Tag: Autopilot

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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

Don’t Overestimate the ‘Semi’ in Semiautonomous Cars

Tesla may snatch the headlines around the rise of semiautonomous vehicle features that take some of the work of the driver, but its monopoly is unlikely to last: A new report finds that in the first quarter of this year, approximately 7 percent of new cars sold in the US were capable of guiding themselves…
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19th June 2019 0

Essential Stats For Justifying And Comparing Self-Driving Cars To Humans At The Wheel

In speaking at various industry events, I am often asked about some of the various statistics frequently mentioned as a form of justification or rationale for the pursuit of autonomous driverless cars. At times, such stats are batted around, and it is hard to know where they came from, nor know whether they are reliable,…
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3rd June 2019 0

Autonomous cars will do more than drive you around

The idea that the ideal future involves fleets of shared-use autonomous cars does not acknowledge the true nature of how humans interact with their personal transportation, nor does it acknowledge the motives of carmakers. Shared RTMs (Robotic Transportation Machine) make a lot of sense in dense urban areas, places where a high proportion of the…
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13th May 2019 0

Peloton’s 9 Safety Principles for Truck Platooning

As it gets closer to announcing the availability of commercial truck platooning, Peloton Technologies laid out the details of how its two-truck platooning system, PlatoonPro, works to ensure safety and security in a new report. Peloton Founder and CEO Josh Switkes told reporters that the report is “all about transparency” for drivers, fleets, law enforcement,…
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25th March 2019 0

Automated Driving: How do we develop trust between humans and machines?

What does a desirable future that is worth living look like? How can individuality and digital transformation be reconciled? How can trust be established between humans and machines? A series of “FutureInsight” debates from Mercedes-Benz address questions like these. In these debates, Mercedes-Benz experts discuss such questions around the theme of mobility with academics, artists,…
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11th March 2019 0

TomTom and Elektrobit Reveal First HD Map Horizon for Automated Driving

Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland, 7 March 2019  TomTom (TOM2), the leading independent location technology specialist, and Elektrobit (EB), an award-winning global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, today announced the release of an industry-first High Definition (HD) map horizon for automated driving. An HD map horizon helps vehicles to build…
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8th March 2019 0