Tag: Autopilot

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

eVTOL to be used as ambulances in the coronavirus crisis

It will take months to figure the extent of the catastrophic Coronavirus outbreak. To help fight off the Covid-19 epidemic, eHang is lending its eVTOL for medical relief. EHang’s autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft are coming in handy. The company’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) applications are helping Chinese medical…
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19th March 2020 0

Meet R2, the First Self-Driving Vehicle to Get Federal Approval

The hype around autonomous, self-driving vehicles has, for the most part, cooled off, the industry having run head-first into reality. But there’s one company that’s not willing to wait years for the technology to hit public roads. This week, Nuro became the first U.S. company to receive a self-driving vehicle exemption, according to founder Dave…
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17th February 2020 0

Tesla Autopilot is going to detect potholes and make mini-maps to remember them

Tesla’s Autopilot, which the automaker is trying to turn into a self-driving system, is going to detect potholes and make mini-maps to remember them, according to a new comment from CEO Elon Musk. In order to achieve full self-driving, a system would have to be able to handle a wide range of different scenarios, including…
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10th February 2020 0

If AI Suddenly Gains Consciousness, Some Say It Will Happen First In AI Self-Driving Cars

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to consciousness. Often referred to as the singularity, there is much hand-wringing that we are perhaps dooming ourselves to either utter death and destruction or to becoming slaves of AI once…
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17th January 2020 0

AI-Driven Electric Motorcycle Shows Self-Driving Tech Is About More Than Autonomous Driving

Damon Motorcycles unveiled its new electric motorcycle today at CES in Las Vegas, calling it “the world’s smartest, safest and most powerful electric motorcycle.” First off: the power. The Damon Hypersport has “over 200” horsepower, which is a lot for a motorcycle. But even more impressively, it delivers 200nm of torque at zero RPMs ……
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15th January 2020 0

Qualcomm Targets Autonomous Vehicles With Snapdragon Ride Platform

As expected, a key focus for CES 2020 is automotive. While the forecasts for autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been curtailed, the industry continues to rapidly drive (pun intended) toward full autonomy. Qualcomm, the leader in mobile technology, unleashed a flurry of automotive announcements at CES, including a new autonomous vehicle control platform dubbed the Snapdragon…
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14th January 2020 0

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

The future of autonomous vehicles runs off roads and on to farms, construction sites and mines

Fully self-driving passenger cars are not “just around the corner.” While the well-capitalized leaders — funded by corporations, multibillion-dollar VC funds or advertising revenue — are on the more stable financial ground, many other full-stack autonomous vehicle startups may be looking for the off-ramp. With no clear path to funds outside of venture capital, full-stack startups…
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15th July 2019 0

The Department of Defense wants ideas for a tiny autonomous space station

The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has issued a solicitation for a tiny, “self-contained and free-flying orbital outpost” that can host experiments and equipment in orbit and could eventually be scaled up for human habitation. The Orbital Outpost that’s being solicited would be small: it needs to have at least a cubic meter of space…
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4th July 2019 0

Future air travel looks high-tech, autonomous, and electric

While everyone on the ground is stressing about self-driving cars, the future of flight is also moving more toward autonomous planes, as seen at the 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show. The air show is one of the biggest aerospace events annually and everyone from established names to newer companies showed off concept craft…
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25th June 2019 0