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Car parts group Valeo announces 500 million euros of orders for its ‘Lidar’ sensors

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

PARIS – French car parts company Valeo has won 500 million euros ($564 million) worth of orders for its ‘Lidar’ car...

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Fireworks About ACES As Key Acronym For The Future Of Mobility And Self-Driving Cars

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It seems like acronyms abound in all fields of endeavor, and sometimes remain arcane and known only to specialists in that domain, but...

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China tech giant Baidu partners with Geely, Toyota in self-driving push

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News

BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – China’s top search engine operator Baidu Inc has joined hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and...

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BMW and Daimler to team up in push toward self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News

BMW and Mercedes-manufacturer Daimler announced a new partnership on Thursday to develop autonomous driving. Some 1,200 technicians from...

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Do passengers prefer autonomous vehicles driven like machines or like humans?

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles so researchers at WMG...

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UPDATE 1-Car parts group Valeo announces 500 mln euros of orders for its ‘Lidar’ sensors

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – French car parts company Valeo has won 500 million euros ($564 million) worth of orders for its ‘Lidar’...

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How do autonomous cars deal with double-parked vehicles?

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Technology

For autonomous vehicles to become self-sufficient on public roads, they must be fully capable of performing complex driving maneuvers...

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New flaw in Boeing 737 forewarns emergency procedure bugs in driverless cars

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Boeing is back in the news with a newly found flaw in the 737 system, sorry to say. I’ve previously pointed out that the Boeing 737 MAX...

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White paper: These 12 principles are shaping the future of autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

As nice as it’d be to have the option of catching up on some reading — or sleep — while an autonomous vehicle drives you to work, the real...

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Baidu’s autonomous cars have driven more than 1 million miles across 13 cities in China

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Today at Baidu’s annual Create AI developer conference in Beijing, the China-based search giant announced a slew of updates across its...

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Integrated Photonics Looks to Advance Safety for Lidar

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The history of radar (radio detection and ranging) dates back to the 1880s when renowned German physicist Heinrich Hertz showed that radio...

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These are the 5 leaders in the self-driving-car race

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tech companies and auto companies are all racing to be the first to roll out self-driving cars onto the road. The stakes are high for...

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Apple once envisioned retractable bumpers for its self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Apple once dreamed of self-driving cars with retractable bumpers. In 2015, the company filed a patent for “extendable bumpers”...

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“Safety First for Automated Driving” (SaFAD)

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Daimler, July 2, 2019 Along with Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen,...

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Intel and the auto industry pen first safety rules for self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, News

Intel and a team of automotive companies have teamed up to create new guidelines for autonomous vehicles. The intention of the “Safety...

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Everything you need to know about autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous vehicle technology has seen billions in investment, spectacular advancements, and tragic reminders of how far we still have to...

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Let’s set some ground rules to safely build, test, and drive robo-cars

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When it comes to developing and testing self-driving cars or building the software and parts that grant them the power to drive...

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Viziblezone wants to make pedestrians more visible to autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Israel-based Viziblezone wants to make it easier for self-driving cars to spot pedestrians, even if they aren’t yet in the field of view...

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11 companies propose guiding principles for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, News

This morning, a coalition of 11 companies — Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Here, Infineon,...

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Waymo is now allowed to transport passengers in its self-driving vehicles on California roads

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo,  Google’s  former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to...

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