Category: Automated Driving

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The Challenges to Developing Fully Autonomous Drone Technology

Autonomous drone technology is, to an extent, already available. To demonstrate, let’s assume the aerospace industry were to adopt the automotive industry’s five levels of autonomy. If so, then we can define: Level 0: There is no autonomy. Level 1: There are autonomous systems, like altitude control, but the pilot is in control. Level 2: There…
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2nd December 2019 0

Exploring the “Deep & Meaningful” Impact Autonomous Vehicles Will Soon Have

At Shift Automotive 2019, a two-day conference focused on the future of mobility held during IFA 2019, among the many topics covered was the profound impact autonomous vehicles will soon have in the world. Former Apple developer relations specialist, Pejvan Beigui is now the CTO of EasyMile, a company that develops and deploys autonomous mobility…
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27th November 2019 0

This super-fast ‘light switch’ could revolutionize self-driving cars and quantum technologies

Switching light beams quickly is important in many technological applications. Researchers at ETH have now developed an “electro- optomechanical” switch for light beams that is considerably smaller and faster than current models. This is relevant for applications such as self- driving cars and optical quantum technologies. Self- driving cars have become better and more reliable…
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25th November 2019 0

Didi will soon roll out a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai

Robotaxi services are also available in limited areas of Changsha and Guangzhou China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will launch a robotaxi service in Shanghai “very soon,” company vice president and chief technology officer Tiger Qie said at a CNBC event in Guangzhou. Once launched, users will be able to hail self-driving vehicles through the Didi…
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22nd November 2019 0

TomTom highlights autonomous vehicle push

To grab a larger piece of the burgeoning connected and autonomous vehicle markets, digital mapmaker TomTom launched its self-driving test vehicle and is integrating navigation and diagnostic capabilities in the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform. While the company has tested the technology for years, TomTom officially announced the availability of its own autonomous test vehicle, which…
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20th November 2019 0

Lyft Is Another Step Closer to Driverless Ridesharing

Ridesharing company Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) inched a little bit closer toward self-driving ridesharing last week when it said in a blog post that it’s adding Chrysler Pacifica hybrids to its autonomous vehicle (AV) testing fleet and opening a new self-driving vehicle test facility. The new facility, located in East Palo Alto, California, will allow the…
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19th November 2019 0

How autonomous vehicles will change car ownership

In the next 15 years, drivers in big cities may trade cars for car-sharing services and electric shuttles and cut car ownership by 70%. Cars are inefficient: They are parked 95% of the time. Cars generate a lot of air pollution: An average passenger car emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.…
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11th November 2019 0

Autonomous Vehicle Liability: Who’s at Fault When Self-Driving Cars Are in Accidents?

Self-driving or autonomous vehicles offer the promise of better driver and passenger safety. Autonomous vehicle technologies may have the power to eliminate human error – the number one cause of car accidents. Working out the kinks while testing self-driving vehicles, however, has already led to many serious and even fatal auto accidents. According to car…
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1st 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

Volkswagen sets up autonomous driving subsidiary, plans Silicon Valley site next year

Volkswagen Group announced the creation of a subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy (VWAT) on Monday, with the German car giant saying it planned to “make autonomous driving market-ready.” With offices in Munich and Wolfsburg, Volkswagen said that VWAT would aim to “bring a self-driving system… to market maturity.” As well as its sites in Germany, Volkswagen…
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29th October 2019 0