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Autonomous vehicles fall into the trough of disillusionment … but that’s good

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles have plunged into the Trough of Disillusionment! When I say it like that, it seems like the end is near, that the...

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Mapping Google’s self-driving efforts

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Google began its self-driving initiative as a project almost a decade ago in 2009. In 2016, this project became a legal entity by the name...

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Oklahoma state task force ponders driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

State officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments...

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Photonic sensing for automated driving

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

AIT has launched a new trans-national project to develop photonic sensing. The sensors will be suitable for automated driving, to improve...

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Testing underway for next generation of straddle carriers

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in News, Technology, Trucks

Port equipment manufacturers are expanding straddle carrier technology with new developments in autonomy and fuel efficiency underway....

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Study: Automated vehicles won’t displace truck drivers

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in News, Trucks

Despite concerns that a rise in automated vehicles will displace significant numbers of truck drivers, a new report finds that only a...

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Supply chain automation – self-driving trucks to delivery by drone

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in News, Trucks

In Australia, as in the U.S., supply chains are already embracing a far greater automated future in order to respond to the increased...

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White House frames AVs as an opportunity for economic growth

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Markets, Trucks

While much of the conversation around self-driving technology has revolved around the potential safety benefits, the White House and...

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Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not...

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As Uber winds down autonomous truck business, Otto founders aren’t giving up

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in News, Trucks

Uber doled out more than $600 million to acquire self-driving truck startup Otto two years ago. Last week, Uber announced it was ceasing...

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Kodiak Robotics raises $40M for self-driving trucks

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Finance, News, Trucks

Kodiak Robotics has emerged from stealth mode and raised $40 million in Series A funding to develop technology for self-driving trucks....

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Autonomous driving Lidar pilot program announced by CEA Tech, Transdev, IRT Nanoelec

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A pilot program to characterize and assess lidar sensors to improve performance and safety of autonomous vehicles has been announced by...

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CAD webinar series (XI): The L3Pilot project – a methodology for piloting automated driving on European roads

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Webinars

L3Pilot is a European research project co-funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project is led by Volkswagen...

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Optimising the human centric experience by improving ADAS performance

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Webinars

AVL’s Erich Ramschak explains how the company’s technology is used for the calibration and testing of assisted driving features....

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Future-proofing to secure the connected automotive ecosystem

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Webinars

Stacy Janes, Chief Security Architect at Irdeto, discusses the critical role future-proofing plays in protecting automotive systems from...

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Winners revealed in Govt £12.1m autonomous vehicle giveaway

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

The Government has announced the winners of a collaborative R&D competition for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with £12.1m...

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Brainstorm: Autonomous vehicles’ biggest challenge

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Q: What is the largest challenge that autonomous vehicles will have to address before becoming ubiquitous? By: Ron Demcko, Fellow, AVX...

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Imperial plans deployment of seven automated trucks by year’s end, CNRL to start pilot in 2019

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in News, Trucks

Imperial Oil plans to begin experimenting with up to seven autonomous hauler trucks at its Kearl site by the end of the year, while...

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County gurus prepare for inevitable automated vehicles

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

Automated vehicles – self-driving and self-parking cars, trucks, air and watercraft – are no longer things of science fiction. The...

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OOIDA submits comments to Oregon DOT’s autonomous vehicle task force

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles will meet for a long-term policy...

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