Category: Automated Driving

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Driverless tech firm secures UK funding for 5G truck project

Autonomous travel tech company StreetDrone has secured UK Government funding as part of a consortium tasked with delivering an autonomous logistics capability to Nissan’s Sunderland car plant. The grant, from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will power development of 5G connected and self-driving 40-tonne trucks capable of moving parts and assemblies between Nissan’s…
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VW and ARGO AI

German automaker Volkswagen AG has completed its $2.6 billion investment in Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving startup disclosed in a blog post on Tuesday. Argo, founded in 2016 by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander, is now jointly controlled by Volkswagen and Ford Motor Co, which made an initial investment in Argo shortly after it was…
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Summon an AutoX robotaxi on China’s AutoNavi app today

AutoX announced today that its autonomous vehicles are now available on China’s AutoNavi navigation app, which is one of the most popular navigation services in China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba bought AutoNavi for US$1.5 billion in 2014. Beginning today, riders will be able to summon a robotaxi on Autonavi’s ride-hailing platform, which is known as…
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Webinar on Autonomous Vehicles – Tues May 12th

Reuters Events Automotive launch their latest webinar ‘The Autonomous Future: HD Mapping, AI, Mobility for All’. Sign up here https://bit.ly/2XRXpOl As an industry, we all want to achieve safer roads through autonomous vehicles and make mobility accessible to all. In order to achieve these goals, we must unite to ensure as an industry we challenge…
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What’s driving the Automotive Cybersecurity Market?

Automotive Cybersecurity Market is projected to surpass USD 837.1 million by 2024. This market is growing rapidly due to the rising advent of smart transportation systems. Smart transportation systems combine various innovative information and communication knowhows to form a network of systems, contributing to regulating traffic and changing the way users, organizations, and governments deal…
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Safeguarding the future of autonomous driving

Experts at McAfee discuss the future of the autonomous driving sector. The UK public remains wary of driverless technology due to safety concerns: Research from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests two thirds (66%) of people in the UK are uncomfortable with the idea of travelling in a driverless car When asked about their biggest concerns when…
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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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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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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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Tesla files patent for sourcing self-driving training data from its fleet

  Tesla has filed a patent on how to source training data from its large fleet of customer vehicles in order to train its self-driving neural network. The patent was filed for Tesla, but Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI and Autopilot software, is named as the sole inventor on the application. He describes the…
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