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A robocar specialist gives Tesla ‘Full Self-Drive’ an ‘F’

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

I’ve owned a Tesla TSLA -6.7% since 2018 and I’m a huge fan of the car. My background is in self-driving cars. In addition to...

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2 critical factors driving Nvidia’s success in autonomous driving

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is getting stellar reviews from its workforce as it develops cutting-edge new projects in autonomous driving. In this...

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Variable speed limits are aiming to help, but can confuse human drivers and yet are easy-peasy for AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

When you get into your car today and go driving, I’d bet that you pretty much know the speed limits of wherever you are headed. Assuming...

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Plus keeps on trucking with IVECO autonomous pilot partnership

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

As a tech analyst, one of the particularly exciting topics I get to cover is the march towards fully autonomous vehicles. I’ve long...

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How will autonomous driving disrupt workers?

Posted on Jan 10, 2022 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Driverless vehicles are the automotive industry’s response to autonomous technology innovation. Autonomous driving has emerged as a...

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Can a self-driving 40-ton truck be safe? Developers say yes

Posted on Jan 9, 2022 in Perspective, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — Shipping companies and software developers are experimenting with self-driving trucks as a way to solve a driver...

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Flagging down a roaming AI self-driving car robo-taxi might not be in the cards

Posted on Jan 8, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

Not so long ago, it seemed that the hailing of a cab required long arms and a capacity to wave frantically to catch the eye of the taxi...

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Mobileye makes big robotaxi & autonomous consumer vehicle moves

Posted on Jan 8, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

The vast majority of the talk about robotaxis centers around Tesla and Waymo, but I have wondered more than a few times if...

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Those fish that rained down from the skies on a Texas town was not a fishy tale (it happened), netting some quite catchy insights for AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 6, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Sometimes, when it rains, it pours. Those raindrops keep falling on your head, though if you are inside your car the odds are that the...

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Cadillac’s autonomous future looks too rich for my blood

Posted on Jan 5, 2022 in Cars, Perspective

Cadillac announced a pair of autonomous vehicle concepts that are a definite improvement over last year’s toaster-shaped thingamajig, but...

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The road to affordable autonomous mobility

Posted on Jan 3, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Reports, Technology

As autonomous vehicle services roll out and scale, the pace and nature of that transition have significant implications across the...

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Black box data could prove lynchpin to autonomous vehicle success

Posted on Jan 3, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

There has been considerable hype over the last few years about fully autonomous vehicles merging onto the roads, but the reality is that...

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Be resolute to reduce that nighttime artificial light pollution, which AI self-driving cars can help solve (but doing so will be tricky)

Posted on Jan 2, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

Let there be darkness. That is the potential catchphrase for those that are concerned about nighttime light pollution. More formerly known...

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Carwow: why self-driving cars are a lie

Posted on Jan 2, 2022 in Perspective, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Self-driving vehicles appear to be the next big step in transportation. Less human error, decreased congestion and increased productivity...

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Crashing the self-driving party of Tesla & co.

Posted on Dec 30, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Self-driving cars — and their current hands-free precursors from the likes of Tesla TSLA -1.5%, Cadillac, Audi, and Ford — may be...

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Driverless cars and AI ethics

Posted on Dec 29, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In my last blog, I discussed the market growth of driverless cars, and identified a number of leading companies investing globally in this...

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Alexa shockingly tells 10-year-old girl to put a penny into an electrical socket, which provides important lessons for AI self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 29, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Hey, Alexa, be careful about what you say, especially to kids. A recent news report indicates that via a household Echo Dot, Alexa urged a...

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Driverless car market leaders innovating the transportation industry

Posted on Dec 29, 2021 in Cars, Markets, Perspective, Technology

An autonomous car is one that can sense its surroundings and drive itself without the help of humans. It is not required for a human...

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Tesla’s FSD Beta 10.8 in Detroit: are there obvious improvements?

Posted on Dec 28, 2021 in Perspective, Technology

Browsing through recent social media posts suggest that Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta Version 10.8 is a vast improvement over...

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2021 roundup: year of the self-driving shuttle

Posted on Dec 28, 2021 in Buses, Perspective

Over the course of this year, shuttles became an extremely popular platform for testing self-driving technologies. While there has been...

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