Category: smart city

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Fiat Chrysler partners with self-driving car startup AutoX to bring a robo-taxi service to China by Q3 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout China, some foreign companies are limiting their operations in the country. Even many Chinese businesses closed down temporarily in response to the virus. However, not every company is slowing down its operations in the Asian country. Fiat Chrysler has just revealed plans to roll out a robot…
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13th February 2020 0

Survey Suggests Many Americans Open to Ditching Cars for Robotaxis

Car people: would you be open to giving up your car in exchange for travelling from place to place via a self-driving taxi? According to a new survey, a surprising number of Americans would be up for such a change. At AutoBlog, Gary S. Vasilash has the details of this new study, which could have…
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12th February 2020 0

How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

A road hazard appears in front of your autonomous taxi. Will it make a choice that saves you but kills others? Or will it decide to save others at the price of its passenger? Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some…
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11th February 2020 0

Smart Cities: A New Look at the Autonomous-Vehicle Infrastructure

As digital transformation has taken over the world, we interact with more and more intelligent gadgets. Today, our smartphones are always with us; at the end of the day, we get in our smart vehicle and drive to our smart home. And all this to simplify our daily activities and make life more convenient. But…
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7th February 2020 0

Self-driving buses to appear on public roads for the first time

The United States will soon have its first self-driving buses that use public roads. Cities like Jacksonville and Las Vegas already have self-driving shuttles in operation, but they use their own designated lanes. Later this year, self-driving buses will be operating in Gainesville, Florida using the roads we all drive on. The buses fit twelve…
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6th 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

GM and Honda unveil self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals

GM and Honda, automakers with more than 160 years of experience between them, have thrown tradition out the window by unveiling the Origin, a new self-driving vehicle. The six-seat electric vehicle has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals, windshield wipers or rearview mirror. Its doors slide rather than swing open. There’s no obvious front…
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27th January 2020 0

Trials of self driving transport pods start in the UK

Self-driving transport pods are being tested out in the UK, the vehicles which can be seen above are being tested out in Bristol. These autonomous vehicles use a range of sensors which include radar and vision processing and they are capable of spotting people and objects in front of them. The pods will be tested…
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23rd January 2020 0

Snapdragon Ridge hails autonomous vehicles with customisable SoC

Scalable and open autonomous driving solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, consist of the family of Snapdragon Ride Safety system on chips (SoCs), Snapdragon Ride Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride autonomous stack. Snapdragon Ride aims to address the complexity of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by leveraging power-efficient hardware, artificial…
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20th January 2020 0

If AI Suddenly Gains Consciousness, Some Say It Will Happen First In AI Self-Driving Cars

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to consciousness. Often referred to as the singularity, there is much hand-wringing that we are perhaps dooming ourselves to either utter death and destruction or to becoming slaves of AI once…
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17th January 2020 0