Month: April 2019

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Waymo Announces It’s Opening an Autonomous Car Factory in Detroit

It’s official: Waymo is opening an autonomous vehicle factory in Motor City. Or to be totally accurate, Waymo is building a factory to turn regular ol’ dumb cars into smart autonomous cars. Months after announcing that it was bringing its self-driving car operation to Michigan, the company said on Tuesday that it would be opening…
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30th April 2019 0

Big Rig, No Driver: How TuSimple Uses AI to Train Self-Driving Semis

For all the hoopla surrounding self-driving passenger cars, there’s actually a more pertinent problem that autonomous vehicle technologists are working to solve: bringing self-driving technology to long-haul trucks. Trucking isn’t cheap. It costs an average of $1.69 per mile to operate a long-haul truck, and about 40 percent of that represents the driver’s salary. Meanwhile,…
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29th April 2019 0

Cornell Researchers Discover a New Way For Self-Driving Cars to ‘See’ Nearly as Well as Lidar Using Two Cameras

While lidar is quickly becoming an indispensable technology to help self-driving cars navigate, not everyone agrees that technology is entirely necessary for autonomous vehicles. One of those people is Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who said that “lidar is lame” at Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day earlier this week. Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving system does not rely…
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26th April 2019 0

Teaching An Autonomous Car To Perceive Like A Human

Cameras are seen on the roofs of Argo AI modified Ford Motor Co. Fusion autonomous vehicles parked in a garage at the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The investment in Argo AI, a self-driving startup, is Ford’s way of trying to catch up to Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and General…
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25th April 2019 0

City of Newcastle awards Keolis Downer contract to run a driverless bus along harbour and beaches

Newcastle’s first autonomous vehicle – a free public shuttle bus that will begin operating along the city’s harbour and beaches by mid-year – will be run by Keolis Downer, the City of Newcastle has announced. The private operator of the city’s buses, ferries and trams were listed to run an autonomous vehicle trial in Newcastle…
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24th April 2019 0

Tesla’s new Autopilot is amazing. But please keep your eyes on the road

Tesla’s new Navigate on Autopilot technology can do amazing things but, even with all the car’s cameras, sensors and computer brains, you’d better keep your eyes on the road because, seriously, there are crazy people out there. On a highway, the Navigate on Autopilot software feature can take over most of the driving. Available on…
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23rd April 2019 0

Autonomous vehicles can drive the future of mobility

Hong Kong and Singapore, like many cities across the world, are grappling with growing congestion, overcrowded transport and roadside pollution. Add into the mix limited land supply, and it’s clear that the prioritization of electric vehicles and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) are just what these two cities need. Technology is changing the way we…
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22nd April 2019 0

The three C’s of driverless cars: connectivity, comfort, and collaborative consumption

Opher Baron and Oded Berman are professors of operation management and Mehdi Nourinejad is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto Driverless cars are poised to radically change our lifestyles in the future. For example, imagine taking a nap as your car drives you home after a long…
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19th April 2019 0

Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said. The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter…
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18th April 2019 0

AI:Me concept is Audi’s autonomous, electric answer to rush hour traffic

From the compact dimension to the VR-powered cabin tech, the AI:Me concept is designed around the idea of urban autonomous driving. Meet Audi’s latest vision of the autonomous city car of the future. The adorable Audi AI:Me concept debuts this week at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show combining self-driving technology, electric motivation and a gorgeous,…
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17th April 2019 0