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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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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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