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Fiat Chrysler partners with self-driving car startup AutoX to bring a robo-taxi service to China by Q3 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout China, some foreign companies are limiting their operations in the country. Even many Chinese businesses closed down temporarily in response to the virus. However, not every company is slowing down its operations in the Asian country. Fiat Chrysler has just revealed plans to roll out a robot…
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13th February 2020 0

Self-driving buses to appear on public roads for the first time

The United States will soon have its first self-driving buses that use public roads. Cities like Jacksonville and Las Vegas already have self-driving shuttles in operation, but they use their own designated lanes. Later this year, self-driving buses will be operating in Gainesville, Florida using the roads we all drive on. The buses fit twelve…
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6th February 2020 0

UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans test of self-driving vans

UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate fleet electrification. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems, including the potential for automated movement in UPS depots — technology that it will test starting later this year.…
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5th February 2020 0

The hunt for security flaws in self-driving cars steps up a gear

To deploy connected cars to the roads, developers need to make sure that vehicles are safe from cyberattacks. And the challenge is still great. Last week, seven projects in the UK dedicated to developing tools that will improve cybersecurity in self-driving vehicles received a grand total of £1.2 million ($1.56 million), or about £171,500 ($222,847)…
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31st January 2020 0

World’s Biggest-Ever Self-Driving Experiment To Coincide With Tokyo Olympics

Backed by full government and academia support, Japan’s car industry is preparing for what will be the biggest, most comprehensive autonomous driving demonstration in history. Set to take place in early July, just two weeks before the Tokyo Olympics begin this year, the multi-manufacturer, multi-government agency group called SIP (Strategic Innovation Promotion Program) will produce…
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30th January 2020 0

Apple patent for autonomous car details voice, gesture and touch-based interactions

Apple patent envisions a self-driving car that brings a seamless interaction experience similar to the iPhone. Apple may have been quiet about its self-driving car program but it is ramping up patent efforts. The iPhone maker envisions a future for self-driving cars where voice, gesture and touch-enabled commands are integrated together. The idea could be…
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29th January 2020 0

Snapdragon Ridge hails autonomous vehicles with customisable SoC

Scalable and open autonomous driving solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, consist of the family of Snapdragon Ride Safety system on chips (SoCs), Snapdragon Ride Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride autonomous stack. Snapdragon Ride aims to address the complexity of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by leveraging power-efficient hardware, artificial…
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20th 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

A $100 box is the cheapest way we’ve seen to add LiDAR to cars

Velodyne, one of the companies that helped invent modern LiDAR, says it has developed a component that will make adding laser-based radar to autonomous cars and other vehicles more affordable. At CES, the company showed off its new Velabit LiDAR system, which it plans to sell to manufacturers for about $100 per unit. That’s significantly…
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13th January 2020 0

How Do You Teach A Car That A Snowman Won’t Walk Across The Road?

Of course, the answer depends on what that ‘something’ is. A torn paper bag, a lost shoe, or a tumbleweed? You can drive right over it without a second thought, but you’ll definitely swerve around a pile of broken glass. You’ll probably stop for a dog standing in the road but move straight into a…
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23rd December 2019 0