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Velodyne, Nikon announce manufacturing agreement for production of LiDAR sensors

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar, Inc has announced an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Sendai Nikon Corporation, a Nikon subsidiary, will...

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Hidden spies in our midst, stealing self-driving tech secrets

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Foreign spying seems to have been in the news quite a bit recently. The Russian female fatale that recently pleaded guilty for...

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South Korea’s SK Telecom to develop a 5G-based map for self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

South Korean telecoms giant SK Telecom has signed an agreement with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to develop 5G-based self-driving...

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Tesla full self driving could be slowed by “the smear” & the “slow-walk”

Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It was a relatively short comment in Tesla’s ground-breaking presentation on full self-driving (FSD) capabilities for its fleet of Model...

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NTU researchers’ discovery makes key component of autonomous vehicles 200 times cheaper

Posted on Apr 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have made a breakthrough in the field of light detection and ranging sensors...

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Automated and electric vehicles

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Technology, Trucks

The Technology & Maintenance Council is evolving to contend with the necessary maintenance and specification issues that are arising...

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Next Nissan GT-R to likely feature hybridization and autonomous driving

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The first- and second-generation Nissan GT-R sold for four years, from 1969 to 1973. The R32 to R34 generations covered 13 years, from...

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New way to ‘see’ objects accelerates the future of self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective, and accurate new method for equipping self-driving cars with the tools needed to...

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Why Tesla’s robotaxi plan could be a huge win for Nvidia

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Earlier this week, Tesla (TSLA – Get Report) hosted its Autonomy Investor Day. CEO Elon Musk took the stage with the...

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Nikon will help build Velodyne’s lidar sensors for future self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

With the notable exception of one automaker, most companies are generally in agreement that lidar is a vital component of the hardware...

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Eye-catching hidden message for Uber IPO in self-driving tech investor deal

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, Technology

It is that time of the year for high schoolers to be getting primped and primed for their prom night, trying to ensure that their hair is...

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Google and Tesla say self-driving tech will accelerate exponentially within 24 months

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Google’s Waymo driverless car venture said it will rent a factory in Detroit to retrofit Jaguars and Chrysler minivans with autonomous...

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Apple & Cornell offer alternatives to lidar for autonomous cars

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Lidar is a technology similar to radar that uses light instead of radio waves to gather information about the surrounding environment....

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Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Intel confirmed the layoffs to The Information, characterizing the strategy as a “realignment of resources” designed to...

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Should a self-driving car protect a passenger or a pedestrian? Ideally, both.

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Much self-driving-car research focuses on pedestrian safety, but it is important to consider passenger safety and comfort, too. When...

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Autonomous driving and Elon Musk, the visionary

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Like most events involving Elon Musk, yesterday’s Tesla Autonomy Day provided not just a glimpse of the future, but the industry, and to...

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The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Understanding where we are in the pursuit of self-driving cars can be as confusing as understanding where we are in the pursuit of AI....

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Nunes: Benefits won’t be shared

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

So, my colleague Meredith gave a very eloquent introduction as to why the technology is unsafe, why it doesn’t work. But let’s...

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Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

At its “Autonomy Day” today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon Musk...

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Are we there yet? A reality check on self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

READ THE BREATHLESS articles and bold tweets and you could be forgiven for thinking that the fully autonomous vehicle is around the...

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