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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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Boeing to research autonomous vehicles at new MIT Location

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in News

Boeing will lease approximately 100,000 square feet at MIT’s upcoming building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The agreement makes...

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Sacramento eases into the self-driving scene

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, News

Quick, think of a California hotbed of technological might. There’s Silicon Valley, duh. And enterprising Silicon Beach, down in the...

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Baidu Q2 revenues surge with Apollo blooming development

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Chinese Internet giant Baidu achieved a blooming second quarter with revenues surging 32% year on year to RMB 26 billion and net profits...

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Networked lighting to eliminate auto blind spots

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

It is a horror scenario for every driver: Suddenly, a previously invisible pedestrian comes out of the dark between two street lights or...

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Winners revealed in Govt £12.1m autonomous vehicle giveaway

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

The Government has announced the winners of a collaborative R&D competition for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with £12.1m...

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New material promises breakthrough IR sensing for autonomous cars

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

To overcome the issues inherent with using video or other forms of visible light detection (such as poor performance in fog, snow, and...

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Tesla’s autonomous ‘coast-to-coast’ drive on hold while autopilot team focuses on safety

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, News

Tesla’s autonomous coast-to-coast drive, originally promised in 2016, is on hold while the company’s Autopilot team stays “heads down” on...

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Autonomous-car tech investment skyrockets on SoftBank deals

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Private investment in autonomous-vehicle companies soared in the second quarter to more than in the last four years combined, according to...

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Cepton LiDAR goes Anti-MEMS route

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Chemistry is just applied physics… or so a physicist would tell you. And autonomous vehicles are just a collection of applied sensors – if...

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Baraja lifts curtain on Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Baraja has unveiled Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR, which uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create powerful eyes for...

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AI-Based autonomous vehicle to secure airports

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in News

A driverless all-terrain vehicle equipped with GPS and cameras trained to recognize animals is soon to join the security fleet at the...

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Imperial plans deployment of seven automated trucks by year’s end, CNRL to start pilot in 2019

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in News, Trucks

Imperial Oil plans to begin experimenting with up to seven autonomous hauler trucks at its Kearl site by the end of the year, while...

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County gurus prepare for inevitable automated vehicles

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

Automated vehicles – self-driving and self-parking cars, trucks, air and watercraft – are no longer things of science fiction. The...

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OOIDA submits comments to Oregon DOT’s autonomous vehicle task force

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles will meet for a long-term policy...

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Waymo begins experimenting with self-driving taxi prices

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has kept mum about how much it will eventually charge people to ride in its...

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