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Driverless cars set to appear on Australian roads by 2019

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News

Perth will be one of the first cities in the world to trial driverless on-demand cars, with a prototype vehicle unveiled on Wednesday....

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USDOT’s Federal Highway Administration awards SAE International contract to develop connected vehicle and automated driving system standards

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

SAE International’s ground vehicle standards program has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...

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Renesas in US$6.7 bln deal for IDT to boost chips for self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp said it had agreed to buy Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for US$6.7 billion, its second...

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5G video tested for connected cars on German autobahn

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

A new project has tested out 5G video for connected cars. Autonomous vehicles require connecting with their surroundings via a mobile...

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Autotalks offers connected car chips that combine rival standards

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Autotalks, the connected car chip maker, announced that its latest chipset would support both dedicated short-range communications (DSRC)...

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Researchers make it easier for autonomous cars to talk to each other

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Martti is an autonomous car designed and developed by VTT Research Center. The research vehicle was built on a VW Touareg chassis and has...

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Auto startup HEVO wants to make EV charging wireless

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News

According to a report from Bloomberg NEF, the number of EV charging points in public locations worldwide is projected to increase by 30...

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Humatics launches spatial intelligence platform for human-robot interactions

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Humatics today announced the commercial launch of its spatial intelligence platform designed to help people and machines navigate a...

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In Tesla’s shadow, China’s NIO prices IPO at low end of target: source

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO Inc priced at the bottom of its targeted price range in its U.S. initial public offering on Tuesday,...

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FMCSA chief Martinez wins praise for approach to truck safety

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in News, Trucks

In six months leading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ray Martinez has won praise across the trucking industry for asking...

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Coming soon: Buckle up for Edmonton’s first driverless shuttles

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Buses, News

Edmontonians and visitors may have to pinch themselves next month when they see a shuttle go by — with no driver....

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Ford is left standing by its supercharged rejects

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Long before Volkswagen AG created a separate umbrella structure for its luxury brands, Ford Motor Co. had something similar. Established...

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Apple now has 70 self-driving vehicles on the road in California, expanding autonomous testing

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Apple’s autonomous vehicle program is no secret within the tech industry. While the company has yet to confirm anything, information...

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Seeing Machines launches guardian backup-driver monitoring system for autonomous research vehicles

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Seeing Machines Limited (AIM: SEE) (“Seeing Machines” or the “Company”), the advanced computer vision technology...

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Daimler plots two-for-one autonomous van for city transport

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Daimler AG is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can toggle between a people carrier and a delivery van, as the German...

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Sensors Midwest 2018: Autonomous vehicle design must balance several factors

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

When autonomous-vehicle design in mentioned amongst a group of engineers and designers who are intimately involved with that market, the...

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Mercedes-Benz unveils modular self-driving vehicles for people or cargo

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in News, Trucks

As the competition surrounding autonomous vehicles intensifies, Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday unveiled a hybrid strategy around a...

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Volvo aims for safety standard for autonomous vehicle communication

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Safety engineers behind the Volvo 360c, a new autonomous concept from Volvo Cars, are aiming to create a universal standard for a safe...

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Britain could ban classic cars from roads in next 30 years

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Jim O’Sullivan, the CEO of Britain’s state road management company Highways England, says that Britain could ban the use of...

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Startup takes a bit of Silicon Valley to Tokyo

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Ascent Robotics, founded two years ago, hopes to deliver a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in two years and showcase it at the 2020 Tokyo...

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