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Velodyne Lidar Announces Agreement with EasyMile

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. have announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology and smart vehicle solutions. EasyMile uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles that are deployed on public and private roads in more than 30 countries around the world. EasyMile will enhance its EZ10 shuttle…
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1st May 2020 0

Summon an AutoX robotaxi on China’s AutoNavi app today

AutoX announced today that its autonomous vehicles are now available on China’s AutoNavi navigation app, which is one of the most popular navigation services in China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba bought AutoNavi for US$1.5 billion in 2014. Beginning today, riders will be able to summon a robotaxi on Autonavi’s ride-hailing platform, which is known as…
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28th April 2020 0

Webinar on Autonomous Vehicles – Tues May 12th

Reuters Events Automotive launch their latest webinar ‘The Autonomous Future: HD Mapping, AI, Mobility for All’. Sign up here https://bit.ly/2XRXpOl As an industry, we all want to achieve safer roads through autonomous vehicles and make mobility accessible to all. In order to achieve these goals, we must unite to ensure as an industry we challenge…
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22nd April 2020 0

BMW Says Autonomous Cars Present Design Challenges

In an interview with Digital Trends, BMW’s head design boss Domagoj Dukec lays out the challenges autonomous vehicles present to designers. Dukec told the publication that autonomous driving technologies have a “bigger influence” on the design process than electric vehicles. Integrating the necessary hardware autonomous vehicles need, especially those that offer Level 4 autonomy and…
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10th April 2020 0

Autonomous vehicles deliver COVID-19 tests to lab

As the coronavirus pandemic puts extra strain on health care resources and personnel, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is testing the delivery of COVID-19 tests to processing labs via autonomous vehicles. Traveling across the Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, the unmanned AVs ferry the tests from a drive-thru clinic to a processing lab. The COVID-19 test samples are placed…
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9th April 2020 0

Autonomous cars given ‘human-like’ reactions to prevent crashes on shared roads

Autonomous vehicles reacted to potential collisions in ‘human-like’ ways thanks to new sensors and algorithms used in a research project. Aimed at “radically” reducing the number of multi-vehicle crashes on motorways, the Multi-Car Collision Avoidance (MuCCA) R&D project used AI and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to instruct autonomous vehicles to cooperatively make decisions to avoid potential collisions.…
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27th March 2020 0

Tesla files patent for sourcing self-driving training data from its fleet

  Tesla has filed a patent on how to source training data from its large fleet of customer vehicles in order to train its self-driving neural network. The patent was filed for Tesla, but Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI and Autopilot software, is named as the sole inventor on the application. He describes the…
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26th March 2020 0

Cars with no steering wheels? How to convince people to adopt new tech

With large swathes of the public still uncertain about riding in self-driving cars, what lessons can automakers learn on why a sceptical public is happy to adopt other new technologies? A generation ago we didn’t expect watches to become do-everything computers yet today smartwatches are commonplace. So, what’s next? A car without a steering wheel?…
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25th March 2020 0

Newest Trend: Combining HealthTech With AI Self-Driving Cars For An Upcoming Boon In Our Health And Wellness

Having to visit the doctor can be arduous. For those that don’t have a car, they oftentimes need to utilize multiple mass transit options and the journey itself is so exasperating and enough of a barrier that they might forego making the visit. When people don’t get over to see a physician, the odds are…
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24th March 2020 0

New LiDAR Technologies Boosting Autonomous Driving

Autonomous self-driving cars, enabled by Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, are fast becoming a reality on many roads in the developed world. LiDAR acts as the ‘eye’ of self-driving vehicles by providing them with a 360-degree view of its surroundings. The LiDAR system continuously rotates sending thousands of laser pulses every second. These pulses then collide with any surrounding…
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23rd March 2020 0