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How COVID-19 could open the door for driverless deliveries

Posted on Apr 7, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has put an incredible strain on global supply chains, from medical supplies to household goods, as spikes in demand...

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Autonomous driving: cities of the future

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Infrastructure, Perspective

If there’s one thing Japan is famous for, it’s infrastructure. From the thousands of miles of high-speed rail tracks that duck and weave...

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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) sensors will be useful for AI self-driving cars, but not likely to strike gold

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Recent news reports have heralded the latest research on Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) sensors and suggested that such devices will...

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Autonomous vehicles: Driving regulatory and liability challenges

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The development of autonomous vehicle (“AV”) technologies has been a recent focus of automotive and tech companies alike. One of the main...

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Why you should wait to buy Tesla’s full self-driving option

Posted on Apr 5, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving capability has the potential to change the automotive industry as we know it. However, it’s taking...

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Coronavirus puts ambitious plans for self-driving cars on the shelf

Posted on Apr 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

In two weeks, the coronavirus has brought the entire U.S. auto industry to a screeching halt. When it finally sputters back to life, many...

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Will a small open-source effort from Japan disrupt the autonomous space?

Posted on Apr 4, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

The article “Linux Beat IBM, will open-source software beat Waymo and Tesla ?” introduced the  power of the open-source organizational...

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The venerable upstream parable helps in these trying times, and applies to the future of AI self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It’s parable time. Some of you might be familiar with a parable that many refer to as the Upstream Parable or alternatively the River...

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It took a coronavirus outbreak for self-driving cars to become more appealing

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Suddenly, a future full of self-driving cars isn’t just a sci-fi pipe dream. What used to be considered a scary, uncertain...

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Coronavirus: what differences could driverless vehicles make?

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

At the moment, it seems that every news story is covering the coronavirus pandemic. Considering this, it seems natural to question how our...

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Legacy truck players: Ignore autonomous trucking at your peril

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The conversation about autonomous vehicles has been hard to ignore over the past few years. Indeed, it’s been almost deafening at times,...

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Coming release of Tesla Autopilot ‘red light’ auto-stopping could trigger a self-driving downward spiral

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Human drivers seem to effortlessly be able to detect red lights at traffic signals. Well, most of the time. Sometimes, a driver is...

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There’s a baby sea lion on Highway 101, what would a self-driving car do?

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There was a bit of extra excitement in the San Francisco Bay Area traffic last year when a baby sea lion decided it was time to checkout...

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Is virus-inspired eNASCAR a glimpse at the autonomous racing future?

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Former General Motors vice chairman and car guru Bob Lutz created a buzz in the auto world three years ago when he described a dystopian...

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Starsky Robotics failed. Does that mean automated trucking is dead?

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

I met Stefan Seltz-Axmacher for the first time in November 2015 at the Florida Automated Vehicles Summit. Not long after, we met at the...

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Breakthroughs in roadway edge computing are the missing link for self-driving car collaboration

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever been driving a car and found yourself reaching a veritable sensory overload in the act of driving the vehicle? It can...

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Will truck convoying be the first viable commercial application for AV technology?

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

Industry Background: Trucking has long been seen as a potentially interesting application for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology. ...

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The truth is that traffic lights won’t be shelved due to self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It is a bit of a miracle that each day we drive around and encounter traffic signals that by the mere act of shining a light of differing...

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Voluntary temporary suspensions of self-driving car roadway tryouts due to Coronavirus have added payoffs

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Many of the major self-driving car roadway public tryouts that are taking place on our highways and byways are temporarily being suspended...

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Coronavirus shows there’s still no such thing as a totally human-free self-driving car

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make human drivers obsolete. But the coronavirus pandemic is exposing how a technology designed to be...

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