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Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A recent study examines 20 countries worldwide and finds both opportunities and potential potholes on the road to driverless cars. KPMG...

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Extreme corner case for autonomous cars — giants riding on cars down hills!

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full...

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Cities are trying—again—to plan for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line,...

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Roborace sets a Guinness World Record for fastest autonomous car

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Mostly when we think of autonomous vehicles, we think of ordinary road cars converted to be self-driving development vehicles or slow,...

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Key insights about The U.N.’s new framework for globalization of self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in Cars, Policy & Regulation

Trying to drive in a foreign land can be daunting. The car itself is pretty much the same in terms of its operational characteristics,...

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Delta partners with Georgia Tech and 5G-enabled lab on autonomous vehicle research

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Delta Air Lines is to partner with Georgia Tech and the Curiosity Lab on research into autonomous vehicles. The project will see...

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Building safe, trustworthy driverless cars

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

How safe is safe? This seemingly simple question is a topic of frequent discussion within Aptiv’s autonomous mobility division. I’m proud...

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New system allows self-driving cars to make more human decisions

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Common worries associated with self-driving car technology are that it won’t be able to navigate safely or accurately when working...

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Japan will let self-driving cars wander freely ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially kick off, tourists and locals are in for quite a display around the area. Japan will allow...

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1 big thing: AVs could help speed evacuations

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

About 1.5 million Floridians have moved inland to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Such evacuations can be perilous — but in the...

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Feds say tesla autopilot is partly to blame for a 2018 crash

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The design of Tesla’s Autopilot feature contributed to a January 2018 accident in which a Model S sedan smashed into the back of a fire...

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DeepMind, Waymo team up to boost ai accuracy in self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It takes a lot of training to refine and improve the artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithms that power self-driving vehicles....

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Bugs are no match for Ford’s self-driving car sensors

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, Technology

We’ve all been there. You’re cruising along the highway, and suddenly, there are bug guts on the windshield. It’s...

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Ford squashes the bug problem plaguing autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving cars are supposed to change the way we get around, but before they can do that, engineers have to solve a lot of problems...

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GAC Group unveils autonomous high-end SUV

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

(ECNS) — The new energy arm of Guangzhou-based carmaker GAC Group has unveiled the first luxury electric SUV model with the latest...

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Lumotive and Himax Technologies target autonomous vehicles with industry-first liquid crystal on silicon solution for high-performance lidar systems

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, News

SEATTLE and TAINAN, Taiwan, Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded startup developing LiDAR systems for...

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Tomtom maps out revamp with bet on self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Once a household name for its satellite navigation for cars, TomTom NV has taken a backseat in recent years as smartphones, loaded with...

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Will self-driving cars really only last four years?

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A recent news item about self-driving cars has been creating quite a flurry of debate due to the suggestion by a major automotive maker...

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Ansys and edge case research transform autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) is collaborating with Edge Case Research to engineer the next generation of autonomous vehicles (AV) with unmatched...

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LeddarTech provides Flodraulic LiDAR sensors of for autonomous applications; Velodyne Lidar supports Optimus Ride for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 in Cars, Technology

LiDAR companies continuously extend their partnerships with autonomous driving technology developers to speed up self-driving...

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