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Autonomous driving startup Aurora to acquire lidar company Blackmore

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Aurora, a well-funded Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup, announced that it is acquiring lidar company Blackmore. In a blog...

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Autonomous vehicle pioneer doubles down on technology Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls ‘freaking stupid’

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News

A pioneer in autonomous driving is doubling down on a self-driving technology called lidar that uses sensors to help navigate through...

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MIT’s AI makes autonomous cars drive more like humans

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Creating driverless cars capable of humanlike reasoning is a long-standing pursuit of companies like Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Uber, and others....

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FMCSA, NHTSA seek comment on automated driving systems

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

A pair of federal agencies are seeking public comment that would help in crafting regulations related to automated driving systems. The...

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Letting your kids ride alone in an autonomous self-driving car: Ever or never?

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

There’s a lot of hand-wringing these days about letting your children be solo passengers in ridesharing cars run by the conventional...

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It takes a village to build an autonomous vehicle

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Many of the greatest breakthroughs in science and technology are inextricably associated with a specific name. Think Einstein and the...

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Udacity, Mercedes-Benz create sensor fusion nanodegree as demand for self-driving car engineers rises

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

Udacity and Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D lab have developed curriculum for a sensor fusion nanodegree, the latest effort by the...

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Investors give record support to ride-hailing, EVs, AVs, and Chinese startups

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Investors have seen the future when it comes to the almighty car, and it revolves around electrification, driverless vehicles,...

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Self-driving automobiles: How soon and how much?

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Based on the wide range of published forecasts of when autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be on the street and how much they will cost, you...

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Blickfeld and Koito announce the integration of LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

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

Blickfeld a leading provider of solid-state LiDAR technology, and Koito Manufacturing, the leading global tier-one supplier of exterior...

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Researchers say ‘spidey senses’ could help self-driving vehicles avoid hazards

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

Researchers want to give cars, planes and drones “spidey senses.” That is, they want to give autonomous machines sensors that...

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See mini self-driving cars work together to improve traffic flow

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, Technology

On Monday, a team from the University of Cambridge unveiled a video featuring a fleet of mini robot cars capable of autonomously switching...

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Princeton summit bolsters driverless cars for all, including the mobility marginalized

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Professor Alain Kornhauser is a veritable force of nature when it comes to pursuing the cause of the mobility marginalized in the race...

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How GM Cruise uses its Dashride acquisition to build a robo-taxi company

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, News

It started back in their college days when Thomas Bachant and Nadav Ullman were trying to get safe rides around the University of...

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Cranfield study aims to minimise motion sickness in autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, News

A first-of-its-kind study taking place at Cranfield University will attempt to develop a mathematical model for motion sickness that will...

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Mercedes-Benz safety-car concept monitors the road ahead and your kids

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Before humans give up the wheel for good, Mercedes-Benz believes there will be a transitional period where people and machines share the...

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Self-driving cars have long road to travel before they go public

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Private autonomous vehicles will not hit public roads soon because of safety and cost, according to a senior executive at leading supplier...

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Wind River Systems partners with autonomous vehicle security startup Karamba

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

California-based software developer Wind River Systems Inc. has partnered with Israel-based Karamba Security Ltd., a developer of...

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Semi-autonomous and always available: A peek into the near future of car rental

Posted on May 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The world is inexorably moving to an era where personal mobility is connected, shared, electric, and ultimately autonomous. But that...

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Hand gestures and horses: Waymo’s self-driving service learns to woo the public

Posted on May 19, 2019 in Cars, Technology

On a sunny spring day in suburban Phoenix, a white minivan stops at a crosswalk to let a man pass. He gives the vehicle a wave, signaling...

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