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What do Alphabet, Baidu and Yandex have in common? Search engines and self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News

Yandex, the Russian Internet company, has launched the “first autonomous ride-hailing service in Europe” in Innopolis, a...

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Knorr-Bremse: Future concepts for automated commercial vehicles

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in News, Technology, Trucks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Knorr- Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of...

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When cars are self-driving, we’ll have a lot more time to wretch

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News

If you get a little queasy riding in a car, the autonomous future promises more illness. Even when sitting in the driver’s seat...

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Tesla patents technology to automate turn signals to improve safety, reduce idiot factor

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has filed for a new patent that describes a technology to automate turn signals. Surprisingly, it sounds like the technology is...

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Waymo autonomous car update: Seeking perfection in an imperfect world

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News

Google began its quest to develop autonomous cars nearly 15 years ago when it decided to participate in the first DARPA Grand Challenge in...

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Driverless cars market is hitting new highs $26.58 billion globally by 2024

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Markets, News

The shift in demand from passenger cars to self-driving cars has driven the market at a rapid pace. Global cars market has manifested rise...

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Renault Samsung granted permit to test autonomous cars in South Korea

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) Corp. said Thursday that it has received temporary approval from the country’s transportation ministry...

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Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and...

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Taking Tesla’s 14-day Autopilot trial for a spin

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla opened up its 14-day Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) trial for some Model 3 owners over the weekend and we were included in the update. We...

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VW acquires minority stake in autonomous-drive software company

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority stake in eastern German software startup FDTech, in a bid to strengthen its expertise in...

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Miniature Lidar

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

The Micro-Motion Technology (MMT) platform of miniature lidar solutions from Cepton Technologies Inc. are designed for autonomous driving....

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Daimler claims massive growth in mobility services

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News

Daimler claims 24.4 million people worldwide are using its various mobility services. That’s an increase of 64 percent over the...

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Volkswagen reinforces competences in highly automated driving

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News

Friedrich Eichler, Head of Chassis Development of the Volkswagen brand, says: “We are working flat out to integrate highly automated...

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Baidu researchers develop a new auto-tuning framework for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers at Chinese multinational tech company Baidu have recently developed a data-driven auto-tuning framework for self-driving...

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Humans—not technology—are the leading cause of self-driving car accidents in California

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars will eventually hit the roads. But it might still be humans we’ll need to worry about when that happens....

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How do you get people to trust autonomous vehicles? This company is giving them ‘virtual eyes.’

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

One of the biggest challenges facing car companies developing driverless vehicles has little do with sophisticated robotics or laser...

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Waymo success spells big upside for Alphabet, Morgan Stanley says in street-high forecast

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

The accelerating success of Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, spells big upside for stakeholders, according to Morgan...

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Tesla’s ahead of the competition. Can it stay in front?

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News

Tesla got a big jump on the competition in the battle to create the perfect electric car with driverless capabilities. More escapades like...

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CleanTechnica exclusive: Electric autonomous Byton prototype is a showstopper at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Bringing a 21st-century mobility prototype to the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a bold move that needs to be backed up. Byton...

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The top startups paving the way for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

How far away are we, really, from a fully autonomous vehicle future? According to recent reports about how self-driving vehicles handle...

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