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SAE International partners with Aurora for first-ever Pittsburgh Meetup on Automated Vehicle Technology

Posted on Feb 24, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

SAE International is proud to partner with Aurora to hold its first Pittsburgh Meetup on Innovations in Mobility. The Meetup series is...

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Olli, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle, comes to Sacramento state

Posted on Feb 24, 2019 in Buses, News

Local Motors of Chandler, Arizona is a world leader in the manufacture of 3D-printed vehicles. Some of  its offerings are just plain...

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Researchers instructing autonomous vehicles on how pedestrians move

Posted on Feb 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Pedestrians continue to perplex autonomous vehicles and the companies that are developing them. Unlike machines, pedestrians are...

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Autonomous shuttles to take off this spring in Lake Nona, Fla.

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Buses, News

The tinted glass doors on the cozy electric shuttle slid open quietly. “Welcome aboard,” said Aaron Foster, a solutions engineer for...

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BMW says it will ’emerge winner’ of EV and autonomous transition, announces 2,000 more jobs

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Cars, News

BMW says that it is hiring 2,000 more people at its Dingolfing factory for jobs in electrification in a push to ’emerge winner’ in the...

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Elon Musk’s promises about self-driving cars are ‘almost unethical,’ says AutoNation CEO

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s promises about autonomous vehicle technology are “almost unethical,” AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson...

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Apple and Uber are trailing in autonomous car development [Infographic]

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Cars, News

The technology behind self-driving cars has progressed tremendously in recent years but it still hasn’t been perfected. A long list...

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BMW and Daimler will spend over $1 billion on the future of transportation

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

BMW and Daimler, two giants in the automobile sector, are pooling their resources in a joint mobility effort that spans autonomous cars,...

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Tesla will release fully self-driving cars in 2019 — with a big asterisk

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla remains on-track to release a fully self-driving car before the end of 2019, company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk confirmed. The...

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Opportunity exists for advancing autonomous vehicles bill this Congress, Sen. John Thune says

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Legislation aimed at popularizing the use of autonomous vehicles in commercial and commuter settings is gaining supporters in the Senate,...

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Waymo self-driving cars can now respond to traffic cops’ hand signals

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

Skeptics of self-driving cars like to ask how the vehicles’ automated software will handle unexpected, unusual situations. For...

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How self-driving cars might transform city parking

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles could transform parking as well as driving, new research suggests. Parking lots could house more driverless cars than...

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3D LiDAR technology brought to mass-market with Livox sensor

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Livox is shifting the marketplace for LiDAR sensors by introducing a reliable, compact, ready-to-use solution for innovators,...

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Someday your self-driving car will pull over for police

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

It was still dark on a Friday morning in November when a California Highway Patrol officer started following a Tesla Model S on Route 101...

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Watch these BMW i3s self-drive in Netherlands

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

Elon Musk may have just predicted Tesla will have full self-driving capability by the end of 2020, but other cars are already operating...

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Apple’s secretive self-driving car project is starting to come into focus

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Cars, News

One of the words that’s most commonly associated with Apple’s self-driving car program is “secretive.” Unlike most of its competitors,...

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DTNA unveils new driver-assist technology in freightliner Cascadia

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

Truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America recently demonstrated automated driver-assist technology that’s set to debut in its 2020...

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UAE hailed for plans to get ready for driverless future

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News

The UAE has earned a place in the global top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which...

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Self-driving buses undergo testing in Changsha

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, News

In Changsha, capital of Hunan province, a bus avoids pedestrians, speeds up, slows down, makes an emergency stop, overtakes other cars and...

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Self-driving truck startup Pronto pursues gradual path to automation

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in News, Perspective, Trucks

Pronto, the new self-driving truck startup launched by Anthony Levandowski, is pursuing a more incremental path toward autonomous driving...

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