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‘Voice of Waymo’ helps driverless vehicles’ passengers

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News

When commuters settle into one of Waymo’s self-driving cars there might not be a driver behind the wheel, but the Voice of Waymo is always...

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Waymo’s Phoenix project could tell us if self-driving cars can improve public transportation

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The self-driving revolution is making a pit stop at the bus station before it hits your garage. Last week, autonomous car developer Waymo...

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Gaining trust in autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

There exists an inherent trust in transport services related to the airlines industry. There is however, considerable trust deficit in...

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“Nvidia is going straight for a fully autonomous vehicle”

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Nvidia VP business development Jeff Herbst sees AI taking over everywhere, and Nvidia’s platform leading the charge....

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Why valet parking is the future of smarter urban transit

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Before driverless cars rule the roads, more efficient, effortless curb management and parking can make space on our streets....

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Why Europe is losing ground in race to offer self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Johann Jungwirth is visibly frustrated. In Hanover to present the latest iteration of the SElf-DRIving Car, or Sedric, Volkswagen...

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Cosworth providing vision solutions for ADAS and autonomous vehicles to MuCCA

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Cosworth is extending its range of camera and data systems to provide vision solutions for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and...

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Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire technology for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

German automotive supplier Schaeffler is acquiring drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan GmbH, which it said on Monday would...

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Will self-driving cars kill parking?

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Some people have postulated that autonomous ridesharing cars will never need to park and cities of the future will not need street...

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This autonomous testing ground is laying the groundwork for the future of transportation

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure

Since opening in 2015, Michigan’s Mcity has been testing the reliability of self-driving cars in a model city, complete with fake...

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Autonomous driving Lidar pilot program announced by CEA Tech, Transdev, IRT Nanoelec

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A pilot program to characterize and assess lidar sensors to improve performance and safety of autonomous vehicles has been announced by...

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Tesla’s push to change the world is changing the minds of mainstream analysts

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The mainstream media normally compares Tesla to other automotive companies, but since the Tesla earnings call this week, we are seeing a...

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Aptiv posts solid Q2 and remains a top driverless-vehicle stock

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Aptive, which is positioned to help develop the next generation of vehicle safety solutions, driverless vehicles, and ways vehicles...

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APTIV: Smart vehicle architecture: The backbone of the future

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The concept of Smart Vehicle Architecture (SVA) was born a few years ago at Aptiv. We define Smart Vehicle Architecture as the power and...

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Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

At Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a...

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Communications protocols proliferate in the drive toward autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

It’s not news that the electronic content of an automobile takes up an ever-increasing percentage of its cost. In fact, it is estimated...

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RideOS raises $25M to become the traffic control center for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

A mere sprinkling of autonomous vehicles exist in a few dozen cities today. A smattering in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. A dusting in...

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Spending on future tech eats into BMW quarterly profit

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Net profit at BMW fell 6 percent in the second quarter as it spent more on developing new technologies for electric, autonomous and...

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CAD webinar series (XI): The L3Pilot project – a methodology for piloting automated driving on European roads

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Webinars

L3Pilot is a European research project co-funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project is led by Volkswagen...

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Optimising the human centric experience by improving ADAS performance

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Webinars

AVL’s Erich Ramschak explains how the company’s technology is used for the calibration and testing of assisted driving features....

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