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5G could make self-driving cars smarter and commutes safer

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars can already see and think for themselves. But a newer technology that will run on soon-to-launch 5G networks promises to...

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Council Members to Take Self-Driving Vehicles for a Spin

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles are coming to San Antonio, and a few members of City Council will be among the first to test them. On Monday, the City...

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Waymo’s robot taxi service is improving, but riders still have complaints

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo is operating its self-driving ride-hailing service in two cities: Phoenix, with some paying customers and some riding for free, and...

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The Road To Self-Driving Storage

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

You’ve already noticed that the data center is in the midst of a revolution. It is no longer a world where you can simply unpack a server...

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The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

For a start, he doesn’t get in the vehicle – it’s driverless. As a post-doctoral researcher, he is in charge of the...

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Toyota reveals the bizarre autonomous and electric vehicles that will whisk athletes and visitors around for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Toyota, the Japanese worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has released its full lineup of electric vehicles that will be...

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Low-cost LiDAR startup Oryx Vision shuts down

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Israel-based low-cost LiDAR startup Oryx Vision Ltd. has shut down as of Thursday, Oryx’s CEO Ran Wellingstein said in a Friday interview...

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Tesla full self driving & the infamous 80–20 rule

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

For people working in software development, like I used to do, the 80–20 rule is infamous. It states that about 80% of the job is done in...

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Elon Musk’s physics mindset may underpin a misguided timetable for full self-driving Teslas

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Leaders often use specific mental models to guide their approach to leadership (see my book on business pivots and leadership for further...

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Pony.ai and Toyota partner to build self-driving cars and services

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 in Cars, Markets, News

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving car startup Pony.ai today announced it’ll team up with Toyota, the Japanese auto giant with a roughly...

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Self-driving car companies depend on cheap labor from Venezuela

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Cars, News

In order to teach a car to drive itself, its artificial intelligence needs to be presented with thousands of examples of things it might...

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China is betting on slow but steady to win the self-driving car race

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Over the past two years, China has been setting the stage for a revolution in autonomous driving. Just don’t expect that revolution to...

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Watch a Waymo self-driving car test its sensors in a haboob

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Waymo, the self-driving car company under Alphabet, has been testing in the suburbs of Phoenix for several years now. And while the sunny...

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What happens when autonomous technology goes wrong?

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

As autonomous vehicles become more commonplace and automakers invest millions into the development of such technologies, consumers and...

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How do we stop driverless cars and autonomous delivery drones from becoming weapons?

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

As we look to the future of driverless cars and autonomous delivery drones, one of the most existential questions of their future is how...

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Grappling with risk-o-meters for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

You are a finely tuned risk calculator.  That’s right, when you are driving a car you are in real-time having to figure out the risks of...

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China is betting on slow but steady to win the self-driving car race

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Over the past two years, China has been setting the stage for a revolution in autonomous driving. Just don’t expect that revolution to...

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Audi to join Daimler, BMW self-driving tech alliance, report says

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

FRANKFURT — Audi will join an alliance with rivals Daimler and BMW to develop advanced autonomous driving systems, German...

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Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, Technology

If you’re like me, and I’m just going to assume most of you are, motion sickness is a serious consideration on any car trip where you’re...

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Tesla delays price hike for self-driving upgrade

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

You’ll still have at least a few more weeks to order a Tesla with the Full Self-Driving upgrade before the price hike kicks in. Elon...

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