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TRI-AD, Maxar and NTT DATA collaborate for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD), Toyota’s automated driving software development company, Maxar...

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TÜV SÜD involved in Singapore autonomous vehicle standards development

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

TÜV SÜD experts were involved in Singapore’s Technical Reference 68 (TR 68), the world’s first set of national guidelines for fully...

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GM’s truck sales finance push for self-driving cars; company shows $2.1 billion profit

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

General Motors is all-in on electric and self-driving cars — but amid dampening enthusiasm for autonomous vehicles, GM’s aggressive...

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Confused about self-driving cars? You’re not alone

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News

As news of autonomous vehicles proliferates — about both the positive advances and negative reports of fatal crashes — the...

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Cepton unveils high scan rate, long-range SORA-P60L LiDAR for UAVs

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, security and mapping applications, today unveiled...

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Velodyne, Nikon announce manufacturing agreement for production of LiDAR sensors

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar, Inc has announced an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Sendai Nikon Corporation, a Nikon subsidiary, will...

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Sweden’s Veoneer to raise cash as driverless car progress slows

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Sweden’s Veoneer said on Monday it would seek up to $500 million in new capital to help the maker of electronic car products cope with a...

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Tesla’s Model 3 leasing program is a game changer for its ride-sharing network

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, News

It’s safe to say that Tesla is not sparing any expense when it comes to keeping its offerings fresh. From adding new models to its...

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South Korea’s SK Telecom to develop a 5G-based map for self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

South Korean telecoms giant SK Telecom has signed an agreement with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to develop 5G-based self-driving...

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GM working on major upgrades to Super Cruise before kicking off 2020 rollout

Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in Cars, News

You’ve probably heard of Autopilot, Tesla’s buzz-worthy advanced driver assist system that combines adaptive cruise control, forward...

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Tesla full self driving could be slowed by “the smear” & the “slow-walk”

Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It was a relatively short comment in Tesla’s ground-breaking presentation on full self-driving (FSD) capabilities for its fleet of Model...

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NTU researchers’ discovery makes key component of autonomous vehicles 200 times cheaper

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

Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have made a breakthrough in the field of light detection and ranging sensors...

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Ford claims it will have 100 self-driving cars on the road by the end of the year

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Ford aims to have 100 self-driving vehicles on the road by the end of the year, its president of mobility said on Thursday. After...

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CarGurus: 32% of consumers are ‘excited’ about self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Cars, News

According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Meanwhile, Research and Markets...

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AI Weekly: How self-driving cars could reduce emissions, eliminate parking spots, and add $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Cars, News

During Tesla’s inaugural Autonomy Day on Monday, CEO Elon Musk spoke about an idea first articulated in a document published three years...

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5 companies are testing 55 self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Cars, News

In early March, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto signed an executive order mandating that firms testing self-driving vehicles submit...

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Ford to deploy up to 100 autonomous cars by the end of 2019, expand testing to third city

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of...

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Next Nissan GT-R to likely feature hybridization and autonomous driving

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The first- and second-generation Nissan GT-R sold for four years, from 1969 to 1973. The R32 to R34 generations covered 13 years, from...

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Finley: How the Waymo plant ended up in Detroit

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News

Detroit’s landing of a Waymo driverless car plant is billed as a victory by the Motor City over Silicon Valley. But the real...

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Why Tesla’s robotaxi plan could be a huge win for Nvidia

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Earlier this week, Tesla (TSLA – Get Report) hosted its Autonomy Investor Day. CEO Elon Musk took the stage with the...

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