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Waymo begins testing its autonomous vehicles in Florida

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced in a blog that it has started testing its self-driving vehicles in the state of Florida. The company will begin heavy rain testing of its self-driving Chrysler Pacificas and a Jaguar I-Pace in the state. Waymo is designing and testing its system to work safely and reliably…
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23rd 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

Who wants driverless cars? More of us than you may think

Autonomous cars are an increasingly popular topic, but do we actually want them running on our roads? The industry is more than willing to trial them, but what about the consumer? Relinquishing control can be difficult, especially when it involves potentially placing ourselves in danger. For this reason, some people are very concerned about the…
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1st August 2019 0

DeepMind is helping Waymo evolve better self-driving AI algorithms

A more efficient way to training neural nets could provide a crucial edge in the hyper-competitive world of automated driving—and elsewhere. Waymo’s self-driving cars now have something in common with the brains that guide regular vehicles: their intelligence comes partly from the power of evolution. Engineers at Waymo, owned by Alphabet, teamed up with researchers…
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26th July 2019 0

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had long-term viability. Now, with the acquisition of Drivy, Getaround is the largest car-sharing platform with partnerships the likes of Uber and Toyota. Uber and Lyft were (and are) a phenomenon,…
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22nd July 2019 0

Hyundai Sonata gets a self-driving makeover from Yandex

The latest Hyundai Sonata sedan is coming out later this year, but a self-driving version is already here. On Thursday, Russia’s self-driving car service Yandex unveiled an autonomous prototype of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, coming out this fall like a traditional, human-driven car. Yandex, which is effectively the Russian Google, collaborated with Hyundai’s Mobis car…
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19th July 2019 0

What Europeans Actually Think of Autonomous Cars

Autonomous or “self-driving” cars made their debut on international motorways in 2018. Even before they took to the road though, drivers had concerns about cars that drove themselves with no, or very little, driver’s interference. Now, reality mirrors the Jetsons’ science fiction and opinions about the safety of autonomous vehicles have diversified. According to our…
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18th July 2019 0

VW Plans To Launch Autonomous Vehicles In The Middle Of The Next Decade

Days after Ford and Volkswagen expanded their partnership to include autonomous and electric vehicles, the German automaker has revealed new details about their autonomous driving plans. In a mock interview with the company’s autonomous driving boss, Alexander Hitzinger revealed Volkswagen will launch small fleets of autonomous vehicles “in the near future.” The executive didn’t go…
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17th July 2019 0

Smart Mobility Living Lab rolls out CAV testing routes for London

Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL), a UK government-backed initiative aimed at readying London for the arrival of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), has begun constructing its first test routes around the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The project will create a total of 24km (15 miles) of fixed infrastructure, offering…
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3rd July 2019 0

Autonomous Vehicles and Industry 5.0 are the basis for future-oriented traffic concepts in Smart Cities

Climate scientists, urban developers, citizen initiatives, as well as many local politicians, stress it like a prayer wheel: traffic in and around cities must change. Changing traffic patterns is the only way; the collapse of urban infrastructure be avoided, and our towns remain worth living in. For a long time, the topic of urban congestion…
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27th June 2019 0