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How Autonomous Vehicles Fit into our AI-Enabled Future

Have you ever dreamed of the day where your car could drive for itself freeing you to do other things, such as reading, catching up on emails, watching a movie, or sleeping rather than focus on the road while in the car? Automotive manufacturers and transportation technology vendors are rapidly progressing us to that goal.…
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11th December 2019 0

Robocar, the World’s Fastest Autonomous Car

The Guinness World Records has validated U.K.-based startup Roborace’s Robocar as a fastest self-driving car with a top speed of 175.49 mph. Electric cars are getting faster and faster, breaking speed records along the way. Some all-electric models claim the top spots as the fastest cars ever. For example, the Rimac C_Two, the Tesla Roadster,…
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10th December 2019 0

Mapping autonomously: The cost of helping a self-driving car get around the city

In the highly competitive race to get self-driving cars to the market, most companies hold their secrets close. But when it comes to helping those cars figure out where they are on the road, some experts are ready to open up. Argo AI, based in the Strip District, and Aptiv, based in O’Hara, publicly released…
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5th December 2019 0

How the driverless car of 1971 worked

A person could sit reading a magazine while the car managed the hard part. Every new technology has to start somewhere. And while the driverless car of 1971 doesn’t much resemble the autonomous cars we see today, it still allowed a passenger to pass the time by reading a magazine — under certain conditions, that…
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4th December 2019 0

The Challenges to Developing Fully Autonomous Drone Technology

Autonomous drone technology is, to an extent, already available. To demonstrate, let’s assume the aerospace industry were to adopt the automotive industry’s five levels of autonomy. If so, then we can define: Level 0: There is no autonomy. Level 1: There are autonomous systems, like altitude control, but the pilot is in control. Level 2: There…
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2nd December 2019 0

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

Why 5 Asian Cities May Beat The West On Next-Generation Mobility

In the 20th century, Asian economies slowly took over the manufacture of clothing, toys, and electronics and used them to grow their economies. Now, they are setting their sites on 21st-century mobility technology as an engine of growth for their largest urban economic epicentres. In Asia, many of the region’s biggest cities are betting on…
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28th November 2019 0

Exploring the “Deep & Meaningful” Impact Autonomous Vehicles Will Soon Have

At Shift Automotive 2019, a two-day conference focused on the future of mobility held during IFA 2019, among the many topics covered was the profound impact autonomous vehicles will soon have in the world. Former Apple developer relations specialist, Pejvan Beigui is now the CTO of EasyMile, a company that develops and deploys autonomous mobility…
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27th November 2019 0

Swiveling seats and sound ‘bubbles’: What the inside of cars will soon be like

Ever since cars first hit the road, the basic interior layout has remained the same, with everything built around the driver: a driver’s seat, driver’s steering wheel and driver-controlled power and brake mechanisms. But that’s only until autonomous vehicle technology completely eliminates the need for a driver. Cars can now be designed for a new…
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26th November 2019 0

Didi will soon roll out a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai

Robotaxi services are also available in limited areas of Changsha and Guangzhou China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will launch a robotaxi service in Shanghai “very soon,” company vice president and chief technology officer Tiger Qie said at a CNBC event in Guangzhou. Once launched, users will be able to hail self-driving vehicles through the Didi…
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22nd November 2019 0