Month: October 2019

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line, crosswalk, and curb. Two years ago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing 81 North American cities, published its first planning guide to self-driving vehicles, highlighting the possibilities. If everyone moves around on…
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31st October 2019 0

Volkswagen sets up autonomous driving subsidiary, plans Silicon Valley site next year

Volkswagen Group announced the creation of a subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy (VWAT) on Monday, with the German car giant saying it planned to “make autonomous driving market-ready.” With offices in Munich and Wolfsburg, Volkswagen said that VWAT would aim to “bring a self-driving system… to market maturity.” As well as its sites in Germany, Volkswagen…
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29th October 2019 0

Nearly 80% of People Won’t Snooze in an AV

New research shows that potential autonomous vehicle riders haven’t gained a comfort level with the technology.Some 79% of people said they would not be able to fall asleep in a self-driving car—indicating a continued emotional discomfort with the technology, according to a new survey from The Zebra. The findings show that due to safety concerns…
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28th October 2019 0

Driverless cars to carry human passengers on UK roads for first time

Driverless cars are set to carry human passengers on Britain’s roads for the first time, a government-backed consortium has announced. Trials starting on Thursday will see cars driving through the London boroughs of Croydon and Bromley in a bid to prove the technology can operate safely on the UK’s cramped roads. The cars, designed by UK…
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25th October 2019 0

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ feature may get early-access release by the end of 2019

Elon Musk says select Tesla owners will get a ‘feature complete’ version Tesla may grant certain customers early access to a “feature complete” version of the company’s “full self-driving” (FSD) capabilities by the end of 2019, Elon Musk said in a call with investors Wednesday. Musk said that this wasn’t “for sure” — but that…
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24th October 2019 0

Real-time Applications for IoT Within Smart Cities

f you were born before the beginning of the 21st century, you definitely have noticed that today’s technology is advancing very quickly and almost everything is becoming connected. In the 90s, you could connect via the internet on desktop computers. In the early 2000s, you were introduced to mobile technology, making portability and convenience something you…
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23rd October 2019 0

Europe considers relaxing self-driving laws under pressure from Tesla

Europe is considering relaxing its restrictions on self-driving technology under pressure from Tesla. Regulations that limit the abilities of Autopilot, its driver-assist system, could be eased under proposals tabled by the company last month. It comes as the California carmaker prepares to release its third-quarter financial results. Many analysts have based positive assessments of Tesla’s stock…
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22nd October 2019 0

Sony’s self-driving ‘Sociable Cart’ delivers mixed-reality inside, ads outside

The Sociable Cart SC-1 launches with two MR experiences. Sony’s Sociable Cart SC-1 — the autonomous vehicle-cum-party bus designed for theme parks and golf courses — has finally landed. Launching in Japan’s Kanucha Bay Resort in Nago City, and the Botanical Garden in Okinawa City, the pilot scheme kicks off with a night-time “Moonlight Cruise”,…
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21st October 2019 0

Hyundai will invest $35 billion in autonomy and emerging technologies

South Korea announces plan ‘to revitalize the economy and create new jobs’ SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest $35 billion (41 trillion won) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that have also…
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18th October 2019 0

First driverless car hits the streets of Dubai

As the wheel turns and the driverless Jaguar iPace accelerates away from the traffic lights, sitting in the passenger seat is an unnerving experience and a first on the streets of Dubai. On the opening day of the Roads and Transport Authority’s Congress for Self-Driving in Dubai, the autonomous vehicle demonstration offered a glimpse into…
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17th October 2019 0