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UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Teaching An Autonomous Car To Perceive Like A Human

Cameras are seen on the roofs of Argo AI modified Ford Motor Co. Fusion autonomous vehicles parked in a garage at the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The investment in Argo AI, a self-driving startup, is Ford’s way of trying to catch up to Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and General…
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25th April 2019 0

Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said. The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter…
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18th April 2019 0

AI:Me concept is Audi’s autonomous, electric answer to rush hour traffic

From the compact dimension to the VR-powered cabin tech, the AI:Me concept is designed around the idea of urban autonomous driving. Meet Audi’s latest vision of the autonomous city car of the future. The adorable Audi AI:Me concept debuts this week at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show combining self-driving technology, electric motivation and a gorgeous,…
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17th April 2019 0

BMW, Mercedes-Benz Put Aside Differences to Jointly Tackle Self-Driving Cars

Long-term strategic cooperation is planned to bring to market fully automated (Level 4/5) vehicles early in the next decade. Traditional rivals BMW and Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) may seem strange bedfellows, but the two automotive groups are joining forces on automated driving. Initially, their focus will be on advancing the development of next-generation technologies for driver-assistance…
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16th April 2019 0

Tesla Will Use Model 3 Lease Returns For Its Own Autonomous Ride-Hailing Network

Tesla broke the news on its blog today that it would be using lease returns from its new Tesla Model 3 lease program in “the Tesla ride-hailing network.” The blog post is the first confirmation that Tesla will actually own and operate its own fleet of fully autonomous ride-hailing vehicles. “Beginning today, customers in the…
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15th April 2019 0

How Public Transport Agencies Are Innovating to Compete

It’s no secret that the arrival of ride-hailing businesses like Uber and Lyft caught cities and public transport agencies by surprise. Private businesses rolled into cities without asking permission, preferring to ask for forgiveness. It is also now clear that forgiveness is needed—these businesses are not helping cities with congestion but adding to it. Multiple…
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9th April 2019 0

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer thinks the automotive industry as we know it is in for some serious disruption with the advent of self-driving cars

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer thinks the automotive industry as we know it is in for some serious disruption with the advent of self-driving cars. The top executive spoke at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Connected conference on Thursday and said self-driving cars will result in numerous automaker mergers. Autocar reported on Palmer’s…
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5th April 2019 0

Autonomous vehicle tests underway in London

Over the last few years, the development of technology has led to several trial runs of autonomous vehicles. In the London trials, safety drivers will be in the vehicles at all times and have the ability to take control of the cars if necessary. Supervised autonomous vehicle tests have started in two London boroughs, according…
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4th April 2019 0

Fisker plans to launch $40,000, 300-mile electric SUV in 2021

Fisker is jumping into the electric-crossover fray, announcing Monday plans for a new model that will have a 300-mile driving range and a starting price below $40,000. Sales to customers are expected to begin in the second half of 2021, and the company promises a “drivable prototype” of the new model will be revealed before…
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29th March 2019 0

Robot valets are now parking cars in one of France’s busiest airports

Stanley Robotics says its self-driving valets are more efficient than their human equivalents Next time you head to the airport in France there might be a robot waiting to pick up your car. French firm Stanley Robotics has been trialling its self-driving robot valets for a few years, and this week started its first full-time…
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27th March 2019 0