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BMW Says Autonomous Cars Present Design Challenges

In an interview with Digital Trends, BMW’s head design boss Domagoj Dukec lays out the challenges autonomous vehicles present to designers. Dukec told the publication that autonomous driving technologies have a “bigger influence” on the design process than electric vehicles. Integrating the necessary hardware autonomous vehicles need, especially those that offer Level 4 autonomy and…
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10th April 2020 0

Autonomous vehicles deliver COVID-19 tests to lab

As the coronavirus pandemic puts extra strain on health care resources and personnel, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is testing the delivery of COVID-19 tests to processing labs via autonomous vehicles. Traveling across the Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, the unmanned AVs ferry the tests from a drive-thru clinic to a processing lab. The COVID-19 test samples are placed…
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9th April 2020 0

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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27th March 2020 0

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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25th March 2020 0

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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23rd March 2020 0

Are Cameras The Right Answer For Autonomous Vehicles ?

The use of wireless technologies is an integral part of modern life.  Radio, TV, Wi-Fi and Cellular technologies are part of the backbone of the economy. However, even with these established technologies, there are issues with providing adequate coverage. Interference from both man-made and natural sources is a concern.  Today, when issues occur, the result is…
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20th March 2020 0

US Regulators to Begin Rating-System for New Autonomous Driving Technology

Autopilot, Super Cruise and Drive Pilot are different names given to the technology that automates steering and braking in a growing number of vehicles, but none of it can safely “pilot” cars without regular human intervention. These systems and the potential for consumers to misunderstand and misuse them are putting pressure on regulators everywhere to…
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17th March 2020 0

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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16th March 2020 0

Singapore And Autonomous Vehicles — Interesting Lessons In Governance, Planning, And Safety

Singapore is a dense city-state with a large growing population (approx 6M). In 2015, the Singapore government launched the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint(SSB) which had five strategic thrusts to build a sustainable city, and one of the key elements was “a car-lite”  Singapore. Given the limited space, it is no longer possible to increase road infrastructure…
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12th March 2020 0

Top Jobs In Autonomous Vehicle Industry & How You Can Land Them

With artificial intelligence (AI) driving the entire world towards a mobility revolution, the autonomous driving industry has found itself right in the centre of it. Not only governments, across the globe, gearing up for it, but also private companies are getting excited about bringing autonomous vehicles to full operation. In that case, these companies will…
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11th March 2020 0