Tag: Driverless vehicle development

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MIT Scientists Develop Autonomous System With “Better Reasoning”

The system will help self-driving cars to more safely merge into busy traffic. Researchers from MIT and Toyota have collaborated to bring a new autonomous system to help vehicles navigate tricky intersections. The system helps to mitigate the problem of blind spots for humans and driverless vehicles alike. By improving safety in intersections, the research…
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7th 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

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line, crosswalk, and curb. Two years ago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing 81 North American cities, published its first planning guide to self-driving vehicles, highlighting the possibilities. If everyone moves around on…
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31st October 2019 0

Volkswagen sets up autonomous driving subsidiary, plans Silicon Valley site next year

Volkswagen Group announced the creation of a subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy (VWAT) on Monday, with the German car giant saying it planned to “make autonomous driving market-ready.” With offices in Munich and Wolfsburg, Volkswagen said that VWAT would aim to “bring a self-driving system… to market maturity.” As well as its sites in Germany, Volkswagen…
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29th October 2019 0

Driverless cars to carry human passengers on UK roads for first time

Driverless cars are set to carry human passengers on Britain’s roads for the first time, a government-backed consortium has announced. Trials starting on Thursday will see cars driving through the London boroughs of Croydon and Bromley in a bid to prove the technology can operate safely on the UK’s cramped roads. The cars, designed by UK…
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25th October 2019 0

Europe considers relaxing self-driving laws under pressure from Tesla

Europe is considering relaxing its restrictions on self-driving technology under pressure from Tesla. Regulations that limit the abilities of Autopilot, its driver-assist system, could be eased under proposals tabled by the company last month. It comes as the California carmaker prepares to release its third-quarter financial results. Many analysts have based positive assessments of Tesla’s stock…
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22nd October 2019 0

Sony’s self-driving ‘Sociable Cart’ delivers mixed-reality inside, ads outside

The Sociable Cart SC-1 launches with two MR experiences. Sony’s Sociable Cart SC-1 — the autonomous vehicle-cum-party bus designed for theme parks and golf courses — has finally landed. Launching in Japan’s Kanucha Bay Resort in Nago City, and the Botanical Garden in Okinawa City, the pilot scheme kicks off with a night-time “Moonlight Cruise”,…
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21st 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

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