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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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Safeguarding the future of autonomous driving

Experts at McAfee discuss the future of the autonomous driving sector. The UK public remains wary of driverless technology due to safety concerns: Research from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests two thirds (66%) of people in the UK are uncomfortable with the idea of travelling in a driverless car When asked about their biggest concerns when…
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Newest Trend: Combining HealthTech With AI Self-Driving Cars For An Upcoming Boon In Our Health And Wellness

Having to visit the doctor can be arduous. For those that don’t have a car, they oftentimes need to utilize multiple mass transit options and the journey itself is so exasperating and enough of a barrier that they might forego making the visit. When people don’t get over to see a physician, the odds are…
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New LiDAR Technologies Boosting Autonomous Driving

Autonomous self-driving cars, enabled by Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, are fast becoming a reality on many roads in the developed world. LiDAR acts as the ‘eye’ of self-driving vehicles by providing them with a 360-degree view of its surroundings. The LiDAR system continuously rotates sending thousands of laser pulses every second. These pulses then collide with any surrounding…
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Are Cameras The Right Answer For Autonomous Vehicles ?

The use of wireless technologies is an integral part of modern life.  Radio, TV, Wi-Fi and Cellular technologies are part of the backbone of the economy. However, even with these established technologies, there are issues with providing adequate coverage. Interference from both man-made and natural sources is a concern.  Today, when issues occur, the result is…
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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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Singapore And Autonomous Vehicles — Interesting Lessons In Governance, Planning, And Safety

Singapore is a dense city-state with a large growing population (approx 6M). In 2015, the Singapore government launched the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint(SSB) which had five strategic thrusts to build a sustainable city, and one of the key elements was “a car-lite”  Singapore. Given the limited space, it is no longer possible to increase road infrastructure…
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Top Jobs In Autonomous Vehicle Industry & How You Can Land Them

With artificial intelligence (AI) driving the entire world towards a mobility revolution, the autonomous driving industry has found itself right in the centre of it. Not only governments, across the globe, gearing up for it, but also private companies are getting excited about bringing autonomous vehicles to full operation. In that case, these companies will…
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Robotic Research will test fully autonomous shuttles in Clarksburg

Clarksburg, Maryland-based Robotic Research will begin testing fully autonomous and unmanned low-speed shuttles in the second quarter of this year. Launched in 2002, Robotic Research provides robotic technology for commercial and government autonomous operations. The company plans to begin the autonomous vehicle testing with no onboard attendants, but with attendants at onsite locations. “Through our…
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Autonomous flying taxi Cora set for passenger trials in New Zealand

Companies have been saying for years that flying taxis are on the agenda. Now it looks like they’re finally set to take flight. Wisk — a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk — has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Zealand government to begin passenger trials of its electric, autonomous aircraft Cora.…
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