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Waymo eyes deploying self-driving technology in trucking: CEO Krafcik

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Waymo is exploring deploying its self-driving technology in the trucking industry, CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday, as it works with...

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Schaeffler reveals Xtronic Control Unit for efficient autonomous driving

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

German automotive component manufacturer Schaeffler has developed a smart control unit for autonomous vehicles, which is dubbed as Xtronic...

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Tesla starts its massive self-driving computer retrofit, but don’t hold your breath

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Tesla is starting to retrofit Autopilot 2.0/2.5 computers in older Model S and Model X vehicles with its new self-driving computer in what...

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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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Applied Intuition raises $40 million for autonomous vehicle simulation tools

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Simulators are invaluable assets for companies developing autonomous vehicles (AVs). These tools are used by Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Zoox, and...

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Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Sensors Bug Free on Self-Driving Vehicles

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Human drivers rely on windshield wipers in order to be able to see in rain, snow or even mud. A driver can simply activate the windshield...

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LeddarTech Partners with Westfield at AutoSens Brussels on September 17-19, 2019

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Buses, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an industry leader in LiDAR technology who provides  the most versatile...

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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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Tesla is now installing full self driving hardware 3 upgrade in some cars

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The first confirmed upgrade to Tesla’s new Full Self Driving hardware version 3 (HW3) took place today after a customer took his 2018...

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University of Michigan’s self-driving car lab now runs on Verizon 5G

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) is continuing its very gradual 5G rollout, but this time it’s more about the future of...

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Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro self-driving EV concept has drones for headlights

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

As Audi’s E-Tron SUV sales start to pick up speed at dealers worldwide, the German automaker is looking off the beaten path for...

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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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Autonomous bus and three-wheel robot shortlisted for prestigious beazley designs awards

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Buses, News

An all-weather self-driving bus, a fleet of smart electric shared transport solutions and a robot assistant motorbike transformer –...

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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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Leddartech launches the leddar pixell, an exceptionally dependable and durable cocoon lidar for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an industry leader in LiDAR technology who provides the most versatile...

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Applied Intuition announces autonomous vehicle development platform enabled by Microsoft Azure for massive scale

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Applied Intuition, a leading provider of simulation and infrastructure solutions...

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ANSYS 2019 R3 expands autonomous vehicles solution

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With today’s release of ANSYS Autonomy, part of ANSYS 2019 R3, ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS)...

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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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