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Another survey puts Tesla at the top when it comes to autonomous systems.

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News

According to a recent survey by Autolist, Tesla is the most trusted brand when it comes to self-driving technology. This is interesting...

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Nikon will help build Velodyne’s lidar sensors for future self-driving cars

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

With the notable exception of one automaker, most companies are generally in agreement that lidar is a vital component of the hardware...

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Apple reports first drop in the number of self-driving cars on the road in California

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Throughout the course of 2018, Apple’s filings with the California DMV showed a steady increase in the number of self-driving cars it had...

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Self-driving cars: What the engineers think

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News

A brand-new survey of autonomous-vehicle designers tells an interesting story about their progress, their concerns, and their outlook for...

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Google and Tesla say self-driving tech will accelerate exponentially within 24 months

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

Google’s Waymo driverless car venture said it will rent a factory in Detroit to retrofit Jaguars and Chrysler minivans with autonomous...

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Optimus Ride expands self-driving programs to communities in NY & CA

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Buses, News

Residents and workers in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York and Paradise Valley Estates in California will soon be able to ride in...

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Dubai crown prince issues resolution to regulate autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a new resolution to regulate autonomous vehicle testing in Dubai. The...

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Self-driving cars get the greenlight under new Utah law

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A newly minted Utah law has given self-driving cars a greenlight throughout the state. House Bill 101, signed into law by Gov. Gary...

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Apple & Cornell offer alternatives to lidar for autonomous cars

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

Lidar is a technology similar to radar that uses light instead of radio waves to gather information about the surrounding environment....

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Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

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

Intel confirmed the layoffs to The Information, characterizing the strategy as a “realignment of resources” designed to...

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It’s Elon Musk vs. everyone else in the race for fully driverless cars

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News

At Tesla’s “Autonomy Day” event for investors on Monday, Elon Musk was full of trash talk for his competitors and their technology....

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This self-driving startup wants to do more than just deliver groceries to your doorstep

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars are still a relatively new concept that’s being tested, but one startup, AutoX, is thinking ahead and looking for...

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U. of Nevada, Reno, Filament partner for autonomous vehicle project

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Filament, provider of comprehensive enterprise blockchain solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), is working with the University of...

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Waymo will build its self-driving vehicle fleet in Detroit

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo will build its autonomous vehicles in Detroit. CEO John Krafcik wrote Tuesday in a Medium post that the company will repurpose an...

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Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

At its “Autonomy Day” today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon Musk...

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China site tests autonomous cars in highway conditions

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

China is building its first site to test autonomous cars under highway conditions amid a global shift toward technologically advanced and...

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These two companies are making autonomous cars safer on the road

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019, Nvidia announced they would bring artificial intelligence-powered (AI) Level 2+...

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Here are Elon Musk’s wildest predictions about Tesla’s self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a series of bold predictions today about the ability for his company’s cars to completely drive themselves. And...

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Kroger and Nuro launch driverless grocery deliveries in Houston

Posted on Apr 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Nuro is on a hot streak this year, as it transitions from self-driving pilot programs to integration with existing businesses. Earlier...

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Uber’s self-driving cars are still a ‘science experiment,’ report says

Posted on Apr 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber’s self-driving cars still aren’t very reliable, apparently. Business Insider reports that Uber’s self-driving tech...

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