Month: June 2020

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Waymo and Lyft Team Up

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent company Alphabet, is teaming up with Lyft to work on bringing autonomous vehicle efforts to market, the New York Times reports. Details on what this partnership entails remain a little fuzzy, but sources told Times reporter Mike Isaac the two companies would be working together on pilot projects and product…
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5G & V2X tests in smart city

LGU+, a South Korean mobile carrier, has partnered with Autonomous a2z, a domestic self-driving technology solution developer, to develop upgraded autonomous vehicle technology and test a newly-developed unmanned driving solution on actual urban roads. LGU+ and Autonomous a2z have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate for joint demonstration in the central city of Sejong,…
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Self driving vehicles may still crash

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes. That’s why automation has been held up as a potential game changer for safety. But autonomous vehicles might prevent only around a third of all crashes if automated systems drive too much like people, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.…
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Autonomous farming

John Deere, probably the largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery in the world, is developing a new autonomous tractor. Product development and research in the fields of electrification, autonomy through automation and artificial intelligence show how agriculture could work even more sustainably and productively in the future. Autonomy through automation Autonomous tractor: John Deere’s new autonomous…
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VW and ARGO AI

German automaker Volkswagen AG has completed its $2.6 billion investment in Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving startup disclosed in a blog post on Tuesday. Argo, founded in 2016 by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander, is now jointly controlled by Volkswagen and Ford Motor Co, which made an initial investment in Argo shortly after it was…
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Self-driving car test route

Work has begun on a car test route for real world driving trials of self-driving cars in the Midlands. The 300km Midlands Future Mobility test environment includes the city’s ring road, as well as others around Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham. It will see autonomous vehicles trialled on urban, rural, suburban and highway roads. The first…
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