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What’s the piece-of-the-pie for driverless cars in $2 trillion infrastructure plan?

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

There are emerging discussions that perhaps Congress and the White House might agree to a rather significant spend on America’s...

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Elon Musk calls Lidar “a fool’s errand” … & other autonomous driving experts starting to agree

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla presented its latest and greatest vehicle autonomy features at its recent Autonomy Investor Day. The brain of the system is the...

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GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors. Cruise...

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Waymo’s self-driving cars are now available on Lyft’s app in Phoenix

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Lyft riders in the Phoenix area will soon be able to summon one of Waymo’s self-driving minivans for a ride, the companies said Tuesday....

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Nissan markets ProPilot cautiously

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

Tesla infamously pushes the envelope with the promotion of its semi-autonomous tech- nology. Even the brand name, Autopilot, has sparked...

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Special report: Mastering the autonomous vehicle map

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Technology

Maps used by humans will not be sufficient when the driving is taken over by artificial intelligence (AI). Proponents of high definition...

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‘Special report: Mastering the autonomous vehicle map’ by Automotive World

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

A new Automotive World report looks at the role of maps in the development and roll-out of autonomous vehicles. Maps used by humans will...

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ETFs for investing in self-driving cars

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News

The three words – connected, autonomous, and electric – have become an integral part of the automobile bibliography. The...

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MIT paper tackles the challenging economics of autonomous taxis

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Several of the most high-profile mobility technology companies are increasingly betting their futures on the dream of autonomous...

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Autonomous vehicles: The mix of opportunity and uncertainty

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

A Rapidly Changing World We have been engulfed with ideas, spirited discussions and emphatic opinions on what it would take to create the...

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Watch crazy video of Tesla Model 3 autonomously picking up owner in parking lot

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla is currently working on a new version of its Summon feature that enables its vehicles to autonomously navigate parking lots and pick...

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COMMENT: Autonomous vehicle maps must combine precision with flexibility

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Navigation has been a core component of the automotive industry for decades. While the market today has progressed far from its paper...

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Tesla crash lawsuit nails the achilles heel of driverless cars

Posted on May 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When you were a young child, you might have placed your hand near a stovetop that was hot or tried to grab the handle of a pot or pan that...

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Who wins when robot race cars cross the finish line? Consumers who want self-driving tech

Posted on May 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

“Racing improves the breed” is a bon mot that’s been likely bantered about since one person told two other people on...

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Trump’s tariffs could knock Tesla’s Autopilot off course

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

The White House has refused to exempt the “brain” of Tesla’s Autopilot technology from punitive import tariffs, a decision that could...

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Tesla increases price of Full Self-Driving in move to make its cars ’appreciating assets’

Posted on May 3, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Today, Tesla increased the price of its Full Self-Driving package in an attempt to make its cars ‘appreciating assets’, as previously...

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Are 175 million Americans right about driverless cars? Remarkably, yes

Posted on May 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

There are numerous online surveys and phone-based polls being taken about whether or not the lay public is ready for the advent of...

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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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