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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Damasky: Artificial intelligence is deciding factor for connected and automated driving

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

What will artificial intelligence contribute to automated driving? What will happen with Brexit? What will the transport of tomorrow be...

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New York City is finally getting its own self-driving shuttle service

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Buses, News

Autonomous vehicles are finally coming to the Big Apple. Optimus Ride, a Boston-based self-driving startup, announced plans to deploy an...

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TMC takes stock of latest developments in automated driving, platooning

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

Representatives from self-driving truck startups TuSimple and Embark and truck platooning firm Peloton Technology continued the industry’s...

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How automated trucking will impact the U.S. workforce and economy [report]

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

When most people think of self-driving vehicles and automation technology, personal consumer vehicles usually come to mind — such as those...

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ON Semiconductor and 3M collaborate to accelerate automated vehicle technology

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

ON Semiconductor and 3M have mutually announced their partnership to help improve the navigation systems in vehicles equipped with...

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A Waymo engineer reveals how the self-driving car company develops its robot brains

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

It’s a common Silicon Valley story: a young person reads science-fiction novels or watches some movies that feature robots and...

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Molex announces membership in Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Molex has joined the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development and...

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Ford develops lighting signals for driverless cars to ‘speak’ to pedestrians

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

When it comes to signaling, light is one of the most reliable methods for catching someone’s attention in busy locations. This...

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Waymo plans to open 85,000-square-foot technical service center in Mesa, Arizona

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google parent company Alphabet, today announced that it would open an 85,000-square-foot technical...

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Nuro’s driverless pods to start delivering groceries in Houston this spring

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News

While seven in 10 Americans remain wary of self-driving cars, they will be soon faced with a new driverless vehicle species: the unmanned...

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Yandex and Hyundai ink deal to develop driverless car components

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Russian internet giant Yandex is teaming up with South Korean automaker Hyundai to develop driverless car components. It’s the former’s...

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Driverless trucks ride at night with TuSimple’s improved camera system

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

In its quest to roll out the country’s first commercialized fleet of autonomous trucks, TuSimple has added an improved camera and vision...

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Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

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

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous...

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ZF acquires mobility provider 2getthere

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Buses, News

Friedrichshafen / Utrecht. ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60 percent share of 2getthere B.V. The company offers complete automated...

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Transportation weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, News

This week we’ll focus on the city of Austin, gain insight into Uber’s spending habits, do a little scooter number crunching, the Tesla...

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Zoox can cruise San Francisco without drivers, but now it needs cash

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

San Francisco’s Lombard Street is famous for its eight hairpin turns. Tourists in rental cars slowly snake their way past the street’s...

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The UK is testing its first full-sized autonomous bus

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Buses, News

The UK unleashed its first full-sized autonomous bus today — albeit in limited fashion. For now, the single-deck bus will navigate...

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Nvidia’s Safety Force Field is ‘mathematically’ designed to prevent autonomous vehicle crashes

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Today at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CEO Jensen Huang detailed the latest developments regarding the chipmaker’s...

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Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, News

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own...

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Seven in 10 Americans afraid to ride in fully-autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Cars, News

There’s a lot of talk nowadays about how everyone will use self-driving cars in the not-so-distant future, but a new study doesn’t paint...

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