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Hyundai Autron selects BlackBerry QNX to power next-generation ADAS and autonomous driving software platform

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

WATERLOO, Ontario and SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that...

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O2 revenues rise ahead of 5G driverless car trials

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

O2 plans to build on its 5G launch last month by expanding coverage and powering a driverless vehicle testbed in London. The company was...

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Consumers prefer to share control with self-driving vehicles, SAE says

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Cars, News

While automakers pour investments into deploying fully autonomous technology, most consumers still prefer to share control with the car,...

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Ford hires former Zipcar CEO for autonomous vehicle unit

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Cars, News

DETROIT — Ford Motor has hired former Zipcar Chairman and CEO Scott Griffith for its autonomous vehicle operations. The automaker on...

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Take a peek inside Lyft’s lab where 400 engineers are working on self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Lyft, the second largest ride-hailing service in the U.S., once helped disrupt the taxi industry. Now, the company is working hard to...

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Agility and flexibility essential on the path to the autonomous truck

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

Today’s transportation industry faces numerous technology-enabled challenges. Truck makers are faced with the need to develop autonomous,...

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Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections

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

MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at...

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How reality has exceeded our expectations about self-driving vehicles

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The evolution of autonomous vehicles illustrates to what extent many people, including any number of experts, do not understand...

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Nio, Intel’s Mobileye partner, to build self-driving electric cars for consumers

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is partnering with Chinese electric car...

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Robocars, EV’s put testing industry to the test

Posted on Nov 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Robot-operated cars that smash into soft-sided sitting ducks, glass capillaries that help detect leaks and mountable gizmos for capturing...

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The surprisingly boring road to self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

At last, it is here! The truly self-driving car, no human behind the wheel! For the public! …A few hundred of them, in a closed beta, in a...

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Tesla Autopilot now recognizes traffic cones

Posted on Nov 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla’s Autopilot has been adept at recognizing other cars on the road, but those aren’t the only things you have to worry...

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Inside Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 2, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving cars are getting closer to becoming a reality. While fans of other racing series fawn over world-class drivers, in Roborace...

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Indiana has traffic problems autonomous trucks might solve

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, News

(TNS) — Many Northwest Indiana residents have probably found themselves sitting in their vehicle near or where Interstates 94 and 65...

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Autonomous flying taxi startup Ehang files $100 million initial public offering

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Ehang, a Chinese company that builds drones large enough to carry human passengers, filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange...

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Toronto City Council approves comprehensive automated vehicles plan

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Toronto City Council has approved the Automated Vehicles (AV) Tactical Plan and Readiness 2022 report. The plan aims to make Toronto “AV...

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Wirecard shapes the future of mobility with renowned partners

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

ASCHHEIM, Germany, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is once...

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Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Cars, News

Congrats! This car is all yours, with no one up front,” the pop-up notification from the Waymo app reads. “This ride will be different....

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Rivian files patents for first-responder seats, AV identifier

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

As it’s been raking in oodles of cash investments from major companies ($350 million from Cox Automotive, $700 million from Amazon...

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British Airways chooses Aurrigo to trial eco-friendly driverless vehicles at Heathrow

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Cars, News

British Airways has announced it is trialling autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at its home at Heathrow to help the airline...

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