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Bosch and Daimler Receive Approval for Worlds First Fully Automated Driverless Parking

Cars proceed without a driver to an assigned parking space in response to a command issued by smartphone, without any need for the driver to supervise the manoeuvre.  Photo via Daimler.  Bosch and Daimler announced that they have obtained approval from Baden-Wurttemberg for an automated parking system in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart.…
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31st July 2019 0

Rheinmetall takes over Canadian robotics specialist Provectus

Expanding the Group’s expertise base in autonomous driving The takeover of the Canadian company Provectus Robotics Solutions Inc. expands Rheinmetall’s technological capabilities in the field of robotics and autonomous driving. In future, both halves of the Group – Automotive and Defence – will benefit from the know-how of the newly acquired robotics specialist. Automation and…
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30th July 2019 0

Be Sure And Get The Number Of The Robot That Hit You

Truly self-driving, full-time autonomous vehicles are still probably years away, in any quantity bigger than test fleets strictly limited to clearly defined areas. But insurance companies and safety regulators are already starting to think through the nitty-gritty of what happens on the ground when inevitably, crashes happen between autonomous vehicles and cars driven by people…
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29th July 2019 0

DeepMind is helping Waymo evolve better self-driving AI algorithms

A more efficient way to training neural nets could provide a crucial edge in the hyper-competitive world of automated driving—and elsewhere. Waymo’s self-driving cars now have something in common with the brains that guide regular vehicles: their intelligence comes partly from the power of evolution. Engineers at Waymo, owned by Alphabet, teamed up with researchers…
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26th July 2019 0

Apple Just Hired Luxury Car Designer for Its Automotive Team

While Apple is having a much harder time keeping secrets than it used to, there are still some very top-secret projects going on within the company that we only get scattered details about — enough to know that Apple is working on something in a given area, but often left with only fragmented reports that…
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25th July 2019 0

Autonomous ships are coming, and we’re not ready for them

Picture this: It’s a stormy night in the middle of July and a 500-foot long cargo ship charges east through the Atlantic Ocean. There’s nothing unusual about the ship at first glance. The cylindrical vessel sports a futuristic design like a surfaced submarine, it’s sleek hull sculpted to slice through waves with ease. But step…
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24th July 2019 0

Intempora launches software toolchain for the validation of AV algorithms

French software specialist Intempora has unveiled a new set of digital tools for the benchmarking, testing and validation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and highly automated driving (HAD) functions, including deep learning and perception algorithms. Intempora Validation Suite (IVS) enables automotive and IT engineers to centralize, store and share their recordings of driving datasets,…
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23rd July 2019 0

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had long-term viability. Now, with the acquisition of Drivy, Getaround is the largest car-sharing platform with partnerships the likes of Uber and Toyota. Uber and Lyft were (and are) a phenomenon,…
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22nd July 2019 0

Hyundai Sonata gets a self-driving makeover from Yandex

The latest Hyundai Sonata sedan is coming out later this year, but a self-driving version is already here. On Thursday, Russia’s self-driving car service Yandex unveiled an autonomous prototype of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, coming out this fall like a traditional, human-driven car. Yandex, which is effectively the Russian Google, collaborated with Hyundai’s Mobis car…
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19th July 2019 0

What Europeans Actually Think of Autonomous Cars

Autonomous or “self-driving” cars made their debut on international motorways in 2018. Even before they took to the road though, drivers had concerns about cars that drove themselves with no, or very little, driver’s interference. Now, reality mirrors the Jetsons’ science fiction and opinions about the safety of autonomous vehicles have diversified. According to our…
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18th July 2019 0