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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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Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators’ tests

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

Advanced technologies deliver benefits every day. But, sometimes interactions with technology can go awry and lead to disaster. On March...

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Pooling resources to make autonomous vehicles safer

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

New industry statistics suggest that autonomous vehicles are becoming better at driving without human intervention. U.S. automakers and...

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Autonomous vehicles won’t save Uber and Lyft

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

No two companies have cannonballed onto the public markets like Uber and Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) are doing right now. Not only are the two...

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Zoox CEO Aicha Evans reveals what will set the company’s electric, self-driving cars apart from the rest

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Zoox CEO Aicha Evans has a big challenge ahead of her: turning an ambitious idea into a revenue-generating business. Zoox is developing an...

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First-ever picture of a black hole, still no picture of a true driverless car

Posted on Apr 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Scientists are abuzz with the release of a picture depicting a supermassive black hole that is over 55 million light-years away in outer...

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With full self driving evolution, Elon Musk believes your Tesla’s value will appreciate — interview video

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

In a must-watch interview with MIT artificial intelligence researcher, Lex Fridman, Elon Musk has revealed that he believes the move...

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Why edge computing is key to developing autonomous cars

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars will generate huge amounts of data (potentially in the form of terabytes of data in an hour). This can hamper response...

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The political, economic and social drivers behind autonomous and electric vehicles

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

Reducing accidents, making transport cleaner and economic potential are among the key drivers for a future of autonomous and electric...

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Boeing’s cold-blooded risk calculation may tarnish trust in “self-driving” cars for years

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When experts want to illustrate the potential safety of self-driving cars, they point to the remarkable safety record of modern aircraft,...

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Reuters hosts Newsmaker with Raquel Urtasun, Uber’s Chief Scientist & Head of Advanced Technology Group, Toronto

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

On Monday, Reuters hosted a Newsmaker event in New York with Raquel Urtasun, Uber’s Chief Scientist & Head of Advanced Technology...

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Covestro sees new automotive opportunities as cars evolve

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

With the car undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 130-year history, companies such as materials maker Covestro hope to capitalize...

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MEMS based LiDAR to overcome conventional limitations

Posted on Apr 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

The big challenge is to come up with a LiDAR design which hits the performance and robustness targets and is able to be produced in mass...

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Fully autonomous vehicles: A journey worth pursuing

Posted on Apr 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The utopian visions of roads dominated by self-driving vehicles might not ever come to pass, but it’s still a goal worth pursuing. Making...

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First ride in driveless car is a bit jerky, but still ‘pretty cool’

Posted on Apr 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Andrew Ogawa says he is excited about self-driving car technology after getting his first ride in an autonomous vehicle Sunday. “It...

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Autonomous vehicles provide new economic opportunities although security hurdles arise

Posted on Apr 4, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

If you live in the Silicon Valley, you probably have seen Google’s autonomous vehicles map terrain and drive around your local highways or...

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Building driverless cars: How they will reshape our world

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Waymo consultant Larry Burns, General Motors’ former vice president-R&D, shares his insights with GlobalAutoIndustry.com on the...

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