Month: January 2019

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

A Study on Driverless-Car Ethics Offers a Troubling Look Into Our Values

The first time Azim Shariff met Iyad Rahwan—the first real time, after communicating with him by phone and e-mail—was in a driverless car. It was November, 2012, and Rahwan, a thirty-four-year-old professor of computing and information science, was researching artificial intelligence at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university in Abu Dhabi. He…
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31st January 2019 0

How do you feel about riding in a self-driving car?

New research from Thales has illustrated that 57 per cent of UK citizens would not feel safe riding in a self-driving car.The UK government has stated its vision to have driverless cars on UK roads by 2021, but nearly a quarter of the UK public said they felt apprehensive about the prospect of self-driving cars…
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30th January 2019 0

High-definition maps for autonomous vehicles

strategic collaboration to advance the development of high-definition (HD) maps in autonomous vehicles has been announced between Analog Devices, (ADI) and Momenta. HD maps are a critical element of autonomous driving and must deliver accurate, real-time information to help safely guide the vehicle to its destination.  As part of the collaboration, Analog Devices’ inertial measurement…
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29th January 2019 0

VW, BMW Consider More Cooperation Efforts for Self-Driving Cars

Volkswagen AG and BMW AG remain open to teaming up with more manufacturers and software providers worldwide to share the huge cost of developing self-driving cars and boost economies of scale for a nascent technology that’s set to play a key role in future mobility. “VW is pursuing the approach of an open platform to…
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28th January 2019 0

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground to commence £8.4 million investment

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground to commence £8.4 million investment, with £4 million of government funding to create and operate new CAV testing facility On 22nd November Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in partnership with Applus+ IDIADA has been awarded £4 million of government funding to design and operate a new Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) test facility at…
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24th January 2019 0

Starship Technologies’ robots begin delivering food to college kids

Starship Technologies, the Estonia-based robotics startup created in 2014 by Skype cofounders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, is already ferrying food from kitchens to customers through partnerships with Domino’s in Germany, London food-delivery firm Just Eat, and DoorDash in the U.S. But starting today, that group is expanding to include the 40,000 students, faculty, and…
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24th January 2019 0

Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber’s JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters. The…
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23rd January 2019 0

VAYAVISION unveils environmental perception engine that would bring us closer to autonomous vehicles

Jaws dropped at the autonomous driving advances unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, with Daimler in particular raising eyebrows for a $570 million investment that it says will get it close to full automation in a decade. But things are not as rosy as it sounds, as it is starting to dawn on the OEMs…
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22nd January 2019 0

Swedish state and industry back autonomous vehicle testing facility

AstaZero facility will “road-test” next-generation 5G and digital innovations to support the development of self-driving cars and other vehicles The Swedish government, in partnership with the private sector, is backing a test facility for autonomous vehicle technologies – with its eyes on the global prize of creating an international standard for testing driverless vehicles.Backed by…
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21st January 2019 0

Tech Trends 2019: Driverless Cars, Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality

It’s a new year, which mans a new set of predictions for the next 12 months in the tech world. While of course no one has a foolproof crystal ball, there’s a lot of hype and excitement/optimism for big-idea tech like autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality to make big strides this…
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18th January 2019 0