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Driverless cars will need cities covered in sensors, China’s Didi Chuxing says

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing wants to become one of the front-runners in developing self-driving cars, the company’s...

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Waymo reportedly returns safety drivers to its autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo is reportedly rolling out additional safety measures for its self-driving vehicle fleets, reintroducing safety drivers and...

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Through all the hype, self-driving cars remain elusive

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The relentlessly hyped arrival of autonomous vehicles looms as the greatest disruption in personal transportation since Henry Ford’s...

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Autonomous vehicles are coming and there’s no roadmap (yet)

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

When I was growing up, my father had a tiny grocery store in Brooklyn that served our immediate community. Around 1960, something...

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Country racing ahead in boosting autonomous driving development

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News

China is speeding up its development of autonomous driving and is expected to become the leader in the technology, which is believed key...

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Russian driverless cars take to the road | Video

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

A Moscow firm is about to unveil technology that it says will help computer-driven cars navigate the most extreme weather, while...

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Denso acquires stake in Infineon

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

According to Infineon, the two companies have been working together for a long time and now want to strengthen their cooperation....

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Growth in Hamilton: Drones and self-driving cars enter the sprawl-curbing conversation

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News

If it’s possible to prepare Hamilton for flying cars, city planners will hear you out and not call you crazy.”We talk about it...

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COMMENT: Electric, connected and autonomous – Three building blocks for the future of last mile delivery

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The last mile of delivery has become an increasingly complex final few metres for logistics companies. While for many years the automotive...

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GM plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, close factories as downturn looms

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News

First came the voluntary buyouts. Now, GM is ramping up its belt-tightening measures with cuts to factory and white-collar workers, plant...

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Evolution of Virtual Personal Assistants in automotive

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Webinars

Over the past several years, numerous Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) products have emerged on the market. Today, they are widespread,...

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Mercedes S-Class cooperative concept previews a potential light signaling system for autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Mercedes has big plans for autonomous vehicles but, like other automakers exploring the technology, they’re being faced with a question...

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Driverless cars on the streets of London’s Hounslow before 2019

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News

Driverless cars are to hit the streets of Hounslow in London, England, before Christmas. Following successful trials in Oxford, England,...

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How one insurer is prepping for a world of driverless cars

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News

“There’s an image of a street in America from about 1898 and everyone is in horse-drawn carriages,” says Penny Searles, the chief...

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Huawei releases autonomous AI driving solution and demos cellular-connected cars

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Though Huawei’s international business remains clouded by U.S. security allegations, the Chinese company is continuing to debut...

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Autonomous vehicle implementation predictions: Implications for transport planning

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Victoria Transport Policy Institute, November 26, 2018 This report explores autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic)...

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Automakers face fight to stand out in driverless era

Posted on Nov 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving vehicles won’t generate much buzz on Wall Street — or much of a profit — if automakers and technology companies...

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West Midlands driverless cars project wins £19m boost

Posted on Nov 24, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

More roads in the West Midlands will be used to test driverless cars as part of a £19m grant. The money has come from the...

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Will the kids be all right in self-driving cars? A new report offers guidelines

Posted on Nov 23, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous test vehicles are being piloted on roads in nearly two dozen cities nationwide, but little attention has been given to the...

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Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

The first driverless public transport services on the UK’s roads will be in action by 2021, the government has announced, led by an...

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