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China building a highway with dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Apr 4, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

A new highway in China is being built that will have dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles. The lanes reserved for self-driving cars...

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Ford announces plans to build electric & autonomous cars in Michigan

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Ford announced on March 20 it will invest $850 million to prepare its iconic Flat Rock assembly plant for building battery electric cars....

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Taiwan’s first AV testing facility

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Taiwan CAR Lab (Taiwan Connected, Autonomous, Road-test Lab), the first closed off autonomous vehicle testing Facility, was officially...

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addresses autonomous tech, infrastructure at AASHTO briefing

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies depends largely on public trust, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao....

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China is building a 5G smart highway for autonomous cars and AI traffic monitoring

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

China is moving forward in the global “race to 5G,” as state-owned carrier China Mobile has announced (via Xinhua) that it’s already...

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Michigan leans on manufacturing history in bid to become a hub for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News

This week, Waymo announced that it will turn an old factory in the Detroit, Michigan area into a retrofitting facility for level four...

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World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday...

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AAA acquires largest autonomous vehicle test site in the country

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

The largest autonomous vehicle test site in the United States has been acquired by AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, one of the...

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7 insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure

The technology that powers autonomous cars has clearly improved by leaps and bounds over the years. Tech companies and automakers alike...

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Ohio cities sign up to be autonomous-vehicle testing grounds

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Four Ohio cities signed agreements with the state government this week to open their streets to the testing of connected and autonomous...

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Milton Keynes, the model town building itself around self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

In October, the largest self-driving car project backed by the British government wrapped up three years worth of testing aimed at getting...

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New £1bn Smart City Mobility Centre will be Europe’s main site for autonomous and electric car R&D

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Research into the next generation of autonomous and electric vehicles will be conducted at a new £1bn Smart City Mobility Centre in the...

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How Southeast Michigan municipalities are building the road infrastructure of the future

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure

Self-driving cars were once relegated to zooming around the highways in science fiction realms. But the technology that could make...

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Sweden unveils advanced testing facility for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Oct 23, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), in partnership with Charmers University, has unveiled the AstaZero 5G test facility for self-driving...

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Arizona and Intel team up on Institute for Automated Mobility to develop driverless vehicle technology

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a...

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Trump plans to drop 10 U.S. self-driving car test sites

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Ten sites picked by the Obama administration to be nation’s hotbeds of self-driving car testing will soon have to compete with the...

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Feds strip Willow Run robot car test site of proving-ground designation

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

A massive robot car test site at the former Willow Run bomber plant west of Detroit and nine other similar sites across the country have...

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Hyundai-Kia pushing for autonomous technology

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News, Technology

Hyundai-Kia has built a dedicated proving ground to develop autonomous vehicles and is targeting global leadership in the technology it...

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China allocates 11 more roads for self-driving car tests to speed up development

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

China’s capital city has designated 11 more roads for self-driving vehicle testing, state news agency Xinhua said on 19 September, to try...

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Innovation such as driverless cars key to overhauling old Hong Kong districts, Urban Renewal Authority chief says

Posted on Sep 8, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, Perspective

A more innovative approach is necessary to overhaul two of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, the city’s top urban renewal official has...

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