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Ford wants to use human-like robots to help self-driving cars make autonomous deliveries

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Ford wants to use self-driving cars as delivery vehicles, but that presents a problem: how do the packages get from the car to the...

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GM faces blowback on federal driverless car petition

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News

General Motors Co. is running into opposition to its petition to federal regulators for permission to put up to 5,000 driverless cars —...

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Autonomous driving startup Aurora to acquire lidar company Blackmore

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Aurora, a well-funded Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup, announced that it is acquiring lidar company Blackmore. In a blog...

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Autonomous vehicle pioneer doubles down on technology Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls ‘freaking stupid’

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News

A pioneer in autonomous driving is doubling down on a self-driving technology called lidar that uses sensors to help navigate through...

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MIT’s AI makes autonomous cars drive more like humans

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Creating driverless cars capable of humanlike reasoning is a long-standing pursuit of companies like Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Uber, and others....

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FMCSA, NHTSA seek comment on automated driving systems

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

A pair of federal agencies are seeking public comment that would help in crafting regulations related to automated driving systems. The...

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Udacity, Mercedes-Benz create sensor fusion nanodegree as demand for self-driving car engineers rises

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Udacity and Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D lab have developed curriculum for a sensor fusion nanodegree, the latest effort by the...

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Investors give record support to ride-hailing, EVs, AVs, and Chinese startups

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Investors have seen the future when it comes to the almighty car, and it revolves around electrification, driverless vehicles,...

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Blickfeld and Koito announce the integration of LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Blickfeld a leading provider of solid-state LiDAR technology, and Koito Manufacturing, the leading global tier-one supplier of exterior...

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Researchers say ‘spidey senses’ could help self-driving vehicles avoid hazards

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers want to give cars, planes and drones “spidey senses.” That is, they want to give autonomous machines sensors that...

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Driverless truck startup TuSimple teams up with the USPS to haul trailers between Phoenix and Dallas

Posted on May 21, 2019 in News, Trucks

Self-driving vehicle startup TuSimple nabbed a notable new client recently: the United States Postal Service (USPS). This morning, the...

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How GM Cruise uses its Dashride acquisition to build a robo-taxi company

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, News

It started back in their college days when Thomas Bachant and Nadav Ullman were trying to get safe rides around the University of...

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Cranfield study aims to minimise motion sickness in autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, News

A first-of-its-kind study taking place at Cranfield University will attempt to develop a mathematical model for motion sickness that will...

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Mercedes-Benz safety-car concept monitors the road ahead and your kids

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Before humans give up the wheel for good, Mercedes-Benz believes there will be a transitional period where people and machines share the...

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Einride’s T-pod L4 driverless trucks hit public roads in Sweden

Posted on May 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

Einride is entering a new phase it development, as it deploys self-driving trucks in Sweden. The service is part of the startup’s...

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Wind River Systems partners with autonomous vehicle security startup Karamba

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

California-based software developer Wind River Systems Inc. has partnered with Israel-based Karamba Security Ltd., a developer of...

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‘Mini-city’ for self-driving vehicles launches in Greenbelt

Posted on May 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News

A former research farm in Ottawa’s Greenbelt is being turned into a hub for testing the algorithms, sensors and other technology...

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China just held a car race without any drivers

Posted on May 17, 2019 in Cars, News

China’s road to mastering driverless-car technology is bumpy and full of surprises — literally. Just ask those attending the...

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Ultrafast motion-planning chip could make autonomous cars safer

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

About two years ago, we covered a research project from Duke University that sped up motion planning for a tabletop robot arm by several...

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Highways England tests autonomous trucks for road construction

Posted on May 15, 2019 in News, Trucks

In the UK, self-driving trucks are being tested to support critical road construction projects. Highways England, a government-owned...

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