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Driverless cars will dramatically change where and how we live

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Driverless cars aren’t coming. They’re already here. Much of the technology has been around for decades and many features are available on...

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Federal standard on autonomous vehicle technology is needed, Rep. Latta says

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Congress needs to ensure autonomous vehicle technology operates under a national directive instead of a patchwork of guidelines from the...

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Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

Autonomous, or driverless, vehicles can support and promote active travel, such as walking and cycling, when two basic conditions are met:...

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Fully autonomous vehicles still a long time away, according to ABI Research

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A new report by ABI Research has muted the excitement for the arrival of fully autonomous vehicles, claiming they won’t see large...

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How will self-driving trucks affect driver pay?

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

A new study claims self-driving trucks could replace up to 294,000 of the best-paying driving jobs. University of Pennsylvania Professor...

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Pay attention to Tesla’s potential as a service business, not Musk’s antics

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla is seemingly always in the eye of the storm, underscored by the weeks-long drama surrounding Elon Musk’s cryptic tweet about his...

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Driverless car technology: En route to real-world autonomy

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

An ambitious real-world trial on the streets of Coventry and Milton Keynes is helping to put the UK at the forefront of driverless and...

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V2X will connect the car with the outside world (soon)

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

The capabilities of modern vehicles have been shaped largely by the introduction of new software-based functions, often geared toward...

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Innovation such as driverless cars key to overhauling old Hong Kong districts, Urban Renewal Authority chief says

Posted on Sep 8, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, Perspective

A more innovative approach is necessary to overhaul two of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, the city’s top urban renewal official has...

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Volvo’s self-driving car concept is what our cities don’t need

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

In 2015, I was invited to Volvo’s design studio to see an early concept for its first self-driving vehicle. The studio is 50 miles from...

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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving...

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Many self-driving car accidents have been caused by humans

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Want to ensure an autonomous vehicle (AV) doesn’t get into an accident? Get pesky humans out of the way. That’s the takeaway...

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Bold action is needed for GM to achieve Mary Barra’s stretching vision

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra paints an inspiring picture for the future of the automotive industry and GM, while refusing to acknowledge...

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Living on the wireless edge with AI and 5G

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

We are at the cusp of something truly transformational, driven by two much-hyped yet groundbreaking technology mega trends: artificial...

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The driverless car revolution has begun — here’s how to profit

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It’s happening right now… Self-driving cars are on American roads. Hundreds of them are driving around Arizona as you read this article....

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Long-haul driverless trucking would displace good-paying jobs

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous trucks will displace good-paying, long-haul driving jobs, replacing them with low-paying delivery and port jobs, according to a...

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GlobalData: Autonomous vehicles will dominate deliveries

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

GlobalData shares optimism with Waymo, Ford, and other developers of autonomous vehicles that the future of deliveries will remain on the...

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Uber crash a wake-up call, but autonomous drive development continues

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It has been more than five months since the fatal self-driving Uber crash of March 2018, and the automotive industry has attempted in the...

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Wide adoption of driverless cars is still decades away, says Paris Motor Show CEO

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Jean-Claude Girot, CEO of the Paris Motor Show, or Mondial de l’Automobile, thinks that widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles...

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Interview with the leading investor in self-driving tech

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Index Ventures General Partner, Mike Volpi, has an unusual distinction in the world of venture capital: he sits on the board of one of the...

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