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Automakers’ edge in the autonomous mobility market

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

“Driverless cars are an existential threat to the car industry,” Forbes contributor Stephen McBride wrote last year. He points out that...

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Honda, Hino hitch ride with self-driving venture of SoftBank, Toyota

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Honda Motor Co. and Hino Motors are joining a venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor Corp. that will develop self-driving car services...

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VW, Ford to develop pickup truck, continue talks on autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen has signed a deal to develop a pickup truck with U.S. rival Ford and continues discussions about extending its alliance to...

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Aptiv releases comprehensive open-source dataset for autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Global auto parts supplier Aptiv, formally known as Delphi Automotive, announced today the full release of nuScenes, an open-source...

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Autonomous vehicles are driving innovation

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

As the automotive and technology industries converge more tightly together, it’s accelerating the pace of innovation in the mobility and...

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Next step in photonic technologies: apply for funding

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Photonic technologies including lasers and fibre-optics contribute almost £13 billion to the UK economy. These technologies, which...

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This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of)

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in...

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Ego-motion and localization interface design for automated/autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, Technology

For automated driving, which ranges all the way up to the autonomous-driving level, it’s essential that information about the current...

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Automated vehicles: the opportunity to create an inclusive mobility system

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

Automated vehicles are expected to improve mobility and thereby address one of the major barriers to equality and inclusion in society....

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What does General Motors’ new patent mean for the future of autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A patent granted in February 2019 to car giant General Motors (GM) has the potential to further disrupt the market for self-driving...

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BMW builds its own IT platform to process data from its autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

A self-driving vehicle needs more than additional hardware, these vehicles require access to vast amounts of quality data, along with...

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Why ethics are paramount for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Philosophy professor Nick Evans, winner of a 2017 National Science Foundation grant to study the ethical questions that autonomous...

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Orlando poised to become capital of autonomous vehicle research

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles represent the future of transportation. When they replace human drivers, the world will see far fewer accidents, less...

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Federal regulators want to know what you think of self-driving cars with no steering wheel

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for comments from interested parties and the general public, whether NHTSA...

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NVIDIA ups the ante in self-driving but hits a roadblock

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, News

NVIDIA NVDA faced criticism from Intel INTC owned Mobileye after it introduced Safety Force Field (SFF), a policy to protect driverless...

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Autonomy: OEMs can prepare to thrive in changing world

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Most public discussion of self-driving or autonomous vehicles has focused primarily on engineering, logistics and technical feasibility....

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Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132...

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The war to remotely control self-driving cars heats up

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

EVEN IN THE middle of the day, the 50-mile trip from San Francisco to San Jose is a pain. Like a toddler, Bay Area driving toggles between...

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Self-driving test sites use virtual pedestrians to streamline development

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, News

For car manufacturers developing driverless cars, recreating critical road scenarios in testing sites can be a tedious experience. Moving...

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How malevolent machine learning could derail AI

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Artificial intelligence won’t revolutionize anything if hackers can mess with it. That’s the warning from Dawn Song, a professor at UC...

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