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Ford and VW discuss autonomous car team-up at a $4 billion valuation

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are progressing toward a potential agreement to join forces on self-driving cars and have overcome...

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BlackBerry to get $40M in federal funds to support self-driving car development

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

The Liberal government is giving $40 million in federal money to BlackBerry to help the company develop self-driving car technologies....

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IMU technology forms the brains of the autonomous vehicle

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

A self-guiding vehicle, like an autonomous car or a truck, requires a variety of different technologies to successfully navigate crowded...

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Tesla announces it is not testing autonomous cars in California

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla likes to frequently tout its Autopilot driver-assistance systems, but as it turns out, the company isn’t actually testing...

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Seaport says GM is a leader in China, trucks and autonomous cars. Initiates coverage as a buy with $48 price target

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

Seaport Global initiated coverage on General Motors Wednesday as a buy with a price target of $48, citing the automaker’s recent...

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If you’re drunk or dozing off in your driverless car, Huawei’s new tech will call the cops

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

In the future, driverless vehicles will be everywhere, we’re told. But anyone who thinks they might be able to head to the office party,...

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Will self-driving cars be a boon or bane for people with vision impairment?

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Debbie Ryan of St. John’s hasn’t had a driver’s licence in 25 years, since her eyesight deteriorated. Now the new...

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The self-driving car is a marvel doomed by unpredictable humans

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A few years ago, I wrote a Guardian article about jetpacks. A mode of transport that seemingly everyone wants and has been expecting (and...

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China is building a 5G smart highway for autonomous cars and AI traffic monitoring

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

China is moving forward in the global “race to 5G,” as state-owned carrier China Mobile has announced (via Xinhua) that it’s already...

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Federal framework on autonomous vehicles policy essential, UPS executive says

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Nationwide policy for autonomous cars and trucks has the potential of facilitating the flow of freight while improving safety, according...

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California’s self-driving car reports are imperfect, but they’re better than nothing

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

On Wednesday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles released the latest batch of reports from companies testing self-driving vehicles...

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Japanese self-drive cars map developer to buy rival US startup: Report

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Japanese map platform developer Dynamic Map Platform plans to acquire Detroit-based Ushr for nearly 20 billion yen (US$181.1 million) in a...

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Mitsubishi Electric develops robust sensing for autonomous driving

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

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed sensing technology for highly accurate detection of...

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Bikes put spanner in works of Dutch driverless car schemes

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

The Dutch love affair with the bicycle has emerged as an obstacle to government plans to introduce driverless cars to the roads of the...

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In the race for self-driving people movers, May Mobility could beat Waymo

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

While automotive companies and technology giants are racing to make cars drive themselves on the open road, a Michigan-based start-up is...

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Apple’s self-driving cars disengage from autonomous mode about once per mile, highest rate in California

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

From December 2018 through November 2019, Apple’s fleet of heavily modified Lexus RX450h SUVs recorded an average of 871.65...

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1550-nm Photonics promise eye-safe, cost-effective autonomous machines

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

While LiDAR is needed to provide a high-resolution detailed 3D vision for autonomous vehicles and other applications, the technology is...

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World’s largest parade of autonomous cars happened, fittingly, in China

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous cars have yet to generate passion among car enthusiasts — and if we’re honest about it, they probably never will. Nevertheless,...

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SoftBank fund invests big in self-driving deliveries

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

A Silicon Valley startup working on self-driving delivery vehicles on Monday announced nearly a billion dollars in fresh funding from the...

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Sensor, processor innovations move autonomous vehicles forward

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars are changing lives by delivering unprecedented personal mobility. In fact, they represent a paradigm shift in the...

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