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Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded startups and veteran automotive partners working incessantly to get miles under their belt, a subtle but influential enemy is jamming their wheels: public distrust. Based on recent studies, the general public doesn’t appear to be ready…
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14th August 2019 0

No matter the mobility, how connected the car, vehicle sales happen at a dealership

Nothing frustrates consumers more than having spent hours researching and configuring a vehicle on third-party auto shopping websites only to find that the vehicle they configured doesn’t exist at the dealership, opined Richard Wallace, former vice president, transportation systems analysis, at the Center for Automotive Research, an independent, non-profit research organization. So it’s up to…
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13th August 2019 0

Inside the New World of Autonomous Vehicles

We’ll be safer, but also less free. Elon Musk, Tesla’s sometimes puckish founder, recently predicted that the electric-car maker would have 1 million self-driving taxis on the road by next year. The statement went over about as well with investors as his April Fool’s joke had in 2018 when he tweeted that his company was…
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2nd August 2019 0

Rheinmetall takes over Canadian robotics specialist Provectus

Expanding the Group’s expertise base in autonomous driving The takeover of the Canadian company Provectus Robotics Solutions Inc. expands Rheinmetall’s technological capabilities in the field of robotics and autonomous driving. In future, both halves of the Group – Automotive and Defence – will benefit from the know-how of the newly acquired robotics specialist. Automation and…
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30th July 2019 0

Apple Just Hired Luxury Car Designer for Its Automotive Team

While Apple is having a much harder time keeping secrets than it used to, there are still some very top-secret projects going on within the company that we only get scattered details about — enough to know that Apple is working on something in a given area, but often left with only fragmented reports that…
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25th July 2019 0

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had long-term viability. Now, with the acquisition of Drivy, Getaround is the largest car-sharing platform with partnerships the likes of Uber and Toyota. Uber and Lyft were (and are) a phenomenon,…
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22nd July 2019 0

Hyundai Sonata gets a self-driving makeover from Yandex

The latest Hyundai Sonata sedan is coming out later this year, but a self-driving version is already here. On Thursday, Russia’s self-driving car service Yandex unveiled an autonomous prototype of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, coming out this fall like a traditional, human-driven car. Yandex, which is effectively the Russian Google, collaborated with Hyundai’s Mobis car…
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19th July 2019 0

What Europeans Actually Think of Autonomous Cars

Autonomous or “self-driving” cars made their debut on international motorways in 2018. Even before they took to the road though, drivers had concerns about cars that drove themselves with no, or very little, driver’s interference. Now, reality mirrors the Jetsons’ science fiction and opinions about the safety of autonomous vehicles have diversified. According to our…
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18th July 2019 0

Driving Adoption In New Mobility: Loyalty Programs

New mobility faces a veritable laundry list of challenges, from regulatory obstacles to a lack of interoperability to vested interests opposing the changes that progress requires. There is nothing unusual about this, however. All technologies, especially deeply transformational ones, face these hurdles. Smart cities are, of course, leading the charge for new mobility. The concept…
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18th July 2019 0

VW Plans To Launch Autonomous Vehicles In The Middle Of The Next Decade

Days after Ford and Volkswagen expanded their partnership to include autonomous and electric vehicles, the German automaker has revealed new details about their autonomous driving plans. In a mock interview with the company’s autonomous driving boss, Alexander Hitzinger revealed Volkswagen will launch small fleets of autonomous vehicles “in the near future.” The executive didn’t go…
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17th July 2019 0