Category: autonomous vehicle trial

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Autonomous farming

John Deere, probably the largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery in the world, is developing a new autonomous tractor. Product development and research in the fields of electrification, autonomy through automation and artificial intelligence show how agriculture could work even more sustainably and productively in the future. Autonomy through automation Autonomous tractor: John Deere’s new autonomous…
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Self-driving car test route

Work has begun on a car test route for real world driving trials of self-driving cars in the Midlands. The 300km Midlands Future Mobility test environment includes the city’s ring road, as well as others around Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham. It will see autonomous vehicles trialled on urban, rural, suburban and highway roads. The first…
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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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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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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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Are Cameras The Right Answer For Autonomous Vehicles ?

The use of wireless technologies is an integral part of modern life.  Radio, TV, Wi-Fi and Cellular technologies are part of the backbone of the economy. However, even with these established technologies, there are issues with providing adequate coverage. Interference from both man-made and natural sources is a concern.  Today, when issues occur, the result is…
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