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In the Driverless City, How Will Our Streets Be Used?

Many of our hopes and anxieties surrounding the advent of the so-called smart city find their clearest expression in the driverless car. Suggesting the prospect of more carefree and efficient transportation as well as the looming cloud of ungovernable technology, autonomous vehicles (AVs) can inspire both fear and optimism (see the outraged response to the 2018 death…
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24th February 2020 0

Driverless electric car completes record-breaking 370km trip

A driverless car completed the longest autonomous journey on Britain’s roads after it self-navigated itself 370km without attracting attention from passing motorists. A specially modified 2017 electric Nissan LEAF travelled from the car’s firm based in Cranfield, Beds, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Over the course of the 370km journey, the autonomous car…
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14th February 2020 0

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

Aurora is finally ready to show the world what it’s been up to

The secretive self-driving car company unveiled its plans for 2020 Aurora, the self-driving car company founded by former Waymo engineer Chris Urmson, doesn’t do dog and pony shows. It doesn’t trot out its vehicles just to prove they exist or take journalists for test drives to demonstrate that the technology actually works. In fact, in…
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4th February 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

Tactile Mobility’s Software Helps Smart Cars Feel the Road

Tactile Mobility’s new software is one of the industry’s latest attempts to improve the accuracy and safety of AV responses on the road Photo: Pixabay While there are quite a few autonomous vehicle startups, others exist to improve AV technologies. According to SiliconANGLE, Tactile Mobility released a new software module that lets AVs “feel” road…
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28th 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