Tag: Automated Driving

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Sony’s self-driving ‘Sociable Cart’ delivers mixed-reality inside, ads outside

The Sociable Cart SC-1 launches with two MR experiences. Sony’s Sociable Cart SC-1 — the autonomous vehicle-cum-party bus designed for theme parks and golf courses — has finally landed. Launching in Japan’s Kanucha Bay Resort in Nago City, and the Botanical Garden in Okinawa City, the pilot scheme kicks off with a night-time “Moonlight Cruise”,…
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21st October 2019 0

Hyundai will invest $35 billion in autonomy and emerging technologies

South Korea announces plan ‘to revitalize the economy and create new jobs’ SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest $35 billion (41 trillion won) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that have also…
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18th October 2019 0

First driverless car hits the streets of Dubai

As the wheel turns and the driverless Jaguar iPace accelerates away from the traffic lights, sitting in the passenger seat is an unnerving experience and a first on the streets of Dubai. On the opening day of the Roads and Transport Authority’s Congress for Self-Driving in Dubai, the autonomous vehicle demonstration offered a glimpse into…
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17th October 2019 0

SELF-DRIVING CARS WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE HOW VEHICLES LOOK IN THE FUTURE

The rise of self-driving technology and shared ownership of electric vehicles will radically change the design of cars in the coming years, a leading carmaker has said. Mate Rimac, the 31-year-old visionary behind Croatia-based supercar company Rimac Automobili, specializes in the production of all-electric hypercars. His latest creation, the C-Two, will launch next year with…
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16th October 2019 0

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

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

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