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Florida’s new bill lets driverless cars be tested with minimal restrictions

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Presently, there are few places where a company can test out its self-driving cars without the requirement of a human safety driver in the...

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Ford looks to airlines for AV strategy

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News

In a self-driving future, Ford Motor Co. may operate more like an airline than a traditional automaker. As the company develops fledgling...

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Mobileye expects to see self-driving cabs hit the road in 2020

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News

Intel Corp.’s Mobileye NV unit expects to launch a trial of robo-cabs next year in Israel, the company told Bloomberg News on Sunday....

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Self-driving cars have a problem: They’re making human-driven ones safer

Posted on Jun 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you buy one of many new makes and models of car today, you might be surprised to find that, as a standard feature, it can do something...

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4 hard-to-believe driverless car facts

Posted on Jun 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Fully autonomous vehicles that can drive themselves in nearly any situation aren’t roaming the streets just yet, but almost every...

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Huawei AI could power self-driving cars in Europe and China by 2021

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

“There’s a saying in Huawei, the company spends the first decade of the century on base stations, the second decade on mobile phones, and...

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Driverless sensor startup Sense Photonics raises $26 million in Series A funding

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

LIDAR sensors that power self-driving vehicles are becoming more powerful, accurate and reliable. Such trends stem from the development of...

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Ford opens Israel tech lab in move toward driverless cars

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Ford has opened a research center in Israel, joining a legion of major automakers racing to develop new technologies for the world of...

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Scania NXT autonomous vehicle concept can transport people, goods, and garbage

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

There’s a race nowadays between companies to develop the perfect vehicle for an electric and autonomous future, and the competition is not...

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How China’s first autonomous driving unicorn Momenta hunts for data

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, Technology

ao Xudong turned up on the side of the road in jeans and a black T-shirt printed with the word “Momenta,” the name of his startup. Before...

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UL acquires kVA for autonomous vehicle safety biz

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Global safety science company UL completed the acquisition of US based technical and management consulting company kVA on Thursday. kVA...

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VW, Ford near deal on electric, autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Volkswagen AG is nearing a deal to cooperate with Ford Motor Co. on electric-car technology and self-driving vehicles, according to CEO...

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Florida law to allow autonomous cars—when they’re ready

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida—once they’re finally ready for prime time—under a...

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Shifting alliances hint at new balance of power in autonomous cars

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s been a busy week in the world of autonomous drive technology, as a frantic burst of dealmaking reshuffled the landscape of...

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Waymo doesn’t want its self-driving cars to annoy the hell out of you

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

It’s all about balance when it comes to riding in self-driving cars. The sensor-loaded cars pick up so much more information than a...

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As cars become increasingly driverless, people are already seeking analogue motoring experiences

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

According to those in the industry, and researchers too, driverless cars will totally revolutionise the way we think about individual...

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An autonomous vehicle took on Chicago’s thick morning traffic. Here’s what happened

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles conjure visions of futuristic machines that lack steering wheels, but the first driverless cars probably won’t...

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A green future of transportation: How self-driving cars will be make or break

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s the year 2030: you wave your hand and within 30 seconds a car pulls up, the door opens, and you step in. Your favorite music is on...

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The strange mating rituals of self-driving car companies

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE industry is looking a lot like a middle-school dance. Monday, Aurora and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced they...

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Cheaper sensors could speed more self-driving cars to market by 2022

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The first heavily automated mass-market vehicles for consumers could go on sale as soon as 2022, if one or more vehicle manufacturers...

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