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Here are the executives running the biggest and most important self-driving-car companies

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The serious players in the self-driving-vehicle game are starting to emerge. Over the past few years, Alphabet’s Waymo, GM’s...

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Tesla floats fully self-driving cars as soon as this year. Many are worried about what that will unleash.

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla is promising to launch “full self-driving” capabilities to hundreds of thousands of cars through an over-the-air...

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Autonomous vehicles slowly merge into real-life traffic

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

(TNS) — Asking a driverless minivan to join suburban traffic required pushing a button labeled “START RIDE.” What followed was a cool...

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Quanergy partners with Chery to propel new era of autonomous vehicles and smart cities

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced a...

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Are autonomous vehicles farther away than we think?

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

The last few years have been filled with countless predictions and hype around the future of autonomous vehicles (AVs), with billions of...

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How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had...

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The promise of self-driving delivery vehicles: Insights from Nuro cofounder Dave Ferguson

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

How many times have you gotten into your car to simply drive over to a local store to buy an item that you needed at your home? I’d wager...

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Could a morality setting be the future of autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A driver faces a terrible ethical dilemma: hit a pedestrian in the middle of the road, or swerve out of the way and drive into a brick...

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Despite high hopes, self-driving cars are ‘way in the future’

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A year ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on the road in 2019, ushering in an age of...

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Self-driving safety, talking to robots (podcast)

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Noah Zych, ATG Chief of Staff at Uber, talks about building trust in autonomous vehicle safety. Author David Ewing Duncan discusses the...

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Are self driving cars the future?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

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Apollo’s 1202 program alarm, the 737MAX and driverless cars

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

On a scale of one to ten of difficulty and danger, Neil Armstrong thought walking around on the moon was about a one. Landing on the moon,...

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Autonomous cars: safety opportunity or cybersecurity threat?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It all started as science fiction, but the possibilities of autonomous cars gracing our roads are getting closer to reality by the day....

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Continental’s self-driving chief sees full autonomy taking time

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

The first fully autonomous vehicles able to handle all conditions on public roads — and potentially replacing private car ownership,...

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Masters of Agronomy: Greenskeeping Water Buffalo crews and autonomous Robo Mowers too

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When it comes to golf course maintenance, deploying herds of grass munching goats and sheep to tidy up turf and keep rough from getting...

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Week-in-Review: Google’s never-ending autonomous road trip

Posted on Jul 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while...

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Driverless cars are taking longer than we expected. Here’s why.

Posted on Jul 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When world-altering technologies come about, people can find themselves, literally, at a loss for words. So they sometimes define new...

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Self-driving gas car — a horse led by a carrot on a stick?

Posted on Jul 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Elon Musk has said that buying a car today that will not be upgradable to enable full autonomy is like buying a horse. It’s implied that...

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The five components of autonomous leadership

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It was only four years ago that AlphaGo began beating the world’s top professional Go players and Google released TensorFlow, an...

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Dropping off passengers vexes self-driving cars, the last step is a doozie

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

I was using a ridesharing service last month in Detroit to get to a restaurant after having spoken at a conference on autonomous vehicles....

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