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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

MIT researchers create new self-driving system that can steer in low visibility settings, including fog and snow

Researchers from MIT have developed a new self-driving car system capable of navigating in low visibility settings, including in fog and snow. The system relies on Localizing Ground Penetrating Radar (LGPR), which takes readings the shape and composition of the road directly below and around the car with electromagnetic pulses. Other self-driving car systems use…
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3rd March 2020 0

The Self Driving And Sharing Economy: How Regulation May Drive The Transportation Revolution In 2020 And Beyond

The year 2020 may be the one that redefines your ride. Less than a decade ago, typing the words Uber or Lyft into an internet search or Word document would have set off all kinds of grammatical and spelling error alarms. And now these words are commonly used as verbs (“I’m going to Uber…”). Similarly,…
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19th February 2020 0

Gordon Murray reveals MOTIV autonomous pod car with one gull-wing door

The MOTIV was revealed by Gordon Murray today with the autonomous quadricycle/pod vehicle future in mind. Gordon Murray Design, Delta Motorsport, and it moves worked in collaboration to make this tiny, yet tough autonomous-ready vehicle a reality. This vehicle was part-funded through the UK government’s ‘IDP14’ program and acts as a centrepiece for the MOTIV…
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18th 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

Survey Suggests Many Americans Open to Ditching Cars for Robotaxis

Car people: would you be open to giving up your car in exchange for travelling from place to place via a self-driving taxi? According to a new survey, a surprising number of Americans would be up for such a change. At AutoBlog, Gary S. Vasilash has the details of this new study, which could have…
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12th 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

Smart Cities: A New Look at the Autonomous-Vehicle Infrastructure

As digital transformation has taken over the world, we interact with more and more intelligent gadgets. Today, our smartphones are always with us; at the end of the day, we get in our smart vehicle and drive to our smart home. And all this to simplify our daily activities and make life more convenient. But…
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7th 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

GM and Honda unveil self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals

GM and Honda, automakers with more than 160 years of experience between them, have thrown tradition out the window by unveiling the Origin, a new self-driving vehicle. The six-seat electric vehicle has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals, windshield wipers or rearview mirror. Its doors slide rather than swing open. There’s no obvious front…
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27th January 2020 0