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How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

A road hazard appears in front of your autonomous taxi. Will it make a choice that saves you but kills others? Or will it decide to save others at the price of its passenger? Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some…
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11th 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

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

Waymo’s self-driving vans will carry UPS packages in Phoenix

Waymo is expanding its foray into self-driving delivery vehicles. The Alphabet brand is teaming with UPS on a pilot that will have autonomous Chrysler Pacifica vans carry packages in the metro Phoenix area. They’ll be shuttling cargo from UPS Stores to the courier’s Tempe processing hub, not directly to customers, but they will drive on their own.…
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3rd 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

Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars

Zenuity has selected HPE to provide the infrastructure it needs in order to develop next-generation autonomous driving systems Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure it needs in order to…
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24th January 2020 0

Trials of self driving transport pods start in the UK

Self-driving transport pods are being tested out in the UK, the vehicles which can be seen above are being tested out in Bristol. These autonomous vehicles use a range of sensors which include radar and vision processing and they are capable of spotting people and objects in front of them. The pods will be tested…
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23rd January 2020 0

Tesla Partners With Baidu for In-car Map Service

Tesla has switched from Tencent Maps to Baidu Maps as its provider of in-car mapping data services in China, the US-based electric vehicle (EV) company announced Friday on its official Weibo account. Baidu, the company behind China’s largest search engine, will provide map display, real-time traffic conditions, point of interest searches, and other map data…
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21st January 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