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Here’s why kids may ride bikes more because of self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A recent study reported that kids in the United States are no longer riding their bikes as much as they used to and the annual numbers...

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Waymo uses evolutionary competition to improve its self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The process of training self-driving car AI is seldom efficient when you need to either use a massive amount of computing power to train...

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Congress takes another stab at passing self-driving car legislation

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Just when everyone had pretty much given up hope of getting lawmakers in our hyper-polarized nation’s capital to agree on a new set of...

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Answer due ‘soon’ on GM’s driverless request

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in Cars, News

ORLANDO — Eighteen months after General Motors requested an exemption from safety standards that may pave the way for deployments of...

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Kar-go is Europe’s first road-worthy autonomous delivery vehicle

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

If you’re sick and tired of arriving home after a hard day at work to find yet another online delivery has gone AWOL, then a new...

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Kar-go is Europe’s first road-worthy autonomous delivery vehicle

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Cars, News

If you’re sick and tired of arriving home after a hard day at work to find yet another online delivery has gone AWOL, then a new...

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Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road...

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Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road...

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Ethics in the age of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Megan, Oliver and Clark talk through how companies should be thinking about ethics when building out the self-driving ecosystem, while...

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Nobody at the wheel

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Buses, News

An autonomous bus is tested in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China’s Henan Province on Wednesday. The bus has been undergoing tests...

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How HD Maps work in self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

HD maps are essential for self-driving cars. They have a high accuracy of object locations, up to 10 cm. Self-driving cars use HD maps for...

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Keys to get Tesla revving? Navigating battery and self-driving tech

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Tesla (TSLA) has long been a battleground stock, as evidenced by its extremely volatile share action in recent years. But a breakthrough...

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DeepMind is helping Waymo evolve better self-driving AI algorithms

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Waymo’s self-driving cars now have something in common with the brains that guide regular vehicles: their intelligence comes partly from...

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New “automated following” tech lets one driver control two trucks

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Technology, Trucks

Peloton Technology’s vision of the future of truck automation includes trucks that aren’t autonomous at all. At the recent Automated...

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What it is really like being inside a self-driving car on our public roadways

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

I got into a discussion recently about the mysteries of self-driving cars. It happened while I was on a cross-country flight, prompted by...

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1 big thing: Cruise robotaxis need more work

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

In a surprise to no one, Cruise today acknowledged it will not meet a 2019 target to deploy driverless cars in an urban robotaxi service....

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This mini chip-sized LiDAR can fit on your fingertip!

Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in Cars, Technology

LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target...

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AV war heats up as Nissan launches revolutionary self-driving tech

Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Since 2016, Nissan has offered its autonomous drive tech ProPilot on a variety of models including the Rogue. This Advanced Driver Assist...

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Competition in LiDAR market to enhance innovation and cost-effectiveness — Erik Frohmann, Geotech

Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in Cars, Technology

GEOTECH, the developer, and manufacturer of Lidaretto, is located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Founded in 1994, the company has deep...

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AutoNews now: GM Cruise pushes back autonomous taxi launch

Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in Cars, News

GM Cruise backing off plans to launch AVs this year | Mitsubishi’s profits tumble | BMW doubles battery capacity | Ford: F-150 EV...

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