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Driverless Volvo trucks take over dangerous mining tasks in Norway

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in News, Trucks

In a unique pay-for-work agreement, Volvo Trucks will use driverless trucks to take over mining tasks perilous to human operators. Six...

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Nvidia on the road to success with autonomous driving ‘AI’ chip

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Nvidia hasn’t had a wonderful time recently, what with the imploding cryptocurrency scene causing its stock to plunge — lower virtual-coin...

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The tech comfort zone: Is the UK public ready for driverless cars? It depends on your gender, age, and where you live

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

While more than half of the UK public (53 per cent) feel positive about the way technology is driving change in the country, there is some...

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Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

Timelines presented by auto and tech companies have positioned 2018 and 2019 as milestones in the development of autonomous driving...

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New blockchain platform for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The blockchain comes from U.S. company Filament and it is called Blocklet for Trusted Vehicle Applications. The technology is described as...

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Congress considers extending electric vehicle tax credits, approval of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

With Congress returning to Washington on Tuesday for a flurry of legislative activity before the end of the year, transportation advocates...

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Volvo’s first commercial self-driving trucks will be used in mining

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in News, Trucks

Volvo has announced a commercial first for its autonomous trucking endeavors. The Swedish automotive company has signed a deal with...

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Google, Apple, and Uber should be forced to share their mapping data

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News

The UK government should encourage companies like Apple, Google, and Uber to publish more map data to help the development of technologies...

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The biggest design questions facing (partially) self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News

Until advanced technology that enables full automation is available, semi-autonomous cars (known as L2 and L3) will require driving input...

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Drivers overestimating safety tech capabilities: AAA

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Four out of 10 Americans overestimate the capabilities of semi-automated driving systems based on their names, which indicates a lack of...

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Waymo’s CEO just highlighted 2 key opportunities for its driverless-vehicle tech

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

In just a couple of months, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) driverless-vehicle company, Waymo, will launch its first...

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Here’s which self-driving test cars crash most frequently

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

According to a report compiled by Allianz Global Assistance, only 52 percent of Americans say they’re confident that autonomous driving...

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Legends Dario Franchitti & Allan McNish boost California technology company in race to deploy autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

California-based COAST Autonomous, a self-driving technology company, has recruited Allan McNish and fellow Scottish motor racing legend...

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GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Cruise, the self-driving company acquired by GM in 2016, is expanding to Seattle as it seeks more engineering talent to develop its...

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AEye raises $40M to build autonomous car sensor that sees better than humans

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

AEye is a computer vision start-up that believes everyone else is doing solid-state LiDar wrong. Current LiDar systems are mechanical,...

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Most GCC transport firms see driverless trucks by 2028

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 in News, Trucks

More than three quarters (82 percent) of GCC transport companies expect autonomous trucks to become a viable option on the roads within...

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What’s happening with Apple’s mysterious car project?

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Over the past several years, rumors have spread that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on a secret car initiative called Project Titan that...

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Volkswagen to spend €44 bln by 2023 to develop electric, self-driving vehicles

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

The Volkswagen Group said that it will spend almost 44 billion euros on e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and...

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Fisker failed. But now the EV pioneer is ready for an epic redo

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 in Buses, News

You might think Henrik Fisker’s best days are behind him, but he’ll tell you he’s just getting started. The 55-year old designer and...

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KT Corp. tests driverless bus at Incheon Int’l Airport

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Buses, News

KT Corp. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT), South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, successfully tested a self-driving bus at the...

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