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Special report: The path to the autonomous car

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

As the challenges of vehicle automation become more apparent, automakers are beginning to speak more realistically about autonomous cars,...

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Watch Nvidia’s CES press conference live right here

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, News, Videos & Podcasts

Nvidia is holding its CES press conference today at 8 PM Pacific, 11 PM Eastern. The company will talk about self-driving cars and all...

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The folly of trolleys: Ethical challenges and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Brookings, December 17, 2018 Scholars and pundits tend to focus on one ethical challenge for autonomous cars: the Trolley Problem....

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Why General Motors shifted gears in its manufacturing strategy

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

The decision earlier this week by General Motors to close five plants in North America, lay off some 14,000 workers, and retire six of its...

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Anticipating autonomous: The UK’s driverless future

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Smart Mobility Living Lab: London, November 28, 2018 Connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and the anticipated societal benefits they will...

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Russian driverless cars take to the road | Video

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

A Moscow firm is about to unveil technology that it says will help computer-driven cars navigate the most extreme weather, while...

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Evolution of Virtual Personal Assistants in automotive

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Webinars

Over the past several years, numerous Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) products have emerged on the market. Today, they are widespread,...

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Autonomous vehicle implementation predictions: Implications for transport planning

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Victoria Transport Policy Institute, November 26, 2018 This report explores autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic)...

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The UK’s geospatial data infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Open Data Institute, November 20, 2018 Geospatial data is about places. It might be about a specific building, a river or other natural...

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Riding inside Waymo’s self-driving minivan

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Forbes’ Alan Ohnsman takes a test ride through Chandler, Arizona, in a Waymo self-driving Pacifica Hybrid minivan, without a human safety...

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How autonomous vehicles will upend transportation

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Autonomous vehicle technology is advancing rapidly, and hard-core promoters contend that driverless cars could soon be the norm rather...

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Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

University of Oxford & University of Surrey, November 7, 2018 Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to disrupt...

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Autonomous vehicles – driving change for real estate

Posted on Nov 6, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

CBRE Group, November 6, 2018 Given the inextricable link between transportation and how/where people live, work and play, autonomous...

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Introducing crowdsourced pavement quality maps

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Lvl5, a company that creates HD maps for self-driving cars, today released a list of states with the best and worst road quality. The...

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Special report: The path to the autonomous truck

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Automotive World, October 29, 2018 Most of the headlines around self-driving technology have focussed on the passenger car segment, but it...

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The Moral Machine experiment

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

MIT, October 24, 2018 With the rapid development of artificial intelligence have come concerns about how machines will make moral...

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Creating secure, efficient and cost-effective OTA updates for connected and autonomous cars

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Webinars

Connected and autonomous cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction or solely contained in R&D labs. Over-the-air (OTA) update...

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Automated driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers, study reveals

Posted on Oct 17, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Thatcham Research, October 17, 2018 Research launched today shows that 71% of drivers around the world believe they can purchase a...

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Webinar: Autonomous vehicles: Driving employment for people with disabilities

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Webinars

National Center for Mobility Management, October 16, 2018 Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and learn about the...

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Measuring automated vehicle safety

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

RAND Corporation, October 11, 2018 This report presents a framework for measuring safety in automated vehicles (AVs) that could be used...

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