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Knight Foundation devotes $5.25 million to studying last-mile autonomous car service

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous car technology is progressing at a rapid clip. Google spinoff Waymo’s fleet has racked up more than 8 million real-world miles,...

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Ford’s first fully self-driving car is probably going to look a lot like an SUV

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

This summer, Ford decided to spin out its budding self-driving car program into its own business. During a recent interview on The...

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INRIX identifies U.S. corridors best suited for highly automated truck deployment

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in News, Trucks

Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) are poised to radically impact the future of the long-haul trucking sector. However, where their...

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Swiss Re, BMW to develop new car insurance rating for semi-autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Swiss Re and the BMW Group will jointly develop a new car insurance rating concept called ADAS risk score to help insurers better price...

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Audi granted level 4 autonomous driving road test license in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

At a forum for intelligent transportation and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Audi China received a Level 4 autonomous driving road test...

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Qualcomm unit to boost LTE-V2X commercial roll-outs in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, a subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM, China Mobile Research Institute and China Mobile IoT...

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Ikea’s Space10 imagines the future of self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

If you weren’t stuck in gridlock, where might you be? And if you didn’t have to focus on driving, what else might you do? A new autonomous...

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Connecticut to offer self-driving pilot program in four communities

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected — possibly by 2021 — even if public support for...

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The big story: They’re heeere! Autonomous vehicles no longer science fiction

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s been 15 years since the U.S. government first challenged developers to create vehicles that could drive themselves. The wait is...

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Self-driving cars still trying to navigate bad weather

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

As things stand today, the driverless car of the future can’t handle more than a dusting of snow. It’s a known problem in the field — and...

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Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s easy to think that once cars start driving themselves most of our traffic woes will be eliminated. Robocars are supposed to be...

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New Volvo trucks autonomous semi is a cabless tractor pod

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in News, Trucks

Volvo Trucks, the world’s second-biggest heavy-duty truck maker behind Daimler Trucks, unveiled Wednesday its first all-electric...

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BMW flew its autonomous concept car on a cargo plane around the world

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in News

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW’s new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F...

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Blackberry says autonomous cars could be hacked into “fully loaded weapons”

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in Cars, News

Security is an issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly; and as there weren’t too many threats out there already, self-driving vehicles can...

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BMW aims to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in Cars, News

BMW Chief of R&D, Klaus Frolich, said last week at at the unveil of the BMW iNEXT, that the company plans more deals with mining...

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Fisker planning to bring its fully autonomous shuttle to the US in 2019

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Buses, News, Technology

CleanTechnica sat down with Henrik Fisker on August 30th, 2018, in Los Angeles to get an update on where Fisker, Inc. is today and where...

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100% electric autonomous shuttle project for Quebec

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Buses, News

A 100% electric autonomous shuttle will be used on roads in Candiac, Quebec, in a long-term demonstration project. It is a collaboration...

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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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