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VW seeks industry alliance for self-driving technology

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Volkswagen Group wants to ally with other automakers to create an industry standard for self-driving technology. Such a move would give...

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Baidu sets its sights on taking A.I. and self-driving cars outside China

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Online search provider Baidu — referred to as the Google of China — has been expanding aggressively into cutting edge technology such as...

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Autonomous vehicle startup Udelv inks grocery delivery deal in Oklahoma City

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

A select few grocery shoppers in Oklahoma City will soon have their perishables delivered via self-driving car. Autonomous delivery...

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How Nvidia is using its autonomous car platform to drive into health care

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Nvidia is using the underlying architecture of its Drive autonomous vehicle platform to enable product development in other verticals with...

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Self-driving delivery startup Nuro releases its voluntary safety report

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup founded by a pair of Google veterans, released its voluntary safety report on Thursday. Titled...

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Uber to invest over $150 million in Toronto driverless car hub

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will spend more than $150 million in Toronto to support driverless car research....

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Volvo shows off self-driving, electric truck with no cab

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in News, Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it...

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AI, autonomous robocops from Motorola – What could go wrong?

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Mobile phone company Motorola has come up with an idea that it thinks is so good it’s worth patenting – a robotic cop. It’s an idea that...

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

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News

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

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Yamaha Motor adopts Jetson AGX Xavier for autonomous machines for land, air and sea

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

Yamaha Motor Co. has selected NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ as the development system to power its upcoming lineup of autonomous machines,...

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Grand Rapids, Mich., considers autonomous shuttle pilot

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, News

A driverless shuttle could be coming to downtown Grand Rapids as early as next spring as part of an effort to shape the future of the...

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Driverless cars set to appear on Australian roads by 2019

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News

Perth will be one of the first cities in the world to trial driverless on-demand cars, with a prototype vehicle unveiled on Wednesday....

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USDOT’s Federal Highway Administration awards SAE International contract to develop connected vehicle and automated driving system standards

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

SAE International’s ground vehicle standards program has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...

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Renesas in US$6.7 bln deal for IDT to boost chips for self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp said it had agreed to buy Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for US$6.7 billion, its second...

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5G video tested for connected cars on German autobahn

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

A new project has tested out 5G video for connected cars. Autonomous vehicles require connecting with their surroundings via a mobile...

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Autotalks offers connected car chips that combine rival standards

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Autotalks, the connected car chip maker, announced that its latest chipset would support both dedicated short-range communications (DSRC)...

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Researchers make it easier for autonomous cars to talk to each other

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Martti is an autonomous car designed and developed by VTT Research Center. The research vehicle was built on a VW Touareg chassis and has...

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Auto startup HEVO wants to make EV charging wireless

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News

According to a report from Bloomberg NEF, the number of EV charging points in public locations worldwide is projected to increase by 30...

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Humatics launches spatial intelligence platform for human-robot interactions

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Humatics today announced the commercial launch of its spatial intelligence platform designed to help people and machines navigate a...

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In Tesla’s shadow, China’s NIO prices IPO at low end of target: source

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO Inc priced at the bottom of its targeted price range in its U.S. initial public offering on Tuesday,...

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