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Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, Technology

If you’re like me, and I’m just going to assume most of you are, motion sickness is a serious consideration on any car trip where you’re...

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Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college campuses

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday,...

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Molex demonstrates strength in autonomous vehicle design with V2X next generation capabilities at AV 2019

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

LISLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Molex, a leading supplier of high-speed networking, datacom, rugged industrial and automotive...

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Autonomous technology requires caution — and a leap of faith

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Historically, every wave of technological innovation — especially those that directly impact human well-being — has had...

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DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

DoorDash  has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this...

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UK to invest £2 million autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has joined hands with Zenzic and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation to...

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Queensland government unveils Renault Zoe autonomous car

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News

The Queensland government has unveiled a Renault Zoe2 based autonomous vehicle that comes loaded with high-tech sensors, Lidar, cameras,...

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Tesla is updating its wiring system for redundancy in self-driving

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has been working on updating its wiring system with a new ‘high speed’ architecture that includes more redundancy, which the...

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Exec warns of too much public road AV testing

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A whistleblower who alerted Uber officials to safety problems in the company’s self-driving program days before a fatal crash has a...

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How Tesla’s path to self-driving cars is different from others

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous...

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The past, present, and future of self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Cars will eventually drive themselves. But it’s probably going to take longer than we hope. Realists in the industry, such as Gill Pratt,...

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Tier IV raises $9M from Quanta Computer to develop reference model for ECUs for autonomous driving

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Tier IV, Inc. has raised about $9 million from Quanta Computer, Inc. in a Series A extension round following the previous $100+ million...

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When an autonomous car is in a crash, who’s liable? (Good question.)

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Who is liable when an autonomous vehicle is involved in a car crash? It’s a question yet to be answered, and one the Governors Highway...

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Teaching autonomous cars to drive in parking lots is a tricky test for Waymo

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Parking lots are some of the most dangerous places for pedestrians and automobile passengers alike. While parking lots are tricky for...

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Russia’s Yandex looks at ten-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to...

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Deadliest summertime highways in the U.S. will be recast via self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Here’s a quick roadway tip for you. If you are heading on a driving trip this summer, please try to avoid the following highways:...

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Waymo’s self-driving tech needs one big thing to succeed: More humans

Posted on Aug 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo has built the world’s smartest vehicles with access to the world’s best artificial intelligence,...

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Recogni aims to build better AI hardware for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

As the automotive industry transitions to autonomous vehicles (AVs) via sensor-fusion information from cameras, radar, and LiDAR, a...

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Five myths about autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles are the future. Self-driving cars could change our lives, heralding an era of greater convenience, improved...

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Cloud breaches like Capital One will strike at self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The news has covered yet another breach of systems security that involves the theft of massive amounts of data, in this case impacting an...

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