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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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Coursera and the University of Toronto roll out autonomous cars specialization

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, News

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) students partial to machine learning, buckle up: The University of Toronto wants to inculcate you with...

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Aceinna launches INS1000 for guiding autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Aceinna is offering the INS1000 high-performance dual-band real-time kinematic inertial navigation system (RTK INS) with built-in inertial...

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A second Apple self-driving car engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, News

The FBI has accused a second Apple employee of attempting to steal trade secrets from the company regarding its secretive self-driving car...

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Bosch sees ‘huge’ market for electric, self-driving vehicle services

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, News

Robert Bosch announced a push into parking, charging and maintenance services for electric and self-driving vehicles as it posted flat...

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Waymo met with more than 12 carmakers in 2016 on driverless tech

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo met with more than 12 carmakers including Volvo in 2016 as the Alphabet Inc. unit sought manufacturing partners for its autonomous...

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Argo AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Cars, News

Argo AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to...

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BMW-backed Mapillary provides hyper mapping services for driverless vehicles

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

Autonomous vehicle networks rely on real-time mapping data during navigation on public roads. Such requirements are stringent, as most...

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Aptiv has data on over 30,000 autonomous Lyft rides in Las Vegas

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Cars, News

In 2017, Delphi Automotive split itself into two companies, Delphi Technologies and Aptiv. Among other things, Aptiv is focused on new...

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Denver launches first autonomous shuttle

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Buses, News

Today marks the first on-road deployment of an autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle in both Denver and the State of Colorado. The EasyMile 100...

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Apex.AI does the invisible work that will make self-driving cars possible

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous cars are some of the most complex mobile robots ever developed. And like any other complex robot, there’s an enormous...

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Hyundai unveils its automated parking & charging valet system

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Call it a sign of the times, but many drivers are having a hard time keeping in their lane or parallel parking. Fear not — Hyundai and Kia...

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Autonomous delivery trucks are on their way

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in News, Trucks

What is half the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, capable of speeds of no greater than 25 mph, and looks like a giant toaster? It’s Arizona’s...

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