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Driverless electric bus launched by NTU and Volvo in ‘world first’

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Buses, News

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses on Tuesday (Mar 5) launched a 12-metre autonomous electric bus in what they said...

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Microsoft is quietly poised to profit from self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Everywhere you look, automotive companies are running into shotgun technology marriages. BMW (BMWYY) and Mercedes (DDAIF) announced on...

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Skoda’s Vision iV electric concept has self-driving tech

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Skoda said its Vision iV concept is a “concrete preview” of its first full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular EV...

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Self-driving vehicle startup Drive.ai may be looking for a buyer

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving car companies are quickly coming to grips with some hard financial realities. Sources talking to The Information claim...

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Skoda’s Vision iV electric concept has self-driving tech

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Skoda said its Vision iV concept is a “concrete preview” of its first full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen...

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Autonomous vehicles: A pandora’s box of safety issues?

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Greek Mythology is primarily associated with ancient literature, arts, culture, and education; but many of the stories have great...

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Tesla puts full self-driving back on the menu, but it’s not what you think

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Times are changing at Tesla. Vehicles are reaching a more accessible price point, which enables a new market of consumers and the way the...

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Autonomous driving deserves our support or at least understanding

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It will be years before self-driving cars are consistent and viable, but in the meantime, we should support adoption of the technology....

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Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new...

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Driverless electric bus launched by NTU and Volvo in ‘world first’

Posted on Mar 3, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses on Tuesday (Mar 5) launched a 12-metre autonomous electric bus in what they said...

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Automakers exploring autonomous tech find safety in numbers

Posted on Mar 2, 2019 in Cars, News

As autonomous vehicle development commands major attention and investment, virtually every automaker has chosen to partner with one or...

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Automated trucking: Federal agencies should take additional steps to prepare for potential workforce effects

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

United States Government Accountability Office, March 1, 2019 Automated trucks, including self-driving trucks, are being developed for...

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MWC Barcelona 2019: On the road to self-driving cars, 5G will make us better drivers

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

I’m not sure I can describe the apprehension you feel when you sit down to drive a semi-truck for the first time in your life—and that...

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Taiwan’s first AV testing facility

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Taiwan CAR Lab (Taiwan Connected, Autonomous, Road-test Lab), the first closed off autonomous vehicle testing Facility, was officially...

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Apple details layoffs of 190 workers in its self-driving car division

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, News

After early confirmation, Apple is officially laying off workers in its self-driving car team. The company sent a letter to the California...

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FedEx plans to deliver your goods with this autonomous sameday bot

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

FedEx announced Wednesday its plans to take a step into autonomous delivery services with its new SameDay Bot. The bot essentially looks...

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Building worse self-driving cars with better disengagement rates

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

California’s caveat requiring self-driving tech companies to report on disengagement rates — the occasions wherein a safety...

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The good, the bad and the ugly: How to plan for a driverless future

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Autonomous vehicles will likely rule the roadways at some point in the future, bringing profound changes to the way we live, work and...

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addresses autonomous tech, infrastructure at AASHTO briefing

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies depends largely on public trust, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao....

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Olli, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle, comes to Sacramento state

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Local Motors of Chandler, Arizona is a world leader in the manufacture of 3D-printed vehicles. Some of  its offerings are just plain...

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