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Waymo begins testing its autonomous vehicles in Florida

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced in a blog that it has started testing its self-driving vehicles in the state of Florida. The company will begin heavy rain testing of its self-driving Chrysler Pacificas and a Jaguar I-Pace in the state. Waymo is designing and testing its system to work safely and reliably…
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23rd August 2019 0

Increased infrastructure spending is a necessity for the self-driving car

The concept of self-driving cars has come a long way from its inception as a science fiction dream, despite numerous dismissals of the possibility of real autonomous vehicles in our lifetimes. But are self-driving cars still improving, or is the recent spate of autonomous expansion nothing more than a corporate advertising effort as the automotive…
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19th August 2019 0

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded startups and veteran automotive partners working incessantly to get miles under their belt, a subtle but influential enemy is jamming their wheels: public distrust. Based on recent studies, the general public doesn’t appear to be ready…
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14th August 2019 0

Inside the New World of Autonomous Vehicles

We’ll be safer, but also less free. Elon Musk, Tesla’s sometimes puckish founder, recently predicted that the electric-car maker would have 1 million self-driving taxis on the road by next year. The statement went over about as well with investors as his April Fool’s joke had in 2018 when he tweeted that his company was…
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2nd August 2019 0

Who wants driverless cars? More of us than you may think

Autonomous cars are an increasingly popular topic, but do we actually want them running on our roads? The industry is more than willing to trial them, but what about the consumer? Relinquishing control can be difficult, especially when it involves potentially placing ourselves in danger. For this reason, some people are very concerned about the…
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1st August 2019 0

Rheinmetall takes over Canadian robotics specialist Provectus

Expanding the Group’s expertise base in autonomous driving The takeover of the Canadian company Provectus Robotics Solutions Inc. expands Rheinmetall’s technological capabilities in the field of robotics and autonomous driving. In future, both halves of the Group – Automotive and Defence – will benefit from the know-how of the newly acquired robotics specialist. Automation and…
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30th July 2019 0

Be Sure And Get The Number Of The Robot That Hit You

Truly self-driving, full-time autonomous vehicles are still probably years away, in any quantity bigger than test fleets strictly limited to clearly defined areas. But insurance companies and safety regulators are already starting to think through the nitty-gritty of what happens on the ground when inevitably, crashes happen between autonomous vehicles and cars driven by people…
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29th July 2019 0

Driving Adoption In New Mobility: Loyalty Programs

New mobility faces a veritable laundry list of challenges, from regulatory obstacles to a lack of interoperability to vested interests opposing the changes that progress requires. There is nothing unusual about this, however. All technologies, especially deeply transformational ones, face these hurdles. Smart cities are, of course, leading the charge for new mobility. The concept…
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18th July 2019 0

Lyft, Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind partner on self-driving for low-vision riders

Lyft and Aptiv are already running autonomous driving trials in Las Vegas, and now they’re expanding that limited pilot to include low-vision and blind riders in a new partnership with the National Federation of the Blind. In a blog post detailing the news, Lyft notes that this is a key part of their overall strategy…
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11th July 2019 0

Smart roads: What driverless cars will need

The arrival of autonomous vehicles on our roads now seems just a matter of time. But what about smart roads that complement driverless vehicles? To find the answer we talked to professor Şahin Albayrak As technology develops with every passing day, fully driverless cars are not a distant dream anymore. At this point, smart roads…
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20th June 2019 0