Autonomous Vehicles

20th February 2019

Russian AV Developers Critical of Kremlin’s Street Tests Project

Developers of self-driving vehicles used to complain of the lack of legislation and absence of extensive testing programs on public roads as two major factors compromising progress. Finally, the...

By Roma Nazarov

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18th February 2019

BlackBerry, Government Announce $350M for AV Development

BlackBerry and the Canadian government are to spend a combined $350M on autonomous vehicle development. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and John Chen, the smartphone maker’s CEO, announced the funding...

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18th February 2019

Radar Must Become Hi-Def in a Driverless World, Says Arbe

Driverless car accidents will continue to happen until sensor technology can become truly high definition. That’s the opinion of Bert Fransis senior product director at Arbe Robotics who pointed...

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15th February 2019

Auto Industry To Police Driverless Safety, Says UK Minister

Safety standards for testing driverless vehicles will be left to the automotive industry to police, according to a UK government minister. This was confirmed by Transport Minister Jesse Norman...

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15th February 2019

Goodyear Providing Tires for AVs

Goodyear is to provide connected tires for Local Motors’ Olli eight-passenger autonomous shuttle vehicles. The tire giant has been testing tires on a fleet of three Ollis. It says...

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14th February 2019

Driverless Cars Not Safe Enough For Public Roads, Tests Results Suggest

Autonomous technology is not safe for public highways according to a study by a consumer interests body. This comes following reports demanded by the California Department of Motor Vehicles...

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13th February 2019

AVs Could Change the Face of Tourism, Study Suggests

Few of us need to be told that the proliferation of ADAS-packed and, perhaps, ultimately 100% autonomous vehicles will affect a great many industries. Some of these are obvious...

By Eric Volkman

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12th February 2019

ADAS, Level 2/3 AVs Are Hazards, Experts Warn

Driver safety experts have warned Level 2/3 autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems cause driver inattention and disengagement. A white paper on the dangers of driver distraction from...

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12th February 2019

Defensive Driving is AV’s Natural MO, Says Arm

Most people aren’t known for driving defensively. Whether or not robots can do better is anyone’s guess but Robert Day, director of automotive solutions and platforms at Arm, thinks...

By Louis Bedigian

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11th February 2019

Robot Cars to Deploy at Office Site

A start-up is to operate its autonomous vehicles at an office and real estate site in Virginia. In June, Boston’s Optimus Ride will deploy three of its AVs at...

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11th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon finally makes entrance into self-driving tech

With nearly every big tech company having entered the race for self-driving cars in the past 10 years, one name has remained conspicuously absent. The fact that it’s Amazon,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th February 2019

Ford Trials AV Lighting Communication System

Ford has tested a lighting system it hopes will allow autonomous vehicles to communicate with other road users. The automaker collaborated with Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) on testing...

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