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Key to mainstream autonomous vehicles lies in mass production of LiDAR sensors

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

To achieve large-scale commercialization of autonomous vehicles, a new generation of high-precision 3D environment sensing solid-state...

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Australia is ramping up autonomous vehicles – but we are on track to make the same mistakes we made with cars

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

We’re doing autonomous buses wrong and we risk repeating the same transportation mistakes we made with cars or making them worse as...

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An auto exec who was ahead of the curve on electric cars explains what he sees as the biggest opportunity in the self-driving industry

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

In some ways, Tony Posawatz is the forgotten man of the electric-car revolution. The longtime auto executive oversaw the launch of the...

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How automakers, tech companies can turn driverless plans into dollars

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

As driverless cars move closer to reality from science fiction, there’s a new competition: the race to a business case. Self-driving...

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Carmakers face pressure to set self-driving car rules

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

“If you buy a car that does not have the hardware necessary for full self-driving, it is like buying a horse,” Tesla CEO Elon...

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Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk us quickly...

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Rack ’em up, driverless cars surprisingly will be a boon for auto repair market

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

That cha-ching sound of money being made from driverless cars will be the inexorable clatter coming from cash registers ringing over and...

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It’s not just autonomous cars of the future that need security – today’s do too

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s going to be a while before autonomous vehicles (AV) are mainstream. Don’t expect, anytime soon, to summon a driverless car with an...

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Musk’s self-driving car roadmap isn’t possible, futurist Martin Ford says

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Martin Ford, author of “Rise of the Robots” and “Architects of Intelligence,” and Bloomberg Intelligence’s...

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Could autonomous vehicles be worse for cities than regular cars?

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Could autonomous vehicles be worse for cities than autos have turned out to be? Few appear to think so. But we have a long track record of...

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How long will it take to phase in driverless cars?

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stopped by The Vergecast to discuss the future of self-driving cars with Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins. They...

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Nunes: Benefits won’t be shared

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

So, my colleague Meredith gave a very eloquent introduction as to why the technology is unsafe, why it doesn’t work. But let’s...

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Are we there yet? A reality check on self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

READ THE BREATHLESS articles and bold tweets and you could be forgiven for thinking that the fully autonomous vehicle is around the...

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Expect NHTSA to be strict with driverless cars, says expert

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Jim Press, former president of Chrysler, and Steven Shladover, research engineer at University of California-Berkeley, join “Closing...

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Pony.ai’s pilot highlights everyone’s autonomous driving problems.

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The launch of Pony.ai’s 1st live pilot looks great but digging into some of the details reveals that, just like everyone else, Pony.ai is...

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Five reasons why autonomous cars aren’t coming anytime soon

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those...

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1987 self-driving technology — the future was almost ready decades ago?

Posted on Apr 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Isn’t this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving...

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Waymo CEO John Krafcik explains why a parking lot is one of the most difficult environments for a self-driving car

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Since John Krafcik became the CEO of Google’s self-driving car project, now called Waymo, in 2015, the company has achieved two...

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Tesla autonomous driving: Fact or fantasy? Bold but unsubstantiated claims do not mean much

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Elon Musk has made some pretty bold claims on Tesla’s behalf regarding the state of its autonomous driving solution but with no hard data...

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LIDAR Game of Thrones for driverless cars, there will be winners and there will be losers

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

The popular Games of Thrones series has a famed reputation for killing off characters of the provocative cable show, including primary...

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