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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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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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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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Newest Trend: Combining HealthTech With AI Self-Driving Cars For An Upcoming Boon In Our Health And Wellness

Having to visit the doctor can be arduous. For those that don’t have a car, they oftentimes need to utilize multiple mass transit options and the journey itself is so exasperating and enough of a barrier that they might forego making the visit. When people don’t get over to see a physician, the odds are…
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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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Trucks rely on data, and that data is open to attack

We live in an era of the increasingly connected vehicle. Every component short of a piece of metal seems to come equipped with some sort of sensor, gathering data about everything from pressures to temperatures, fault codes to voltage. Forms can be automatically populated with VINs, vehicle service histories, and more. It can be a…
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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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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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Caterpillar to supply and support autonomous

Caterpillar has reached an agreement with Newmont to supply and support Cat® autonomous trucks and the MineStar™ Command for a hauling system for the Boddington gold mine in Western Australia. The fleet of autonomous Cat 793F mining trucks will be fully operational in 2021 and will be the first autonomous haulage system working in an open-pit gold…
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