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Panasonic to build smart roadways for connected cars in Utah

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

One day, our highways will be a lot safer than they are today. And Panasonic wants to help make that happen. The company today announced...

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Apple buys self-driving startup Drive.ai just days before it would have died

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Cars, News

Drive.ai, a self-driving startup that was once valued at $200 million, was supposedly closing its doors and laying off all its staff — but...

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Volvo Trucks North America teams up with Perceptive Automata and DHE to explore human behavior prediction for the trucking industry

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Recently Volvo Trucks North America, along with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable Highway...

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Nvidia, Volvo trucks forge ‘deepest’ AV partnership

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in News, Trucks

Self-driving trucks are increasingly looking like a lucrative bet for the long haul. With tens of thousands of drivers needed to combat a...

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New Zealand’s first 5G connected self-driving smart shuttle unveiled

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Cars, News

New Zealand’s first self-driving smart shuttle has been unveiled in Christchurch. The fully electric smart shuttle is like a mini...

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Tesla Model 3’s Autopilot technology can be hacked to control the car externally, claims an Israeli startup

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

Ever thought about losing your car’s control in the mid of the highway to some hacker? Well, that is not a subject of some science...

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Ford-VW could rank among AV leaders

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Cars, News

A potential autonomous-vehicle partnership between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen Group would cement the pair as leaders and validate...

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Argo AI will spend $15 million to form a self-driving car research center

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

The founders of Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford, are giving back to their alma mater to the tune of a $15 million...

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A Tesla ‘Truckla’, robotic pizza delivery, and more car news this week

Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Cars, News

OVER HERE AT WIRED Transportation, we often talk to and write about people doing big, ambitious things—changing how their local...

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Tesla self-driving computer … Bob Lutz praise for Tesla Model 3 … Norway EV disruption — #CleanTechnica top 20

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

It’s time for us to share our 20 most popular articles of last week. This time around, I’ll just briefly throw down a list of my 13...

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Local Motors’ AV shuttle to serve Army, Marine Corp. base near D.C.

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Buses, News

Local Motors, by LM Industries Group Inc., known for 3D-printed mobility solutions, will deploy a fleet of autonomous shuttles, known as...

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Pairing self-driving cars with autonomous drones for faster fast food delivery

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Look in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it is an autonomous drone. Not just any autonomous drone, but one carrying a freshly...

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Russia’s Yandex plans bold step for self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Just as expectations for driverless vehicle deployments have tempered across the industry, Russian company Yandex is pressing down on the...

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Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps

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

Argo AI is releasing curated data along with high-definition maps to researchers for free, the latest company in the autonomous vehicle...

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Veoneer demonstrates latest active safety products and solutions at North American event

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

Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), the world’s largest pure-play company focused on Advanced Driving Assistance Systems,...

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S Korea to open 1st 5G autonomous car driving test bed

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

Seoul, South Korea on Thursday said it will set up the world’s first 5G-based autonomous car driving test bed in the capital city as...

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Autonomous vehicles face an uphill battle for public trust

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Automakers and technology companies continue to push toward introduction of the first fleets of fully self-driving vehicles. But building...

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California has let two Chinese startups offer robotaxis to the public

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

China’s autonomous cars are coming for passengers in the United States. AutoX and Pony.ai just became the first Chinese companies allowed...

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Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo has locked in an exclusive partnership with Renault  and Nissan to research how commercial autonomous vehicles might work for...

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Houston’s first driverless shuttle now rolling at TSU

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Buses, News

TSU’s Tiger Walk isn’t just for pedestrians anymore. The region’s first autonomous shuttle to carry passengers debuted Wednesday along the...

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