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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Picking and ranking leaders in the automated driving sector

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

In my primary job as a principal analyst with Navigant Research, I cover the mobility industry and produce a number of reports that...

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Detroit at center of autonomous tech universe, Navigant report shows

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

The Motor City is firmly at the front of the auto industry’s next revolution. A new study by Navigant Research rates three companies as...

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Virtual pedestrians pave way to safer roads for driverless cars

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A “virtual human” suddenly steps out at a blind bend, but the engineer in the Volvo car’s driving seat on the test track...

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Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in...

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Self-driving trucks hitting the roads in China using FABU technology

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in News, Trucks

Autonomous package delivery services have begun in China—marking a first for the country. Delivery and logistics companies China Post and...

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Tesla updates self-driving language, creates confusion and walks back features

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Today, Tesla updated its language regarding Autopilot and self-driving capability on its website – walking back some previously announced...

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Automated trucking: Federal agencies should take additional steps to prepare for potential workforce effects

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

United States Government Accountability Office, March 1, 2019 Automated trucks, including self-driving trucks, are being developed for...

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FedEx plans to deliver your goods with this autonomous sameday bot

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

FedEx announced Wednesday its plans to take a step into autonomous delivery services with its new SameDay Bot. The bot essentially looks...

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The good, the bad and the ugly: How to plan for a driverless future

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Autonomous vehicles will likely rule the roadways at some point in the future, bringing profound changes to the way we live, work and...

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addresses autonomous tech, infrastructure at AASHTO briefing

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies depends largely on public trust, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao....

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Autonomous advancements present opportunities for drivers, experts say

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous mobility experts said that the technology can open up new opportunities for drivers, noting that as progress on greater levels...

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SAE International partners with Aurora for first-ever Pittsburgh Meetup on Automated Vehicle Technology

Posted on Feb 24, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

SAE International is proud to partner with Aurora to hold its first Pittsburgh Meetup on Innovations in Mobility. The Meetup series is...

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Self-driving trucks will always need people

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

We all know how a self-driving vehicle is supposed to act, thanks to companies and startups like Waymo and Uber: These cars and trucks...

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Opportunity exists for advancing autonomous vehicles bill this Congress, Sen. John Thune says

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Legislation aimed at popularizing the use of autonomous vehicles in commercial and commuter settings is gaining supporters in the Senate,...

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3D LiDAR technology brought to mass-market with Livox sensor

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Livox is shifting the marketplace for LiDAR sensors by introducing a reliable, compact, ready-to-use solution for innovators,...

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DTNA unveils new driver-assist technology in freightliner Cascadia

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America recently demonstrated automated driver-assist technology that’s set to debut in its 2020...

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Self-driving truck startup Pronto pursues gradual path to automation

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in News, Perspective, Trucks

Pronto, the new self-driving truck startup launched by Anthony Levandowski, is pursuing a more incremental path toward autonomous driving...

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The Netherlands tops list of countries most ready for AV technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Once again, The Netherlands topped the rankings of countries most ready for autonomous vehicles, followed by Singapore, Norway, the U.S....

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INTERVIEW – Oxbotica on its software solution for AVs

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Oxbotica was spun out of Oxford University five years ago and now offers a suite of autonomous vehicle and fleet management software. Mike...

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IMU technology forms the brains of the autonomous vehicle

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

A self-guiding vehicle, like an autonomous car or a truck, requires a variety of different technologies to successfully navigate crowded...

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