Month: February 2020

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Meet R2, the First Self-Driving Vehicle to Get Federal Approval

The hype around autonomous, self-driving vehicles has, for the most part, cooled off, the industry having run head-first into reality. But there’s one company that’s not willing to wait years for the technology to hit public roads. This week, Nuro became the first U.S. company to receive a self-driving vehicle exemption, according to founder Dave…
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17th February 2020 0

Driverless electric car completes record-breaking 370km trip

A driverless car completed the longest autonomous journey on Britain’s roads after it self-navigated itself 370km without attracting attention from passing motorists. A specially modified 2017 electric Nissan LEAF travelled from the car’s firm based in Cranfield, Beds, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Over the course of the 370km journey, the autonomous car…
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14th February 2020 0

Fiat Chrysler partners with self-driving car startup AutoX to bring a robo-taxi service to China by Q3 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout China, some foreign companies are limiting their operations in the country. Even many Chinese businesses closed down temporarily in response to the virus. However, not every company is slowing down its operations in the Asian country. Fiat Chrysler has just revealed plans to roll out a robot…
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13th February 2020 0

Survey Suggests Many Americans Open to Ditching Cars for Robotaxis

Car people: would you be open to giving up your car in exchange for travelling from place to place via a self-driving taxi? According to a new survey, a surprising number of Americans would be up for such a change. At AutoBlog, Gary S. Vasilash has the details of this new study, which could have…
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12th February 2020 0

How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

A road hazard appears in front of your autonomous taxi. Will it make a choice that saves you but kills others? Or will it decide to save others at the price of its passenger? Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some…
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11th February 2020 0

Tesla Autopilot is going to detect potholes and make mini-maps to remember them

Tesla’s Autopilot, which the automaker is trying to turn into a self-driving system, is going to detect potholes and make mini-maps to remember them, according to a new comment from CEO Elon Musk. In order to achieve full self-driving, a system would have to be able to handle a wide range of different scenarios, including…
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10th February 2020 0

Smart Cities: A New Look at the Autonomous-Vehicle Infrastructure

As digital transformation has taken over the world, we interact with more and more intelligent gadgets. Today, our smartphones are always with us; at the end of the day, we get in our smart vehicle and drive to our smart home. And all this to simplify our daily activities and make life more convenient. But…
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7th February 2020 0

Self-driving buses to appear on public roads for the first time

The United States will soon have its first self-driving buses that use public roads. Cities like Jacksonville and Las Vegas already have self-driving shuttles in operation, but they use their own designated lanes. Later this year, self-driving buses will be operating in Gainesville, Florida using the roads we all drive on. The buses fit twelve…
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6th February 2020 0

UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans test of self-driving vans

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems, including the potential for automated movement in UPS depots — technology that it will test starting later this year.…
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5th February 2020 0

Aurora is finally ready to show the world what it’s been up to

The secretive self-driving car company unveiled its plans for 2020 Aurora, the self-driving car company founded by former Waymo engineer Chris Urmson, doesn’t do dog and pony shows. It doesn’t trot out its vehicles just to prove they exist or take journalists for test drives to demonstrate that the technology actually works. In fact, in…
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4th February 2020 0