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Facebook’s Libra blockchain could become the cryptocurrency for self-driving cars

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

Yesterday, Facebook released its official white paper describing their newly being formulated cryptocurrency, called Libra, which is akin...

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Baidu claims its Apollo Lite vision-based vehicle framework achieves level 4 autonomy

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

Baidu is among the dozens of companies developing full-stack hardware and software solutions for self-driving vehicles, and it’s making...

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NVIDIA stock jumps 5.4% on Volvo self-driving truck partnership

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Shares of graphics chip specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) popped 5.4% on Tuesday after the company and AB Volvo (NASDAQOTH:VOLVY) announced...

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How hackers can take over your car’s GPS

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Cars, Technology

An autonomous systems defense company contends it has successfully spoofed the GPS mechanism of a Tesla Model 3 using the automaker’s...

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Walmart is kickstarting a $1 trillion driverless delivery market

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Walmart Inc. came to dominate retailing through its mastery of logistics — the complicated choreography of getting goods from farm or...

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Geely is turning to Zenuity as its self-driving software supplier

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Cars, News

China-based Zhejiang Geely Holdings is tapping Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo and Swedish technology company Veoneer, as its...

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Humanising Autonomy pulls in $5M to help self-driving cars keep an eye on pedestrians

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Pretty much everything about making a self-driving car is difficult, but among the most difficult parts is making sure the vehicles know...

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Walmart targets automated ‘middle-mile’ delivery to cut shipping costs

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Walmart Inc. came to dominate retailing through its mastery of logistics — the complicated choreography of getting goods from farm or...

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Nvidia and Intel’s Mobileye both continue racking up autonomous driving deals

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Though Tesla  (TSLA – Get Report) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL – Get Report) Waymo have made different choices, auto industry...

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New power supply monitoring IC with built-in self-diagnostic function that supports functional safety

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

ROHM recently announced the availability of a power supply monitoring IC, the BD39040MUF-C, with BIST (Built-In Self Test) that supports...

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Florida eases self-driving car rules: Are states and cities on the hook for mishaps?

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Florida just passed a law that widens the door for self-driving driverless cars to roam their public roadways and do so without any human...

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The race to commercialize robo-rigs intensifies as Volvo Group, Nvidia partner on self-driving trucks

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in News, Trucks

The Volvo Group and Nvidia have formed a broad partnership that will leverage the Silicon Valley tech company’s computing power, software...

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Cruise is sharing its data visualization tool with robotics geeks everywhere

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Cruise is sharing a software platform with roboticists that was initially created to give its own engineers a better understanding of the...

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All the data self-driving cars take in from cameras looks like this

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars are almost too observant, taking in information from light-emitting LiDAR sensors, radar equipment, microphones, and...

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Startups working on HD maps to make autonomous cars a reality

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

With modern technology witnessing exponential growth, the day isn’t too far when commuters will have to barely do backseat driving to...

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Volvo Group, Nvidia to co-develop autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

The Volvo Group announced it has expanded its relationship with Nvidia Corp. and the two companies will co-develop the decision-making...

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Domino’s teams up with Nuro for driverless pizza delivery in Houston

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup, is teaming up with Domino’s to launch a pilot for driverless pizza delivery in Houston, Texas,...

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Lloyd’s of London CEO gears up for the driverless-car revolution

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Lloyd’s of London, the 330-year-old insurance market, is pushing to revamp auto coverage as the rise of driverless cars looms. Chief...

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GM’s race to outflank Tesla may be stalling out

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Back in 2017, General Motors CEO Mary Barra painted a future in which America’s largest carmaker would prosper by phasing out the American...

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Aurora prizes independence in AV world

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Volkswagen wanted a marriage. Aurora Innovation isn’t looking to settle down. That dynamic contributed to the companies’...

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