Month: August 2019

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Automated buses dodge peacocks, tourists and plants in Singapore test

SINGAPORE- Roaming peacocks, meandering tourists and curbside bushes were all causing headaches this week for operators of one of the first autonomous bus shuttle services to hit public roads in Singapore. Passengers found themselves almost outnumbered by bus stewards checking their seatbelts were tightly fastened as ST Engineering began testing four vehicles in the coastal…
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30th August 2019 0

Five Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Change Our Laws

Highly automated vehicles are on the road, but we lack federal laws governing their use. Personal injury lawyer Robert Hamparyan examines the patchwork regulations across the country and predicts five ways these new vehicles will change our road laws. With the advent of self-driving cars, suddenly, it seems we’re not so far from the futuristic…
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29th August 2019 0

The Future For Self Driving Cars and Robotaxi’s

Imagine a scene from the near-future: You get dropped off downtown by a driver-less car. You slam the door and head into your office or appointment. But then where does the autonomous vehicle go? It’s a question that cities would be wise to consider now. Self-driving cars may be on the roads within the next…
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28th August 2019 0

The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech

Johannes Betz is not your typical racing car driver. For a start, he doesn’t get in the vehicle – it’s driverless. As a post-doctoral researcher, he is in charge of the Technical University of Munich’s entry in the Roborace motorsport competition, now in its first competitive season. All these cars are electric and self-driving. “We…
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27th August 2019 0

Waymo begins testing its autonomous vehicles in Florida

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced in a blog that it has started testing its self-driving vehicles in the state of Florida. The company will begin heavy rain testing of its self-driving Chrysler Pacificas and a Jaguar I-Pace in the state. Waymo is designing and testing its system to work safely and reliably…
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23rd August 2019 0

Meet Tesla’s self-driving car computer and its two AI brains

Tesla’s in-house chip is 21 times faster than the older Nvidia model Tesla used. And each car’s computer has two for safety. Designing your own chips is hard. But Tesla, one of the most aggressive developers of autonomous vehicle technology, thinks it’s worth it. The company revealed details Tuesday about how it fine-tuned its AI chip…
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22nd August 2019 0

Volvo Ties up with Uber to Develop Production-Ready Autonomous Vehicle

Almost all automakers have jumped on the bandwagon of developing autonomous vehicles despite serious concerns among the general public about their safety. Volvo is a brand that is known for its pioneering approach to safety and when Volvo is involved in the production of such a vehicle, that should help allay concerns related to safety.…
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21st August 2019 0

InsurTechs Push for Front Row Seat in New World of Autonomous Technology

Before manufacturers let autonomous vehicles lose on public roadways, they’ll have to show that their driverless cars are a lot better than humans at getting from Point A to Point B without crashing. The partially autonomous vehicles already on the road have made dumb mistakes — some of them deadly — that give reason to…
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20th August 2019 0

Increased infrastructure spending is a necessity for the self-driving car

The concept of self-driving cars has come a long way from its inception as a science fiction dream, despite numerous dismissals of the possibility of real autonomous vehicles in our lifetimes. But are self-driving cars still improving, or is the recent spate of autonomous expansion nothing more than a corporate advertising effort as the automotive…
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19th August 2019 0

Mobile Machining: A Revolution in Aerospace Production

Have you ever been to an aerospace factory? As a business developer in this industry, I know the numbers and a good deal about the technology behind building an aircraft. Still, seeing an aeroplane production hall for the first time left me dumbfounded. The sheer size of the parts, towering aircraft tail sections, large cantilevered…
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16th August 2019 0