Month: November 2019

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Advanced manufacturing research centre opens in North Wales

The £20 million Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru opened in Broughton, providing businesses with R&D opportunities and support. The centre will be a catalyst for growth and jobs in Deeside, across North Wales and the wider cross-border and Northern Powerhouse region. It was officially opened by First Minister Mark Drakeford and Economy and North Wales…
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29th November 2019 0

Why 5 Asian Cities May Beat The West On Next-Generation Mobility

In the 20th century, Asian economies slowly took over the manufacture of clothing, toys, and electronics and used them to grow their economies. Now, they are setting their sites on 21st-century mobility technology as an engine of growth for their largest urban economic epicentres. In Asia, many of the region’s biggest cities are betting on…
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28th November 2019 0

Exploring the “Deep & Meaningful” Impact Autonomous Vehicles Will Soon Have

At Shift Automotive 2019, a two-day conference focused on the future of mobility held during IFA 2019, among the many topics covered was the profound impact autonomous vehicles will soon have in the world. Former Apple developer relations specialist, Pejvan Beigui is now the CTO of EasyMile, a company that develops and deploys autonomous mobility…
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27th November 2019 0

Swiveling seats and sound ‘bubbles’: What the inside of cars will soon be like

Ever since cars first hit the road, the basic interior layout has remained the same, with everything built around the driver: a driver’s seat, driver’s steering wheel and driver-controlled power and brake mechanisms. But that’s only until autonomous vehicle technology completely eliminates the need for a driver. Cars can now be designed for a new…
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26th November 2019 0

This super-fast ‘light switch’ could revolutionize self-driving cars and quantum technologies

Switching light beams quickly is important in many technological applications. Researchers at ETH have now developed an “electro- optomechanical” switch for light beams that is considerably smaller and faster than current models. This is relevant for applications such as self- driving cars and optical quantum technologies. Self- driving cars have become better and more reliable…
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25th November 2019 0

Didi will soon roll out a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai

Robotaxi services are also available in limited areas of Changsha and Guangzhou China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will launch a robotaxi service in Shanghai “very soon,” company vice president and chief technology officer Tiger Qie said at a CNBC event in Guangzhou. Once launched, users will be able to hail self-driving vehicles through the Didi…
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22nd November 2019 0

Wayve Raises $20 Million To Improve Autonomous Vehicle AI

VentureBeat is reporting that U.K.-based startup Wayve has raised $20 million in Series A funding to improve AI for autonomous vehicles. Wayve takes a different approach to autonomous vehicles than many other companies. Rather than hand-coded rules, or throwing more sensors at the problem, Wayve is trying to improve the AI behind autonomous vehicles to…
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21st November 2019 0

TomTom highlights autonomous vehicle push

To grab a larger piece of the burgeoning connected and autonomous vehicle markets, digital mapmaker TomTom launched its self-driving test vehicle and is integrating navigation and diagnostic capabilities in the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform. While the company has tested the technology for years, TomTom officially announced the availability of its own autonomous test vehicle, which…
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20th November 2019 0

Lyft Is Another Step Closer to Driverless Ridesharing

Ridesharing company Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) inched a little bit closer toward self-driving ridesharing last week when it said in a blog post that it’s adding Chrysler Pacifica hybrids to its autonomous vehicle (AV) testing fleet and opening a new self-driving vehicle test facility. The new facility, located in East Palo Alto, California, will allow the…
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19th November 2019 0

Dealing with cybersecurity threats in the age of autonomous vehicles

In 2015, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took control of a Jeep Cherokee vehicle as an experiment. By exploiting vulnerabilities in the vehicle’s Internet-connected entertainment and navigation systems, the two researchers activated the windshield wipers, turned on the radio and even turned off the engine in the middle of the highway. It…
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18th November 2019 0