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Overcoming the barriers to self-driving

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It’s a turbulent time for the UK mobility industry, and not just because of current economic and political uncertainty. An increasing...

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DOT’s Elaine Chao announces ADAS, connected technology programs

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Cars, News

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced...

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Why creating an AV business is 10,000 times harder than building self-driving tech

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

As tech companies and automakers rush to perfect self-driving technology, an inconvenient truth lurks in the shadows. Once the cars are...

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Will Qualcomm overtake NVIDIA in driverless cars?

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Cars, Technology

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the top mobile chipmaker in the world, generates most of its revenue from the smartphone market. But it’s...

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Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ strategy to spearhead transition to EV, mobility solutions by 2025

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Cars, News

Kia Motors Corporation has announced today details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a...

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Karma selects Nvidia computing platforms for autonomous cars

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Karma is to leverage the Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier and Pegasus AI computing platforms in its autonomous vehicles. ...

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BMW, Daimler’s self-driving venture may attract Fiat Chrysler

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Cars, News

BMW AG and Daimler AG’s self-driving car venture may attract more partners, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV a front-runner to get on...

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In the race for autonomous vehicles, Mobileye looks to China

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Cars, News

For automotive chip developer Mobileye, the road to private autonomous vehicles goes through becoming a MaaS (mobility as a service)...

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Swarms of teeny robo-tractors will outmaneuver Tesla’s driverless cars

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, News

Between 2009 and 2015, Google spent $1.1 billion on autonomous vehicles for its Waymo subsidiary, which have so far roamed more than 10...

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Self-driving cars need to give passengers a better experience. Here’s how.

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

“He doesn’t even trust my driving, do you think he’ll trust a machine?” My friend was half-joking, but his father’s long ‘nooooooooo’ when...

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Full Self-Driving ‘feature-complete’ is coming ‘soon’

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla missed Elon Musk’s deadline to release what he calls Full Self-Driving “feature-complete” out “at least in the early access program”...

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Deloitte study finds consumers are more interested in EVs, not self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, News

On a global scale, automakers are looking toward electric vehicles. The goal for going down the electrified route is to meet more...

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Waymo’s long-term commitment to safety drivers in autonomous cars

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, News

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo took a big step forward last fall when it began ferrying riders around the Phoenix area in robotaxis without human...

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Visteon integrates remote driver with Portland startup

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving vehicles that encounter tricky scenarios may soon have more options for determining how to proceed. Visteon, a supplier of...

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Israel grounds Tesla’s autopilot feature

Posted on Jan 12, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety has decided to ground Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot, the self-driving system installed in all of...

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If AI suddenly gains consciousness, some say it will happen first in AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to...

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Forging ahead with integration and the French mobility revolution

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News

Intelligent Transport’s Sam Mehmet speaks with Keolis Group’s Kara Livingston about the operator’s views and focus on the past, present...

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Interview: VW’s hip, all-electric ID Buzz van is a platform for its self-driving efforts

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Cars, News

It’s been three years since Volkswagen first announced plans to produce an all-electric, long-range retro microbus. The ID Buzz still...

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Robotaxis will be available as soon as 2022, self-driving tech supplier Mobileye CEO says

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Cars, News

Public streets could get a fresh look via the world of autonomous vehicles in roughly the next two years. Self-driving technology supplier...

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AI weekly: Autonomous cars need better safety metrics to move the industry forward

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Cars, News

On Monday, Waymo — the subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet that’s developing a full-stack driverless vehicle platform — announced...

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