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Volvo teases potentially self-driving 360c concept in videos

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Is Volvo preparing to show its vision for self-driving cars to the world? New teaser videos that highlight an upcoming concept called the...

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A first ride in Waymo’s self-driving car prototype: Google plays it safe, and smart

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Technology

On Thursday morning, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Waymo—both of which can be colloquially lumped together as part of Google,...

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Knorr-Bremse: Future concepts for automated commercial vehicles

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in News, Technology, Trucks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Knorr- Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of...

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Tesla patents technology to automate turn signals to improve safety, reduce idiot factor

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has filed for a new patent that describes a technology to automate turn signals. Surprisingly, it sounds like the technology is...

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Are we ready for the digital tsunami?

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

How do we prepare for and manage what’s known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution? A technological metamorphosis is upon us, and we...

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Renault Samsung granted permit to test autonomous cars in South Korea

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) Corp. said Thursday that it has received temporary approval from the country’s transportation ministry...

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Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and...

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Taking Tesla’s 14-day Autopilot trial for a spin

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla opened up its 14-day Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) trial for some Model 3 owners over the weekend and we were included in the update. We...

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Miniature Lidar

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

The Micro-Motion Technology (MMT) platform of miniature lidar solutions from Cepton Technologies Inc. are designed for autonomous driving....

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Baidu researchers develop a new auto-tuning framework for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers at Chinese multinational tech company Baidu have recently developed a data-driven auto-tuning framework for self-driving...

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How do you get people to trust autonomous vehicles? This company is giving them ‘virtual eyes.’

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

One of the biggest challenges facing car companies developing driverless vehicles has little do with sophisticated robotics or laser...

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CleanTechnica exclusive: Electric autonomous Byton prototype is a showstopper at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Bringing a 21st-century mobility prototype to the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a bold move that needs to be backed up. Byton...

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Byton teams up with Aurora to test autonomous cars in America

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Nicolas Zart, CleanTechnica’s under assistant West Coast promo man, spent last weekend hobnobbing with the swells at the annual Pebble...

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AI will be the most influential technology in coming years, say state IT chiefs

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Development of artificial intelligence platforms will be the most impactful information technology topic for state governments over the...

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Toyota and Uber extend collaboration to automated vehicle technologies

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) today announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with...

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Jaguar land rover gives driverless cars ‘virtual eyes’ to signal awareness of pedestrians

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Jaguar land rover has come up with a new concept technology in an effort to understand how humans will come to trust self-driving vehicles...

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There’s a good reason this self-driving pod has huge ‘virtual eyes’

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Jaguar Land Rover’s “driverless pod with eyes” will either raise a smile or send shivers down your spine, depending on your disposition....

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Do you know how many types of LiDAR are there?

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

LiDAR has various applications in surveying, sensors, drones and laser scanning. So people are fairly acquainted with this technology,...

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An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California’s first autonomous grocery delivery

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

AutoX wants to bring the grocery store to you. The self-driving car startup, which got permission to test self-driving cars in California...

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Sebastian Thrun: ‘The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber’

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Sebastian Thrun isn’t your ordinary Silicon Valley computer geek-cum-Stanford professor. The 51-year-old artificial intelligence and...

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