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Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in Buses, News

Visitors pouring into Japan’s Haneda airport for the Tokyo Olympics next year may find themselves ferried to and from planes on...

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Human Horizons unveils smart road project for autonomous driving

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Human Horizons (HH), a new Chinese startup focusing on “smart” technologies and new energy vehicles, unveils its Smart Road Demonstration...

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Waymo to retrofit 200,000-square-foot autonomous vehicle factory in Michigan

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo will soon ramp up its assembly of self-driving cars in Detroit, Michigan, the company announced today. The Alphabet subsidiary said...

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Yandex self-driving car navigates public streets of Las Vegas during CES 2019

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Last week, Yandex’s self-driving car navigated the public streets of Las Vegas during CES 2019 without an operator behind the steering...

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Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Victoria has sanctioned a trial of driverless cars on rural roads in a bid to improve the dramatically more dangerous conditions outside...

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Aurora self-driving startup worth $2 billion after new investment

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

The startup Aurora, which has an executive base drawn from Tesla, Uber, and Google, is set to be valued at over $2 billion following a new...

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Shifting gears, adjusting volume: LG working on tech to read driver’s gestures for Mercedes-Benz

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

LG Electronics Co. is the supplier for a Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz model that will feature a motion-detection system that can read a...

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Waymo self-driving cars are getting confused by rain, passenger says

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Prototype Waymo self-driving cars have been picking up passengers in Arizona since December. But the cars may still have some...

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Ford rethinks Level 3 autonomy

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Ford Motor Co. is shifting its approach to autonomous-vehicle technology. In 2016, Ford said it would largely pass over Level 3 autonomy...

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It’s showtime for self-driving shuttles

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 in Buses, News

Three German suppliers are developing versatile people-mover shuttles that could lead to large-scale use of commercial self-driving...

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New self-driving features are about to make the road safer for terrible drivers

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Distracted? Tired? Bad at staying in your lane? Just plain out of it? Don’t worry, your car’s got you. While fully autonomous...

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Tesla driver caught on camera seemingly asleep on Autopilot

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 in Cars, News

A Tesla Model S driver in Southern California was caught on camera seemingly asleep at the wheel while driving on Autopilot. Tesla...

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Driverless grocery vehicles that deliver to customers’ doors are coming to the Boston area

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Stop & Shop is to roll out “driverless grocery vehicles” in the Greater Boston area this spring. The self-driving, mini grocery...

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Presence of autonomous vehicles felt in US

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Perspective, Trucks

Technology is changing the transportation landscape as freight carriers move toward self-driving vehicles and public officials look for...

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Freightliner new Cascadia with level-2 automated driving named best transportation technology at CES 2019

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner new Cascadia® was awarded the prestigious honor of “Best Transportation Technology” at the...

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The bold robocar roaming Las Vegas without a human backup

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Cars, News

I BUCKLE MY seat belt, and then double-check it after I climb into the back of a white, black, and orange Toyota Prius V wagon. I’m tense,...

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From 2022, new Ford vehicles in the U.S. will ‘talk’ to road infrastructure

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Ford has announced a commitment to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything technology (C-V2X) in all new vehicle models in the U.S....

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Velodyne-Veoneer deal shows Lidar is getting serious

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

One of the key technological breakthroughs that have allowed autonomous drive technology to advance dramatically in recent decades was the...

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Robomart to roll out driverless grocery store vehicles in Boston area this spring

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Cars, News

Robomart today announced a partnership with grocery store chain Stop & Shop to deploy driverless store vehicles in the Boston area...

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Autonomous shuttle demonstration in Surrey Civic Plaza next month

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in Buses, News

An autonomous shuttle vehicle will be making loops in and around Surrey Civic Plaza over the span of more than two weeks in February 2019...

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