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Consumers are confused by the terms ‘connected’ and ‘autonomous’, research reveals

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Almost half of the surveyed adults did not understand the definitions of ‘Connected’ or ‘Autonomous’, and three in five of British...

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This is the weirdest driverless vehicle you’ve ever seen

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Cars, News

It looks scary and weird, and is designed to come knocking at your door. French carmaker Renault SA unveiled on Wednesday the EZ-Pro, an...

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Alibaba will build its own AI chip to support self-driving cars

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

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is doubling down on its chip manufacturing with a dedicated subsidiary, co-founder and chairman Jack Ma...

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Michigan startup May Mobility to deploy self-driving shuttles in Columbus, Ohio

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Buses, News

Michigan startup May Mobility today announced that it has been chosen by the state of Ohio to begin testing a self-driving shuttle service...

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ZF plans $14 billion autonomous vehicle push, concept van

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

German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said it is developing its own self-driving vehicle technology in the latest sign of how technology...

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WABCO sets its sights on pioneering development of its autonomous driving open platform technology or ADOPT, with qualified technology partners

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Buses, News, Technology, Trucks

WABCO Holdings Inc. WBC, +3.22% (www.wabco-auto.com), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced...

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Renault, Daimler to showcase self-driving tech

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

The future of vehicles will be electrified, autonomous and connected — but trucks and vans might get there before passenger cars....

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Chrysler schedules Portal electric minivan for 2020 production

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Chrysler took a fairly bold step into the future when it brought the Pacifica Hybrid minivan to market, the first plug-in minivan even...

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Daimler hints at Cascadia improvements with new Actros truck

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in News, Trucks

Foreshadowing expected improvements to its Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty truck, Daimler Trucks unveiled massive updates to the...

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Parts of a ‘virtual’ border wall, built with the tech behind driverless cars

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

In this tiny town at the edge of South Texas brush country, a black steel fence runs along the Mexican border. About 15 feet high and...

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Continental is growing with state-of-the-art product portfolio in the commercial vehicle business

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

At the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, the technology company Continental will be presenting digital technologies for the safe,...

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Tesla’s fully self-driving cross-country road trip to ‘probably’ happen with version 10 ‘alpha build’, says Elon Musk

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Tesla has been talking about demonstrating the full capabilities of its second generation Autopilot system with a fully self-driving...

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Knight Foundation devotes $5.25 million to studying last-mile autonomous car service

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous car technology is progressing at a rapid clip. Google spinoff Waymo’s fleet has racked up more than 8 million real-world miles,...

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Ford’s first fully self-driving car is probably going to look a lot like an SUV

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Cars, News

This summer, Ford decided to spin out its budding self-driving car program into its own business. During a recent interview on The...

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INRIX identifies U.S. corridors best suited for highly automated truck deployment

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in News, Trucks

Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) are poised to radically impact the future of the long-haul trucking sector. However, where their...

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Swiss Re, BMW to develop new car insurance rating for semi-autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Swiss Re and the BMW Group will jointly develop a new car insurance rating concept called ADAS risk score to help insurers better price...

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Audi granted level 4 autonomous driving road test license in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

At a forum for intelligent transportation and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Audi China received a Level 4 autonomous driving road test...

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Qualcomm unit to boost LTE-V2X commercial roll-outs in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, a subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM, China Mobile Research Institute and China Mobile IoT...

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Ikea’s Space10 imagines the future of self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

If you weren’t stuck in gridlock, where might you be? And if you didn’t have to focus on driving, what else might you do? A new autonomous...

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Connecticut to offer self-driving pilot program in four communities

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected — possibly by 2021 — even if public support for...

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