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How automated trucking will impact the U.S. workforce and economy [report]

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

When most people think of self-driving vehicles and automation technology, personal consumer vehicles usually come to mind — such as those...

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Reducing human error road accidents with automotive technology

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Human error in road accidents is estimated at 94 percent, making mistakes by drivers a major concern for public safety. In order to get a...

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ON Semiconductor and 3M collaborate to accelerate automated vehicle technology

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

ON Semiconductor and 3M have mutually announced their partnership to help improve the navigation systems in vehicles equipped with...

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A Waymo engineer reveals how the self-driving car company develops its robot brains

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

It’s a common Silicon Valley story: a young person reads science-fiction novels or watches some movies that feature robots and...

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Ford develops lighting signals for driverless cars to ‘speak’ to pedestrians

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

When it comes to signaling, light is one of the most reliable methods for catching someone’s attention in busy locations. This...

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Molex announces membership in Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Molex has joined the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development and...

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Waymo plans to open 85,000-square-foot technical service center in Mesa, Arizona

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google parent company Alphabet, today announced that it would open an 85,000-square-foot technical...

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Nuro’s driverless pods to start delivering groceries in Houston this spring

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News

While seven in 10 Americans remain wary of self-driving cars, they will be soon faced with a new driverless vehicle species: the unmanned...

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Yandex and Hyundai ink deal to develop driverless car components

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Russian internet giant Yandex is teaming up with South Korean automaker Hyundai to develop driverless car components. It’s the former’s...

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Driverless trucks ride at night with TuSimple’s improved camera system

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

In its quest to roll out the country’s first commercialized fleet of autonomous trucks, TuSimple has added an improved camera and vision...

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Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous...

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How TomTom is evolving for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

To many, TomTom is a brand synonymous with satellite navigation (“Sat Nav”) devices plastered to car windshields. But behind the scenes,...

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Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous...

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Transportation weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, News

This week we’ll focus on the city of Austin, gain insight into Uber’s spending habits, do a little scooter number crunching, the Tesla...

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In driverless shuttle experiments, the lab rats are the scientists

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Buses, Perspective

As America finds itself increasingly peppered with public self-driving shuttle trials, industry analysts could be forgiven for wondering...

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Zack Hicks is defining the future of driving for Toyota

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Zack Hicks joined in Toyota in 1996, and in the 23 years since, he has held a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility...

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Zoox can cruise San Francisco without drivers, but now it needs cash

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

San Francisco’s Lombard Street is famous for its eight hairpin turns. Tourists in rental cars slowly snake their way past the street’s...

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The UK is testing its first full-sized autonomous bus

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Buses, News

The UK unleashed its first full-sized autonomous bus today — albeit in limited fashion. For now, the single-deck bus will navigate...

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10 lessons from Uber’s fatal self-driving car crash

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The single most important moment in the world of self-driving cars was around 10 PM on a Sunday evening, one year ago today. On that fatal...

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A new startup aims to be a ‘Designated Driver’ for autonomous vehicles in need of assistance

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

In 1997, General Motors introduced OnStar, a cellular communications system allowing a driver to connect to a human operator at the touch...

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