Month: December 2019

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How Do You Teach A Car That A Snowman Won’t Walk Across The Road?

Of course, the answer depends on what that ‘something’ is. A torn paper bag, a lost shoe, or a tumbleweed? You can drive right over it without a second thought, but you’ll definitely swerve around a pile of broken glass. You’ll probably stop for a dog standing in the road but move straight into a…
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23rd December 2019 0

Toyota Will First Deploy Advanced Self-Driving Tech In Commercial Vehicles

Before it brings advanced self-driving features to cars intended for personal use, Toyota Motor Corp plans to deploy them in commercial vehicles first. Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) Chief James Kuffner said it will be easier to apply tech that doesn’t need direct, constant human monitoring to taxis and vehicles the firm is working on…
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20th December 2019 0

eSync Alliance joins the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)

v The eSync Alliance, an open consortium dedicated to standardizing an OTA and diagnostic data gathering platform, reported that it has formally joined the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) as an Associate Member. Rick Kreifeldt, Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, said, “Our work to standardise the bidirectional data pipeline to the edge electronics in the…
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19th December 2019 0

Nuro and Walmart select Houston for self-driving delivery pilot program

A California-based autonomous vehicle robotics company that has deployed self-driving delivery cars in Houston already has announced another pilot program. Nuro and Walmart announced a new collaboration for high-tech, affordable grocery delivery — first to a select group of shoppers, and then, later in 2020, to a wider range of customers. “Walmart is committed to…
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18th December 2019 0

Oxbotica integrating its autonomous vehicle software with ZF hardware

Oxbotica, an autonomous vehicle software spinout from Oxford University, has signed an MoU with ZF to integrate its autonomous driving software with ZF’s automotive-grade ProAI compute platform and sensor sets. (Earlier post.) Oxbotica provides a full suite of Universal Autonomy software that is fully modular, has low computing power requirements and uses best-in-class laser vision…
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17th December 2019 0

What Are Different Levels of Autonomous Vehicles and Their Safety Features?

Did you know that autonomous vehicle technology’s capabilities exist at different levels? The Society of Automotive Engineers has classified autonomous vehicle technology capabilities into six levels. The mishaps that took place due to autonomous cars, have raised the question – how safe is this technology and how ready is it to be leveraged for general…
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16th December 2019 0

Future after the car: The former GM manager now heads the self-driving company Cruise 2020

The automobile has been with us for over a century and has literally created wealth. However, the former GM president and today’s CEO of the self-driving company Cruise says that the time is over. “To improve traffic on the scale, rather than gradually improving it, we need to develop alternatives that are superior to the…
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13th December 2019 0

Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo’s Self-Driving Ride-Hail App

The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver. A year after launching its self-driving ride-hail program, Waymo is offering an iOS version of its app in the App Store, making it easier for iPhone users to catch a robotic ride in the Phoenix suburbs.…
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12th December 2019 0

How Autonomous Vehicles Fit into our AI-Enabled Future

Have you ever dreamed of the day where your car could drive for itself freeing you to do other things, such as reading, catching up on emails, watching a movie, or sleeping rather than focus on the road while in the car? Automotive manufacturers and transportation technology vendors are rapidly progressing us to that goal.…
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11th December 2019 0

Robocar, the World’s Fastest Autonomous Car

The Guinness World Records has validated U.K.-based startup Roborace’s Robocar as a fastest self-driving car with a top speed of 175.49 mph. Electric cars are getting faster and faster, breaking speed records along the way. Some all-electric models claim the top spots as the fastest cars ever. For example, the Rimac C_Two, the Tesla Roadster,…
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10th December 2019 0