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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

Hyundai will invest $35 billion in autonomy and emerging technologies

South Korea announces plan ‘to revitalize the economy and create new jobs’ SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest $35 billion (41 trillion won) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that have also…
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18th October 2019 0

Toyota, GM, NVIDIA and others team up on self-driving car chips

Autonomous vehicles pose a whole bunch of R&D challenges. With so many aspects to consider — power consumption, safety, user interface and data management, to name just a few — creating a common computing platform for their use is a big ask of just one company. That’s why a group of automotive and tech businesses…
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11th 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

Tech-savvy turn out to be most leery of self-driving cars

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Karen Brenchley is a computer scientist with expertise in training artificial intelligence, but the longtime Silicon Valley resident has pangs of anxiety whenever she sees Waymo self-driving cars manoeuvre the streets near her home. The former product manager, who has worked for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, wonders how engineers could teach the robocars…
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8th October 2019 0

The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

We are amidst the 4thIndustrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology futurist,…
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7th October 2019 0

Reinventing the seatbelt for the self-driving era

In 1959, Volvo gave away the most important invention in its history. The previous year, the company’s CEO had lost a close relative in a car accident, so he hired Nils Bohlin to be the first chief safety engineer at the Swedish carmaker. Bohlin had spent his career developing ejector seats in fighter jets but…
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4th October 2019 0

Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

Joint venture advances the development of production-ready autonomous driving systems for commercialization of Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies The autonomous driving platform will be available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers in 2022 The partnership reinforces Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group’s shared vision of making mobility more safe, green, connected, and accessible…
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2nd October 2019 0

Self-driving startup Deeproute.ai pulls in $50 million

Deeproute.ai, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, said it has raised $50 million in a fresh round of funding from top Chinese investors, as yet another company bursts into view in the country’s thriving smart mobility market. Why it matters: The deal may signal that Chinese venture capital funds are once again favouring self-driving startups, as…
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26th September 2019 0

Building the Model T for Gen Z

Before long, the rideshares we summon with our phones may come without drivers. Though that’s not a ride many would accept just yet, a number of companies are nearing launch phase on driverless robotaxi vehicles. Alphabet subsidiary Waymo launched the first limited commercial robotaxi service last December in Phoenix, and existing ride-hailing services like Uber…
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24th September 2019 0