Tag: driverless cars

MIT’s AI makes autonomous cars drive more like humans

Creating driverless cars capable of human-like reasoning is a longstanding pursuit of companies like Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Uber, and others. Intel’s Mobileye proposes a mathematical model — the Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) — it describes as a “common sense” approach to on-the-road decision-making that codifies good habits like giving other cars the right of way. For […]

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Driverless truck startup TuSimple teams up with the USPS to haul trailers between Phoenix and Dallas

Self-driving vehicle startup TuSimple nabbed a notable new client recently: the United States Postal Service (USPS). This morning, the company revealed that the Postal Service has awarded it a contract to complete five round trips over the course of two weeks. TuSimple’s driverless trucks will haul trailers more than 1,000 miles between the Postal Service’s […]

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SHIFT automotive 2019 explores the human-centered future of mobility

from alternative fuelled engines to connectivity and from artificial intelligence to autonomous driving, new technologies are revolutionizing the future of mobility, but how will this affect issues such as safety, privacy and even reliability? at SHIFT automotive 2019, global insight and ideas will explore how innovations can change the way we think, live and drive. […]

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Eclipse Foundation’s OpenMobility group aims to foster ‘collaboration’ around urban planning and driverless cars

The Eclipse Foundation — the not-for-profit corporation that acts as a steward of the Eclipse development community — today launched a new mobility project for autonomous cars and emerging modes of transport. Dubbed the OpenMobility Working Group, it will focus on “open” and “shared” collaboration to ease urban planning issues around driverless cars, traffic simulations, […]

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Waymo CTO: 5G will be a self-driving car ‘accelerator and enabler’

Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov thinks that 5G and next-generation cellular networks will be “an enabler” of the company’s autonomous car fleets, he told reporters this morning during a meeting at Waymo’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. “I think it’ll help in terms of communication [and with] latency and bandwidth,” he said, noting that Waymo’s driverless […]

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5 companies are testing 55 self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

In early March, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto signed an executive order mandating that firms testing self-driving vehicles submit materials outlining their testing methods every six months to the city’s newly-formed Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). Findings from the first of these were quietly published this week, compiled in a survey (“Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in […]

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AI Weekly: How self-driving cars could reduce emissions, eliminate parking spots, and add $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy

During Tesla’s inaugural Autonomy Day on Monday, CEO Elon Musk spoke about an idea first articulated in a document published three years ago — an autonomous taxi service built on the back of Tesla’s growing Model 3 and Model S network. It would be powered by the company’s Autopilot software and would allow any owner […]

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Ford to deploy up to 100 autonomous cars by the end of 2019, expand testing to third city

Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of its autonomous technologies, CEO Jim Hackett told investors during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call on Thursday. Hackett said that Ford is focusing on “more complex” environments with […]

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CarGurus: 32% of consumers are ‘excited’ about self-driving cars

According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Meanwhile, Research and Markets is predicting that in the U.S. alone, there will be some 20 million autonomous cars in operation by 2030. But how do consumers feel about them? According to a survey of 1,146 automobile owners published […]

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Waymo will build its driverless cars in Detroit

Months after Waymo announced that it’d select a factory in southeast Michigan dedicated to the production of level 4 autonomous cars — that is, cars capable of driving without human supervision in most conditions — the Alphabet subsidiary this morning revealed that it’s settled on a location in Detroit. It’ll partner with Detroit-based American Axle […]

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GM’s Cruise is preparing for a self-driving future in the cloud

According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Meanwhile, Research and Markets is predicting that in the U.S. alone, there will be some 20 million autonomous cars in operation by 2030. How realistic are those numbers? If you ask Adrian Macneil, not especially. […]

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Pony.ai tests robo-taxi program on its employees, promises self-driving trucks next

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving startup Pony.ai is joining an exclusive club of companies that have launched autonomous ride-hailing programs. At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, it took the wraps off of PonyPilot, a test project for “product-ready” driverless cars within a geofenced area in Guangzhou. It’s currently available to Pony.ai employees and “select affiliates” by invitation […]

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Toyota, Denso, and Softbank invest $1 billion in Uber’s self-driving division

(Reuters) — Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering. Uber said on Thursday that the investment valued its Advanced Technologies Group, which works to develop autonomous driving […]

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this kia habaniro uses artificial intelligence to know when you are sad

korean car manufacturer kia exhibits its habaniro concept at the 2019 new york auto show, revealing its future vision for driverless electric cars. the habaniro is a compact crossover utility vehicle that kia calls an ‘everything car‘ – its suitable for urban transport, coastal road trips, wilderness adventures, and apparently, understanding your emotions. images courtesy […]

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Aeva will supply lidar sensors to Audi’s autonomous driving division

There’s no shortage of startups vying for a slice of a lidar market that’s expected to be worth $3.5 billion by 2024, but Aeva stands out in several respects. In just over a year, it’s raised over $45 million in funding and attracted Canaan — an early investor in PrimeSense — as an investor. It […]

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the AUDI AI:ME is a self-driving hatchback with a pergola ‘garden roof’

AUDI unveils a new level 4 autonomous concept car aimed at urban driving during auto shanghai 2019. the german automobile manufacturer pushes artificial intelligence in the all-electric AI:ME, whilst complimenting its tech-oriented features with a nature-inspired pergola roof. images courtesy of AUDI AUDI wants to use AI to relieve strain on drivers by doing some […]

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Uber’s 250 autonomous cars have driven ‘millions’ of miles and transported ‘tens of thousands’ of passengers

Hot on the heels of Lyft’s public market debut, Uber filed its S-1 today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, setting the stage for its initial public offering next month. It’s chock full of interesting tidbits (like Uber’s ticker symbol, “UBER”), but one section that stands out is a progress report on its ongoing […]

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the self driving shuttle by KLIO imagines public transportation of smart cities

south korean company, KLIO design, has created the WITH:US self driving shuttle concept. embodying three basic principles of simplicity, habitability and expandability, the project is proposed as an icon of future smart cities. unveiled for the first time at the 2019 seoul motor show, the design envisions a public transportation system that cares about the environment and people of all ages. […]

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Optimus Ride will roll out geofenced driverless taxis in New York City and California later this year

Earlier this year, Optimus Ride, an autonomous technology startup based in Boston, partnered with Brookfield Properties to deploy three driverless cars in the Reston, Virginia mixed-use development of Halley Rise. Now, Optimus is setting its sights on Northern California and Brooklyn. Optimus today announced that it’ll deploy a small fleet of self-driving cars on private […]

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Waymo plans to open 85,000-square-foot technical service center in Mesa, Arizona

Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet’s self-driving car division, today announced that it would open an 85,000-square-foot technical service center in the city of Mesa, Arizona, near Phoenix’s East Valley, which it says will “more than double” its capacity to maintain the fleet of cars in Waymo One, its eponymous driverless taxi service in Pheonix. “[O]ver […]

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