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Self-driving taxi concept wins ‘New Designers’ Ford award

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, News

The COVID-19 crisis has presented new challenges for mobility, with social distancing impacting public transportation, the flow of traffic...

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Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, News

Zoox,  the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators...

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Autonomous bus makes debut in China’s Chongqing

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Buses, News

CHONGQING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving technologies made its debut Thursday in Chongqing...

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GAC NIO announces partnership for perfecting intelligent mobility ecosystem

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- GAC NIO, a joint venture between GAC Group and NIO, announced on Sept. 16 its partnership formed with several Chinese...

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Alibaba launches logistics robot for last-mile deliveries to lower costs and as pandemic pushes automation

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

China’s biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled an autonomous logistics robot aimed at bringing down the cost of...

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Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as...

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Phoenix Motorcars wins grant with Houston Metro and EasyMile for development of first FMVSS compliant autonomous shuttle bus in the US

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Buses, News

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kickstarting the autonomous bus revolution in the US, the city of Houston is set to...

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Driverless car software looks six seconds into the future

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in News, Technology

Researchers in Munich have developed software for driverless car systems that avoids accidents by computing multiple variants of a traffic...

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World-first Level 4 fully autonomous vehicle parking system rolled-out on Human Horizons’ HiPhi X

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in News, Technology

SHANGHAI, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company,...

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Baidu Apollo head says technical issues and high costs likely to delay full roll-out of robotaxis until 2025

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The head of Baidu’s autonomous driving open platform said that full commercial operations are still several years away with technical...

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Shanghai plans to launch ICV road testing fully across Jiading District by 2022

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese megacity Shanghai has so far launched the roads for autonomous vehicle tests in Jiading, Lingang and Fengxian...

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Baidu showcases newest autonomous car without safety driver

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- At the Baidu World 2020, Baidu showcased the newest autonomous car it jointly developed with Hongqi, FAW Group’s...

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ACEINNA launches OpenIMU ROS Driver for development of robotic navigation systems

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in News, Technology

ACEINNA, one of the world’s leading developers of inertial based guidance and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles and devices,...

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AI researchers devise failure detection method for safety-critical machine learning

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in News, Technology

Researchers from MIT, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania have devised a method for predicting failure rates of...

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Israeli startup Blue White Robotics raises $10 million for autonomous vehicle platform

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Israeli autonomous vehicle platform startup Blue White Robotics (BWR) has announced a $10 million funding round. The round was led by...

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Snapdeal tests last-mile delivery using Ottonomy IO’s robots

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, even as people look at ways to avoid contagion...

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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for...

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Jacksonville Transportation Authority receives custom autonomous solution from Beep, Local Motors and Robotic Research

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Buses, News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept., 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) welcomed its newest autonomous...

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Idriverplus raises over $14.6 million for autonomous street cleaners and cars

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Idriverplus, a Beijing-based supplier of driverless vehicle and robotics systems, this week raised over 100 million yuan (~$14.6 million)....

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priestmangoode reimagines mass transit with electric self-driving vehicle for dromos

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News

priestmangoode has revealed an electric, autonomous vehicle designed for high capacity urban transport. autonomous network transit (ANT)...

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