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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

Robocar, the World’s Fastest Autonomous Car

The Guinness World Records has validated U.K.-based startup Roborace’s Robocar as a fastest self-driving car with a top speed of 175.49 mph. Electric cars are getting faster and faster, breaking speed records along the way. Some all-electric models claim the top spots as the fastest cars ever. For example, the Rimac C_Two, the Tesla Roadster,…
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10th 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

Advanced manufacturing research centre opens in North Wales

The £20 million Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru opened in Broughton, providing businesses with R&D opportunities and support. The centre will be a catalyst for growth and jobs in Deeside, across North Wales and the wider cross-border and Northern Powerhouse region. It was officially opened by First Minister Mark Drakeford and Economy and North Wales…
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29th November 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

Wayve Raises $20 Million To Improve Autonomous Vehicle AI

VentureBeat is reporting that U.K.-based startup Wayve has raised $20 million in Series A funding to improve AI for autonomous vehicles. Wayve takes a different approach to autonomous vehicles than many other companies. Rather than hand-coded rules, or throwing more sensors at the problem, Wayve is trying to improve the AI behind autonomous vehicles to…
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21st November 2019 0

Wirecard shapes the future of mobility with renowned partners

First prototypes will be presented at CES in Las Vegas in early 2020 Further members of a recently formed working group led by Rinspeed include SAP, Osram, DEKRA and Zurich Insurance As part of the collaboration, Wirecard is testing digital payment and authentication solutions for autonomous driving First prototypes will be presented at CES in…
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15th November 2019 0

The Kia Futuron is a UFO-inspired electric SUV

Meet the Kia Futuron, the winner of concept car buzzword bingo. Its name is a combination of ‘future’ and ‘on’, we’re told, “hinting at the switched-on, electric nature” of Kia’s next line of SUVs. It’s not just an SUV, but an SUV coupe. It’s roughly the size of a BMW X3 but seemingly a tad less…
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12th November 2019 0