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Robots and humans

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019 in Adoption, Legisltation, Supply Chain, Technology, Vehicles | Comments Off on Robots and humans

Robots and humans

By Joann Muller 1 big thing: When robots and human drivers collide Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios Self-driving cars won’t be here anytime soon, which means partially automated vehicles will have to coexist with traditional cars for many years. That could get expensive.  The big picture: New cars are safer than ever thanks to crash avoidance technologies like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. But all the safety gizmos in the world can’t prevent other, less-equipped cars from crashing into...

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THE WIRED GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Adoption, Vehicles | Comments Off on THE WIRED GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS

THE WIRED GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS

How a chaotic skunkworks race in the desert launched what’s poised to be a runaway global industry. This article original submitted on wired.com IN THE PAST five years, autonomous driving has gone from “maybe possible” to “definitely possible” to “inevitable” to “how did anyone ever think this wasn’t inevitable?” Every significant automaker is pursuing the tech, eager to rebrand and rebuild itself as a “mobility provider” before the idea of car ownership goes kaput. Waymo, the company that emerged from Google’s self-driving car project,...

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Volkswagen in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Adoption, Business Models, Vehicles | Comments Off on Volkswagen in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars

Volkswagen in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars

This article original submitted on reuters.com Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE), the world’s biggest automaker, is in talks to form a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company’s fleet of cars and help develop “purpose-built” vehicles for Didi’s services. As part of the deal between Volkswagen and China’s biggest ride-hailing service, expected to be signed early next month, the German automaker will initially manage a fleet of about 100,000 new vehicles for Didi, of which two-thirds will be Volkswagen Group...

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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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People must retain control of autonomous vehicles

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Adoption, Legisltation, Technology, Vehicles | Comments Off on People must retain control of autonomous vehicles

People must retain control of autonomous vehicles

This article original submitted on nature.com PDF version Driverless vehicles are being tested on public roads in a number of countries.Credit: Prostock/Getty Last month, for the first time, a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving a self-driving car. A sports-utility vehicle controlled by an autonomous algorithm hit a woman who was crossing the road in Tempe, Arizona. The safety driver inside the vehicle was unable to prevent the crash. Although such accidents are rare, their incidence could rise as more vehicles that are capable of...

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New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Infrastructure, Technology, Vehicles | Comments Off on New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

This article orginal submitted on guardian.com A new laser-based system could allow vehicles to ‘see’ obstacles before they come into view, scientists say The interior of a self-driving Tesla Model X. Photograph: Tesla Whether it’s a child running after a ball, a herd of cows or a broken-down car, unexpected obstacles can prove deadly to drivers. But scientists say the cars of the future might be able to anticipate such perils. A team of researchers have come up with a new laser-based system that efficiently produces images of objects that...

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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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GM, Waymo Top Ranking of Autonomous Car Leaders

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Business Models, Technology, Vehicles | Comments Off on GM, Waymo Top Ranking of Autonomous Car Leaders

GM, Waymo Top Ranking of Autonomous Car Leaders

Traditional automakers rank high in autonomous car ratings, with GM, Ford, Daimler, and Volkswagen in top five. This article original posted on designnews.com A new study names General Motors Co. and Waymo LLC as the leaders in the autonomous car race, while placing highly touted competitors such as Tesla Inc. and Apple Inc. at the back of the pack. The study, published by Navigant Research, cited General Motors and Waymo (formerly known as the Google self-driving car project) for its efforts to move autonomous cars closer to production....

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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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