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VW announces new Silicon Valley self-driving nerve center at CES

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

On Wednesday at CES, Volkswagen detailed an important new step in the company’s march towards self-driving cars: the establishment...

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Toyota will transform a 175-acre site in Japan into a ‘prototype city of the future’

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Toyota wants to give a new meaning to the term “company town.” The Japanese auto giant said it will transform the 175-acre site of a...

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Penn State and partners researching how to safely integrate automated vehicles into work zones

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Beginning in 2020, researchers at Penn State will study how to safely integrate automated driving systems into work zones, with the...

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Beijing adds area for self-driving vehicle tests with passengers

Posted on Dec 31, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Beijing on Monday added a new 40 sq km area for testing self-driving vehicles with passengers, as the...

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Musk sees people-moving Las Vegas tunnel opening in 2020

Posted on Dec 29, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

San Francisco: A nearly mile-long tunnel in Las Vegas meant to showcase a “traffic busting” alternative for overcrowded cities...

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Uber just quietly bought 600 acres of land to build a new test track for self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

Posted on Dec 27, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

An Uber affiliate has purchased nearly 600 acres of land near Pittsburgh to test self-driving car technology. The purchase marks the...

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South China building new test zone for self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

GUANGZHOU, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — South China’s Guangdong Province Thursday started building a testing center for both...

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Human Horizons is building a smart city in Shanghai with high-tech roads, autonomous driving buses, and 5G network

Posted on Dec 23, 2019 in Infrastructure, News

SHANGHAI, Dec. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Human Horizons, an automotive-technology company, is building a ‘Smart City’...

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Mock skyscrapers, simulated rain at Singapore self-driving test centre

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Singapore: The road sweeper and a golf buggy move around the track with ease, jamming their brakes on when a pedestrian steps out and...

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Ford adding to Austin self-driving car operation

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Ford Motor Co. is adding to its self-driving car testing operation in Austin, saying Dec. 11 it has secured two pieces of real estate that...

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UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of...

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Take a peek inside Lyft’s lab where 400 engineers are working on self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Lyft, the second largest ride-hailing service in the U.S., once helped disrupt the taxi industry. Now, the company is working hard to...

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Nvidia partners with Blue White Robotics on autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Nvidia Corp. has partnered with Tel Aviv-based Blue White Robotics Ltd. to develop autonomous vehicle test-beds, the latter announced...

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Entire western part of Singapore to become testing ground for driverless vehicles

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

SINGAPORE: The entire western part of Singapore will become a testing ground for autonomous vehicles (AVs), under plans unveiled by the...

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U.K. research consortium launching nation’s largest self-driving trial on public roads

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

StreetWise, a collaborative research project led by FiveAI, announced that it will soon begin the U.K.’s largest test of self-driving...

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Pennsylvania groups partner to test autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

In the first project of its kind in the U.S., the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation received an $8.4 million grant last week from...

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Mountain highway in China to test driverless cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

A mountainous stretch of highway in eastern Shandong, China, is to be dedicated to self-driving car testing. The testing of connected...

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A look into HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University’s autonomous vehicle centre

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure

As HORIBA MIRA celebrates three years since the launch of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Automotive Research (CCAAR) partnership...

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State-of-the-art autonomous vehicle test site opens in Ohio

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

Thanks in part to collaboration between the public and private sectors, central Ohio is now home to one of the largest contained testing...

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Argo AI will spend $15 million to form a self-driving car research center

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

The founders of Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford, are giving back to their alma mater to the tune of a $15 million...

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