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Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded startups and veteran automotive partners working incessantly to get miles under their belt, a subtle but influential enemy is jamming their wheels: public distrust. Based on recent studies, the general public doesn’t appear to be ready…
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14th August 2019 0

No matter the mobility, how connected the car, vehicle sales happen at a dealership

Nothing frustrates consumers more than having spent hours researching and configuring a vehicle on third-party auto shopping websites only to find that the vehicle they configured doesn’t exist at the dealership, opined Richard Wallace, former vice president, transportation systems analysis, at the Center for Automotive Research, an independent, non-profit research organization. So it’s up to…
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13th August 2019 0

Inside the New World of Autonomous Vehicles

We’ll be safer, but also less free. Elon Musk, Tesla’s sometimes puckish founder, recently predicted that the electric-car maker would have 1 million self-driving taxis on the road by next year. The statement went over about as well with investors as his April Fool’s joke had in 2018 when he tweeted that his company was…
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2nd August 2019 0

What Europeans Actually Think of Autonomous Cars

Autonomous or “self-driving” cars made their debut on international motorways in 2018. Even before they took to the road though, drivers had concerns about cars that drove themselves with no, or very little, driver’s interference. Now, reality mirrors the Jetsons’ science fiction and opinions about the safety of autonomous vehicles have diversified. According to our…
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18th July 2019 0

ZF Develops Dual Lens Camera for ADAS, Autonomous Systems

ZF says its new Dual-cam system is an important part of Level 2 autonomous features used in advanced driver assistance systems. Beginning next year, ZF will use a two-lens camera system to improve the performance and functionality of various advanced driver safety features. The Dual-cam two-lens camera is specifically designed for the commercial truck market…
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18th June 2019 0

Slowing ourselves down: Autonomous cars speed up traffic, study shows

According to new research, a fleet of driverless cars working in unison can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35%. You might fancy yourself as a bit of racer, but researchers have found that the very fact that you’re human means you’re probably slowing down traffic. According to a study by the University of…
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10th June 2019 0

Essential Stats For Justifying And Comparing Self-Driving Cars To Humans At The Wheel

In speaking at various industry events, I am often asked about some of the various statistics frequently mentioned as a form of justification or rationale for the pursuit of autonomous driverless cars. At times, such stats are batted around, and it is hard to know where they came from, nor know whether they are reliable,…
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3rd June 2019 0

UK Autodrive project publishes Final Report

In the race to develop a technology that, at its root, is about teaching robots how to understand their surroundings, Aurora just bought itself a fresh set of eyeballs. The developer of self-driving car technology announced Thursday it’s acquiring lidar maker Blackmore, whose laser scanning tech offers the unusual and very helpful ability not just…
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28th May 2019 0

Autonomous cars will do more than drive you around

The idea that the ideal future involves fleets of shared-use autonomous cars does not acknowledge the true nature of how humans interact with their personal transportation, nor does it acknowledge the motives of carmakers. Shared RTMs (Robotic Transportation Machine) make a lot of sense in dense urban areas, places where a high proportion of the…
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13th May 2019 0

Musk’s radical rethink of electric transport, and the value of Tesla and its cars

Three figures stood out late last week when Tesla CEO Elon Musk invited us to rethink the future of electric transport, and the worth of Tesla cars and the company itself. Musk has already turned the trillion-dollar automotive industry on its head and served notice to the multi-trillion fossil fuel suppliers by making EV driving…
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6th May 2019 0