Autonomous Vehicles

23rd August 2018

Apple’s Driverless Cars May Have a Lot to Say

Apple still isn’t saying much about its self-driving car program but if it ever puts vehicles on the road, they may tell you everything you need to know, all...

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Waymo and Lyft Beef Up Self-Driving Programs
22nd August 2018

Waymo and Lyft Beef Up Self-Driving Programs

Self-driving cars may be years away from getting most consumers around but in limited areas of two US cities, autonomous rides are expanding and seem to be a hit....

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21st August 2018

Aviation can Teach Driverless Tech Safety, Scholars Say

Automated driving isn’t the first technology to evolve quickly while under a microscope. Aviation went through the same process a century ago amid early airplane crashes and it developed...

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20th August 2018

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Lightbar Could Help Humans Understand its Robots

Ford pledges to make trust its top priority with self-driving cars, as investors urge Uber to abandon its self-driving division. Andrew Tolve reports. Every day in cities around the...

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17th August 2018

Falling Consumer Support for Driverless Cars, Says Survey

Consumers’ enthusiasm for autonomous vehicles has declined in the past two years, even though they want semi-autonomous safety features, according to a new US survey. Most consumers think roads...

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Ford Report Details Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Standards
17th August 2018

Ford Report Details Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Standards

The 44-page document details Ford’s efforts to ensure safe and reliable development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology. American automaker Ford has released a report outlining its approach to...

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16th August 2018

Uber May Offload Self-Driving Unit as Costs Mount

Uber may trade its autonomous vehicles division to a partner to cut costs as it prepares for an initial public offering next year, according to a published report. With...

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14th August 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Olympics Competition Hopes to Spur Innovation

A competition to develop the best in artificial intelligence (AI), technology for self-driving vehicles is sponsored by the nonprofit Duckietown Foundation. The Duckietown Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting robotics...

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StreetDrone Gets Hong Kong AV Program Contract
9th August 2018

StreetDrone Gets Hong Kong AV Program Contract

Autonomous vehicle maker StreetDrone has exported a vehicle to Hong Kong for use in an autonomous vehicle technology program. The Oxford company sent a StreetDrone ONE to the Hong...

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6th August 2018

Weekly Brief: Demise of Uber trucks shows how volatile driverless industry can be

Uber’s self-driving program was undone by a single pedestrian fatality and who says Waymo won’t be next? Andrew Tolve reports. The AV industry is balanced on a knife edge....

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rideOS Announces Funding, Mainly From Next47
3rd August 2018

rideOS Announces Funding, Mainly From Next47

Start-up rideOS has announced that it has been awarded $25M in funding, with the majority coming from the Siemens-backed Next47. At just a year old, rideOS provides transportation and mapping technology,...

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3rd August 2018

Smashing Through Consumer Barriers to Driverless Cars

Ways to get consumers prepared for bad autonomous news, explored by Andrew Williams. As the autonomous vehicle sector gathers pace, developers around the world are becoming increasingly aware of...

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