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The Kia Futuron is a UFO-inspired electric SUV

Meet the Kia Futuron, the winner of concept car buzzword bingo. Its name is a combination of ‘future’ and ‘on’, we’re told, “hinting at the switched-on, electric nature” of Kia’s next line of SUVs. It’s not just an SUV, but an SUV coupe. It’s roughly the size of a BMW X3 but seemingly a tad less…
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12th November 2019 0

NIO Inc. Announces Strategic Collaboration with Mobileye to Bring Level 4 Autonomous Driving Vehicles to Consumers in China and Beyond

SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NIO Inc. (“NIO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NIO), a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, today announced a strategic collaboration with Mobileye, the global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, and an Intel company, on the…
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6th November 2019 0

The Enemies of the Autonomous Vehicle

Sometimes when you are on the brink of a rebellion, it’s hard to see what’s happening around you. Chandler, Arizona, has become a hot­bed of attacks on autonomous vehicles (AVs). Over the past three years, people have assaulted self-driving cars in the city nearly two dozen times, pelting them with rocks, trying to run them…
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5th November 2019 0

Five Components Of Autonomous Car Security

Among all AI solutions, I believe the cybersecurity of autonomous cars is the most crucial aspect. One incident alone affecting human lives could disrupt not only a victimized company but the whole industry. It stands to reason that people will immediately lose trust in such technologies. Take, for example, an incident in which a self-driving car…
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4th November 2019 0

Nearly 80% of People Won’t Snooze in an AV

New research shows that potential autonomous vehicle riders haven’t gained a comfort level with the technology.Some 79% of people said they would not be able to fall asleep in a self-driving car—indicating a continued emotional discomfort with the technology, according to a new survey from The Zebra. The findings show that due to safety concerns…
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28th October 2019 0

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ feature may get early-access release by the end of 2019

Elon Musk says select Tesla owners will get a ‘feature complete’ version Tesla may grant certain customers early access to a “feature complete” version of the company’s “full self-driving” (FSD) capabilities by the end of 2019, Elon Musk said in a call with investors Wednesday. Musk said that this wasn’t “for sure” — but that…
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24th 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

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, 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