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Forget about self-driving cars, just make a robot that can drive

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Do you know a smarmy person that thinks they always have a better idea or a canny way to solve a vexing problem? If so, you likely know...

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Tailgate Parties In An Era Of Self-Driving Cars: Thriving Or Taking A Dive?

Posted on Sep 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tailgate parties. According to the illustrious Homer Simpson, they constitute the pinnacle of human achievement (see the Any Given...

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AV startup Voyage on how low speeds and older customers will help it win the self-driving race

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron isn’t in any hurry to conquer self-driving cars. The former Udacity vice president for engineering oversees a...

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Will top-end sports cars like porsche’s new taycan inevitably be self-driving?

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Some say that being behind the wheel of a top-end sports car is like being in driving heaven. You feel the surge of bone-rattling raw...

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Self-driving cars are still learning unwritten road rules, like the Pittsburgh Left

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The Pittsburgh Left might be not in the rulebooks, but you better program any self-driving cars driving in the Pennsylvania city with that...

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Self-driving cars are an extremely tough problem. This mini-game shows you why

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

As we navigate into the 21st century, great innovations promised by Star Trek and Marty McFly are starting to become reality. Transporters...

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What happens if you fall asleep in a self-driving car?

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you fall asleep in a self-driving car, it will try to wake you – then stop, wherever you happen to be, even if that’s the...

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Should government promote autonomous trucks?

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous trucks are coming. But they will get here faster if states and the federal government invest in infrastructure to promote their...

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1 big thing: Imported AVs have an edge over U.S. players

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The road to growth for an American driverless shuttle maker is being blocked by regulatory processes that put domestic startups at a...

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How does an autonomous car work? Not so great.

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

There are more than 1,400 self-driving vehicles being tested in 36 states and the District. Some are delivering groceries. Others can be...

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The arrival of self-driving cars will shake up rankings of top safe driver cities

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The annual ranking of the top cities in the United States for having the “safest” drivers has been recently published by Allstate...

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Near miss data highlights pitfalls of autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Ford uses near miss data to identify common issues at junctions which could pose a risk when autonomous cars are in use. Potential...

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Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A recent study examines 20 countries worldwide and finds both opportunities and potential potholes on the road to driverless cars. KPMG...

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Extreme corner case for autonomous cars — giants riding on cars down hills!

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full...

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More than a decade before driverless buses take over, says Volvo

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in Buses, Perspective

Bus drivers will be needed for at least another 10 to 15 years before autonomous vehicles take over, a Volvo executive predicted,...

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Building safe, trustworthy driverless cars

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

How safe is safe? This seemingly simple question is a topic of frequent discussion within Aptiv’s autonomous mobility division. I’m proud...

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1 big thing: AVs could help speed evacuations

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

About 1.5 million Floridians have moved inland to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Such evacuations can be perilous — but in the...

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Feds say tesla autopilot is partly to blame for a 2018 crash

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The design of Tesla’s Autopilot feature contributed to a January 2018 accident in which a Model S sedan smashed into the back of a fire...

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Will self-driving cars really only last four years?

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A recent news item about self-driving cars has been creating quite a flurry of debate due to the suggestion by a major automotive maker...

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Ansys and edge case research transform autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) is collaborating with Edge Case Research to engineer the next generation of autonomous vehicles (AV) with unmatched...

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