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Peugeot-maker PSA is testing autonomous driving technologies in Spain

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Autos giant PSA is conducting tests in the Spanish city of Vigo to “advance the development of autonomous driving”. The work, which is...

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HD maps video- Understand more on how HD maps power self-driving car

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The maps that are particularly built for self-driving purposes are usually called High Definition Maps or HD Maps for short. These maps...

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Laser Diodes: IDTechEx research reviews how smartphones and self-driving cars see the world

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Tiny infrared lasers offer 3D sensing functionality for consumer electronics, like smartphones, and robots, like self-driving cars. In...

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Intel’s ultra-efficient AI chips can power prosthetics and self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Even though the whole 5G smartphone thing didn’t work out, Intel is still working on hard on its Loihi “neuromorphic”...

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Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally take...

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Are self driving cars the future?

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

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This Lidar technology is affordable enough to accelerate adoption of autonomous driving

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

With the automobile industry advancing towards making the self-driving a reality, Luminar’s third-generation automotive-grade lidar...

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Multiband GNSS antennas designed for drones and self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Taoglas has introduced a new range of high-performance global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antennas designed to power applications...

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Nissan gives Japan version of Infiniti Q50 self-driving upgrade, more power

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

Nissan is giving the sporty Skyline sedan a high-tech, midcycle update with a new semi-autonomous system that allows for truly hands-free,...

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Toyota begins autonomous driving tests on public roads in Europe

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

After successful test runs in the U.S. and Japan, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced the beginning of autonomous driving (AD) on public...

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Lidar startup luminar raises $100 million in latest funding round, is working with 12 of the world’s largest automotive companies

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Technology

Lidar startup Luminar Technologies announced a new $100 million investment and unveiled its new lidar platform called “Iris”...

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Parts makers must change with times as autonomous tech evolves

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The car industry is reinventing the wheel to prepare for autonomous vehicles. Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., whose roots date to...

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Louisiana’s autonomous truck rules will take effect Aug. 1

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Louisiana’s recently approved regulations for autonomous commercial motor vehicles will take effect Aug. 1. The law, signed by Gov. John...

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Luminar’s cheap LiDAR could be a big boost for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

LiDAR (laser pulse-based radar) is an essential component of autonomous driving, as it’s what vehicles use to detect obstacles like...

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This new autonomous startup has designed its delivery robot to conquer winter

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas...

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This new autonomous startup has designed its delivery robot to conquer winter

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas...

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Zoox’s self-driving car will provide a smooth ride via independent active suspension

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Zoox  CTO and co-founder Jesse Levinson revealed a few more details today about the company’s autonomous vehicle hardware, which it’s...

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Lidar startup Luminar raises $100 million, unveils Iris sensors

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Technology

Luminar is a lidar startup that in 2017 emerged from five years of stealth with $36 million in funding. The early funds came from 1517...

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UK stakes claim for lead role in autonomous mapping

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Published by Zenzic, the UK’s umbrella organisation for self-driving technology, and national mapping agency Ordnance Survey, the Geodata...

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2020 Hyundai Sonata turned fully autonomous by Russia’s Yandex

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Last March, Hyundai signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian technology company Yandex to jointly develop Level 4 and Level 5...

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