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Stanford wants to teach its autonomous race cars to learn from their past

Posted on Apr 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers at Stanford University are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to help their autonomous prototypes learn from the...

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Sun plays tricks on Cadillac’s Super Cruise

Posted on Apr 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

For automakers and technology companies working on autonomous driving technology, making vehicles perform well in inclement conditions...

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Lumotive announces a new ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Apr 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Lumotive, a Seattle-based lidar startup developing technology for autonomous vehicles, recently introduced a disruptive...

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Morgan Stanley warns General Motors investors to lower their expectations for Cruise autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Morgan Stanley is trying to tamper investor excitement for General Motor’s Cruise robo-taxi unit. In a note to clients this week,...

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Portland startup develops AV remote control

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

In an era of self-driving vehicles, roadside assistance could transform into on-road assistance. Instead of asking OnStar for help, riders...

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Daimler Trucks to acquire majority stake in autonomous-driving firm Torc Robotics

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in News, Trucks

Daimler Trucks is taking a major step in the development of self-driving trucks. The German firm will acquire a majority stake in Torc...

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Elon Musk clarifies Tesla’s plan to retrofit cars for ‘Full Self-Driving’ with new HW3 computer

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla is preparing its most important retrofit program to date and something completely new in the industry: updating hundreds of...

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Lyft investors are banking on self-driving cars, not ride-sharing

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News

Lyft became the first ride-hailing app to go public on Friday, skyrocketing to a $23.4 billion valuation. But don’t get too excited for...

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BMW finds a spooky way to promote autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

BMW is hard at work developing advanced self-driving features for its vehicles and has previewed its latest developments in the field with...

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The week in tech: Who should let driverless cars off the leash?

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News

Greetings from London. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news: A lot of people are getting way more interested in putting fully autonomous...

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Automated driving tech to grow 11.5% per year through 2030

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Markets, News, Trucks

The falling costs of advanced safety technology for trucks is helping fleets see the bottom-line benefit, according to a new market...

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USDOT publishes automated driving system demonstration grant applicants

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On Tuesday, USDOT published the list of applicants for the Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants which were announced in...

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Honda, Hino hitch ride with self-driving venture of SoftBank, Toyota

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Honda Motor Co. and Hino Motors are joining a venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor Corp. that will develop self-driving car services...

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ZF positions for autonomous driving with $7B deal for Wabco

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to buy Wabco for more than $7 billion, an acquisition it has long targeted to bolster its expertise in...

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Scania and Nobina announce autonomous EV bus trials in Sweden

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, News

Scania and Nobina (the largest public transport operator in the Nordic countries) announced trials of autonomous buses on regular routes...

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VW, Ford to develop pickup truck, continue talks on autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen has signed a deal to develop a pickup truck with U.S. rival Ford and continues discussions about extending its alliance to...

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Aptiv releases comprehensive open-source dataset for autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Global auto parts supplier Aptiv, formally known as Delphi Automotive, announced today the full release of nuScenes, an open-source...

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Next step in photonic technologies: apply for funding

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Photonic technologies including lasers and fibre-optics contribute almost £13 billion to the UK economy. These technologies, which...

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This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of)

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in...

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BMW builds its own IT platform to process data from its autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

A self-driving vehicle needs more than additional hardware, these vehicles require access to vast amounts of quality data, along with...

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