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Hyundai will invest $35 billion in autonomy and emerging technologies

South Korea announces plan ‘to revitalize the economy and create new jobs’ SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest $35 billion (41 trillion won) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that have also…
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18th October 2019 0

Toyota’s LQ Concept Includes Its Own Artificial Intelligence Assistant

I don’t know what it is with the requirement that our future cars need to foster some deep human-car emotional bond, but Toyota is proposing a pretty similar thing with its LQ concept. This little car will include its very own artificial intelligence assistant named Yui, and Yui will be able to read your emotions…
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15th October 2019 0

US gives three states grants for self-driving car research

Automakers aren’t the only parties interested in self-driving car research. The US Department of Transportation has issued the first three awards from its Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grants, and it’s good news for Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. Each of the three states is the first recipients with $7.5 million apiece for Michigan and Ohio and…
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17th September 2019 0

The Path to Earning Consumers’ Initial Trust of Automated Vehicles

They say time goes by faster as you get older. I thought this was just a saying, like an old wives tale, but there is scientific evidence to suggest time really does go by faster as we age. This phenomenon is related to how the brain encodes memories. The brain takes longer to process a…
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16th September 2019 0

China’s Professor X says we are at the tipping point for mass roll-out of self-driving cars after tech advances

For nearly a century engineers have been working towards the goal of self-driving cars, a technological puzzle that has occupied some of the best minds in science and which has the potential to open up a multibillion-dollar market. Today we see hands-free valet parking and auto-pilot navigation in the US along with limited robotaxi services…
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13th September 2019 0

Japan To Let Autonomous Cars Roam Around Its Streets Before 2020 Olympics

Japan will allow dozens of autonomous vehicles to freely roam around streets near competition areas prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bloomberg reports that the local government is working alongside car manufacturers such as Toyota and Nissan to roll out self-driving cars on its streets for a week before the games commence next July. Japan…
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11th September 2019 0

Coventry firm completes its first ever public autonomous pod trial in Canada

A Coventry-based driverless vehicle company has completed its first-ever public autonomous trial in Canada, opening up new opportunities for expansion in North America. Aurrigo has joined forces with the Ottawa L5 powered by Invest Ottawa and the Kanata North Business Association to give more than 350 local people the opportunity to ride in two of…
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3rd September 2019 0

Do Drivers Really Want To Give Up Driving?

A leading research firm has confirmed this week what many nay-sayers to autonomous vehicles have long suspected. People don’t really want tech that drives the cars for them. J.D. Power and Associates’ annual technology experience study shows a high percentage of drivers today so dissatisfied with techs like lane-centring and other driver-assistance alerts that they…
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2nd September 2019 0

Five Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Change Our Laws

Highly automated vehicles are on the road, but we lack federal laws governing their use. Personal injury lawyer Robert Hamparyan examines the patchwork regulations across the country and predicts five ways these new vehicles will change our road laws. With the advent of self-driving cars, suddenly, it seems we’re not so far from the futuristic…
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29th August 2019 0

Increased infrastructure spending is a necessity for the self-driving car

The concept of self-driving cars has come a long way from its inception as a science fiction dream, despite numerous dismissals of the possibility of real autonomous vehicles in our lifetimes. But are self-driving cars still improving, or is the recent spate of autonomous expansion nothing more than a corporate advertising effort as the automotive…
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19th August 2019 0