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Self-driving trucks hitting the roads in China using FABU technology

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous package delivery services have begun in China—marking a first for the country. Delivery and logistics companies China Post and...

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14 experts choose their favorite tech from CES 2019

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology

There’s no better place to get the inside scoop on groundbreaking new tech than the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), organized by...

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Self-driving trucks hitting the roads in China using FABU technology

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in News, Trucks

Autonomous package delivery services have begun in China—marking a first for the country. Delivery and logistics companies China Post and...

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5G’s important role in autonomous car technology

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The momentum for the realization of autonomous vehicles in mainstream use is reaching critical mass. Companies such as Tesla and Toyota...

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Self-driving cars could soon navigate the world via micropayments

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

With autonomous vehicles already debuting on our roads and in our airspace, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the idea of a new future...

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Self driving safety steps into the unknown

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

On August 30, 2017, I published an article in TheDrive about lessons that the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry could learn from decades of...

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GM’s self-driving division Cruise plans to double in size by year end

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Cars, News

Cruise Automation, the San-Francisco startup acquired by General Motors in 2016, has plans to double in size this year. To help with its...

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Local Motors wants to prove 3D-printed self-driving shuttles are safe

Posted on Mar 8, 2019 in Buses, News

In a sun-drenched Arizona parking lot in late 2018, a pod-like autonomous shuttle smashed into a wall at 25 miles per hour. The glass on...

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How John Deere’s autonomous vehicles are besting self-driving concept cars

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with John Stone, Senior Vice President of Intelligent Solutions for John Deere, at...

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The future of autonomous shuttle design is modular and flexible

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in Buses, Technology

The challenge of automated transportation is one that is likely to keep the automotive industry scratching its head for years to come....

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Tesla updates self-driving language, creates confusion and walks back features

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Today, Tesla updated its language regarding Autopilot and self-driving capability on its website – walking back some previously announced...

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Daimler, BMW seek to define self-driving rules

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Daimler and BMW want to set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said....

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Could unsupervised A.I. enable autonomous cars to learn as they go?

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Most autonomous vehicle tech ventures such as Waymo, GM Cruise and Nvidia rack up miles of deep learning experience to build reliably safe...

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Prosecutors don’t plan to charge Uber in self-driving car’s fatal accident

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Arizona prosecutors said Tuesday that they had not found evidence to charge Uber with a crime in connection with an accident in which one...

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Why Waymo is selling its autonomous driving sensors

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit for Alphabet (GOOGL – Get Report) (GOOG – Get Report) , is considered the leader in the...

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Hacked driverless cars could cause collisions and gridlock in cities, say researchers

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Even a small scale hack of automated cars could cause collisions and gridlock in Manhattan, hindering emergency services, according to the...

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Self-driving cars are ‘more likely’ to hit and kill non-white pedestrians

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Last month, a major police force piloting the use of AI in frontline policing used a real-world surveillance video to test leading facial...

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Next 5 to 10 years could be ‘really tough’ for our competitors, VW chief says

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The transition towards the electrification of vehicles is a challenge for car industry and whoever manages it best will succeed, the CEO...

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VDA projects $68 billion investment in electric & autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Verband Der Automobilindustrie, known to English speakers as the German Automobile Association, says the country’s automakers as a group...

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Apple’s car of the future may use fiber optic heads-up display

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Passengers in an Apple-designed car of the future may find the vehicle to have a unique interior lighting system, consisting of fiber...

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