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Why Volvo is redefining autonomous driving

Volvo has been one of the leading proponents of the industry’s long-term quest for fully autonomous cars. But now it has become the latest to dial back its overall ambition and to clarify how it views the technology developing. The next XC90, due in 2022, will be fitted with the advanced hardware and software needed…
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28th February 2020 0

Daimler and Torc Robotics Expand Public Autonomous Testing In US

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics, partners in Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group, will soon expand testing of automated truck technology to new public routes in the US. The team completed initial mapping of additional routes in January. These public road testing efforts allow the teams to collect data from real-world traffic scenarios beyond what can…
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27th February 2020 0

Meituan Upgrades ‘Contactless Delivery’ in Beijing With Unmanned Vehicles

s coronavirus quarantine continues in China, online delivery has become the preferred shopping method for many people. Recently, Chinese food delivery giant Meituan Dianping launched an unmanned delivery service for its e-commerce grocery subsidiary Meituan Grocery. Utilizing unmanned vehicles and indoor distribution robots, Meituan aims to build a full chain of contactless service in food…
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26th February 2020 0

Jaguar Land Rover reveals secret autonomous Project Vector

Jaguar Land Rover has shocked the world of future motoring by unveiling an entirely new, fully engineered electric car platform that’s capable of supporting a wide variety of autonomous, shared and private vehicle configurations. Work on the project, which is entirely separate from JLR’s current or near-future production car range, is already so far advanced that a…
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25th February 2020 0

In the Driverless City, How Will Our Streets Be Used?

Many of our hopes and anxieties surrounding the advent of the so-called smart city find their clearest expression in the driverless car. Suggesting the prospect of more carefree and efficient transportation as well as the looming cloud of ungovernable technology, autonomous vehicles (AVs) can inspire both fear and optimism (see the outraged response to the 2018 death…
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24th February 2020 0

Future Autonomous Cars Could Have Ears: Researchers

There are many features that an autonomous car have, but an artificially intelligent “ear” is not one of them. However, this could change real soon. With today’s modern cars, companies try to provide drivers with a distraction-free drive. This is why sometimes external sounds from the road do not reach the ears of the driver.…
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21st February 2020 0

Apple Car could make road hazards brighter and easier to see for drivers

Apple’s long-rumoured car could have a headlight system that provides drivers with more awareness of the road, by highlighting areas of interest ahead of the vehicle by making the light shining from the headlights brighter specifically in those regions. While most of the speculation of what Apple’s ongoing automotive efforts have come up relate to…
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20th February 2020 0

The Self Driving And Sharing Economy: How Regulation May Drive The Transportation Revolution In 2020 And Beyond

The year 2020 may be the one that redefines your ride. Less than a decade ago, typing the words Uber or Lyft into an internet search or Word document would have set off all kinds of grammatical and spelling error alarms. And now these words are commonly used as verbs (“I’m going to Uber…”). Similarly,…
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19th February 2020 0

Gordon Murray reveals MOTIV autonomous pod car with one gull-wing door

The MOTIV was revealed by Gordon Murray today with the autonomous quadricycle/pod vehicle future in mind. Gordon Murray Design, Delta Motorsport, and it moves worked in collaboration to make this tiny, yet tough autonomous-ready vehicle a reality. This vehicle was part-funded through the UK government’s ‘IDP14’ program and acts as a centrepiece for the MOTIV…
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18th February 2020 0

Meet R2, the First Self-Driving Vehicle to Get Federal Approval

The hype around autonomous, self-driving vehicles has, for the most part, cooled off, the industry having run head-first into reality. But there’s one company that’s not willing to wait years for the technology to hit public roads. This week, Nuro became the first U.S. company to receive a self-driving vehicle exemption, according to founder Dave…
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17th February 2020 0