Month: February 2019

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Industry must rein in spend on electric, self-driving cars: Magna CEO

DETROIT (Reuters) – Global automobile and auto parts makers which want to capitalize on electric and autonomous vehicles need to cut back investments and forge more partnerships instead, the chief executive of global parts supplier Magna International said. Over the next decade, vehicle and parts suppliers plan to spend $300 billion to bring electric cars…
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28th February 2019 0

Apple highlights safety in autonomous vehicle program

WASHINGTON—For years, Apple has gone to lengths to keep its self-driving endeavors under wraps. Last week, the tech giant moved its autonomous vehicle program into the spotlight. Apple filed documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the nation’s top auto safety regulator, that describe the company’s testing program, its approach to safety and an…
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27th February 2019 0

BMW makes interacting with your car’s AI systems more natural

Even after years of using systems like the Google Assistant or Siri, talking to inanimate objects can still feel weird. In cars, the early voice recognition systems were typically close to unusable, with a user experience that was often eclipsed by the worst of customer service phone trees. Nowadays, though, AI has made for a…
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26th February 2019 0

Waymo self-driving cars can now respond to traffic cops’ hand signals

Skeptics of self-driving cars like to ask how the vehicles’ automated software will handle unexpected, unusual situations. For instance, what if a traffic light at a major intersection is out and drivers need to follow signals from a police officer? Well, Waymo on Wednesday released a video showing that such an edge case is no…
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25th February 2019 0

The Netherlands tops list of countries most ready for AV technology

Once again, The Netherlands topped the rankings of countries most ready for autonomous vehicles, followed by Singapore, Norway, the U.S. and Sweden. Global consulting firm KPMG’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI) is intended to provide an understanding of various countries’ preparedness and openness to AV technology. According to the AVRI, the 10 countries most…
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20th February 2019 0

Canadian Government Invests $40 Million Into BlackBerry For Autonomous Cars

It’s not hard to imagine that in the future, self-driving cars will become the norm. This isn’t a surprising development as self-driving cars will most likely lead to safer roads as cars will (mostly) be driven at uniform speeds, and will probably have quicker reaction times compared to human drivers who can sometimes be distracted.…
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19th February 2019 0

5 Autonomous Cars Trends Everyone Should Know About In 2019

Just a few short years ago the idea of cars driving themselves on our streets seemed like a crazy sci-fi fantasy. However, the rapid advances in machine learning and autonomous technology in recent years mean it’s now close to becoming a reality. Every major automobile manufacturer is heavily investing in self-driving technology, and 2018 saw…
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18th February 2019 0

Detroit-built self-driving delivery vehicles put to the test in China

Detroit-based Quadrobot is ready to take its self-driving mail delivery vehicle on the road. The startup company told The Detroit Free Press Sunday that it has plans to begin tests in China, and locally in Michigan, later this year with its Quadrobot U1. The tiny vehicle boasts an all-wheel-drive system, four-wheel steering, and sits on a skateboard-like…
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15th February 2019 0

Navy Awards Boeing $43 Million to Build Four Orca XLUUVs

The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) that will become multi-mission for the service, according to a Wednesday Pentagon contract announcement. Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long submersible is launched from a pier and can…
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14th February 2019 0

John Deere teams with Precision Makers on autonomous solutions for golf

John Deere has announced an exclusive agreement to develop autonomous mowing solutions for the golf and sports turf industry with Precision Makers, a Netherlands based company that specialises in autonomous technology for various types of equipment. “The turf industry is looking for more sustainable operating models to maintain precision turf, and expanding the use of…
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13th February 2019 0