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Porsche invests in Israeli start-up to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles

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

Volkswagen-owned Porsche acquired a minority stake in Israeli firm TriEye Wednesday, with the aim of improving safety features in its...

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Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

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

Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary that hopes to someday pepper roads with self-driving taxis, today pulled back the curtains on a portion of...

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Autonomous mobility and the mythical mass market

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, Markets, Perspective

In the fall of 2002, Microsoft announced the Smart Personal Objects Initiative (SPOT), which aimed to inject software into everyday...

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DoorDash eyes autonomous food delivery with latest acquisition

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, News

It’s no secret that DoorDash wants to deliver your food with autonomous vehicles. Early this year it partnered with GM to test...

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Researchers look into keeping autonomous vehicles from becoming mobile vomitoriums

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

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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Waymo: Building cars is a “distraction” from self-driving tech

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

When it comes to building and perfecting the self-driving car, some companies have elected to build a full vehicle from the ground up,...

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Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college campuses

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday,...

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Molex demonstrates strength in autonomous vehicle design with V2X next generation capabilities at AV 2019

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

LISLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Molex, a leading supplier of high-speed networking, datacom, rugged industrial and automotive...

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Autonomous technology requires caution — and a leap of faith

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Historically, every wave of technological innovation — especially those that directly impact human well-being — has had...

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DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

DoorDash  has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this...

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Waymo expands driverless car testing to Florida

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo today announced that it will soon begin piloting autonomous cars in Florida, expanding from its...

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UK to invest £2 million autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has joined hands with Zenzic and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation to...

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Queensland government unveils Renault Zoe autonomous car

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News

The Queensland government has unveiled a Renault Zoe2 based autonomous vehicle that comes loaded with high-tech sensors, Lidar, cameras,...

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Tesla is updating its wiring system for redundancy in self-driving

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has been working on updating its wiring system with a new ‘high speed’ architecture that includes more redundancy, which the...

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Exec warns of too much public road AV testing

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A whistleblower who alerted Uber officials to safety problems in the company’s self-driving program days before a fatal crash has a...

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How Tesla’s path to self-driving cars is different from others

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous...

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The past, present, and future of self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Cars will eventually drive themselves. But it’s probably going to take longer than we hope. Realists in the industry, such as Gill Pratt,...

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Tier IV raises $9M from Quanta Computer to develop reference model for ECUs for autonomous driving

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Tier IV, Inc. has raised about $9 million from Quanta Computer, Inc. in a Series A extension round following the previous $100+ million...

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When an autonomous car is in a crash, who’s liable? (Good question.)

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Who is liable when an autonomous vehicle is involved in a car crash? It’s a question yet to be answered, and one the Governors Highway...

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Teaching autonomous cars to drive in parking lots is a tricky test for Waymo

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Parking lots are some of the most dangerous places for pedestrians and automobile passengers alike. While parking lots are tricky for...

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