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Volvo’s new self-driving concept car is a swanky first-class suite on wheels that’s designed to take on airlines

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

With its latest self-driving car concept, Volvo wants to take on the airline industry. Without a need for a steering wheel, Volvo opened...

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Mercedes-Benz unveils modular self-driving vehicles for people or cargo

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

As the competition surrounding autonomous vehicles intensifies, Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday unveiled a hybrid strategy around a...

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PerceptIn’s self-driving vehicles go on sale in November for $40,000

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Despite high-profile accidents, unresolved regulatory ambiguities, and looming debates about liability, the autonomous vehicle market has...

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A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management....

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Self-driving car startup AutoX is launching California’s first autonomous grocery deliver

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

AutoX wants to bring the grocery store to you. The self-driving car startup, which got permission to test self-driving cars in California...

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Self-driving cars will keep getting better forever

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Benedict Evans, a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, recently published an essay on, “Tesla, software and...

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The drive toward change: Use cases for automated vehicles

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Oregon Department of Transportation, May 31, 2018 Automated vehicles (AVs) are already being tested and could soon be deployed on public...

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Local Motors’ self-driving shuttle makes University at Buffalo debut

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Local Motors by LM Industries, known for 3D-Printed mobility solutions, announced the deployment and launch of operations of Olli at the...

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Canada’s first self-driving shuttle using public roads coming to Candiac

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

The City of Candiac will be the guinea pig for Canada’s first autonomous shuttle using public roads....

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Mando acquires California autonomous vehicle testing permit

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Mando, a global auto parts manufacturer of the Halla Group (CEO Chung Mong-won), announced on August 30 that it acquired the autonomous...

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Kodiak Robotics raises $40M for self-driving trucks

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Kodiak Robotics has emerged from stealth mode and raised $40 million in Series A funding to develop technology for self-driving trucks....

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Interview with Elaine L. Chao, US Secretary of Transportation, on autonomous vehicles and future of roads

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Elaine L. Chao sits down with Fortune’s Alan Murray at Fortune’s 2018 Brainstorm Tech conference....

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FHA Administrator: We Won’t Mandate Self-Driving Vehicles

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

At a two-day symposium hosted by the Federal Highway Administration in Philadelphia, corporations, planners and regulators debated on...

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Armidale Regional Council wins first regional trial of new driverless bus technology

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Armidale Regional Council has committed $100,000 to a three-phase trial of a driverless shuttle service, the first of its kind in regional...

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Stanford engineers create new AI camera for faster, more efficient image classification

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Stanford engineers combine two types of computers to create a faster and less energy-intensive image processor for use in autonomous...

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Harvard’s study on what governments across the globe are doing to seize the benefits of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University, July 2, 2018 This policy paper introduces some of the main policy and regulatory actions that...

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Baidu Q2 revenues surge with Apollo blooming development

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Chinese Internet giant Baidu achieved a blooming second quarter with revenues surging 32% year on year to RMB 26 billion and net profits...

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Elon Musk says Tesla A.I. chip project is ‘finally coming to fruition’

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company’s custom-built chip for handling autonomous driving is nearly ready. Tesla is one of a...

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Self-driving pioneer foresees industry future with autonomous vehicles: Interview with Sebastian Thrun from Stanford University

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 Sebastian Thrun is considered to be one of the advanced thinkers of Silicon Valley. He invented Google Street View...

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The artificial intelligence crossroads in Formula 1

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

The march of Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting industries across all sectors, and so it is inevitable this technology has found...

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