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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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25th March 2020 0

China’s Changan to start mass-producing autonomous car

UNI-T will be first mass-market Chinese auto to offer hands-free driving China’s state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile will begin mass production this month of passenger vehicles that can drive themselves under certain conditions, in what the automaker says is a first for the country. The UNI-T is a “level 3” autonomous vehicle that can drive without…
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13th March 2020 0

Meet R2, the First Self-Driving Vehicle to Get Federal Approval

The hype around autonomous, self-driving vehicles has, for the most part, cooled off, the industry having run head-first into reality. But there’s one company that’s not willing to wait years for the technology to hit public roads. This week, Nuro became the first U.S. company to receive a self-driving vehicle exemption, according to founder Dave…
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17th February 2020 0

Driverless electric car completes record-breaking 370km trip

A driverless car completed the longest autonomous journey on Britain’s roads after it self-navigated itself 370km without attracting attention from passing motorists. A specially modified 2017 electric Nissan LEAF travelled from the car’s firm based in Cranfield, Beds, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Over the course of the 370km journey, the autonomous car…
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14th February 2020 0

Aurora is finally ready to show the world what it’s been up to

The secretive self-driving car company unveiled its plans for 2020 Aurora, the self-driving car company founded by former Waymo engineer Chris Urmson, doesn’t do dog and pony shows. It doesn’t trot out its vehicles just to prove they exist or take journalists for test drives to demonstrate that the technology actually works. In fact, in…
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4th February 2020 0

Waymo’s self-driving vans will carry UPS packages in Phoenix

Waymo is expanding its foray into self-driving delivery vehicles. The Alphabet brand is teaming with UPS on a pilot that will have autonomous Chrysler Pacifica vans carry packages in the metro Phoenix area. They’ll be shuttling cargo from UPS Stores to the courier’s Tempe processing hub, not directly to customers, but they will drive on their own.…
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3rd 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

MITRE opens autonomous technology lab

Research and development centre MITRE has created the Mobile Autonomous Systems Experimentation (MASE) Laboratory to speed up and advise on autonomous technology. The lab’s centrepiece is the MASE Jeep, a commercially available Grand Cherokee modified for autonomous driving by an aftermarket vendor and outfitted by MITRE engineers with sensors, analytic and data recorders, and powerful…
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22nd January 2020 0

A $100 box is the cheapest way we’ve seen to add LiDAR to cars

Velodyne, one of the companies that helped invent modern LiDAR, says it has developed a component that will make adding laser-based radar to autonomous cars and other vehicles more affordable. At CES, the company showed off its new Velabit LiDAR system, which it plans to sell to manufacturers for about $100 per unit. That’s significantly…
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13th January 2020 0