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PerceptIn to launch an autonomous vehicle pilot in Indiana in early 2020

Posted on Nov 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars are coming to Indiana, courtesy Santa Clara, California-based PerceptIn. The startup today announced that it’s...

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FCC backs tech to let self-driving cars talk to… everything

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued a proposal Wednesday to dedicate slivers of the 5.9 gigahertz spectrum band to...

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Autonomous driving is ‘hard’ when ‘irrational’ factors come into play, Pony.ai CEO says

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

Autonomous driving in a “simple environment” is fairly easy but becomes hard to keep safe when other factors are in play, according to the...

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The world’s first robot car death was the result of human error — and it can happen again

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in Cars, News

On November 20th, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the results of its investigation into the 2018 fatal Uber crash...

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Consultant: Florida is headed for era of driverless cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in Cars, News

(TNS) — Florida is on the road to an era of driverless cars with its good weather, popularity as a tourist destination, and demographics....

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Tesla could deliver ‘full self-driving’ within weeks. Here’s what that means for drivers—and Tesla’s stock

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

During Tesla’s quarterly earnings call in October, CEO Elon Musk reiterated a striking projection: the company is on the verge of...

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Researchers develop cross-car games for autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Waterloo’s Games Institue have designed multiplayer games that can be played by occupants...

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Veoneer joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Cars, News

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —  Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), the world’s largest pure-play company...

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Uber is at fault for fatal self-driving crash, but it’s not alone

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Federal investigators split the blame for the fatal Uber self-driving crash between the ride-hailing company, the safety driver in the...

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Waymo’s Austin closure was sudden and affected about 100 contractors, workers say

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Cars, News

The closure of Waymo’s self-driving car facility in Austin, Texas, this month eliminated jobs for about 100 contractors, some of whom...

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StradVision teams up with leading European Tier 1 supplier on level 4 autonomous bus project

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Buses, News, Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — StradVision, an industry pioneer in vision processing technology for Autonomous...

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Predicting people’s driving personalities

Posted on Nov 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving cars are coming. But for all their fancy sensors and intricate data-crunching abilities, even the most cutting-edge cars lack...

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Why Mercedes’s self-driving trucks are set to overtake its robotaxis

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Don’t hold your breath for a self-driving Mercedes car anytime soon. At Daimler’s capital market day in London on Thursday, new CEO Ola...

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Volkswagen to bring self-driving electric shuttles to Qatar by 2022

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen Group  and Qatar have agreed to develop a public transit system of autonomous shuttles and buses by 2022 for the capital city...

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Eurovia UK and British AI partner to trial new solutions in highway solutions

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The companies have announced they will be collecting data and accelerating autonomous vehicle development with Kar-go. The deal gives AI...

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Lidar startup Ouster introduces a more affordable 32-channel Lidar sensor for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ouster, Inc., a provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics,...

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‘Reality check’ on self-driving cars taking place at Daimler

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News

Despite their dreams of putting self-driving cars on the road sooner rather than later, numerous automakers and companies are finding out...

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UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of...

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U.S. Senate to hold November 20 hearing on testing, deployment of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov. 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving...

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Draper unveils LiDAR with MEMS Beamsteering technology for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

LiDAR, short for light detection and ranging, is often considered the primary sensor for self-driving cars, given its ability to create...

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