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Between cars and micromobility lies “minimobility” – a self-driving transportation revolution

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Today’s hot transportation topic is “micromobility” where the “micro” means super-small kick scooters and...

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Coast Autonomous inks Lidar MoU with Ouster

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Buses, News, Technology

Coast Autonomous has signed an MoU with Lidar manufacturer Ouster.   As Coast starts to ramp up production of self-driving passenger...

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Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded...

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Opinion: Basic economics means Uber and Lyft can’t rely on driverless cars to become profitable

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

With Uber and Lyft both announcing large quarterly losses last week, it’s clear they have a long way to go to reach profitability, and...

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Tesla has a huge incentive to deploy self-driving tech. But is the world ready?

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Elon Musk frames his company‘s aggressive push into driverless car technology as a moral imperative. Along with sustainable electric...

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Will self-driving vehicles erode America’s love affair with cars?

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s no secret that by-and-large Americans love their cars. Many of us pamper them in the way we dote on a favored pet dog or cat. We rely...

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was...

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was formed in...

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Optimus Ride’s autonomous system makes self-driving vehicles a reality

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Some of the biggest companies in the world are spending billions in the race to develop self-driving vehicles that can go anywhere....

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Autonomous air mobility company EHang to deploy air shuttle service in Guangzhou

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Buses, News

China’s EHang, a company focused on developing and deploying autonomous passenger and freight low-altitude vehicles, will build out its...

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LHP and PerceptIn partner to deliver autonomous solutions for microtransit industry

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Buses, Technology

COLUMBUS, Ind., Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PerceptIn, a company focused on robotic mobility and visual intelligence, and LHP...

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Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Cars, News

The new statistics were revealed in a filing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which shows Apple now has 143 pilots...

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Loadsmart completes first-ever automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ autonomous truck

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in News, Trucks

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics today announced that they were able to automatically dispatch...

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Apple increases the size of its team responsible for testing self-driving cars in California

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, News

Apple is continuing to grow its fleet self-driving car test drivers in California. According to new data from the California DMV, Apple...

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Self-driving trucks are cruising down I-45 between Dallas and Houston

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in News, Trucks

When Don Burnette worked at Otto, a self-driving truck startup, his team hit some pretty big milestones. It recorded the first shipment of...

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Pedestrian crossings could “grind traffic to a halt” in a driverless future

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Mark Rosekind, a head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under President Barack Obama and now the chief safety...

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Scale AI’s 22-year old CEO wants to improve the safety of self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, News

Alexandr Wang, Scale AI co-founder and chief executive officer, explains how the company is using artificial intelligence to improve the...

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What are the regulatory barriers to full self-driving?

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

While the rest of the autonomous drive technology sector dials back its ambitious deployment plans, Tesla is still charging ahead. During...

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Democratic presidential debates provide lessons for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The second round of Democratic Presidential Debates are now in the history books and have been roundly examined, analyzed, probed,...

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Wayve to become one of Britain’s best-funded driverless car ventures

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Launched by Cambridge PhDs Amar Shah and Alex Kendall, Wayve is developing driverless car technology that it said allows autonomous...

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