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Renault, Daimler to showcase self-driving tech

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

The future of vehicles will be electrified, autonomous and connected — but trucks and vans might get there before passenger cars....

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Chrysler schedules Portal electric minivan for 2020 production

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Chrysler took a fairly bold step into the future when it brought the Pacifica Hybrid minivan to market, the first plug-in minivan even...

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Daimler hints at Cascadia improvements with new Actros truck

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in News, Trucks

Foreshadowing expected improvements to its Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty truck, Daimler Trucks unveiled massive updates to the...

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Parts of a ‘virtual’ border wall, built with the tech behind driverless cars

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

In this tiny town at the edge of South Texas brush country, a black steel fence runs along the Mexican border. About 15 feet high and...

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Continental is growing with state-of-the-art product portfolio in the commercial vehicle business

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

At the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, the technology company Continental will be presenting digital technologies for the safe,...

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Tesla’s fully self-driving cross-country road trip to ‘probably’ happen with version 10 ‘alpha build’, says Elon Musk

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Tesla has been talking about demonstrating the full capabilities of its second generation Autopilot system with a fully self-driving...

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Automation, electrification could advance faster in intermodal

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous technologies and electrified equipment will have specific roles in the transportation and intermodal sectors and already are...

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Knight Foundation devotes $5.25 million to studying last-mile autonomous car service

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous car technology is progressing at a rapid clip. Google spinoff Waymo’s fleet has racked up more than 8 million real-world miles,...

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How Volvo is cruising into the autonomous vehicle race

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

All this talk over autonomous vehicles has investors and industry observers drooling over companies like Nvidia (NVDA – Get Report)...

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Ford’s first fully self-driving car is probably going to look a lot like an SUV

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

This summer, Ford decided to spin out its budding self-driving car program into its own business. During a recent interview on The...

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INRIX identifies U.S. corridors best suited for highly automated truck deployment

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in News, Trucks

Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) are poised to radically impact the future of the long-haul trucking sector. However, where their...

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The creator of Google’s self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Sebastian Thrun, one of the best known entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is taking on a new challenge that’s a big shift from his...

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Swiss Re, BMW to develop new car insurance rating for semi-autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Swiss Re and the BMW Group will jointly develop a new car insurance rating concept called ADAS risk score to help insurers better price...

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Audi granted level 4 autonomous driving road test license in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

At a forum for intelligent transportation and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Audi China received a Level 4 autonomous driving road test...

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Robots take the wheel—how autonomous cars will change northern Ontario

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

In the 40 years CBC has covered northeastern Ontario, transportation has hogged a lot of headlines. The four-laning of highways, the...

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Qualcomm unit to boost LTE-V2X commercial roll-outs in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, a subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM, China Mobile Research Institute and China Mobile IoT...

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Ikea’s Space10 imagines the future of self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

If you weren’t stuck in gridlock, where might you be? And if you didn’t have to focus on driving, what else might you do? A new autonomous...

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Self-driving pods are slow, boring, and weird-looking — and that’s a good thing

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It’s 2018, and you may be asking yourself, “Where are all the driverless cars?” Well, they’re already here, driving at extremely low...

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Connecticut to offer self-driving pilot program in four communities

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected — possibly by 2021 — even if public support for...

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The big story: They’re heeere! Autonomous vehicles no longer science fiction

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s been 15 years since the U.S. government first challenged developers to create vehicles that could drive themselves. The wait is...

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