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Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck...

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Waymo offers way more upside to Alphabet stock long term

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Alphabet’s s (GOOGL) autonomous driving “moonshot” could be a key driver of share growth in the long term. Shares of the...

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Self-driving cars could increase traffic by avoiding parking, study says

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars could make urban traffic worse, according to a new study published by Transport Policy. The study claims autonomous cars...

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No driver? No problem when Vancouver, Surrey put driverless shuttle to the test

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Buses, News

The future of transportation is as close as Vancouver and Surrey this month when the cities host demonstrations of a driverless shuttle....

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Denver’s RTD deploys first autonomous shuttle in local pilot program

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Buses, News

When in Denver, ride an autonomous shuttle. Such activities are now available in the city, thanks to Denver’s Regional...

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Tesla is decades away from full self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

In my initial takedown of Tesla’s (TSLA – Get Report) December quarter report —- I did not yet have the benefit of the...

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PAVE coalition campaigns for AV awareness and public safety

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Cars, News

How do autonomous cars make real-time decisions on the road? Can self-driving units be used in locations that frequently experience rainy...

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Autonomous vehicles could cause gridlock by trying to avoid parking fees

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Cars, News

There are plenty of documented problems with autonomous cars, from road safety issues to worries about job losses. But a new study raises...

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Standards drawn up for safe use of fully autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News

A set of standards to make fully autonomous vehicles safe to use here has been created, spelling out expectations such as how fast such...

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Quantum sensors could revolutionise navigation and communications in unmanned and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

UQ researchers are working with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), NASA, Orica Ltd and Brisbane’s Skyborne Technologies to develop the...

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Self-driving cars could make city congestion a whole lot worse

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 in Cars, News

If you think traffic in cities is bad now, just wait until autonomous vehicles arrive, cruising around to avoid paying pricey parking...

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ACEINNA launches INS1000, the industry’s most accurate system for guiding autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, agricultural and construction machinery

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

ACEINNA today announced its new INS1000 state-of-the-art, high performance dual band RTK INS (Real-Time Kinematic Inertial Navigation...

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Why autonomous cars put suppliers in awkward position

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Intensifying demand for solutions that will make autonomous vehicles a reality has put suppliers such as ZF Friedrichshafen in an awkward...

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Singapore’s driverless vehicle ambitions reach next milestone with new national standards

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Buses, News

Singapore’s ambition to be at the vanguard of those deploying autonomous vehicles (AVs) got a shot in the arm on Thursday (Jan 31), after...

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An autonomous truck developer pats itself on the back

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in News, Trucks

Embark, the autonomous truck startup, has released what it calls the Embark 2018 Disengagement Report. This is not a public breakup...

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Toyota’s Tri-Ad division wants open source maps to guide the self-driving cars of tomorrow

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

If Toyota has its way, the maps guiding your future autonomous vehicle won’t be delivered through Google, Apple, Baidu, or TomTom, but via...

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Elon Musk said Tesla vehicles will likely drive without human assistance by the end of 2019

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he expects Tesla vehicles to be able to safely drive themselves without human assistance by the...

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Avinew raises $5 million for car insurance that rewards you for using autonomous safety features

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

As the deployment of autonomous vehicles ramps up globally, all sorts of prickly regulatory questions are cropping up. Which parties...

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Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in News, Trucks

Amazon is using self-driving trucks developed by Embark to haul some cargo on the I-10 interstate highway, CNBC has learned. The trucks...

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Self-driving truck startup Embark releases performance data

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in News, Trucks

Self-driving truck startup Embark has issued a voluntary report on the performance of its automated trucks, providing a more detailed look...

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