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Transitioning the workforce in the era of autonomous vehicles: Meet Dr. Algernon Austin

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are sure to bring about a significant shift in the job market. While it is important to think about how many...

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There’s a good reason this self-driving pod has huge ‘virtual eyes’

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Jaguar Land Rover’s “driverless pod with eyes” will either raise a smile or send shivers down your spine, depending on your disposition....

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Do you know how many types of LiDAR are there?

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

LiDAR has various applications in surveying, sensors, drones and laser scanning. So people are fairly acquainted with this technology,...

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Elon Musk claims a Tesla semi prototype drove “across the country alone”

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in News, Trucks

NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM. Tesla might be sucking the life force of CEO Elon Musk, but at least the company’s got some some good news to show...

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New approach to cyber security needed for connected and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Although connectivity has the power to enrich societies, economies, industries, and companies, it is not without its risks. Particularly...

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Autonomous vehicle vision program receives big investment

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

FLIR Systems, who specialize in thermal imaging, have made a strategic investment in CVEDIA, a Singapore-based machine learning and AI...

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An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California’s first autonomous grocery delivery

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

AutoX wants to bring the grocery store to you. The self-driving car startup, which got permission to test self-driving cars in California...

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Toyota will reportedly invest $500 million in Uber for self-driving car research

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Toyota will invest $500 million in Uber in a deal that values the ride-hail giant at $72 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. As...

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Self-driving cars are susceptible to hackers, says Ralph Nader

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and author of “Breaking Through Power,” joins the ‘Squawk on the Street’ team to...

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Sebastian Thrun: ‘The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber’

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Sebastian Thrun isn’t your ordinary Silicon Valley computer geek-cum-Stanford professor. The 51-year-old artificial intelligence and...

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Opinion: Self-driving car bill provides opportunity to save lives

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars and smart infrastructure enable dramatic improvements in safety and hold incredible promise to decrease deaths and...

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Former GM R&D boss, Larry Burns tells the tale of the automated car in new book

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

For most people, self-driving cars are a relatively recent concept popularized by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and videos of a blind man riding in...

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City of Vancouver prepares for driverless cars in 2040 Transportation Plan

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, News

The City of Vancouver is working toward a transportation plan for 2040, and a big part of that is preparing for self-driving cars to hit...

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The no-tech safety solution for driverless cars: People

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Humans have always played an important role in the safety of the nation’s roads and they will continue to for many years, even during the...

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Self-driving cars will keep getting better forever

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Benedict Evans, a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, recently published an essay on, “Tesla, software and...

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Ground-penetrating radar tech for self-driving cars curbs weather risks

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous vehicles need to stay in their lanes and if hazardous weather conditions dominate the morning, day or night drive, then the...

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The drive toward change: Use cases for automated vehicles

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Oregon Department of Transportation, May 31, 2018 Automated vehicles (AVs) are already being tested and could soon be deployed on public...

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VTT’s robot car, Martti, speaks 5G and takes step toward automation

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nokia have joined forces to hook the VTT’s robot car, Martti, up to a 5G network, which...

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Victorian trial of driverless bus a success

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Buses, News

La Trobe University believes Victoria is ready for driverless vehicles after the successful trial of an autonomous bus on local roads....

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Waymo’s Shanghai subsidiary gives Alphabet another route back to China

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo has set up a subsidiary in China, the latest sign of attempts by parent Alphabet Inc. to get back into the world’s second-largest...

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