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GM unveils Cruise Origin driverless shuttle

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Cruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, debuted its first vehicle specifically designed to operate without a driver on...

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Suburbs already have driverless taxis, but San Francisco is still playing catch-up

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Cars, News

San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is notoriously tricky for any driver. Narrow roads, gobs of tourists, steep inclines,...

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Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans and trucks to Texas and New Mexico

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo is hitting the open road and bringing some of its self-driving minivans and long-haul trucks to two new states. The Alphabet...

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Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it...

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US pledges to modernize or eliminate outdated regulations to support autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

The United States government is finally getting serious about autonomous vehicles as Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has used CES to...

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VW announces new Silicon Valley self-driving nerve center at CES

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

On Wednesday at CES, Volkswagen detailed an important new step in the company’s march towards self-driving cars: the establishment not...

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UK begins testing unsupervised autonomous transport pods

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Shoppers at a UK mall have the opportunity to try out autonomous transport pods this week which — in a UK first — operate entirely without...

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New Apple self-driving car patent could turn Siri into your personal chauffeur

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple wants to patent a new technology that would allow you to use voice commands to tell your self-driving car where you want to go, with...

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Autonomous, for real. Optimus Ride self-driving shuttles want to be fully driverless in 2020

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Buses, Knowledge Center, News, Videos & Podcasts

Optimus Ride, an MIT spinoff, has started operating its autonomous vehicles at Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield, California. The...

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Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans and trucks to Texas and New Mexico

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Trucks

Waymo is hitting the open road and bringing some of its self-driving minivans and long-haul trucks to two new states. The Alphabet...

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Projects funded for autonomous vehicle cyber security

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Seven projects whose participants include Honda, Thales and WMG have won funding to develop cyber security solutions for connected and...

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Securing automotive navigation: How to protect vehicles against GPS hacking

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Webinars

As the only source of absolute vehicle position, velocity and time, GNSS plays a critical role. However, both current and next levels of...

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Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it...

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Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

May Mobility,  a Michigan-based startup that is operating autonomous shuttle services in three U.S. cities, has raised $50 million in a...

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Volvo to test 5G automotive applications with China Unicom

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Connectivity is central to the future of transportation, and if self-driving vehicles are going to enter the mainstream market, they’re...

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Why most self-driving car companies use these 3 models

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Technology

Cars from Google spin-off Waymo have logged 20 million miles. Russia’s Yandex and China’s Baidu have programmed cars to stop...

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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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ANA starts testing autonomous bus operation at Haneda Airport

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Buses, News

ANA Holdings Inc., the operator of All Nippon Airways Co., said Wednesday it has started testing a semi-autonomous bus that will transport...

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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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Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise in AV software tie-up

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is to provide autonomous vehicle software developer Zenuity with the artificial intelligence and...

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