Month: May 2019

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

China will shortly be the biggest market for autonomous cars

Mention the autonomous car and it’s hard to avoid the image of a Tesla gliding down a Californian highway. But the biggest automotive market in the world is China, which means the biggest market for autonomous cars will also be China, and companies that fail to notice will be missing a massive opportunity. My Gartner…
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31st May 2019 0

Ford Unveils Walking Delivery Robot Concept Vehicle

Ford Motor Company’s latest innovation is a two-legged robot designed and built by Agility Robotics called Digit that is designed to deliver packages of up to 40 pounds and is capable of navigating uneven terrain and stairs. Ford was founded as a cutting-edge, technology leader and revolutionized the world, first with the introduction of the Model…
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30th May 2019 0

UK Autodrive project publishes Final Report

The largest of three UK consortia launched to support the introduction of self-driving vehicles into the UK, UK Autodrive has published its final report. The findings and successes of the project have been published in a Final Report. The partners in the UK Autodrive consortium were Arup, Milton Keynes Council, Coventry City Council, Jaguar Land…
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29th May 2019 0

UK Autodrive project publishes Final Report

In the race to develop a technology that, at its root, is about teaching robots how to understand their surroundings, Aurora just bought itself a fresh set of eyeballs. The developer of self-driving car technology announced Thursday it’s acquiring lidar maker Blackmore, whose laser scanning tech offers the unusual and very helpful ability not just…
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28th May 2019 0

Citroen’s futuristic autonomous EV concept is designed for long trips

Last February, Citroen introduced its Ami One, a tiny electric vehicle (EV) meant to replace bikes and scooters. It was envisioned as a way to make short, all-electric trips around downtown areas. Now, Citroen has revealed its 19_19 Concept, an EV for customers who want to travel beyond the city’s limits. The 19_19 Concept boasts…
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27th May 2019 0

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye Begin Trials to Map Britain’s Roadside Infrastructure

Ordnance Survey (OS), Great Britain’s national mapping agency, and Mobileye, an Intel company, have launched trials to create the first detailed roadside infrastructure dataset of Britain for a new, accurate and customizable location information service. To support the trials, Northumbrian Water Group has become the first utility company in the UK to join the project.…
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24th May 2019 0

Self-Driving Cars – Run Into Reality

Self-driving cars once seemed poised to inaugurate a new era in transportation. But now, driverless cars are further away than most analysts thought. Why? What many had hoped would be a market worth trillions of dollars has hit a wall of technological, legal and public-perception obstacles. Ten years into the race to build self-driving cars,…
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23rd May 2019 0

Autonomous Scooter Uses AI to Learn Your Favorite Routes

UK-based design agency Layer has teamed up with Chinese electric car maker Nio to create a smart scooter that can learn where you want to go. Once “Pal” learns your preferred routes, the smart scooter can autonomously take you to your destination. On its website, Layer calls the scooter a “near-future prototype” that “embraces AI and machine learning…
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22nd May 2019 0

StreetDrone announces e-NV200 Autonomous-Ready Minivan

  StreetDrone, a self-driving systems provider to autonomous businesses has today announced its latest addition to its open interface, autonomous-ready vehicle range. Building on its successful deployments of the Renault Twizy (for organisations such as Wayve, HKPC, Millbrook Proving Ground and Parkopedia), StreetDrone will be offering the Nissan e-NV200  as a turnkey autonomous-ready vehicle for…
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21st May 2019 0

Robots Take the Wheel as Autonomous Farm Machines Hit the Field

Robots are taking over farms faster than anyone saw coming. The first fully autonomous farm equipment is becoming commercially available, which means machines will be able to completely take over a multitude of tasks. Tractors will drive with no farmer in the cab, and specialized equipment will be able to spray, plant, plough and weed…
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20th May 2019 0