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UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans test of self-driving vans

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems, including the potential for automated movement in UPS depots — technology that it will test starting later this year.…
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The hunt for security flaws in self-driving cars steps up a gear

To deploy connected cars to the roads, developers need to make sure that vehicles are safe from cyberattacks. And the challenge is still great. Last week, seven projects in the UK dedicated to developing tools that will improve cybersecurity in self-driving vehicles received a grand total of £1.2 million ($1.56 million), or about £171,500 ($222,847)…
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Tactile Mobility’s Software Helps Smart Cars Feel the Road

Tactile Mobility’s new software is one of the industry’s latest attempts to improve the accuracy and safety of AV responses on the road Photo: Pixabay While there are quite a few autonomous vehicle startups, others exist to improve AV technologies. According to SiliconANGLE, Tactile Mobility released a new software module that lets AVs “feel” road…
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GM and Honda unveil self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals

GM and Honda, automakers with more than 160 years of experience between them, have thrown tradition out the window by unveiling the Origin, a new self-driving vehicle. The six-seat electric vehicle has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals, windshield wipers or rearview mirror. Its doors slide rather than swing open. There’s no obvious front…
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Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars

Zenuity has selected HPE to provide the infrastructure it needs in order to develop next-generation autonomous driving systems Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure it needs in order to…
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Tesla Partners With Baidu for In-car Map Service

Tesla has switched from Tencent Maps to Baidu Maps as its provider of in-car mapping data services in China, the US-based electric vehicle (EV) company announced Friday on its official Weibo account. Baidu, the company behind China’s largest search engine, will provide map display, real-time traffic conditions, point of interest searches, and other map data…
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Snapdragon Ridge hails autonomous vehicles with customisable SoC

Scalable and open autonomous driving solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, consist of the family of Snapdragon Ride Safety system on chips (SoCs), Snapdragon Ride Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride autonomous stack. Snapdragon Ride aims to address the complexity of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by leveraging power-efficient hardware, artificial…
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If AI Suddenly Gains Consciousness, Some Say It Will Happen First In AI Self-Driving Cars

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to consciousness. Often referred to as the singularity, there is much hand-wringing that we are perhaps dooming ourselves to either utter death and destruction or to becoming slaves of AI once…
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Camera-based life-saver: Bosch helps cars keep an eye on their passengers

More safety and convenience thanks to artificial intelligence The interior monitoring system detects driver drowsiness and distraction and provides driving assistance Harald Kroeger: “Bosch is using cameras and AI to turn the vehicle into a life-saver.” Bosch is developing a new car-driver symbiosis for automated driving Over the next 20 years or so, new safety…
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AI-Driven Electric Motorcycle Shows Self-Driving Tech Is About More Than Autonomous Driving

Damon Motorcycles unveiled its new electric motorcycle today at CES in Las Vegas, calling it “the world’s smartest, safest and most powerful electric motorcycle.” First off: the power. The Damon Hypersport has “over 200” horsepower, which is a lot for a motorcycle. But even more impressively, it delivers 200nm of torque at zero RPMs ……
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