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Driverless buses to make test-runs in Dublin in three weeks’ time

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Buses, News

Driverless buses will be road tested in Dublin next month and the public will be able to take a free trip on board....

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Transdev, Babcock Ranch unveil first autonomous school shuttle

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Buses, News

Transdev, the mobility partner for Babcock Ranch, is completing more than two months of testing on school shuttle routes that will...

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Michigan driverless auto tech’s cross-border breakthroughs

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News

In August of 2017, two cars took a remarkable journey. They began in Southeast Michigan and drove through the Detroit-Windsor tunnel into...

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Tesla decreases the price of Enhanced Autopilot after delivery temporarily, still hasn’t fixed Full Self-Driving price

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

It is an interesting time for Tesla Autopilot and its different option packages ahead of upcoming updates. Tesla is now temporarily...

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Volvo teases potentially self-driving 360c concept in videos

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Is Volvo preparing to show its vision for self-driving cars to the world? New teaser videos that highlight an upcoming concept called the...

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Driverless tractors are here to help with the severe labor shortage on farms

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in News, Trucks

The world population is expected to top 9 billion by 2050, according to forecasts from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture...

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What risks are we willing to accept for a world of self-driving cars?

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The car, notes Lawrence D. Burns in his book “Autonomy,” is “terribly inefficient.” The internal combustion engine converts less than a...

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Apple reports first autonomous vehicle collision in California

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News

Apple said that its first autonomous vehicle crash in California occurred last week....

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What do Alphabet, Baidu and Yandex have in common? Search engines and self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News

Yandex, the Russian Internet company, has launched the “first autonomous ride-hailing service in Europe” in Innopolis, a...

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Autonomy: The quest to build the driverless car (review)

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

How has autonomy become a commonplace term in our conversations? It seems only a short time ago that autonomous vehicles seemed futuristic...

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A first ride in Waymo’s self-driving car prototype: Google plays it safe, and smart

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Technology

On Thursday morning, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Waymo—both of which can be colloquially lumped together as part of Google,...

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Knorr-Bremse: Future concepts for automated commercial vehicles

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in News, Technology, Trucks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Knorr- Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of...

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Tesla patents technology to automate turn signals to improve safety, reduce idiot factor

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has filed for a new patent that describes a technology to automate turn signals. Surprisingly, it sounds like the technology is...

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When cars are self-driving, we’ll have a lot more time to wretch

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News

If you get a little queasy riding in a car, the autonomous future promises more illness. Even when sitting in the driver’s seat...

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Are we ready for the digital tsunami?

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

How do we prepare for and manage what’s known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution? A technological metamorphosis is upon us, and we...

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Waymo autonomous car update: Seeking perfection in an imperfect world

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News

Google began its quest to develop autonomous cars nearly 15 years ago when it decided to participate in the first DARPA Grand Challenge in...

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Driverless cars market is hitting new highs $26.58 billion globally by 2024

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Markets, News

The shift in demand from passenger cars to self-driving cars has driven the market at a rapid pace. Global cars market has manifested rise...

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Renault Samsung granted permit to test autonomous cars in South Korea

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) Corp. said Thursday that it has received temporary approval from the country’s transportation ministry...

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Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and...

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Taking Tesla’s 14-day Autopilot trial for a spin

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla opened up its 14-day Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) trial for some Model 3 owners over the weekend and we were included in the update. We...

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