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Waymo eyes deploying self-driving technology in trucking: CEO Krafcik

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Waymo is exploring deploying its self-driving technology in the trucking industry, CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday, as it works with...

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Schaeffler reveals Xtronic Control Unit for efficient autonomous driving

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

German automotive component manufacturer Schaeffler has developed a smart control unit for autonomous vehicles, which is dubbed as Xtronic...

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Applied Intuition raises $40 million for autonomous vehicle simulation tools

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Simulators are invaluable assets for companies developing autonomous vehicles (AVs). These tools are used by Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Zoox, and...

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Tesla is now installing full self driving hardware 3 upgrade in some cars

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The first confirmed upgrade to Tesla’s new Full Self Driving hardware version 3 (HW3) took place today after a customer took his 2018...

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Autonomous bus and three-wheel robot shortlisted for prestigious beazley designs awards

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Buses, News

An all-weather self-driving bus, a fleet of smart electric shared transport solutions and a robot assistant motorbike transformer –...

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Applied Intuition announces autonomous vehicle development platform enabled by Microsoft Azure for massive scale

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Applied Intuition, a leading provider of simulation and infrastructure solutions...

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Apple autonomous car spotted with new sensors, possibly all-camera, no LiDAR

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple’s self-driving cars have so far used a mix of sensors, which the company has said includes LiDAR, radar, and cameras. LiDAR is...

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Daimler, Torc begin testing self-driving trucks in Virginia

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in News, Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun testing highly automated heavy-duty trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with its subsidiary Torc Robotics,...

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Daimler starts highway test of autonomous freightliner truck

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, News

A big silver Freightliner Cascadia truck began plying public roads in Virginia Monday, fully under the command of its autonomous driving...

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Cities are trying—again—to plan for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line,...

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Roborace sets a Guinness World Record for fastest autonomous car

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Mostly when we think of autonomous vehicles, we think of ordinary road cars converted to be self-driving development vehicles or slow,...

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Plus.ai, FAW Jiefang form JV to develop self-driving trucks for China; first production-class L2 semi-autonomous truck

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Silicon Valley-based Plus.ai has formed a joint venture with FAW Jiefang, China’s oldest and largest truck manufacturer, to develop...

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Delta partners with Georgia Tech and 5G-enabled lab on autonomous vehicle research

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Delta Air Lines is to partner with Georgia Tech and the Curiosity Lab on research into autonomous vehicles. The project will see...

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Japan will let self-driving cars wander freely ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially kick off, tourists and locals are in for quite a display around the area. Japan will allow...

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DeepMind, Waymo team up to boost ai accuracy in self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It takes a lot of training to refine and improve the artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithms that power self-driving vehicles....

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UPS has invested in autonomous trucks after ongoing tests

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in News, Trucks

TuSimple, the San Diego-based self driving truck company, has entered into a partnership with UPS to test self driving tractor trailer...

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Ford squashes the bug problem plaguing autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving cars are supposed to change the way we get around, but before they can do that, engineers have to solve a lot of problems...

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GAC Group unveils autonomous high-end SUV

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

(ECNS) — The new energy arm of Guangzhou-based carmaker GAC Group has unveiled the first luxury electric SUV model with the latest...

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Lumotive and Himax Technologies target autonomous vehicles with industry-first liquid crystal on silicon solution for high-performance lidar systems

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, News

SEATTLE and TAINAN, Taiwan, Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded startup developing LiDAR systems for...

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Tomtom maps out revamp with bet on self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Once a household name for its satellite navigation for cars, TomTom NV has taken a backseat in recent years as smartphones, loaded with...

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