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BMW is working with LiDAR company Innoviz to make self-driving cars

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Adoption, Business Models, Transportation | Comments Off on BMW is working with LiDAR company Innoviz to make self-driving cars

BMW is working with LiDAR company Innoviz to make self-driving cars

This article original submitted on techcrunch.com BMW has already made clear its intent to launch self-driving cars by 2021. Now, the automaker has decided on solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and computer vision tech from startup Innoviz to enable its Level 3 – 5 autonomous vehicles to “see” their surroundings. For clarity, level 3 involves highly automated driving, level four is highly automated while level five is entirely autonomous, which means a human couldn’t intervene even if they wanted to. LiDAR sensors, which...

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7 Ideas To Pave The Way For Autonomous Vehicles

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Technology, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on 7 Ideas To Pave The Way For Autonomous Vehicles

7 Ideas To Pave The Way For Autonomous Vehicles

This article original submitted on forbes.com As more autonomous vehicles have taken to the roads, transportation expert Ben Pierce has been noticing ways the roads should prepare for them. “They can drive themselves, but boy we can really help them,” said Pierce, the transportation technology lead for the engineering and architecture firm HDR. In Chicago last week, Pierce suggested some big changes to infrastructure and some small changes to policies and procedures that can improve the performance of driverless cars and avoid...

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The world of self-driving cars is set to change in April 2018

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Adoption, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on The world of self-driving cars is set to change in April 2018

The world of self-driving cars is set to change in April 2018

This article original posted on qz.com If you live in California, you’re going to have to get used to cars driving with nobody behind the wheel. The California DMV got approval Monday (Feb. 26) for its plan (pdf) to put self-driving cars on the road with no safety driver, a measure that ensured a human could take over if the car’s artificial intelligence made a mistake. That means starting April 2, Google, Ford, Nvidia, and other companies can own and operate cars driving around the Golden State without anybody inside. There are two permits,...

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China is poised to lead in self-driving cars—and it’s not because of technology

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Adoption, Technology, Transportation | Comments Off on China is poised to lead in self-driving cars—and it’s not because of technology

China is poised to lead in self-driving cars—and it’s not because of technology

This article original posted on qz.com China may adopt self-driving cars faster than the US, but not because of any technological advantage. A survey released Tuesday (Feb. 20) by TÜV Rheinland, a Germany-based technical services company, shows that the Chinese public is better poised to accept autonomous vehicles, mainly because they trust the technology and feel more secure about passing on their data than Americans. The company surveyed 1,000 people from both China and the US, aged 18 years and over and in possession of a driver’s license....

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Autonomous vehicles will radically change our society

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Adoption, Business Models, Transportation | Comments Off on Autonomous vehicles will radically change our society

Autonomous vehicles will radically change our society

This article orginal posted on digitaljournal.com   While it is still not clear how long it will take, electric cars, robo taxis, and self-driving trucks are bound to radically alter our society, perhaps sooner than we think.     Tests of driverless cars are already taking place Carlos Ghosn CEO of the Renault Nissan Alliance claims that driverless or fully autonomous cars will be in use everywhere within six years. If such a quick transition takes places it would do more than change just the automobile industry but change our...

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Uber self-driving cars: everything you need to know

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Business Models, Services, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on Uber self-driving cars: everything you need to know

Uber self-driving cars: everything you need to know

This article original posted on techradar.com An uneasy mix of innovation and controversy Uber started out as a service that was as appealing to potential drivers as it was to urban passengers weary of cabs: with your own car and some spare time, you could make some cash by ferrying folks to where they needed to go. Lately, though, Uber has set its sights on replacing human drivers through its self-driving car program. Few other firms have embraced this initiative with as much zeal and resources, and the San Francisco-based company had...

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Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Business Models, Services, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

This article original posted on theverge.com A new startup that proposes a different spin on autonomous transportation came out of stealth today. The company, called Nuro, was founded by two former lead Google engineers who worked on the famed self-driving car project. Unlike the plethora of self-driving startups out there, Nuro isn’t focused on reconfiguring robot taxis or autonomous trucks, but on designing a new type of vehicle altogether. Nuro is focused on deliveries, specifically the kind that are low-speed, local, and last-mile:...

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With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Resources, Services, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination

With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination

This article orginal posted in techcrunch.com Elon Musk recently started a flame war on Twitter with the urban planning and mass transit community by stating “public transportation sucks”: the underlying assumption that, in the future, individual transit would be the only transportation solution with a good user experience (UX). The mistake here is focusing on the UX of the person in the car. Unless the goal is to spend more time in the car, we should focus on the UX of being in cities and communities and let the UX of individualized...

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Now is the time to plan for the autonomous vehicle future

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Adoption, Infrastructure, Services, Technology, Transportation, Vehicles | Comments Off on Now is the time to plan for the autonomous vehicle future

Now is the time to plan for the autonomous vehicle future

This article original posted on techcrunch.com The arrival of autonomous vehicles bring the prospect of improved transportation systems without the capital costs, operating subsidies and construction delays of new highway lanes and fixed rail systems.  Cities, states, and the Federal Government,  need to revise their transportation planning accordingly. Autonomous vehicles have gone from a Jetson-like dream to a clear reality in less than one decade. In 2010, when Google first started developing autonomous vehicles, people asked, “Why are...

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Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Business Models, Infrastructure, Services, Technology, Transportation | Comments Off on Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can

Self-Driving Cars Can’t Cure Traffic, but Economics Can

This article original posted on nytimes.com It’s easy to get giddy about self-driving cars. Older people and preteens will become more independent and mobile. The scourge of drunken driving will disappear. People will be able to safely play video games while on the freeway to work. But there is one problem autonomous driving is unlikely to solve: the columns of rush-hour gridlock that clog city streets and freeways. If decades of urban planning and economic research are any guide, the solution is unlikely to come from technology but from...

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