Tag: self-driving vehicles

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Cars with no steering wheels? How to convince people to adopt new tech

With large swathes of the public still uncertain about riding in self-driving cars, what lessons can automakers learn on why a sceptical public is happy to adopt other new technologies? A generation ago we didn’t expect watches to become do-everything computers yet today smartwatches are commonplace. So, what’s next? A car without a steering wheel?…
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25th March 2020 0

Newest Trend: Combining HealthTech With AI Self-Driving Cars For An Upcoming Boon In Our Health And Wellness

Having to visit the doctor can be arduous. For those that don’t have a car, they oftentimes need to utilize multiple mass transit options and the journey itself is so exasperating and enough of a barrier that they might forego making the visit. When people don’t get over to see a physician, the odds are…
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24th March 2020 0

New LiDAR Technologies Boosting Autonomous Driving

Autonomous self-driving cars, enabled by Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, are fast becoming a reality on many roads in the developed world. LiDAR acts as the ‘eye’ of self-driving vehicles by providing them with a 360-degree view of its surroundings. The LiDAR system continuously rotates sending thousands of laser pulses every second. These pulses then collide with any surrounding…
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23rd March 2020 0

Singapore And Autonomous Vehicles — Interesting Lessons In Governance, Planning, And Safety

Singapore is a dense city-state with a large growing population (approx 6M). In 2015, the Singapore government launched the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint(SSB) which had five strategic thrusts to build a sustainable city, and one of the key elements was “a car-lite”  Singapore. Given the limited space, it is no longer possible to increase road infrastructure…
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12th March 2020 0

Robotic Research will test fully autonomous shuttles in Clarksburg

Clarksburg, Maryland-based Robotic Research will begin testing fully autonomous and unmanned low-speed shuttles in the second quarter of this year. Launched in 2002, Robotic Research provides robotic technology for commercial and government autonomous operations. The company plans to begin the autonomous vehicle testing with no onboard attendants, but with attendants at onsite locations. “Through our…
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9th March 2020 0

Autonomous Nissan Leaf: riding in Britain’s self-driving trailblazer

  The organisers of a record-breaking drive by an autonomous car on UK roads have hailed the event as a major step forward for the technology. A modified self-driving Nissan Leaf travelled 230 miles from the Japanese car maker’s technical centre in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, to its factory in Sunderland on a trial dubbed the Grand…
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6th March 2020 0

Cruise can now transport passengers in self-driving cars in CA

Cruise ecently received a permit to transport passengers in its autonomous vehicles in California. Granted by the California Public Utilities Commission, the permit is part of the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot. As part of the program, Cruise must provide data and reports to the CPUC regarding any incidents, the number of passenger miles…
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2nd March 2020 0

Daimler and Torc Robotics Expand Public Autonomous Testing In US

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics, partners in Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group, will soon expand testing of automated truck technology to new public routes in the US. The team completed initial mapping of additional routes in January. These public road testing efforts allow the teams to collect data from real-world traffic scenarios beyond what can…
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27th February 2020 0

Meituan Upgrades ‘Contactless Delivery’ in Beijing With Unmanned Vehicles

s coronavirus quarantine continues in China, online delivery has become the preferred shopping method for many people. Recently, Chinese food delivery giant Meituan Dianping launched an unmanned delivery service for its e-commerce grocery subsidiary Meituan Grocery. Utilizing unmanned vehicles and indoor distribution robots, Meituan aims to build a full chain of contactless service in food…
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26th February 2020 0

Jaguar Land Rover reveals secret autonomous Project Vector

Jaguar Land Rover has shocked the world of future motoring by unveiling an entirely new, fully engineered electric car platform that’s capable of supporting a wide variety of autonomous, shared and private vehicle configurations. Work on the project, which is entirely separate from JLR’s current or near-future production car range, is already so far advanced that a…
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25th February 2020 0