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Level 4 vehicle parking system rolled-out

Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, announced the rollout of its world-first Level 4 Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) system on the HiPhi X production vehicle. The launch comes after successful development and testing at the Shanghai research center and marks a milestone in advanced autonomous driving technology research. Human Horizons Founder…
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Mercedes could be world’s first car-maker with Level Three autonomy

The inventor of the motor car – Mercedes-Benz – is poised to take the first big step into the next level of autonomous driving, and has likened the achievement to planting a flag on the moon. Speaking to media ahead of the unveiling of the 2021 Mercedes S-Class sedan, the global boss of the German brand, Ola Kallenius,…
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Hyundai unveils its self-driving car company Motional and announces plans to roll out a fleet of robotaxis by 2022

Hyundai has unveiled the name of its autonomous vehicle partnership with Aptiv: Motional. The Korean carmaker, which first announced the project in March, says it will begin fully testing driverless systems later this year.  Motional is set to develop and commercilize Level 4 autonomous vehicles that perform all driving tasks. Its goal is to roll out…
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Driverless tech firm secures UK funding for 5G truck project

Autonomous travel tech company StreetDrone has secured UK Government funding as part of a consortium tasked with delivering an autonomous logistics capability to Nissan’s Sunderland car plant. The grant, from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will power development of 5G connected and self-driving 40-tonne trucks capable of moving parts and assemblies between Nissan’s…
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UK in danger of slipping behind on autonomous vehicle readiness

In the latest Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index (AVRI) the UK ranks in ninth position – down two places on last year – as it warns the country is in danger of falling further behind with physical and digital infrastructure developments as other countries advance. Compared to last year’s ranking, the UK has slipped two places,…
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Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

BUILDING A SELF-DRIVING car was never going to be easy. But Karl Iagnemma says he didn’t expect it to be this hard. “Vehicles are these massively complex systems, and to [build self-driving cars], we need to integrate them with another very complex system and do it in a way that’s reliable and cost-optimized. It’s really, really hard,”…
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Continental & NVIDIA partner on self driving tech

No self-driving cars are available today, but like it or not, they’re coming. Automakers and supplier companies around the world are hard at work developing the technology that will enable these autonomous machines. Accelerating its own efforts, German firm Continental has set up a new supercomputer specifically for developing advanced driver-assistance technologies. The unit in question is built around…
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Ford expands partnership with Mobileye

Ford is expanding its partnership with Mobileye, the Intel-owned autonomous driving technology business, the companies announced Monday. Ford plans to customize Mobileye’s vision-sensing technology to improve its existing driver-assist features, such as forward collision warning; vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection; and lane centering.  The two companies have worked together for years, but this agreement marks…
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Caterpillar acquires autonomous technology firm

Caterpillar today announced the acquisition of selected assets and employees from San Francisco-based robot and autonomy technology solutions company, Marble Robot Inc. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. Building on its leadership in autonomous mining, the company plans to leverage…
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Aurrigo wins Innovation Award at 2020 Autocar Awards

Richard Fairchild, Operations Director at Aurrigo tweeted “It’s fantastic to be recognised by Autocar for the work we’re doing in bringing autonomous vehicles to the public and to win the coveted Innovation Award this year. It’s also a huge congratulations to the dedicated team making all this happen. Onwards and upwards!” The Autocar Awards celebrates…
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