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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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Testing the unknown: The real problem with autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, Technology

Regulations, architectures, and neural-network algorithms are among the unknowns facing autonomous-vehicle test engineers, which beckons...

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This autonomous testing ground is laying the groundwork for the future of transportation

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure

Since opening in 2015, Michigan’s Mcity has been testing the reliability of self-driving cars in a model city, complete with fake...

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Pave over the subway? Cities face tough bets on driverless cars

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure

Transit advocates fear that unrealistic hopes for new technology — and how soon it’ll get here — could lead cities down the wrong path....

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Singapore built a dedicated town for self-driving buses

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 in Buses, Infrastructure

Singapore to start testing and gathering information on AV buses in its 2-hectare mini town complex.

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ELIX Wireless and GoMentum Station Partner to test new method of charging electric vehicles

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

GoMentum Station and ELIX Wireless Charging Systems announce a partnership today that will facilitate the testing of ELIX’s patented...

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Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute automated vehicle test facility

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction...

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