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Cruise’s new ‘more than a concept’ robotaxi presages a battle with Zoox

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Cruise, a unit of General Motors with investment from Honda, revealed a new “not a concept” self-driving vehicle last week. The vehicle is...

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The economics of a Tesla robotaxi, and a quicker & easier path to profit

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

January 24, 2020 Published in 2016, Elon Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” proposed the idea for the Tesla Network, essentially an automated...

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That car in California that mysteriously disappeared after going off a cliff is a valuable lesson for AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 25, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

You are on a sweeping mountainous road that overlooks the ocean, driving along at 55 miles per hour and enjoying the scenic view. Up ahead...

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Jacksonville’s journey in engaging with autonomous vehicle technology

Posted on Jan 25, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

While there has been a great deal of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) activity in the public eye related to private vehicles, such as robo-taxi...

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Poor man’s autopilot: Where is the outrage?

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

In a video titled “Poor Man’s Autopilot,” the owner of an i3 with the ability to do self-parking and adaptive cruise control explains how...

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Waiting for Tesla Full Self Driving, these are my top questions & thoughts (as a user)

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

I’ll admit it — I’m super eager for the first edition of Tesla “Full Self Driving” to roll out. Before Tesla critics and skeptics start...

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Spoiler alert: Three key ways GM-backed Cruise’s electrifying new self-driving minivan might have some heartburn

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

At a grand spectacle in San Francisco last night, the GM-backed Cruise that aims to bring forth autonomous vehicles with true self-driving...

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Simulation: Preparing autonomous vehicles for the road

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Google, Apple, Baidu and automakers globally are currently working on their versions of the autonomous vehicle. Right now, the war to be...

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Let’s teach kids about AI self-driving cars, but only in an unbiased way

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

What should kids know about the advent of self-driving cars? Is it necessary to teach them about self-driving cars or is it something that...

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AV industry needs to quiet the hype

Posted on Jan 20, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Amid the countless gadgets and technological wizardry on display this month at CES 2020 in Las Vegas was one thing in short supply in some...

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Silicon Valley event on machine learning tackles the latest riddles vexing AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There’s a child’s riddle that asks you to indicate what can be held in your left hand and yet cannot be held in your right hand. Take a...

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Overcoming the barriers to self-driving

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It’s a turbulent time for the UK mobility industry, and not just because of current economic and political uncertainty. An increasing...

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Why creating an AV business is 10,000 times harder than building self-driving tech

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

As tech companies and automakers rush to perfect self-driving technology, an inconvenient truth lurks in the shadows. Once the cars are...

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Self-driving cars need to give passengers a better experience. Here’s how.

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

“He doesn’t even trust my driving, do you think he’ll trust a machine?” My friend was half-joking, but his father’s long ‘nooooooooo’ when...

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AV 4.0: Reasonable For AV, but perhaps missing the boat on ADAS regulation

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Last week at CES, Secretary Elaine L. Chao introduced the  latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the topic of...

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If AI suddenly gains consciousness, some say it will happen first in AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to...

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Self-driving cars may never dominate…and that’s ok

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Just a few years ago, it seemed we were racing quickly towards a world where fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) would become commonplace. As...

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The AI hand-off problem and the AI omniscience problem are getting worse, exemplified ironically by AI self-driving cars getting better

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Hey, who’s driving that car? By-and-large, today you know who is driving a car by simply looking to see who is sitting behind the wheel....

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Overcoming racial bias in AI systems and startlingly even in AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The news has been replete with stories about AI systems that have been regrettably and dreadfully exhibiting various adverse...

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After 2019’s reality check, what’s ahead for driverless cars in 2020?

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

If 2018 was when the industry was shocked into sobriety, 2019 would be a year when pragmatism and the challenges of trying to develop and...

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