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In the Driverless City, How Will Our Streets Be Used?

Many of our hopes and anxieties surrounding the advent of the so-called smart city find their clearest expression in the driverless car. Suggesting the prospect of more carefree and efficient transportation as well as the looming cloud of ungovernable technology, autonomous vehicles (AVs) can inspire both fear and optimism (see the outraged response to the 2018 death…
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24th February 2020 0

Future Autonomous Cars Could Have Ears: Researchers

There are many features that an autonomous car have, but an artificially intelligent “ear” is not one of them. However, this could change real soon. With today’s modern cars, companies try to provide drivers with a distraction-free drive. This is why sometimes external sounds from the road do not reach the ears of the driver.…
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21st February 2020 0

The Self Driving And Sharing Economy: How Regulation May Drive The Transportation Revolution In 2020 And Beyond

The year 2020 may be the one that redefines your ride. Less than a decade ago, typing the words Uber or Lyft into an internet search or Word document would have set off all kinds of grammatical and spelling error alarms. And now these words are commonly used as verbs (“I’m going to Uber…”). Similarly,…
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19th February 2020 0

Fiat Chrysler partners with self-driving car startup AutoX to bring a robo-taxi service to China by Q3 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout China, some foreign companies are limiting their operations in the country. Even many Chinese businesses closed down temporarily in response to the virus. However, not every company is slowing down its operations in the Asian country. Fiat Chrysler has just revealed plans to roll out a robot…
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13th February 2020 0

How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

A road hazard appears in front of your autonomous taxi. Will it make a choice that saves you but kills others? Or will it decide to save others at the price of its passenger? Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some…
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11th February 2020 0

Smart Cities: A New Look at the Autonomous-Vehicle Infrastructure

As digital transformation has taken over the world, we interact with more and more intelligent gadgets. Today, our smartphones are always with us; at the end of the day, we get in our smart vehicle and drive to our smart home. And all this to simplify our daily activities and make life more convenient. But…
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7th February 2020 0

UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans test of self-driving vans

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems, including the potential for automated movement in UPS depots — technology that it will test starting later this year.…
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5th February 2020 0

The hunt for security flaws in self-driving cars steps up a gear

To deploy connected cars to the roads, developers need to make sure that vehicles are safe from cyberattacks. And the challenge is still great. Last week, seven projects in the UK dedicated to developing tools that will improve cybersecurity in self-driving vehicles received a grand total of £1.2 million ($1.56 million), or about £171,500 ($222,847)…
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31st January 2020 0

Tactile Mobility’s Software Helps Smart Cars Feel the Road

Tactile Mobility’s new software is one of the industry’s latest attempts to improve the accuracy and safety of AV responses on the road Photo: Pixabay While there are quite a few autonomous vehicle startups, others exist to improve AV technologies. According to SiliconANGLE, Tactile Mobility released a new software module that lets AVs “feel” road…
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28th January 2020 0

GM and Honda unveil self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals

GM and Honda, automakers with more than 160 years of experience between them, have thrown tradition out the window by unveiling the Origin, a new self-driving vehicle. The six-seat electric vehicle has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals, windshield wipers or rearview mirror. Its doors slide rather than swing open. There’s no obvious front…
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27th January 2020 0