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In the Driverless City, How Will Our Streets Be Used?

Many of our hopes and anxieties surrounding the advent of the so-called smart city find their clearest expression in the driverless car. Suggesting the prospect of more carefree and efficient transportation as well as the looming cloud of ungovernable technology, autonomous vehicles (AVs) can inspire both fear and optimism (see the outraged response to the 2018 death…
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24th February 2020 0

Future Autonomous Cars Could Have Ears: Researchers

There are many features that an autonomous car have, but an artificially intelligent “ear” is not one of them. However, this could change real soon. With today’s modern cars, companies try to provide drivers with a distraction-free drive. This is why sometimes external sounds from the road do not reach the ears of the driver.…
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21st February 2020 0

The Self Driving And Sharing Economy: How Regulation May Drive The Transportation Revolution In 2020 And Beyond

The year 2020 may be the one that redefines your ride. Less than a decade ago, typing the words Uber or Lyft into an internet search or Word document would have set off all kinds of grammatical and spelling error alarms. And now these words are commonly used as verbs (“I’m going to Uber…”). Similarly,…
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19th February 2020 0

Gordon Murray reveals MOTIV autonomous pod car with one gull-wing door

The MOTIV was revealed by Gordon Murray today with the autonomous quadricycle/pod vehicle future in mind. Gordon Murray Design, Delta Motorsport, and it moves worked in collaboration to make this tiny, yet tough autonomous-ready vehicle a reality. This vehicle was part-funded through the UK government’s ‘IDP14’ program and acts as a centrepiece for the MOTIV…
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18th February 2020 0

Driverless electric car completes record-breaking 370km trip

A driverless car completed the longest autonomous journey on Britain’s roads after it self-navigated itself 370km without attracting attention from passing motorists. A specially modified 2017 electric Nissan LEAF travelled from the car’s firm based in Cranfield, Beds, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Over the course of the 370km journey, the autonomous car…
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14th February 2020 0

Fiat Chrysler partners with self-driving car startup AutoX to bring a robo-taxi service to China by Q3 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout China, some foreign companies are limiting their operations in the country. Even many Chinese businesses closed down temporarily in response to the virus. However, not every company is slowing down its operations in the Asian country. Fiat Chrysler has just revealed plans to roll out a robot…
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13th February 2020 0

Survey Suggests Many Americans Open to Ditching Cars for Robotaxis

Car people: would you be open to giving up your car in exchange for travelling from place to place via a self-driving taxi? According to a new survey, a surprising number of Americans would be up for such a change. At AutoBlog, Gary S. Vasilash has the details of this new study, which could have…
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12th February 2020 0

How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

A road hazard appears in front of your autonomous taxi. Will it make a choice that saves you but kills others? Or will it decide to save others at the price of its passenger? Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some…
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11th February 2020 0

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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10th February 2020 0

Smart Cities: A New Look at the Autonomous-Vehicle Infrastructure

As digital transformation has taken over the world, we interact with more and more intelligent gadgets. Today, our smartphones are always with us; at the end of the day, we get in our smart vehicle and drive to our smart home. And all this to simplify our daily activities and make life more convenient. But…
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7th February 2020 0