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How jaywalking could jam up the era of self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Imagine Manhattan without jaywalking. Or Los Angeles freeways without speeding, or Moscow without grinding traffic. If self-driving cars...

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Customers are not fully prepared for electric and autonomous vehicles: Study

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Despite the auto manufacturers and technology companies spending billions on self-driving technology and electric vehicles, customers are...

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BMW trimming lineup to meet demands of EV and autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Look up the array of cars and SUVs BMW is selling these days, and it will blow your mind if you are a BMW fan who has driven the same ride...

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Ford acquires Quantum Signal to bolster autonomous car effort

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Mere months after Ford announced it would collaborate with Agility Robotics to explore a range of autonomous home package delivery...

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VSI Labs’ Automated Drive West Project: Preparing for a cross-country road trip with autonomous vehicle

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, News

This August, autonomous vehicle (AV) research firm VSI Labs is embarking on the classic American cross-country road trip–with a twist. VSI...

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Relax, experts say it’s at least a decade before you can buy a self-driving vehicle

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The bloom is coming off the rose when it comes to expecting self-driving vehicles to zip around in large numbers. In fact, a new survey of...

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Virtual car sharing combines telepresence robots and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, Technology

One of the remaining challenges for autonomous cars is figuring out a way to handle that long tail of weird edge cases that can randomly...

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StradVision unveils autonomous vehicle camera tech

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Deep learning-based software provider StradVision has unveiled its advanced autonomous vehicle camera technology at an expo. The company...

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Nvidia’s autonomous robocar replaces the combustion engine for good

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

In July 2019, the first racing competition for self-driving cars -Roborace – took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The race...

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Startup prepares for production of lidar at scale

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Technology

In some respects, Austin Russell personifies a stereotypical Silicon Valley wunderkind. He dropped out of Stanford University at age 18 to...

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Tesla Semi electric motorhome concept: a zero-emission and self-driving home

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Technology

As Tesla is preparing to launch its ‘Tesla Semi’ electric truck next year, some are starting to imagine other possible applications than...

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You might be waiting a while for “full self-driving approval” to stream Netflix in a moving Tesla

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla vehicles boast some of the biggest embedded in-dash screens on the market and practically beg you to sit back, Netflix and chill....

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A new report says that autonomous cars could worsen congestion, driving, and parking problems

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The report on preparation in Israel for the smart transport revolution states, ‘There is a palpable risk that the smart transport...

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How to engineer a self-driving car

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you are eyeing a career on the software side of self-driving cars, then you are about to gatecrash into an artificial intelligence...

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Cruise’s modified strategy marks a mega phase shift in self-driving car industry

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When you are knee-deep in a particular industry it can be difficult at times to notice when an overall change or shift is taking place....

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Military working to make its autonomous technology smarter

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Technology, Trucks

Keeping soldiers safe continues to be the main reason the military enlists unmanned vehicles into its ranks, especially for resupply...

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Self-parking garages, robovans, and more car news this week

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, News

TAKE IT FROM us, the experts at WIRED Transportation: When you’re trying to get from A to B, navigational prowess is just as vital as...

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Google’s DeepMind is using StarCraft II to help train self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Finding new ways to train neural networks is becoming more important all the time, especially as the race to develop autonomous cars heats...

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Four autonomous cars facts that are hard to believe

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Nearly every automaker and technology company are working on autonomous technology. While companies are looking to bring autonomous tech...

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How safe do self-driving vehicles need to be?

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

ORLANDO — For self-driving vehicles, safety remains in the eye of the beholder. Dozens of companies are rolling out hundreds of autonomous...

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