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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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29th November 2019 0

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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18th November 2019 0

How autonomous vehicles will change car ownership

In the next 15 years, drivers in big cities may trade cars for car-sharing services and electric shuttles and cut car ownership by 70%. Cars are inefficient: They are parked 95% of the time. Cars generate a lot of air pollution: An average passenger car emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.…
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11th November 2019 0

The Enemies of the Autonomous Vehicle

Sometimes when you are on the brink of a rebellion, it’s hard to see what’s happening around you. Chandler, Arizona, has become a hot­bed of attacks on autonomous vehicles (AVs). Over the past three years, people have assaulted self-driving cars in the city nearly two dozen times, pelting them with rocks, trying to run them…
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5th November 2019 0

Autonomous Vehicle Liability: Who’s at Fault When Self-Driving Cars Are in Accidents?

Self-driving or autonomous vehicles offer the promise of better driver and passenger safety. Autonomous vehicle technologies may have the power to eliminate human error – the number one cause of car accidents. Working out the kinks while testing self-driving vehicles, however, has already led to many serious and even fatal auto accidents. According to car…
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1st November 2019 0

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