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You might be waiting a while for “full self-driving approval” to stream Netflix in a moving Tesla

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla vehicles boast some of the biggest embedded in-dash screens on the market and practically beg you to sit back, Netflix and chill....

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A new report says that autonomous cars could worsen congestion, driving, and parking problems

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The report on preparation in Israel for the smart transport revolution states, ‘There is a palpable risk that the smart transport...

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How to engineer a self-driving car

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you are eyeing a career on the software side of self-driving cars, then you are about to gatecrash into an artificial intelligence...

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Cruise’s modified strategy marks a mega phase shift in self-driving car industry

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When you are knee-deep in a particular industry it can be difficult at times to notice when an overall change or shift is taking place....

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Self-parking garages, robovans, and more car news this week

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, News

TAKE IT FROM us, the experts at WIRED Transportation: When you’re trying to get from A to B, navigational prowess is just as vital as...

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Google’s DeepMind is using StarCraft II to help train self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Finding new ways to train neural networks is becoming more important all the time, especially as the race to develop autonomous cars heats...

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Four autonomous cars facts that are hard to believe

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Nearly every automaker and technology company are working on autonomous technology. While companies are looking to bring autonomous tech...

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How safe do self-driving vehicles need to be?

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

ORLANDO — For self-driving vehicles, safety remains in the eye of the beholder. Dozens of companies are rolling out hundreds of autonomous...

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Here’s why kids may ride bikes more because of self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A recent study reported that kids in the United States are no longer riding their bikes as much as they used to and the annual numbers...

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Waymo uses evolutionary competition to improve its self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The process of training self-driving car AI is seldom efficient when you need to either use a massive amount of computing power to train...

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Congress takes another stab at passing self-driving car legislation

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Just when everyone had pretty much given up hope of getting lawmakers in our hyper-polarized nation’s capital to agree on a new set of...

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Answer due ‘soon’ on GM’s driverless request

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in Cars, News

ORLANDO — Eighteen months after General Motors requested an exemption from safety standards that may pave the way for deployments of...

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Kar-go is Europe’s first road-worthy autonomous delivery vehicle

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Cars, News

If you’re sick and tired of arriving home after a hard day at work to find yet another online delivery has gone AWOL, then a new...

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Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road...

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Ethics in the age of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Megan, Oliver and Clark talk through how companies should be thinking about ethics when building out the self-driving ecosystem, while...

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How HD Maps work in self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

HD maps are essential for self-driving cars. They have a high accuracy of object locations, up to 10 cm. Self-driving cars use HD maps for...

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Keys to get Tesla revving? Navigating battery and self-driving tech

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Tesla (TSLA) has long been a battleground stock, as evidenced by its extremely volatile share action in recent years. But a breakthrough...

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DeepMind is helping Waymo evolve better self-driving AI algorithms

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Waymo’s self-driving cars now have something in common with the brains that guide regular vehicles: their intelligence comes partly from...

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What it is really like being inside a self-driving car on our public roadways

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

I got into a discussion recently about the mysteries of self-driving cars. It happened while I was on a cross-country flight, prompted by...

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1 big thing: Cruise robotaxis need more work

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

In a surprise to no one, Cruise today acknowledged it will not meet a 2019 target to deploy driverless cars in an urban robotaxi service....

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