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Insight: Volvo’s clean, driverless, role-changing 360c targets air travel

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Volvo is developing clean, self-driving cars. From its research and development center in Gothenburg, the premium Swedish marque has also...

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In autonomous vehicles’ future, garages go away: Here’s 10 big RE impacts

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology

One Friday morning late last month, a fully electric, 12-person EZMile EZ10 Gen II shuttle whispered from its current top cruising speed...

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Supplier looks to tech to reduce growing public fear of self-driving vehicles

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Auto supplier Continental AG is counting on technology to solve two big problems: traffic fatalities and the public’s growing skepticism,...

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Drivers wildly overestimate what ‘semiautonomous’ cars can do

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 in Cars, Technology

CARS ARE GETTING smarter and more capable. They’re even starting to drive themselves, a little. And they’re becoming a cause...

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Tesla’s full self driving: compare and contrast

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Cars, Technology

In this confusing world, it is of comfort to many that things move in cycles: seasons, fashion trends and, sometimes, even markets....

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Elon Musk eyes early 2019 release for Tesla’s custom AI chip

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla’s new custom AI chip is about six months away from being installed in new production cars. The CEO said...

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Shrimp eyes inspire new camera focused on helping self-driving cars see better

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Have you ever looked into an animal’s eyes and thought, ‘I wonder how they see the world?’ We have. We do it all the time. We wonder, for...

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Futuristic autonomous cars don’t have to ‘lack soul,’ Peugeot designer says

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, Technology

French car maker Peugeot doesn’t think the future of self-driving cars has to look like sci-fi-inspired pods. Instead, a design...

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The beauty & the beast at #MondialParis

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, Technology

There were two cars that stole the show and competed for the most desirable automobile at the Mondial de l’Auto 2018 à Paris....

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AI photo-processing start-up that can help driverless cars detect pedestrians wins GTC Inception Awards

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The GTC Inception Awards are the equivalent of Dragon’s Den for tech start-ups. Some 1,600 tech companies from across Europe entered the...

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Blockchain-connected autonomous vehicles for a congestion-free future

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) have launched the MOBI Grand Challenge to unlock new...

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Driverless cars that can predict human behaviour backed by Hyundai

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

US-based tech firm Perceptive Automata has developed an AI system to power driverless cars that can predict human behaviour with the...

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Driverless car AI software will be built into Volvo cars by 2021

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Production of consumer vehicles with limited automation could be on our roads by 2021 thanks to a new driverless car AI computer built by...

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Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

Posted on Oct 9, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas —...

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Research online: A way to monitor LTE signals for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Oct 9, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

Proprietary receivers and navigation frameworks for autonomous ground vehicle (AGV) navigation with long-term evolution (LTE) cellular...

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Autonomous trucks need more than self-driving tech to become reality

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

How does a self-driving truck get dispatched? What happens when it breaks down? If a receiver keeps it sitting waiting to unload? When it...

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5G will enhance autonomous driving – but it should not be a requirement

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in Cars, Technology

The numbers suggest that European roads are the safest in the world, with an average 49 fatalities per one million inhabitants compared...

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Ford wants to turn autonomous car control into gaming

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Ford envisions a future where controlling a smart car will be similar to playing a game on a smartphone. The company has recently obtained...

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‘Navigate on Autopilot’ is conspicuously absent from Tesla software Version 9.0

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Tesla began rolling out software version 9.0 to every Model S, Model X, and Model 3, according to the company’s blog. Calling it “our most...

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Tesla may be making a perilous mistake trying to make Autopilot into a full self-driving system

Posted on Oct 6, 2018 in Cars, Technology

On Thursday, Consumer Reports announced that Cadillac Super Cruise topped its testing of semi-autonomous driving systems. Tesla’s...

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