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UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Japan To Let Autonomous Cars Roam Around Its Streets Before 2020 Olympics

Japan will allow dozens of autonomous vehicles to freely roam around streets near competition areas prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bloomberg reports that the local government is working alongside car manufacturers such as Toyota and Nissan to roll out self-driving cars on its streets for a week before the games commence next July. Japan…
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11th September 2019 0

Do Drivers Really Want To Give Up Driving?

A leading research firm has confirmed this week what many nay-sayers to autonomous vehicles have long suspected. People don’t really want tech that drives the cars for them. J.D. Power and Associates’ annual technology experience study shows a high percentage of drivers today so dissatisfied with techs like lane-centring and other driver-assistance alerts that they…
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2nd September 2019 0

Automated buses dodge peacocks, tourists and plants in Singapore test

SINGAPORE- Roaming peacocks, meandering tourists and curbside bushes were all causing headaches this week for operators of one of the first autonomous bus shuttle services to hit public roads in Singapore. Passengers found themselves almost outnumbered by bus stewards checking their seatbelts were tightly fastened as ST Engineering began testing four vehicles in the coastal…
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30th August 2019 0

Meet Tesla’s self-driving car computer and its two AI brains

Tesla’s in-house chip is 21 times faster than the older Nvidia model Tesla used. And each car’s computer has two for safety. Designing your own chips is hard. But Tesla, one of the most aggressive developers of autonomous vehicle technology, thinks it’s worth it. The company revealed details Tuesday about how it fine-tuned its AI chip…
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22nd August 2019 0

Volvo Ties up with Uber to Develop Production-Ready Autonomous Vehicle

Almost all automakers have jumped on the bandwagon of developing autonomous vehicles despite serious concerns among the general public about their safety. Volvo is a brand that is known for its pioneering approach to safety and when Volvo is involved in the production of such a vehicle, that should help allay concerns related to safety.…
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21st August 2019 0

InsurTechs Push for Front Row Seat in New World of Autonomous Technology

Before manufacturers let autonomous vehicles lose on public roadways, they’ll have to show that their driverless cars are a lot better than humans at getting from Point A to Point B without crashing. The partially autonomous vehicles already on the road have made dumb mistakes — some of them deadly — that give reason to…
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20th August 2019 0

Mobile Machining: A Revolution in Aerospace Production

Have you ever been to an aerospace factory? As a business developer in this industry, I know the numbers and a good deal about the technology behind building an aircraft. Still, seeing an aeroplane production hall for the first time left me dumbfounded. The sheer size of the parts, towering aircraft tail sections, large cantilevered…
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16th August 2019 0

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded startups and veteran automotive partners working incessantly to get miles under their belt, a subtle but influential enemy is jamming their wheels: public distrust. Based on recent studies, the general public doesn’t appear to be ready…
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14th August 2019 0

No matter the mobility, how connected the car, vehicle sales happen at a dealership

Nothing frustrates consumers more than having spent hours researching and configuring a vehicle on third-party auto shopping websites only to find that the vehicle they configured doesn’t exist at the dealership, opined Richard Wallace, former vice president, transportation systems analysis, at the Center for Automotive Research, an independent, non-profit research organization. So it’s up to…
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13th August 2019 0

Inside the New World of Autonomous Vehicles

We’ll be safer, but also less free. Elon Musk, Tesla’s sometimes puckish founder, recently predicted that the electric-car maker would have 1 million self-driving taxis on the road by next year. The statement went over about as well with investors as his April Fool’s joke had in 2018 when he tweeted that his company was…
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2nd August 2019 0