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Tesla accused of abruptly pulling self-driving from a used Model S

Posted on Feb 7, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla’s much-vaunted ability to add features to its cars over the air has turned into a real inconvenience for some drivers. An...

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Bosch says it could launch an autonomous car tomorrow

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The German supplier’s senior vice-president of automated driving, Kay Stepper, told Autocar that its engineers have already cleared the...

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Waymo’s AI Content Search tool lets engineers quickly find objects in driving records

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

AI is the method by which self-driving cars perceive joggers, cyclists, traffic lights, road signs, trees, shrubs, and more, and it...

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The federal government just granted its first driverless car exemption

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation...

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Lexus to unveil its first Level 2 autonomous car this year

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Lexus is set to unveil its first ever car with autonomous driving capabilities this year, albeit only with Level 2 autonomy initially....

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COAST Autonomous and DG Cities announce collaboration to transform cities through integration of connected and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

US: COAST Autonomous (“COAST”) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with DG Cities, an expert in smart city...

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TuSimple expands UPS autonomous routes

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in News, Trucks

TuSimple, a global autonomous-driving technology company, has expanded autonomous truck service for current customer UPS to 20 trips per...

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Self-driving mass transit arrives on American streets

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Buses, News

(Bloomberg) — When Interstate 71 arrived in Columbus in the 1960s, the South Linden neighborhood was largely cut off from the rest...

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Autonomous vehicle software firm moves to pit lane

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

A self-drive vehicle software company is the first to move into Culham Science Centre’s connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) building in...

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GM’s Cruise values autonomous vehicle industry at $8 trillion

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

The global autonomous vehicle industry is an $8 trillion market opportunity, according to General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit Cruise....

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Nissan completes U.K.’s ‘most complex’ autonomous car trip, proving the value of a local approach

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Cars, News

A Nissan Leaf has completed what the company claims is one of the U.K.’s longest and most challenging autonomous car journeys to date. But...

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Uber issued permit to test self-driving vehicles on California public roads

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Cars, News

Uber Advanced Technologies Group has been issued a permit that would allow the company to put its autonomous vehicles back on public roads...

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GM rolling out Super Cruise self-driving tech to 22 models across the board by 2023

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system has been limited to the CT6, but it will spread to more models this year including the...

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ThunderSoft and Didi Chuxing build strategic partnership focusing on intelligent automotive operating system

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

BEIJING, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThunderSoft( SZ:300496 ), a world-leading operating system technology provider, and Didi...

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Telefonica targets autonomous vehicle boost

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Telefonica unveiled an R&D centre which it claimed is the most advanced for the development of connected cars in southern Europe, as...

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Self-driving safety truck to be operated in live work zone in Florida

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 in News, Trucks

COOPERSBURG, Pa., Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Truck & Equipment Inc., in collaboration with Kratos Defense, announced...

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PRoPART project successfully demonstrates highly accurate positioning solution for automotive use

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

The European PRoPART (Precise and Robust Positioning for Automated Road Transports) project, funded by the European Global Navigation...

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Snow and ice pose a vexing obstacle for self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 in Cars, News

In late 2018, Krzysztof Czarnecki, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, built a self-driving car and trained it to navigate...

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Dubai’s RTA unveils legislation governing autonomous vehicle trials

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced legislation enacted to streamline the trial runs of autonomous vehicles in...

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What’s behind Tesla’s Neural Network for autopilot and self-driving?

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

According to the Tesla website’s seemingly recently updated Autopilot informational post: “A full build of Autopilot neural...

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