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Toyota’s LQ Concept Includes Its Own Artificial Intelligence Assistant

I don’t know what it is with the requirement that our future cars need to foster some deep human-car emotional bond, but Toyota is proposing a pretty similar thing with its LQ concept. This little car will include its very own artificial intelligence assistant named Yui, and Yui will be able to read your emotions…
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15th October 2019 0

Hollywood and Autonomous Vehicles

How Films, Cartoons, and TV Shows Have Shaped Our AV Biases A March 2019 AAA survey found that almost three in four Americans remain afraid of fully self-driving vehicles. The survey also noted that the fear had increased year over year and blamed several high profile autonomous vehicle (AV) accidents. Of course, nearly 40,000 people…
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14th October 2019 0

Toyota, GM, NVIDIA and others team up on self-driving car chips

Autonomous vehicles pose a whole bunch of R&D challenges. With so many aspects to consider — power consumption, safety, user interface and data management, to name just a few — creating a common computing platform for their use is a big ask of just one company. That’s why a group of automotive and tech businesses…
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11th October 2019 0

Autonomous taxis have made their driverless debut in London

Are the days of London’s black cab drivers numbered? SELF-DRIVING taxis have hit the streets of London for the first time during a week-long trial in the capital. The culmination of a 30-month development process lead by the government and industry-supported the DRIVEN autonomous vehicle technology consortium, the tests saw a collection of Ford Mondeo-based…
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10th October 2019 0

This weird-looking half-truck is the future

The future of vehicles will be a driverless one–of that I have little doubt. It’s statistically safer, more convenient and more efficient. But can we also take a moment to realise how weird these driverless vehicles will look? Take this new truck (lorry, if you’re from this side of the pond) for example. It’s whack.…
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9th October 2019 0

Tech-savvy turn out to be most leery of self-driving cars

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Karen Brenchley is a computer scientist with expertise in training artificial intelligence, but the longtime Silicon Valley resident has pangs of anxiety whenever she sees Waymo self-driving cars manoeuvre the streets near her home. The former product manager, who has worked for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, wonders how engineers could teach the robocars…
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8th October 2019 0

The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

We are amidst the 4thIndustrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology futurist,…
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7th October 2019 0

Reinventing the seatbelt for the self-driving era

In 1959, Volvo gave away the most important invention in its history. The previous year, the company’s CEO had lost a close relative in a car accident, so he hired Nils Bohlin to be the first chief safety engineer at the Swedish carmaker. Bohlin had spent his career developing ejector seats in fighter jets but…
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4th October 2019 0

Tesla is buying computer vision start-up DeepScale in a quest to create truly driverless cars

Tesla is acquiring DeepScale, a computer vision start-up that could help it develop fully driverless vehicles, according to CNBC. The deal could help Tesla’s goal to deliver cars with advanced driver-assistance systems that are good enough for owners to rent them out as “robotaxis” on an Uber-like platform without drivers. However, like all automakers, Tesla…
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3rd October 2019 0

Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

Joint venture advances the development of production-ready autonomous driving systems for commercialization of Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies The autonomous driving platform will be available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers in 2022 The partnership reinforces Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group’s shared vision of making mobility more safe, green, connected, and accessible…
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2nd October 2019 0