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ST Engineering unveils new range of autonomous buses

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Buses, News

The STROBO Series 12 bus is being tested out until early 2020. ST Engineering unveiled a new range of autonomous vehicle platforms under...

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Robotaxi startup Zoox raises new millions

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox has signed a $200 million convertible note— the first new investment since the Silicon Valley company...

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Deep learning with point clouds

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in News, Technology

If you’ve ever seen a self-driving car in the wild, you might wonder about that spinning cylinder on top of it. It’s a “lidar sensor,” and...

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Cybersecurity firm attracts OEM funding

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Finance, News, Technology

There hasn’t been a high-profile car hack since researchers commandeered a Jeep Cherokee by remote control four years ago. That...

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NOVA’s ‘Look Who’s Driving’ documentary is a must-see on the promises and perils of self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

If you have any inkling of interest in the status and future of self-driving cars, you have to watch a fast-moving, well-informed and...

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Why Elon Musk is wrong about LiDAR technology

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Earlier this year, at one of Tesla’s events, the company’s famous founder, Elon Musk proclaimed that, “LiDAR is a fool’s errand,” and...

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Volvo sets up new business unit for autonomous trucks

Posted on Oct 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

Luxury vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group recently announced that the company is in the process of establishing a new business area...

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The problem with all self-driving cars looking alike

Posted on Oct 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever seen a sea of yellow cabs, all of which seem indistinguishable from each other? It used to be that if you booked a yellow...

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Autonomous Renault ZOE cab enters public trial stage

Posted on Oct 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Around 100 people will test the autonomous Renault ZOE on the Paris-Saclay urban campus. After several months of tests of prototype...

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Autonomous car trials: are they smart or reckless?

Posted on Oct 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Later this year, a Nissan Leaf will travel from Cranfield University to Sunderland, a distance of 230 miles. It will navigate roundabouts,...

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Researchers are using model cars to perfect autonomous vehicles

Posted on Oct 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, Uber, Lyft, Chevrolet, Ford, and more have autonomous cars on public roads in the U.S. Working on autonomous technology isn’t...

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Government support inspires the autonomous vehicle industry in Taiwan

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 in Cars, News

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has proven formidable in driving innovation in the U.S. tech industry and is the envy of many a nation...

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Tesla Smart Summon is deemed safe enough & came just in time

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Some argue that Tesla Smart Summon should not be released because it is “beta” software. That is not a strong argument. According to...

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Can Dubai go green with flying taxis and ‘rooms on wheels’?

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective, Technology

DUBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With a bus stop only five minutes from her Dubai home, it is normally convenient for Deborah...

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Anatomy of an autonomous vehicle service ecosystem

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you have seen one of the many schematic charts full of logos illustrating the autonomous vehicle ecosystem, you would be forgiven for...

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How AI is paving the way for autonomous cars

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

Autonomous cars have been recently hitting the headlines and dominating tech-talks. They are seen as a post-Uber disruption to public...

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Yandex’s self-driving cars have driven 1 million miles

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Russian tech giant Yandex has been testing autonomous vehicles on public roads since December 2017, starting in Moscow and then expanding...

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Up to four 5G networks being planned to secure Singapore’s digital future

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

SINGAPORE – Singapore has set its sights on up to four 5G networks, instead of the two initially planned for, as the authorities...

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3D printed self-driving shuttle, Olli, undergoes testing at GoMentum Station

Posted on Oct 16, 2019 in Buses, News

PHOENIX, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc., AAA Northern California and the Contra Costa...

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Law Commissions looks to future with self-driving vehicles

Posted on Oct 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Law Commissions publish proposals on the regulation of highly automated vehicles that operate without a driver. This is the Law...

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