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Lyft Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Lyft Inc. is opening a dedicated test track for autonomous vehicles, expanding its 400-plus engineering team and adding specially equipped versions of the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan to its test fleet. Located within Lyft’s East Palo Alto, Calif., complex, the new facility will include intersections, traffic lights, merging lanes, pedestrian walkways and other road configurations.…
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13th November 2019 0

NIO Inc. Announces Strategic Collaboration with Mobileye to Bring Level 4 Autonomous Driving Vehicles to Consumers in China and Beyond

SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NIO Inc. (“NIO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NIO), a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, today announced a strategic collaboration with Mobileye, the global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, and an Intel company, on the…
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6th November 2019 0

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line, crosswalk, and curb. Two years ago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing 81 North American cities, published its first planning guide to self-driving vehicles, highlighting the possibilities. If everyone moves around on…
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31st October 2019 0

Driverless cars to carry human passengers on UK roads for first time

Driverless cars are set to carry human passengers on Britain’s roads for the first time, a government-backed consortium has announced. Trials starting on Thursday will see cars driving through the London boroughs of Croydon and Bromley in a bid to prove the technology can operate safely on the UK’s cramped roads. The cars, designed by UK…
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25th October 2019 0

Real-time Applications for IoT Within Smart Cities

f you were born before the beginning of the 21st century, you definitely have noticed that today’s technology is advancing very quickly and almost everything is becoming connected. In the 90s, you could connect via the internet on desktop computers. In the early 2000s, you were introduced to mobile technology, making portability and convenience something you…
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23rd October 2019 0

Europe considers relaxing self-driving laws under pressure from Tesla

Europe is considering relaxing its restrictions on self-driving technology under pressure from Tesla. Regulations that limit the abilities of Autopilot, its driver-assist system, could be eased under proposals tabled by the company last month. It comes as the California carmaker prepares to release its third-quarter financial results. Many analysts have based positive assessments of Tesla’s stock…
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22nd October 2019 0

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

First driverless car hits the streets of Dubai

As the wheel turns and the driverless Jaguar iPace accelerates away from the traffic lights, sitting in the passenger seat is an unnerving experience and a first on the streets of Dubai. On the opening day of the Roads and Transport Authority’s Congress for Self-Driving in Dubai, the autonomous vehicle demonstration offered a glimpse into…
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17th October 2019 0

Toyota’s LQ Concept Includes Its Own Artificial Intelligence Assistant

I don’t know what it is with the requirement that our future cars need to foster some deep human-car emotional bond, but Toyota is proposing a pretty similar thing with its LQ concept. This little car will include its very own artificial intelligence assistant named Yui, and Yui will be able to read your emotions…
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15th October 2019 0

Autonomous taxis have made their driverless debut in London

Are the days of London’s black cab drivers numbered? SELF-DRIVING taxis have hit the streets of London for the first time during a week-long trial in the capital. The culmination of a 30-month development process lead by the government and industry-supported the DRIVEN autonomous vehicle technology consortium, the tests saw a collection of Ford Mondeo-based…
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10th October 2019 0