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UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Satellite Network to Support Autonomous Vehicles

One of the most important components in an autonomous vehicle is its communications technology—which allows it to access the data needed to navigate its route. Chinese automobile company Geely has developed a solution to maintain a reliable data feed for its products: making its own satellite constellation. The giant automaker—which sold 2.18 million vehicles in…
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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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Autonomous bots disinfecting streets

Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping announced a partnership with Chinese robotics leader iDriverplus for autonomous cleaning and sanitation robots used to safely sanitize and disinfect potentially contaminated sidewalks and public areas. In February, after China entered into a state of emergency due to COVID-19,…
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Unmanned ship to journey across the Atlantic

A fully autonomous ship tracing the journey of the Mayflower is being built by a UK-based team, with help from tech firm IBM. The vessel will make its own decisions on its course and collision avoidance, and will even make expensive satellite phone calls back to base if it deems it necessary. The sensor technology…
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GM self-driving unit Cruise cuts jobs as pandemic hits sector

Auto giant General Motors (GM), the main shareholder in autonomous car company Cruise, confirmed Friday that the business will cut 160 jobs, or eight percent, of its workforce. “It was a very prudent action,” GM chief Mary Barra told an online conference organized by Bank of America, noting that the layoffs will not involve technical…
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