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Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in News, Trucks

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an...

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A Waymo self-driving car sent a motorcyclist to the hospital – but the human driver was at fault

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Cars, News

Human error is to blame in the case of a Waymo autonomous car side-swiping a motorcycle in California, the company says, in an accident...

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Hyundai invests in startup to bring deep learning technology to autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 6, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Aiming to bring deep learning (DL) technology to autonomous cars, Hyundai Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experience...

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AImotive unveils third-generation neural network for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

AImotive has been working on its autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for a number of years, focusing on vision-first technology that will...

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This startup wants to bring ‘common sense’ to self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

A little-known name in the world of autonomous driving is paving the way for a new type of self-driving car—one that can use “common...

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Navya: Driverless public shuttles before autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

Autonomous driving platforms are being developed for numerous types of vehicles – from buses and trucks to passenger cars and motorcycles....

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Inside VW, Mobileye’s deal to launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in Israel

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Cars, News

In the world of autonomous vehicles, the news comes in repetitive short bursts with formulaic precision: Company X is launching a robotaxi...

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Optimus Ride taps Nvidia for its level 4 autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Optimus Ride, an autonomous technology startup based in Boston, today revealed Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier as its development platform of...

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Why taking tablets in a self-driving car might not mix

Posted on Nov 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Why taking tablets in a self-driving car might not mix. This isn’t about medication – although if a situation occurs where a...

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Muji and Sensible 4 collaborate on ‘friendly’ autonomous shuttle bus design

Posted on Nov 4, 2018 in Buses, News

Autonomous shuttle buses are not new, but previously their design has tended towards an emphasis on function rather than form. Now...

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Hiding between two announcements — Tesla full self driving just a few streets away

Posted on Nov 3, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

There have been a couple of big Tesla autonomy announcements in the past week or so. First of all, Tesla pushed out a Navigate on...

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Uber will resume testing self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 3, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber will resume testing self-driving cars on public roads near its Advanced Technology Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania....

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JTA, Florida Poly U. partner to bolster AV tech in public transit

Posted on Nov 3, 2018 in Buses, News

Florida Polytechnic University and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announced a collaboration to enhance the development of...

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Mary Barra says GM’s driverless cars will ride on public roads next year

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Cars, News

Earlier this week, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued the state’s first permit to test driverless cars on public...

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Next Renault Captur getting PHEV option, semi-autonomous driving tech

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The second-generation Renault Captur is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, next fall. It will arrive with the usual ICE...

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Parking garages can solve traffic problems in driverless future

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Cars, News

This week, Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Waymo got the green light to test its driverless vehicles in California, an expansion of the program...

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China’s Baidu sees hotpot, backseat karaoke in driverless future

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Baidu Inc.’s making a concerted effort to catch up in the driverless car race. The search giant showcased its “Apollo” self-driving...

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The East and West have very different ideas on who to save in a self-driving car accident

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News

As countries race to put self-driving cars on road, these vehicles, like human drivers, will inevitably one day be in sole charge of...

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Tesla autopilot lawsuit may affect autonomous driving rules

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News

Let’s say you are driving down the highway at 80 mph when a stopped vehicle suddenly appears in your lane. What do you do? Swerve? Brake...

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Report: Ford, VW ‘want to join forces’ on electric, driverless cars

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News

Ford and Volkswagen are discussing a “wide-ranging partnership that stands to change the German industry,” German media is reporting....

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