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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

Autonomous flying taxi Cora set for passenger trials in New Zealand

Companies have been saying for years that flying taxis are on the agenda. Now it looks like they’re finally set to take flight. Wisk — a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk — has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Zealand government to begin passenger trials of its electric, autonomous aircraft Cora.…
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4th March 2020 0

How will cities be impacted by the first wave of autonomous cars?

In the future, everything about cars as we know them may change. Aviva is preparing for that future by conducting tests on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies through extensive real-world trials. Imagine this scene: It’s the year 2040, and Tom’s home virtual personal assistant has summoned an autonomous car to his home in Edinburgh. He…
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10th January 2020 0

What Are Different Levels of Autonomous Vehicles and Their Safety Features?

Did you know that autonomous vehicle technology’s capabilities exist at different levels? The Society of Automotive Engineers has classified autonomous vehicle technology capabilities into six levels. The mishaps that took place due to autonomous cars, have raised the question – how safe is this technology and how ready is it to be leveraged for general…
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16th December 2019 0

Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo’s Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver. A year after launching its self-driving ride-hail program, Waymo is offering an iOS version of its app in the App Store, making it easier for iPhone users to catch a robotic ride in the Phoenix suburbs.…
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12th 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

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

The Enemies of the Autonomous Vehicle

Sometimes when you are on the brink of a rebellion, it’s hard to see what’s happening around you. Chandler, Arizona, has become a hot­bed of attacks on autonomous vehicles (AVs). Over the past three years, people have assaulted self-driving cars in the city nearly two dozen times, pelting them with rocks, trying to run them…
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5th November 2019 0

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line, crosswalk, and curb. Two years ago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing 81 North American cities, published its first planning guide to self-driving vehicles, highlighting the possibilities. If everyone moves around on…
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31st October 2019 0

Nearly 80% of People Won’t Snooze in an AV

New research shows that potential autonomous vehicle riders haven’t gained a comfort level with the technology.Some 79% of people said they would not be able to fall asleep in a self-driving car—indicating a continued emotional discomfort with the technology, according to a new survey from The Zebra. The findings show that due to safety concerns…
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28th October 2019 0