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Microsoft will help train LG’s self-driving car software

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

While LG’s CES presence has mainly been about TVs — of the rollable and 8K variety — and robots, it hasn’t...

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Autonomous electric cars could be ready in 2019

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, News

The automotive industry is quickly trying to catch up with new technology in the works and technology currently on the market. The people...

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Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News

Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the...

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The Technology 202: Self-driving car companies at CES say: Safety first

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles are driving the buzz at CES this week — but this year, companies are touting their commitment to safety and public...

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15 factors that may be delaying self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Let’s face it, self-driving cars aren’t living up to their hype. I’ve seen hype before and then some. But nothing like that showered upon...

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Thermal imaging will make autonomous vehicles safer and more affordable

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Technology

For advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous-vehicle (AV) platforms to become the future of driving, those systems must be...

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Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA to create new AI architecture for Mercedes vehicles

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Mercedes-Benz announced today it has selected NVIDIA to help realize its vision for next-generation vehicles. Speaking to a packed crowd...

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Self-driving cars are losing their novelty factor, and that’s OK

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

CES 2018, last year’s massive tech show in Las Vegas, played host to the debut of Lyft’s self-driving car. Powered by...

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Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Early last year, LinkedIn  co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman  called Chris Urmson “the Henry Ford of...

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DoorDash and GM’s Cruise team up to pilot food delivery via self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

General Motors (GM) is partnering with DoorDash to enable on-demand food deliveries via driverless cars. The duo announced that a pilot...

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Daimler’s semi-autonomous truck puts self-driving features on the road

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Daimler trucks are going autonomous — eventually. For now, Level 2 (L2) partial automation will have to suffice. The vehicle company...

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Great Wall Motors, Mobileye join forces to deliver ADAS and autonomous driving solutions in China and beyond

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

At CES 2019, Mobileye, a leading pioneer in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD), announced it is...

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Daimler’s semi-autonomous truck puts self-driving features on the road

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in News, Trucks

Daimler trucks are going autonomous — eventually. For now, Level 2 (L2) partial automation will have to suffice. The vehicle company...

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Here’s why a little-known autonomous trucking company is beating Tesla and Waymo in the race for driverless big rigs

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

The electric Tesla Semi has been, in part, ballyhooed for its semi-autonomous driving options; it can travel in a convoy where one semi...

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Intel’s Mobileye and the British government have found an unexpected way for self-driving data to improve infrastructure

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

On Monday, Mobileye chose CES in Las Vegas to announce a partnership in Great Britain. Characterizing the deal as an “agreement to...

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Robot delivery dogs deployed by self-driving cars are coming

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Let’s hope you’re not afraid of dogs, because if Continental gets its way, autonomous robot dogs are going to be delivering your packages....

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Self-driving cars rolled out at CES 2019

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Julia Boorstin reports from the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas to bring “Squawk Box” the latest prototypes of...

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Intel’s Mobileye will help China’s public transport go autonomous

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Mobileye is making a big push for autonomous driving in China, albeit not in the way you might expect. The Intel-owned company is...

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Data sheet—there’s no doubt self-driving cars are on the way, but not soon

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Mobility, as I related yesterday, is the new word for transportation. It’s a bigger, more expansive, more meaningful expression that...

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The future of autonomous cars may involve facial sensors

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We’ve come a long way since Henry Ford first rolled out the Model T in 1908, and car companies have ensured that the future is autonomous...

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