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UPDATE 1-Car parts group Valeo announces 500 mln euros of orders for its ‘Lidar’ sensors

Posted on Jul 4, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – French car parts company Valeo has won 500 million euros ($564 million) worth of orders for its ‘Lidar’...

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Baidu’s autonomous cars have driven more than 1 million miles across 13 cities in China

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Today at Baidu’s annual Create AI developer conference in Beijing, the China-based search giant announced a slew of updates across its...

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Intel and the auto industry pen first safety rules for self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, News

Intel and a team of automotive companies have teamed up to create new guidelines for autonomous vehicles. The intention of the “Safety...

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11 companies propose guiding principles for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, News

This morning, a coalition of 11 companies — Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Here, Infineon,...

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Waymo is now allowed to transport passengers in its self-driving vehicles on California roads

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo,  Google’s  former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to...

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GM faces hurdles with launch of robotaxi fleet

Posted on Jun 30, 2019 in Cars, News

Halfway through 2019, General Motors is running short on time to meet its goal of launching a large-scale fleet of robotaxis by the end of...

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The 2019 Chevy Silverado hints at future autonomous trucks in one specific way

Posted on Jun 29, 2019 in News, Trucks

Someday, a truck will be more like a rolling, portable workshop than something you actually drive. In many ways, trucks are already...

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Record Layoffs Loom In Shadow Of Industry Push For Electrification And Self-Driving

Posted on Jun 29, 2019 in Cars, News

Automakers are in a bind. Global car sales are slowing faster than they are able to reinvent themselves as transportation service...

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Argo AI and Waymo release automated driving data sets

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Until recently, the data collected by companies developing automated driving systems was a closely guarded secret. Automated vehicles...

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Former Anki engineers will steer Waymo’s self-driving trucks effort

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in News, Trucks

More than a dozen engineers, who lost their jobs after consumer robotics startup Anki shut down in April, have found a new home. The 13...

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Waymo makes autonomous vehicles available to Lyft riders

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet which is developing autonomous vehicles and related services, has officially expanded its...

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Aurora: The self-driving startup making big moves

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Currently, there are a number of of self-driving companies racing to make autonomous vehicles a reality. One to keep your eye on is...

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Here’s how Cruise’s autonomous cars navigate double-parked cars

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

Cruise, the driverless car startup acquired by GM for $581 million in 2016, today detailed in a blog post how its fleet of over 180...

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SoftBank, Toyota’s self-driving car venture to add five more automakers: sources

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in Cars, News

The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor will receive investment from a further five Japanese automakers, two...

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Power-Monitoring IC has built-in self-diagnostic function

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

ROHM recently announced the availability of a power supply monitoring integrated circuit (IC), the BD39040MUF-C, with built-in self-test...

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Increased safety through partially automated driving: the forwarding agent Wagenstetter from Forsting in Upper Bavaria tested Active Drive Assist in the new Actros

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

In preparation for the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, Mercedes-Benz Trucks carried out final tests with customers. One of these customers is...

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5StarS publishes assurance framework to build trust in connected and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in Cars, News

The 5StarS consortium – which brings together key research bodies Ricardo, Roke, HORIBA MIRA, Thatcham Research and Axillium Research to...

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O2 and ESA to support trial exploring connectivity solutions for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

O2 and the European Space Agency will be supporting ‘Project Darwin’, an ambitious four year trial programme designed to pave the way for...

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Howes: Automakers face ‘profit desert’ as EVs, self-driving vehicles ramp

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

The auto industry’s profit party is winding down, imperiling jobs, plants and products in a scramble to embrace electrified and...

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AVSimulation and ANSYS join hands for safe autonomous driving technology for automakers

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

AVSimulation and ANSYS have partnered to expediate the development of the safe autonomous driving technology for automakers. Under this...

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