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Key to mainstream autonomous vehicles lies in mass production of LiDAR sensors

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

To achieve large-scale commercialization of autonomous vehicles, a new generation of high-precision 3D environment sensing solid-state...

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Tesla releases new active safety features powered by Autopilot

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla started pushing a new over-the-air software update to its fleet today with two new active safety features powered by its Autopilot...

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Continental says brake system boosts hybrids’ efficiency

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Continental says its MK C1 brake-by-wire system for hybrid vehicles reduces carbon-dioxide emissions and improves fuel economy by...

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Intel’s responsibility-sensitive safety program aims to make autonomous cars more assertive

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous cars are new, and they’re interesting propositions because they want to replace something humans have done for decades....

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Elon Musk to investors: Self-driving will make Tesla a $500 billion company

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, who are underwriting Tesla’s latest effort to raise $2 billion in new funds, held a “broad investor call” on...

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Toyota to invest $100 million in self-driving and robotic technology start-ups

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Toyota is creating a $100 million venture fund to invest in autonomous driving and robotic technology start-ups as automakers increasingly...

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Waymo self-driving taxis now let you stream Google Play Music

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo One now lets you stream music through screens in its self-driving cars. Those tunes are provided by Google Play Music, the Spotify...

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s cars will defy the laws of the auto market and become more valuable over time. Experts say he’s probably wrong.

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News

In recent weeks, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made and detailed the extraordinary claim that Tesla vehicles will defy the laws of the...

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Tesla sued by family of Silicon Valley driver killed in Model X autopilot crash

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News

The family of a Tesla owner killed in a crash in the heart of Silicon Valley while driving his Model X with the Autopilot feature engaged...

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What’s trending in the automotive display market?

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

The global automotive industry is widely believed to be on the cusp of tremendous change in terms of manufacturing, sales, and the overall...

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Fiat Chrysler turns to Google and Samsung for autonomous driving

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Fiat Chrysler has announced that it will use technology from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Samsung to connect all its vehicles by 2022,...

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Australia is ramping up autonomous vehicles – but we are on track to make the same mistakes we made with cars

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

We’re doing autonomous buses wrong and we risk repeating the same transportation mistakes we made with cars or making them worse as...

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Ridecell and Dataspeed partner to enhance autonomous vehicle safety

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Ridecell Inc., the leading platform for shared and autonomous mobility operators, and Dataspeed Inc., a globally established drive-by-wire...

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Top 5 fears in ‘autonomophobia,’ the anxiety disorder about driverless cars, and what they mean

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News

Though most people tend to have occasional anxieties over their everyday stressful lives in this modern nonstop world, there are some that...

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Team develops system to legally test GPS spoofing vulnerabilities in automated vehicles

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Southwest Research Institute has developed a cyber security system to test for vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other...

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Carmakers work to build regulatory guardrails for AVs

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

“If you buy a car that does not have the hardware necessary for full self-driving, it is like buying a horse,” Tesla CEO Elon...

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TRI-AD, Maxar and NTT DATA collaborate for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD), Toyota’s automated driving software development company, Maxar...

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TÜV SÜD involved in Singapore autonomous vehicle standards development

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

TÜV SÜD experts were involved in Singapore’s Technical Reference 68 (TR 68), the world’s first set of national guidelines for fully...

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Confused about self-driving cars? You’re not alone

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News

As news of autonomous vehicles proliferates — about both the positive advances and negative reports of fatal crashes — the...

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Cepton unveils high scan rate, long-range SORA-P60L LiDAR for UAVs

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, security and mapping applications, today unveiled...

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