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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

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

MITRE opens autonomous technology lab

Research and development centre MITRE has created the Mobile Autonomous Systems Experimentation (MASE) Laboratory to speed up and advise on autonomous technology. The lab’s centrepiece is the MASE Jeep, a commercially available Grand Cherokee modified for autonomous driving by an aftermarket vendor and outfitted by MITRE engineers with sensors, analytic and data recorders, and powerful…
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22nd January 2020 0

Qualcomm Targets Autonomous Vehicles With Snapdragon Ride Platform

As expected, a key focus for CES 2020 is automotive. While the forecasts for autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been curtailed, the industry continues to rapidly drive (pun intended) toward full autonomy. Qualcomm, the leader in mobile technology, unleashed a flurry of automotive announcements at CES, including a new autonomous vehicle control platform dubbed the Snapdragon…
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14th January 2020 0