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UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

How will cities be impacted by the first wave of autonomous cars?

In the future, everything about cars as we know them may change. Aviva is preparing for that future by conducting tests on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies through extensive real-world trials. Imagine this scene: It’s the year 2040, and Tom’s home virtual personal assistant has summoned an autonomous car to his home in Edinburgh. He…
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10th January 2020 0

Sony to test self-driving cars to boost sensing, safety technologies

Sony Corp said it would start testing self-driving cars as early as this year to beef up the company’s sensing and safety technologies, as the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant accelerates its automotive push. Sony revealed the plan as it unveiled an electric concept car with 33 embedded sensors, including image sensors and solid-state light…
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9th January 2020 0

Audi’s ‘empathetic’ AI:Me is about relaxing while commuting

Commuting is the worst part of driving. It’s a stress-inducing piece of hell that many of us endure on a daily basis. Audi aims to eliminate that stress with a tiny self-driving car that takes you on a virtual journey while you’re sitting in gridlock. The AI:Me (pronounced Amy) is the automaker’s “empathetic mobility partner.”…
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8th January 2020 0

Toyota is building an insane smart city near Mount Fuji

Most automakers have test tracks. Toyota decided to take that idea to an entirely different level by transforming a former factory into a town where people will live, work and research mobility. The Toyota Woven City is a 175-acre petri dish of all the technology buzzwords is slated to begin construction in 2021 with architect…
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7th January 2020 0

Germany’s Bosch to offer lower-cost sensors for self-driving cars

German automotive supplier Robert Bosch said Thursday it has developed a sensor that lets cars “see” a three-dimensional view of the road, aiming to lower the cost of technology that could speed the development of self-driving vehicles. Privately-held Bosch said the internally-developed lidar sensor, which it will show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las…
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6th January 2020 0

How Do You Teach A Car That A Snowman Won’t Walk Across The Road?

Of course, the answer depends on what that ‘something’ is. A torn paper bag, a lost shoe, or a tumbleweed? You can drive right over it without a second thought, but you’ll definitely swerve around a pile of broken glass. You’ll probably stop for a dog standing in the road but move straight into a…
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23rd December 2019 0

Toyota Will First Deploy Advanced Self-Driving Tech In Commercial Vehicles

Before it brings advanced self-driving features to cars intended for personal use, Toyota Motor Corp plans to deploy them in commercial vehicles first. Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) Chief James Kuffner said it will be easier to apply tech that doesn’t need direct, constant human monitoring to taxis and vehicles the firm is working on…
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20th December 2019 0

eSync Alliance joins the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)

v The eSync Alliance, an open consortium dedicated to standardizing an OTA and diagnostic data gathering platform, reported that it has formally joined the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) as an Associate Member. Rick Kreifeldt, Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, said, “Our work to standardise the bidirectional data pipeline to the edge electronics in the…
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19th December 2019 0

Nuro and Walmart select Houston for self-driving delivery pilot program

A California-based autonomous vehicle robotics company that has deployed self-driving delivery cars in Houston already has announced another pilot program. Nuro and Walmart announced a new collaboration for high-tech, affordable grocery delivery — first to a select group of shoppers, and then, later in 2020, to a wider range of customers. “Walmart is committed to…
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18th December 2019 0

Oxbotica integrating its autonomous vehicle software with ZF hardware

Oxbotica, an autonomous vehicle software spinout from Oxford University, has signed an MoU with ZF to integrate its autonomous driving software with ZF’s automotive-grade ProAI compute platform and sensor sets. (Earlier post.) Oxbotica provides a full suite of Universal Autonomy software that is fully modular, has low computing power requirements and uses best-in-class laser vision…
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17th December 2019 0