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Volvo aims for safety standard for autonomous vehicle communication

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Safety engineers behind the Volvo 360c, a new autonomous concept from Volvo Cars, are aiming to create a universal standard for a safe...

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Britain could ban classic cars from roads in next 30 years

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Jim O’Sullivan, the CEO of Britain’s state road management company Highways England, says that Britain could ban the use of...

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Startup takes a bit of Silicon Valley to Tokyo

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Ascent Robotics, founded two years ago, hopes to deliver a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in two years and showcase it at the 2020 Tokyo...

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Few carmakers submit self-driving car safety reports

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News

The Trump administration has asked automakers to voluntarily outline how they are developing and testing self-driving cars on public...

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Mercedes’ first full-electric vehicle is one of many aimed at challenging Tesla

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Mercedes-Benz is firing the opening shots in what will surely be a bloody battle to dominate the next generation of powertrain technology....

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Borgward opens US HQ in Silicon Valley, launches AI safety platform for AVs

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The Borgward Group – reviving a historic German brand-name under Chinese ownership – has announced a US headquarters and a research and...

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This week in the future of cars: We’ll be blunt about this

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Cars, News

WE’RE GOING FAST…SOMEWHERE. This week was full of people and corporations making market-moving decisions. Not all seemed wise....

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Volvo’s new self-driving concept car is a swanky first-class suite on wheels that’s designed to take on airlines

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

With its latest self-driving car concept, Volvo wants to take on the airline industry. Without a need for a steering wheel, Volvo opened...

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ParkWhiz raises $20 million to help ready parking facilities for driverless cars

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Chicago-based ParkWhiz announced Friday that it has raised $20 million in new venture capital and plans to use the investment to fund its...

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Denso leads $65 million Series C funding round in ThinCI to make autonomous cars a reality

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

DENSO Corporation, a $48.1 billion company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components, continues to...

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Siemens and ACM announce expanded partnership to advance the next generation of connected vehicles

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, News

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is excited to announce its second partnership with Siemens. Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems...

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BYD pushes into autonomous tech with new Qin Pro developer edition

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

BYD took to the stage in Shenzhen, China, on September 5th at its Worldwide Developer Conference to share its plan for autonomous mobility...

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This is when you’ll see autonomous trucking

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in News, Trucks

The autonomous driving race is a hotly debated one. That’s as enthusiasts become too bullish on the technology, capability and time...

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No cyber security, no autonomous vehicle revolution

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A hooded figure tapping away at a computer console and taking control of a mass fleet of autonomous vehicles is certainly not a scene that...

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Current sensor makes autonomous vehicles safer

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, creator of what it calls the world’s first Doppler lidar for automotive applications, confirmed that...

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Waymo shifts to ‘industrializing’ self-driving tech as Robotaxi launch nears

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s nearly showtime for Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov. Almost a decade since he and a dozen other engineers went to work on Google’s...

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A new doppler Lidar solves self-driving cars’ need for speed

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

AS EVERY NEW Yorker knows, San Franciscans walk painfully slowly. It’s a common observation, and now it’s a measurable one,...

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Waymo, Uber driverless projects make scanning sensors cheaper

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

Google’s Waymo, Uber and carmakers GM and Mercedes-Benz are among the companies working to put driverless vehicles in showrooms. That...

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City launches driverless shuttle pilot to test autonomous vehicle technology

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Visitors to the Calgary Zoo and science centre won’t have to rely on a driver to hitch a ride between the two attractions this month,...

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A major push to use blockchain to link autonomous vehicle development on open-source network

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

“There is no central administrator to approve the transactions, no middle man linking the participants of the network (e.g. a charging...

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