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Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo’s Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver. A year after launching its self-driving ride-hail program, Waymo is offering an iOS version of its app in the App Store, making it easier for iPhone users to catch a robotic ride in the Phoenix suburbs.…
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12th December 2019 0

How Autonomous Vehicles Fit into our AI-Enabled Future

Have you ever dreamed of the day where your car could drive for itself freeing you to do other things, such as reading, catching up on emails, watching a movie, or sleeping rather than focus on the road while in the car? Automotive manufacturers and transportation technology vendors are rapidly progressing us to that goal.…
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11th December 2019 0

Mobileye is Mapping 28,000 Miles of Barcelona’s Roads Daily to Improve Safety

Last  Monday, Dec. 2, Spain’s road safety authority, the Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT), and the City of Barcelona with Mobileye presented data from the first two months of the Autonomous Ready™ initiative, a program intended to enhance the safety of streets today while analyzing the status of infrastructure to continue improving roads for the future.…
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9th December 2019 0

Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

May Mobility, a Michigan-based startup that is operating autonomous shuttle services in three U.S. cities, has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Toyota Motor Corp. The funding, which comes less than a year after May Mobility raised $22 million, will be used to expand every aspect of the company, including its…
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6th December 2019 0

How the driverless car of 1971 worked

A person could sit reading a magazine while the car managed the hard part. Every new technology has to start somewhere. And while the driverless car of 1971 doesn’t much resemble the autonomous cars we see today, it still allowed a passenger to pass the time by reading a magazine — under certain conditions, that…
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4th December 2019 0

The Challenges to Developing Fully Autonomous Drone Technology

Autonomous drone technology is, to an extent, already available. To demonstrate, let’s assume the aerospace industry were to adopt the automotive industry’s five levels of autonomy. If so, then we can define: Level 0: There is no autonomy. Level 1: There are autonomous systems, like altitude control, but the pilot is in control. Level 2: There…
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2nd December 2019 0

Why 5 Asian Cities May Beat The West On Next-Generation Mobility

In the 20th century, Asian economies slowly took over the manufacture of clothing, toys, and electronics and used them to grow their economies. Now, they are setting their sites on 21st-century mobility technology as an engine of growth for their largest urban economic epicentres. In Asia, many of the region’s biggest cities are betting on…
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28th November 2019 0

Swiveling seats and sound ‘bubbles’: What the inside of cars will soon be like

Ever since cars first hit the road, the basic interior layout has remained the same, with everything built around the driver: a driver’s seat, driver’s steering wheel and driver-controlled power and brake mechanisms. But that’s only until autonomous vehicle technology completely eliminates the need for a driver. Cars can now be designed for a new…
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26th November 2019 0

This super-fast ‘light switch’ could revolutionize self-driving cars and quantum technologies

Switching light beams quickly is important in many technological applications. Researchers at ETH have now developed an “electro- optomechanical” switch for light beams that is considerably smaller and faster than current models. This is relevant for applications such as self- driving cars and optical quantum technologies. Self- driving cars have become better and more reliable…
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25th November 2019 0

Didi will soon roll out a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai

Robotaxi services are also available in limited areas of Changsha and Guangzhou China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will launch a robotaxi service in Shanghai “very soon,” company vice president and chief technology officer Tiger Qie said at a CNBC event in Guangzhou. Once launched, users will be able to hail self-driving vehicles through the Didi…
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22nd November 2019 0