Category: research and development

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Safeguarding the future of autonomous driving

Experts at McAfee discuss the future of the autonomous driving sector. The UK public remains wary of driverless technology due to safety concerns: Research from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests two thirds (66%) of people in the UK are uncomfortable with the idea of travelling in a driverless car When asked about their biggest concerns when…
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Autonomous cars given ‘human-like’ reactions to prevent crashes on shared roads

Autonomous vehicles reacted to potential collisions in ‘human-like’ ways thanks to new sensors and algorithms used in a research project. Aimed at “radically” reducing the number of multi-vehicle crashes on motorways, the Multi-Car Collision Avoidance (MuCCA) R&D project used AI and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to instruct autonomous vehicles to cooperatively make decisions to avoid potential collisions.…
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Tesla files patent for sourcing self-driving training data from its fleet

  Tesla has filed a patent on how to source training data from its large fleet of customer vehicles in order to train its self-driving neural network. The patent was filed for Tesla, but Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI and Autopilot software, is named as the sole inventor on the application. He describes the…
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Cars with no steering wheels? How to convince people to adopt new tech

With large swathes of the public still uncertain about riding in self-driving cars, what lessons can automakers learn on why a sceptical public is happy to adopt other new technologies? A generation ago we didn’t expect watches to become do-everything computers yet today smartwatches are commonplace. So, what’s next? A car without a steering wheel?…
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Newest Trend: Combining HealthTech With AI Self-Driving Cars For An Upcoming Boon In Our Health And Wellness

Having to visit the doctor can be arduous. For those that don’t have a car, they oftentimes need to utilize multiple mass transit options and the journey itself is so exasperating and enough of a barrier that they might forego making the visit. When people don’t get over to see a physician, the odds are…
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New LiDAR Technologies Boosting Autonomous Driving

Autonomous self-driving cars, enabled by Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, are fast becoming a reality on many roads in the developed world. LiDAR acts as the ‘eye’ of self-driving vehicles by providing them with a 360-degree view of its surroundings. The LiDAR system continuously rotates sending thousands of laser pulses every second. These pulses then collide with any surrounding…
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eVTOL to be used as ambulances in the coronavirus crisis

It will take months to figure the extent of the catastrophic Coronavirus outbreak. To help fight off the Covid-19 epidemic, eHang is lending its eVTOL for medical relief. EHang’s autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft are coming in handy. The company’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) applications are helping Chinese medical…
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Trucks rely on data, and that data is open to attack

We live in an era of the increasingly connected vehicle. Every component short of a piece of metal seems to come equipped with some sort of sensor, gathering data about everything from pressures to temperatures, fault codes to voltage. Forms can be automatically populated with VINs, vehicle service histories, and more. It can be a…
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When it Comes to AI in Autonomous Vehicles, it Better be Perfect

Although Level 5 Autonomy for autonomous vehicles (AVs) is not widespread yet, the technology is being actively deployed in next-generation cars today and will lay the foundation for the autonomy of tomorrow. The technology being used in testing AVs today is extremely impressive — the field has figured out around 80% of the autonomy puzzle.…
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China’s Changan to start mass-producing autonomous car

UNI-T will be first mass-market Chinese auto to offer hands-free driving China’s state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile will begin mass production this month of passenger vehicles that can drive themselves under certain conditions, in what the automaker says is a first for the country. The UNI-T is a “level 3” autonomous vehicle that can drive without…
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