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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

RTC, City of Las Vegas land $5M grant for autonomous vehicle project

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in Buses, Finance, News

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and the City of Las Vegas received a $5.3 million grant from the Federal...

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Autonomous vehicles: A key pillar of RATP Dev’s innovation strategy

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

Driverless flying taxis, autonomous transport pods, self-driving cars … no longer the realm of science fiction, the technology required to...

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Vision Processing Unit market is determined to cross US$ 945.5 million by 2024

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Markets, News, Technology, Trucks

The Vision Processing Unit Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 945.5 Million by 2024 at a CAGR of 41% in the given forecast period....

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Has Columbus, Ohio raised its IQ yet? A progress report from the mayor

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Buses, News

It was just over two years ago that Columbus, Ohio, won the Department of Transportation’s $40 million Smart City Challenge, beating 77...

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Almost two-thirds of industry leaders have confidence in autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

New research from the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London (SMLL) has found that almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of senior industry leaders...

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LeddarTech adds Pierce, Poulin to leadership team

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Lidar developer LeddarTech Inc. has added two senior executives to its leadership team. Adrian Pierce was appointed the vice president of...

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Driverless buses to roll out in Providence, R.I., in 2019

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Driverless buses are set to hit Providence streets next spring offering free rides between downtown Providence and the Olneyville Square...

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Rhode Island DOT taps May Mobility for autonomous transit pilot

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Buses, News

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has awarded a contract to May Mobility to pilot an automated vehicle service. May...

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Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle service begins on December 10th

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Ohio wants to be a haven for self-driving cars, and it’s already acting on those plans… if slowly. Smart Columbus and...

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Slow & steady: A case for driverless shuttles

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Buses, Perspective

As I’ve engaged in conversations about autonomous vehicles – and not just with engineers and industry experts, but with everyday citizens...

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Fully autonomous vehicles must learn how to read pedestrians’ intentions

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

There are so many variables to take into account when it comes to pedestrians. Human drivers know this all too well. We are quite adept at...

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All wet: Rain could delay the arrival of self-driving future

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

Even a little crummy weather might pose big problems for self-driving systems. New research from Michigan State University suggests light...

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Cognitive automation for the self-driving supply chain

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

How can systems evolve to allow prescriptive suggestions for resolving near real time problems? In other words, how can we build a...

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INIT, Bestmile to integrate driverless vehicles into public transport

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Buses, News

Bestmile and INIT announced a partnership to incorporate driverless vehicles into public transport to provide fully-integrated mobility...

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Anticipating autonomous: The UK’s driverless future

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Smart Mobility Living Lab: London, November 28, 2018 Connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and the anticipated societal benefits they will...

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Autonomous vehicles are coming and there’s no roadmap (yet)

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

When I was growing up, my father had a tiny grocery store in Brooklyn that served our immediate community. Around 1960, something...

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Autonomous vehicle implementation predictions: Implications for transport planning

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Victoria Transport Policy Institute, November 26, 2018 This report explores autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic)...

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Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

The first driverless public transport services on the UK’s roads will be in action by 2021, the government has announced, led by an...

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First driverless Edinburgh to Fife bus trial announced

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Buses, News

Scotland’s first self-driving bus trial will run between Fife and Edinburgh next year. The pilot will include five autonomous single...

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The UK’s geospatial data infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Open Data Institute, November 20, 2018 Geospatial data is about places. It might be about a specific building, a river or other natural...

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