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Europe to be the tortoise in the self-driving car race

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

While there are reasons to doubt Europe’s standing in the race, there are different reasons entirely to trust it will still be a part of...

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Future of the world’s largest truckmaker

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

Martin Daum, chief executive officer for trucks and buses divisions at Daimler, discusses the demand for trucks, the impact of the trade...

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Why the future of driving isn’t just driverless, it’s ownerless

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Over the past five years, the development of new technologies has brought about real change in the way we travel. Lately, the rise of...

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Toyota’s vision of autonomous cars is not exactly driverless

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

John Leonard strolls up to a drab one-story garage on the campus of MIT and unlocks the door. The building is remarkable only for the...

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How Michigan is contemplating the big ideas defining the future of mobility

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

When you can see what’s coming, it’s easier to be prepared. And Michigan has a better view of the developing mobility future than anywhere...

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Automation, electrification could advance faster in intermodal

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous technologies and electrified equipment will have specific roles in the transportation and intermodal sectors and already are...

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The creator of Google’s self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Sebastian Thrun, one of the best known entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is taking on a new challenge that’s a big shift from his...

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Robots take the wheel—how autonomous cars will change northern Ontario

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

In the 40 years CBC has covered northeastern Ontario, transportation has hogged a lot of headlines. The four-laning of highways, the...

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Self-driving pods are slow, boring, and weird-looking — and that’s a good thing

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It’s 2018, and you may be asking yourself, “Where are all the driverless cars?” Well, they’re already here, driving at extremely low...

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How AI will transform your personal vehicle experience in India

Posted on Sep 16, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In one of the most memorable scenes from the famous Hollywood movie – The Minority Report, Tom Cruise gets into a vehicle which drives on...

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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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