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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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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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How flying cars could help in the fight against climate change

The key for flying cars is to spend enough time in the air — and carry enough passengers — to justify the emissions produced during takeoff and landing, a University of Michigan study found. (Dave Brenner / University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability) Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you…
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Are university campuses turning into mini smart cities?

Universities are experimenting with AI and big data to improve how students live and learn on campus Think of a university campus: it has its own roads, shops, residential areas, banks and transport links. It may be visited by tens of thousands of people each day. It is, in effect, a tiny city. Across the…
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A glimpse into the map making industry

The history of map making or cartography starts as early as 16,500 BCE when the first travellers made cave paintings and rock carvings depicting hills and mountains. Fast forward to 600 BCE, when the Babylonians produced the very first “world map”, based on accurate surveying. The Chinese developed, in the 9th century already, a very…
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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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Larry Ellison: Integrated Cloud Suites Key To Oracle’s Q3 Application Growth

As companies modernize the decades-old software systems that still run their businesses, they’re turning to integrated suites of cloud applications—finance, sales, marketing, HR, and supply chain apps that easily talk with one another. It’s a big reason Oracle’s cloud applications business is growing so fast, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said on the company’s third-quarter…
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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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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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Abaco Announces Obox Evaluation Platform to Minimize Time, Cost and Risk of Developing Autonomous Military Platforms

• Pre-integrates underlying data acquisition, processing and visualisation functionality • Leverages best-in-breed technologies from Intel, NVIDIA, Xilinx to deliver 14 TFLOPS • Supports AI, machine learning for leading edge applications HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— March 26 2019 Today at AUSA Global Force (Booth 128: Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala:  March 26 – 28) Abaco announced the Obox,…
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