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Between cars and micromobility lies “minimobility” – a self-driving transportation revolution

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Today’s hot transportation topic is “micromobility” where the “micro” means super-small kick scooters and...

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Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded...

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Opinion: Basic economics means Uber and Lyft can’t rely on driverless cars to become profitable

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

With Uber and Lyft both announcing large quarterly losses last week, it’s clear they have a long way to go to reach profitability, and...

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Tesla has a huge incentive to deploy self-driving tech. But is the world ready?

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Elon Musk frames his company‘s aggressive push into driverless car technology as a moral imperative. Along with sustainable electric...

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Will self-driving vehicles erode America’s love affair with cars?

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s no secret that by-and-large Americans love their cars. Many of us pamper them in the way we dote on a favored pet dog or cat. We rely...

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Optimus Ride’s autonomous system makes self-driving vehicles a reality

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Some of the biggest companies in the world are spending billions in the race to develop self-driving vehicles that can go anywhere....

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Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Cars, News

The new statistics were revealed in a filing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which shows Apple now has 143 pilots...

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Apple increases the size of its team responsible for testing self-driving cars in California

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, News

Apple is continuing to grow its fleet self-driving car test drivers in California. According to new data from the California DMV, Apple...

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Pedestrian crossings could “grind traffic to a halt” in a driverless future

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Mark Rosekind, a head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under President Barack Obama and now the chief safety...

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Scale AI’s 22-year old CEO wants to improve the safety of self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, News

Alexandr Wang, Scale AI co-founder and chief executive officer, explains how the company is using artificial intelligence to improve the...

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Democratic presidential debates provide lessons for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The second round of Democratic Presidential Debates are now in the history books and have been roundly examined, analyzed, probed,...

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What are the regulatory barriers to full self-driving?

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

While the rest of the autonomous drive technology sector dials back its ambitious deployment plans, Tesla is still charging ahead. During...

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Wayve to become one of Britain’s best-funded driverless car ventures

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Launched by Cambridge PhDs Amar Shah and Alex Kendall, Wayve is developing driverless car technology that it said allows autonomous...

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The myth of substitution and the mirage of driverless cars

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, News

The bold promise of autonomous vehicles has collided with a sobering reality: turning driverless cars loose on every road will take more...

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Tesla plans to increase its Full Self-Driving price again on August 16

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla confirmed that it is planning to increase its Full Self-Driving price again on August 16 in a new marketing campaign trying to...

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We took a ride on NYC’s first self-driving shuttle

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving car company Optimus Ride just debuted the first public autonomous vehicles in New York City, which will shuttle visitors...

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How to solve a problem like the semi-autonomous vehicle?

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Many believe that driverless vehicles will be commercialised by gradually introducing higher levels of driver assistance. It is an opinion...

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Elektrobit chosen as partner by Baidu to enable safe autonomous driving for Apollo

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Cars, News

SHANGHAI, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Elektrobit (EB), a visionary global supplier of embedded and...

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11 reasons why Tesla will succeed: Tesla pickup truck, Model Y & more

Posted on Aug 6, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Despite the crazy stock market variations on Tesla stock (TSLA), there are many reasons why Tesla will succeed in helping convert the...

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Tesla self-driving car news: The latest Project Dojo rumors

Posted on Aug 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Tesla self-driving cars news is heating up after CEO Elon Musk made mention of Project Dojo. Project Dojo is Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA )...

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