Category: autonomous technologies

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UK in danger of slipping behind on autonomous vehicle readiness

In the latest Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index (AVRI) the UK ranks in ninth position – down two places on last year – as it warns the country is in danger of falling further behind with physical and digital infrastructure developments as other countries advance. Compared to last year’s ranking, the UK has slipped two places,…
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Caterpillar acquires autonomous technology firm

Caterpillar today announced the acquisition of selected assets and employees from San Francisco-based robot and autonomy technology solutions company, Marble Robot Inc. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. Building on its leadership in autonomous mining, the company plans to leverage…
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Aurrigo wins Innovation Award at 2020 Autocar Awards

Richard Fairchild, Operations Director at Aurrigo tweeted “It’s fantastic to be recognised by Autocar for the work we’re doing in bringing autonomous vehicles to the public and to win the coveted Innovation Award this year. It’s also a huge congratulations to the dedicated team making all this happen. Onwards and upwards!” The Autocar Awards celebrates…
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Satellite Network to Support Autonomous Vehicles

One of the most important components in an autonomous vehicle is its communications technology—which allows it to access the data needed to navigate its route. Chinese automobile company Geely has developed a solution to maintain a reliable data feed for its products: making its own satellite constellation. The giant automaker—which sold 2.18 million vehicles in…
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Self driving vehicles may still crash

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes. That’s why automation has been held up as a potential game changer for safety. But autonomous vehicles might prevent only around a third of all crashes if automated systems drive too much like people, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.…
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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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Autonomous bots disinfecting streets

Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping announced a partnership with Chinese robotics leader iDriverplus for autonomous cleaning and sanitation robots used to safely sanitize and disinfect potentially contaminated sidewalks and public areas. In February, after China entered into a state of emergency due to COVID-19,…
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Unmanned ship to journey across the Atlantic

A fully autonomous ship tracing the journey of the Mayflower is being built by a UK-based team, with help from tech firm IBM. The vessel will make its own decisions on its course and collision avoidance, and will even make expensive satellite phone calls back to base if it deems it necessary. The sensor technology…
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Velodyne Lidar Announces Agreement with EasyMile

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. have announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology and smart vehicle solutions. EasyMile uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles that are deployed on public and private roads in more than 30 countries around the world. EasyMile will enhance its EZ10 shuttle…
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Summon an AutoX robotaxi on China’s AutoNavi app today

AutoX announced today that its autonomous vehicles are now available on China’s AutoNavi navigation app, which is one of the most popular navigation services in China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba bought AutoNavi for US$1.5 billion in 2014. Beginning today, riders will be able to summon a robotaxi on Autonavi’s ride-hailing platform, which is known as…
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