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UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

City of Newcastle awards Keolis Downer contract to run a driverless bus along harbour and beaches

Newcastle’s first autonomous vehicle – a free public shuttle bus that will begin operating along the city’s harbour and beaches by mid-year – will be run by Keolis Downer, the City of Newcastle has announced. The private operator of the city’s buses, ferries and trams were listed to run an autonomous vehicle trial in Newcastle…
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24th April 2019 0

Tesla’s new Autopilot is amazing. But please keep your eyes on the road

Tesla’s new Navigate on Autopilot technology can do amazing things but, even with all the car’s cameras, sensors and computer brains, you’d better keep your eyes on the road because, seriously, there are crazy people out there. On a highway, the Navigate on Autopilot software feature can take over most of the driving. Available on…
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23rd April 2019 0

Autonomous vehicles can drive the future of mobility

Hong Kong and Singapore, like many cities across the world, are grappling with growing congestion, overcrowded transport and roadside pollution. Add into the mix limited land supply, and it’s clear that the prioritization of electric vehicles and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) are just what these two cities need. Technology is changing the way we…
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22nd April 2019 0

The three C’s of driverless cars: connectivity, comfort, and collaborative consumption

Opher Baron and Oded Berman are professors of operation management and Mehdi Nourinejad is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto Driverless cars are poised to radically change our lifestyles in the future. For example, imagine taking a nap as your car drives you home after a long…
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19th 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 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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12th April 2019 0

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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11th April 2019 0