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Florida bill considers ditching the backup driver in AVs

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Is it time to revise Florida’s motor vehicle laws to prepare for a future dominated by driverless vehicles? At least two lawmakers think...

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How do you feel about riding in a self-driving car?

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Cars, News

New research from Thales has illustrated that 57 per cent of UK citizens would not feel safe riding in a self-driving car. The UK...

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Volvo’s self-driving car venture gets approval to test on Swedish roads

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Volvo’s Zenuity autonomous cars joint venture has won approval to begin hands-free testing of its software for self-driving cars on...

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No driver? No problem, says Ottawa autonomous vehicle advocate

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

On a wintry week when just about everything that could go wrong on local roadways  did go wrong, news the province would be easing...

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Michigan leans on manufacturing history in bid to become a hub for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News

This week, Waymo announced that it will turn an old factory in the Detroit, Michigan area into a retrofitting facility for level four...

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Texas DOT forms connected and autonomous vehicle task force

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Texas Department of Transportation is going to create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to become a central point for...

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As Google races ahead, German carmakers look to go faster on autonomous driving

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Germany’s top carmakers including BMW and Volkswagen are looking at ways to speed up development of the next generation of...

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Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Swedish startup Mapillary is compiling a huge database of roadside objects such as signs and markings to help driverless vehicles get...

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Apple cuts autonomous car team by 200, shifting some to machine learning projects

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Apple’s autonomous car skunkworks endeavor, Project Titan, has spent years as one of the company’s most volatile divisions, going through...

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Adorable, unthreatening autonomous vehicles deliver meals around Virginia campus

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Critics of autonomous vehicles’ safety and reliability have various valid points, but no one’s going to be afraid of these...

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Chinese self-driving startup Roadstar.ai drops co-founder for alleged corruption, faked data

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News

The Drive’s Alex Roy likes to ask who the “Theranos of self-driving cars” is, and now we might have an answer… as...

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Russia’s Yandex has created what may be the most aggressive AV tech

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Back in the throes of the Cold War, Americans awoke on the morning of Oct. 4, 1957, to learn the Soviet Union successfully launched...

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Afraid of driverless technology? PAVE hopes to persuade you of AV safety

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Many people in the US are hesitant to climb into a self-driving car. The media tend to focus on aberrant incidents with autonomous test...

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Developers seek to advance truck platooning through higher automation, global demonstrations

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in News, Trucks

Truck platooning has not yet advanced beyond the testing and development stage, but proponents and developers of the technology continue...

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Amazon has revealed a new autonomous-delivery robot named ‘Scout’

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Amazon wants customers to meet “Scout.” Amazon Scout is the name of Amazon’s newest delivery test program, announced on...

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VW, BMW consider more cooperation efforts for self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen AG and BMW AG remain open to teaming up with more manufacturers and software providers worldwide to share the huge cost of...

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BMW’s virtual vision iNext drive offers peek at autonomous future

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

BMW’s virtual view of the ultra-futuristic cabin for its Vision iNext concept provides a preview of the German automaker’s plans for an...

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Tesla reveals new self-driving Autopilot hardware 3.0 computer diagram ahead of launch

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

Tesla is expected to soon introduce its new Autopilot Hardware 3, which consists of a new neural net computer that they claimed will be...

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Uber contemplates outside investors for autonomous car unit

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said it was “possible” the ride-hailing giant would look for outside investors for its...

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Autonomous service vehicles gaining ground

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Future of mobility could be a reality sooner than thought, with industrial and civic uses likely to be implemented first. Large-scale...

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