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Dataspeed and Cepton partner to bring LiDAR to autonomous vehicle

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Dataspeed Inc., an autonomous vehicle (AV) solution provider has announced a partnership with Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D...

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Foretellix launches new approach to testing autonomous vehicle safety

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Israeli startup Foretellix has launched a revolutionary autonomous vehicle development tool, Foretify, which brings a proven...

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Blind trust, culture clashes and robot empathy: Mercedes-Benz on autonomous cars

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

At CES 2019, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Urbanetic autonomous shuttle, a futuristic proof-of-concept to illustrate the kind of work that is...

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Looking at the different stages of autonomous vehicle testing – and why they’re so crucial to rolling out the tech

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology

Autonomous vehicle testing is well underway – but more real-world experiments are needed to prove the technology’s safety, say experts....

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How Nissan’s ‘invisible-to-visible’ tech could pave the way for autonomous cars

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Nissan’s engineers are working on more than just cars. At CES 2019, the Japanese automaker unveiled “invisible-to-visible” (I2V) tech that...

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Maserati to use BMW self-driving technology, Elkann says

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Maserati will be the first of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ brands to use self-driving technology being developed with BMW AG, Fiat...

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Groundbreaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The multi-organisational team behind the £5.5 million FLOURISH connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) project is today [Monday 13 May]...

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Apple’s self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple is working out ways its “Project Titan” self-driving vehicle could be improved to give its users more privacy via a...

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Accessibility must be at the heart of new transport tech

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology

New modes of transport and pioneering technologies should transform travel for older people and those with disabilities, the government...

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Effective verification of automated driving – Daimler presents the PEGASUS research sub-project “Testing”

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Cars, Technology

PEGASUS (Project for establishing generally acccepted good quality criteria, tools, methods, scenarios and situations for the approval of...

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Valeo at Viva Technology: innovations and challenges in the fields of electric, autonomous and connected vehicles

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology

For the fourth year running, Valeo is taking part in the Viva Technology conference, from May 16 to 18, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles,...

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Elon Musk’s hefty anti-LIDAR gamble undermines Tesla chances of survival

Posted on May 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Readers have asked me to augment my remarks about Tesla’s Investor Autonomy Day, in which I had indicated Elon Musk decidedly and...

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Believing machines can outperform people can lead to acceptance of self-driving cars

Posted on May 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars could hit roads if more people agree that machines can outperform humans, at least in some task, claimed a study. The...

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Tesla restructures Autopilot software team, Elon takes the reins

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla is again restructuring its Autopilot software team, according to sources talking to Electrek. CEO Elon Musk is taking the reins with...

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Mobility technology patent applications of the week: Dyson’s EV, Nissan’s autonomy, NIO’s battery swap, and more

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Covering the future of mobility can be challenging, given that a lot of the technology that will shape how we get around in the future...

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Driverless car myth #1: We’ll fix it over-the-air

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Getting an update to your smartphone or laptop computer via an Over-The-Air (OTA) capability is akin to a box of chocolates, you never...

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Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some...

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Autonomous vehicles to bring about materials revolution

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The forthcoming trend of autonomous vehicles not only will reshape how people and goods are transported, but what materials are used...

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11 myths about GPS for autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Everyone knows that GPS uses satellites to deliver position information to things like smart watches and your car’s navigation system. But...

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Startup says end-to-end machine learning is “only scalable solution” for self-driving cars

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It’s a solution that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would approve. No lidars, no high-definition maps. No hand-coded rules. A small startup in...

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