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‘Mini-city’ for self-driving vehicles launches in Greenbelt

Posted on May 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News

A former research farm in Ottawa’s Greenbelt is being turned into a hub for testing the algorithms, sensors and other technology...

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Will self-driving cars make Tesla a $500 billion company?

Posted on May 18, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Perspective

In May 2019, the online investment blog Seeking Alpha (SA) published another article that dissed Tesla as a credible investment. Writing...

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China just held a car race without any drivers

Posted on May 17, 2019 in Cars, News

China’s road to mastering driverless-car technology is bumpy and full of surprises — literally. Just ask those attending the...

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No, Nissan’s position on Lidar is not the same as Elon Musk’s

Posted on May 17, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent disparagement of the laser scanning technology called lidar, calling it a “crutch” and any...

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Distracted driving will grow exponentially on the path to self-driving cars

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

All it takes is a brief moment of distraction and your world can change radically for the worse. When driving a car, a split-second...

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Ultrafast motion-planning chip could make autonomous cars safer

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

About two years ago, we covered a research project from Duke University that sped up motion planning for a tabletop robot arm by several...

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Curious cop pulls over driverless car

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Cars, News

A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief...

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Dataspeed and Cepton partner to bring LiDAR to autonomous vehicle

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Dataspeed Inc., an autonomous vehicle (AV) solution provider has announced a partnership with Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D...

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Car buyers will welcome self-driving cars, study finds

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Cars, News

A majority of consumers have a positive attitude toward self-driving cars, and are awaiting their introduction with...

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Foretellix launches new approach to testing autonomous vehicle safety

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Israeli startup Foretellix has launched a revolutionary autonomous vehicle development tool, Foretify, which brings a proven...

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Blind trust, culture clashes and robot empathy: Mercedes-Benz on autonomous cars

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

At CES 2019, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Urbanetic autonomous shuttle, a futuristic proof-of-concept to illustrate the kind of work that is...

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Looking at the different stages of autonomous vehicle testing – and why they’re so crucial to rolling out the tech

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology

Autonomous vehicle testing is well underway – but more real-world experiments are needed to prove the technology’s safety, say experts....

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How Nissan’s ‘invisible-to-visible’ tech could pave the way for autonomous cars

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Nissan’s engineers are working on more than just cars. At CES 2019, the Japanese automaker unveiled “invisible-to-visible” (I2V) tech that...

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Maserati to use BMW self-driving technology, Elkann says

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Maserati will be the first of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ brands to use self-driving technology being developed with BMW AG, Fiat...

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Groundbreaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The multi-organisational team behind the £5.5 million FLOURISH connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) project is today [Monday 13 May]...

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Untold secrets of how driverless car videos are rigged: Be wise to the trickery

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News

Magicians are said to be honor bound not to reveal how magic tricks are performed. The idea is to preserve the illusion that the magic is,...

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Uber executive to keynote annual Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Conference

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

The second annual Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Conference (#AUTO19) will take place June 25 & 26 at the McEnery Convention Center in...

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Apple’s self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple is working out ways its “Project Titan” self-driving vehicle could be improved to give its users more privacy via a...

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Accessibility must be at the heart of new transport tech

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology

New modes of transport and pioneering technologies should transform travel for older people and those with disabilities, the government...

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Effective verification of automated driving – Daimler presents the PEGASUS research sub-project “Testing”

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Cars, Technology

PEGASUS (Project for establishing generally acccepted good quality criteria, tools, methods, scenarios and situations for the approval of...

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