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Self-driving cars still trying to navigate bad weather

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

As things stand today, the driverless car of the future can’t handle more than a dusting of snow. It’s a known problem in the field — and...

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Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s easy to think that once cars start driving themselves most of our traffic woes will be eliminated. Robocars are supposed to be...

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New Volvo trucks autonomous semi is a cabless tractor pod

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in News, Trucks

Volvo Trucks, the world’s second-biggest heavy-duty truck maker behind Daimler Trucks, unveiled Wednesday its first all-electric...

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BMW flew its autonomous concept car on a cargo plane around the world

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in News

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW’s new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F...

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Blackberry says autonomous cars could be hacked into “fully loaded weapons”

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in Cars, News

Security is an issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly; and as there weren’t too many threats out there already, self-driving vehicles can...

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BMW aims to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in Cars, News

BMW Chief of R&D, Klaus Frolich, said last week at at the unveil of the BMW iNEXT, that the company plans more deals with mining...

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Fisker planning to bring its fully autonomous shuttle to the US in 2019

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Buses, News, Technology

CleanTechnica sat down with Henrik Fisker on August 30th, 2018, in Los Angeles to get an update on where Fisker, Inc. is today and where...

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100% electric autonomous shuttle project for Quebec

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Buses, News

A 100% electric autonomous shuttle will be used on roads in Candiac, Quebec, in a long-term demonstration project. It is a collaboration...

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VW seeks industry alliance for self-driving technology

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Volkswagen Group wants to ally with other automakers to create an industry standard for self-driving technology. Such a move would give...

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Baidu sets its sights on taking A.I. and self-driving cars outside China

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Online search provider Baidu — referred to as the Google of China — has been expanding aggressively into cutting edge technology such as...

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Autonomous vehicle startup Udelv inks grocery delivery deal in Oklahoma City

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

A select few grocery shoppers in Oklahoma City will soon have their perishables delivered via self-driving car. Autonomous delivery...

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How Nvidia is using its autonomous car platform to drive into health care

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Nvidia is using the underlying architecture of its Drive autonomous vehicle platform to enable product development in other verticals with...

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Self-driving delivery startup Nuro releases its voluntary safety report

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup founded by a pair of Google veterans, released its voluntary safety report on Thursday. Titled...

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Uber to invest over $150 million in Toronto driverless car hub

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will spend more than $150 million in Toronto to support driverless car research....

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Volvo shows off self-driving, electric truck with no cab

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in News, Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it...

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AI, autonomous robocops from Motorola – What could go wrong?

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Mobile phone company Motorola has come up with an idea that it thinks is so good it’s worth patenting – a robotic cop. It’s an idea that...

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PerceptIn’s self-driving vehicles go on sale in November for $40,000

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News

Despite high-profile accidents, unresolved regulatory ambiguities, and looming debates about liability, the autonomous vehicle market has...

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Yamaha Motor adopts Jetson AGX Xavier for autonomous machines for land, air and sea

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

Yamaha Motor Co. has selected NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ as the development system to power its upcoming lineup of autonomous machines,...

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Grand Rapids, Mich., considers autonomous shuttle pilot

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, News

A driverless shuttle could be coming to downtown Grand Rapids as early as next spring as part of an effort to shape the future of the...

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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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