specialist Objective Software GmbH

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Finance, News

Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a global IT service provider, announces the acquisition of Objective Software GmbH, a provider of...

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As Uber winds down autonomous truck business, Otto founders aren’t giving up

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in News, Trucks

Uber doled out more than $600 million to acquire self-driving truck startup Otto two years ago. Last week, Uber announced it was ceasing...

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Scale raises $18 million to label data from autonomous car companies like Lyft and Embark

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Autonomous cars need data. Lots of data. According to research conducted by the Rand Corporation, they’ll have to drive hundreds of...

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Kodiak Robotics raises $40M for self-driving trucks

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Finance, News, Trucks

Kodiak Robotics has emerged from stealth mode and raised $40 million in Series A funding to develop technology for self-driving trucks....

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Why Waymo is worth a staggering $175 billion even before launching its self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s multibillion-dollar self-driving vehicle bet hasn’t yet launched commercial operations but that’s not stopping...

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‘Voice of Waymo’ helps driverless vehicles’ passengers

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News

When commuters settle into one of Waymo’s self-driving cars there might not be a driver behind the wheel, but the Voice of Waymo is always...

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Why Europe is losing ground in race to offer self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Johann Jungwirth is visibly frustrated. In Hanover to present the latest iteration of the SElf-DRIving Car, or Sedric, Volkswagen...

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Cosworth providing vision solutions for ADAS and autonomous vehicles to MuCCA

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Cosworth is extending its range of camera and data systems to provide vision solutions for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and...

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Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire technology for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

German automotive supplier Schaeffler is acquiring drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan GmbH, which it said on Monday would...

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Montreal announces plans to test out driverless buses this summer

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Buses, News

Montreal’s Olympic Park is going to feel like an episode of The Jetsons. The city and transit company Transdev have announced a new...

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Three companies vying for traction in self-driving software platform race

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in News, Technology

The Apollo 3.0 Launch Event in Mountain View last night highlighted the strides made by the open-source self-driving car project backed by...

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Autonomous driving Lidar pilot program announced by CEA Tech, Transdev, IRT Nanoelec

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A pilot program to characterize and assess lidar sensors to improve performance and safety of autonomous vehicles has been announced by...

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Aptiv posts solid Q2 and remains a top driverless-vehicle stock

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Aptive, which is positioned to help develop the next generation of vehicle safety solutions, driverless vehicles, and ways vehicles...

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APTIV: Smart vehicle architecture: The backbone of the future

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The concept of Smart Vehicle Architecture (SVA) was born a few years ago at Aptiv. We define Smart Vehicle Architecture as the power and...

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Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

At Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a...

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RideOS raises $25M to become the traffic control center for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

A mere sprinkling of autonomous vehicles exist in a few dozen cities today. A smattering in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. A dusting in...

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Spending on future tech eats into BMW quarterly profit

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Net profit at BMW fell 6 percent in the second quarter as it spent more on developing new technologies for electric, autonomous and...

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Michigan brings its smart cities together for state-wide change

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, News

To be part of the future–whether it’s autonomous cars and shared mobility or advanced healthcare and sustainable communities–it takes...

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Elon Musk says Tesla A.I. chip project is ‘finally coming to fruition’

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company’s custom-built chip for handling autonomous driving is nearly ready. Tesla is...

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