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Self-driving gas car — a horse led by a carrot on a stick?

Posted on Jul 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Elon Musk has said that buying a car today that will not be upgradable to enable full autonomy is like buying a horse. It’s implied that...

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Luminar’s cheap LiDAR could be a big boost for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

LiDAR (laser pulse-based radar) is an essential component of autonomous driving, as it’s what vehicles use to detect obstacles like...

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Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

In a widely anticipated move, Ford and Volkswagen announced Friday their plan to expand their seven-month-old alliance to include...

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This new autonomous startup has designed its delivery robot to conquer winter

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas...

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The five components of autonomous leadership

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It was only four years ago that AlphaGo began beating the world’s top professional Go players and Google released TensorFlow, an...

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Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with...

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This new autonomous startup has designed its delivery robot to conquer winter

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas...

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Zoox’s self-driving car will provide a smooth ride via independent active suspension

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Zoox  CTO and co-founder Jesse Levinson revealed a few more details today about the company’s autonomous vehicle hardware, which it’s...

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May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility  is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving...

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Lidar startup Luminar raises $100 million, unveils Iris sensors

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Technology

Luminar is a lidar startup that in 2017 emerged from five years of stealth with $36 million in funding. The early funds came from 1517...

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Dropping off passengers vexes self-driving cars, the last step is a doozie

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

I was using a ridesharing service last month in Detroit to get to a restaurant after having spoken at a conference on autonomous vehicles....

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UK stakes claim for lead role in autonomous mapping

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Published by Zenzic, the UK’s umbrella organisation for self-driving technology, and national mapping agency Ordnance Survey, the Geodata...

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2020 Hyundai Sonata turned fully autonomous by Russia’s Yandex

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Last March, Hyundai signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian technology company Yandex to jointly develop Level 4 and Level 5...

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China-based Idriverplus using Velodyne lidar in autonomous driving products

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Idriverplus, one of the first companies in China to launch the commercialization of driverless technology and realize mass production, is...

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European startups navigate long, winding road to self-driving future

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, News

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Far from the sunny, wide streets of Phoenix, where Waymo’s self-driving taxis ply their trade, a handful...

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Udelv partners with H-E-B on Texas autonomous grocery delivery pilot

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous delivery company Udelv has signed yet another partner to launch a new pilot of its self-driving goods delivery service:...

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Inside the GM factory where Cruise’s autonomous Bolt is made

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

TechCrunch took a field trip to GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan to get an up-close view of how this factory has evolved since the...

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The future of autonomous vehicles runs off roads and on to farms, construction sites and mines

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Fully self-driving passenger cars are not “just around the corner.” While the well-capitalized leaders — funded by corporations,...

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Earthquakes rattle proficiency of self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

California has been rocking and rolling, doing so to the tune of several recent earthquakes and aftershocks. That shaking feeling has also...

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Lyft self-driving cars offer tactile maps, diagrams for blind riders

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, News

Aptiv’s self-driving cars on the Lyft ride-hailing network drove down the Las Vegas strip with blind and low-vision passengers along...

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