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MIT researchers create new self-driving system that can steer in low visibility settings, including fog and snow

Researchers from MIT have developed a new self-driving car system capable of navigating in low visibility settings, including in fog and snow. The system relies on Localizing Ground Penetrating Radar (LGPR), which takes readings the shape and composition of the road directly below and around the car with electromagnetic pulses. Other self-driving car systems use…
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Tesla Autopilot is going to detect potholes and make mini-maps to remember them

Tesla’s Autopilot, which the automaker is trying to turn into a self-driving system, is going to detect potholes and make mini-maps to remember them, according to a new comment from CEO Elon Musk. In order to achieve full self-driving, a system would have to be able to handle a wide range of different scenarios, including…
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Camera-based life-saver: Bosch helps cars keep an eye on their passengers

More safety and convenience thanks to artificial intelligence The interior monitoring system detects driver drowsiness and distraction and provides driving assistance Harald Kroeger: “Bosch is using cameras and AI to turn the vehicle into a life-saver.” Bosch is developing a new car-driver symbiosis for automated driving Over the next 20 years or so, new safety…
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Qualcomm Targets Autonomous Vehicles With Snapdragon Ride Platform

As expected, a key focus for CES 2020 is automotive. While the forecasts for autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been curtailed, the industry continues to rapidly drive (pun intended) toward full autonomy. Qualcomm, the leader in mobile technology, unleashed a flurry of automotive announcements at CES, including a new autonomous vehicle control platform dubbed the Snapdragon…
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Audi’s ‘empathetic’ AI:Me is about relaxing while commuting

Commuting is the worst part of driving. It’s a stress-inducing piece of hell that many of us endure on a daily basis. Audi aims to eliminate that stress with a tiny self-driving car that takes you on a virtual journey while you’re sitting in gridlock. The AI:Me (pronounced Amy) is the automaker’s “empathetic mobility partner.”…
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How Do You Teach A Car That A Snowman Won’t Walk Across The Road?

Of course, the answer depends on what that ‘something’ is. A torn paper bag, a lost shoe, or a tumbleweed? You can drive right over it without a second thought, but you’ll definitely swerve around a pile of broken glass. You’ll probably stop for a dog standing in the road but move straight into a…
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eSync Alliance joins the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)

v The eSync Alliance, an open consortium dedicated to standardizing an OTA and diagnostic data gathering platform, reported that it has formally joined the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) as an Associate Member. Rick Kreifeldt, Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, said, “Our work to standardise the bidirectional data pipeline to the edge electronics in the…
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Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo’s Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver. A year after launching its self-driving ride-hail program, Waymo is offering an iOS version of its app in the App Store, making it easier for iPhone users to catch a robotic ride in the Phoenix suburbs.…
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Advanced manufacturing research centre opens in North Wales

The £20 million Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru opened in Broughton, providing businesses with R&D opportunities and support. The centre will be a catalyst for growth and jobs in Deeside, across North Wales and the wider cross-border and Northern Powerhouse region. It was officially opened by First Minister Mark Drakeford and Economy and North Wales…
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Dealing with cybersecurity threats in the age of autonomous vehicles

In 2015, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took control of a Jeep Cherokee vehicle as an experiment. By exploiting vulnerabilities in the vehicle’s Internet-connected entertainment and navigation systems, the two researchers activated the windshield wipers, turned on the radio and even turned off the engine in the middle of the highway. It…
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