Tag: driverless cars

carlo ratti serves up an urban self-driving cafe with robotic bartender

following the launch of the first mass-produced robotic bartender in 2018, carlo ratti associati (CRA) and makr shakr enhance driverless technology to create GUIDO, an urban self-driving cafe. the autonomous vehicle comprises a unit with two mechanical arms that can prepare and serve any drink in seconds. it conceptualizes a dynamic shift in leisure within cities […]

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robot dogs in driverless vans are the delivery system of the future

german automative firm continental unveiled a concept delivery system at this year’s consumer electronics show in las vegas, tapping the help of robotics company ANYbotics. the system uses four-legged robot dogs to hop in and out of its driverless delivery vans, carrying packages right up to someone’s door. image courtesy of continentalheader image courtesy of […]

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Mobileye plans to deploy fully autonomous cars in 4 years

Watch out, Waymo — Mobileye has its sights set on you. The Tel Aviv developer of autonomous car systems, which Intel paid $15.3 billion to acquire in March 2017, had an eventful few days at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. During a presentation headlined by cofounder and CEO Amnon Shashua, Mobileye announced that two Chinese […]

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Mobileye proposes automatic preventative braking to eliminate ‘nearly all’ rear-end collisions

Intel’s Mobileye announced plenty at its 2019 Consumer Electronics Show keynote in Las Vegas this afternoon, including a partnership with Valeo, a plan to supply a pair of China-based companies with tools to achieve truly driverless public transportation, and a mapping project underway with Great Britain’s Ordnance Survey. But one thing that slipped through the cracks […]

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Flir’s Automotive Development Kit taps thermal imaging to improve driverless cars

Lidar — sensors that measure the distance to objects by illuminating them with light and measuring the reflected pulses — are the cornerstone of autonomous car systems from Waymo, Uber, and dozens of others. But they’re susceptible to interference from inclement weather, darkness, fog, smoke, haze, and sun glare, which is why Wilsonville, Oregon-based firm Flir is advancing […]

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hyundai and KIA launch wireless electric vehicle charging and autonomous parking concept

aiming for the year 2025, hyundai and kia’s electric vehicles of the future will be able to autonomously charge and park themselves. called the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system with automated valet parking system, its mission is convenience. soon, owners will be able to command their cars to park, charge and then, when […]

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California grants Zoox first permit to transport passengers in driverless vehicles

(Reuters) — Self-driving car startup Zoox has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday. The California Public Utilities Commission said Silicon Valley-based Zoox is the first company to join a state pilot program in which self-driving cars will transport […]

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elon musk unveils first boring company tunnel underneath spaceX HQ

elon musk has officially opened the highly anticipated first boring company test tunnel under spaceX headquarters in southern california. in a presentation on tuesday (dec 18) musk, showed off the 1.4-mile (2.3 kilometer) long, 14-foot (4.3-meter) wide test tunnel winds its way underneath hawthorne and is estimated to have cost $10 million.  Tesla in @boringcompany tunnel […]

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Driverless vehicle startup Nuro begins delivering groceries to Kroger customers in Arizona

(Reuters) — U.S. supermarket chain Kroger said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro. The delivery service follows a pilot program started by the companies in Scottsdale in August and involved Nuro’s R1, a custom unmanned vehicle. The R1 uses public […]

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honda’s autonomous work vehicle is a multi-talented quad bike for off-grid missions

japanese carmaker honda has developed an autonomous work vehicle (AWV) platform built off its ATV architecture. basically a honda agricultural 4WD quad bike that uses AI, GPS and visual sensors, to serve as a small self-driving wagon, the AWV has been designed to transport supplies, equipment and water to hard-to-reach locations. the AWV is based on honda‘s […]

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Luminar collaborates with Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving on driverless vehicles

Palo Alto startup Luminar today announced a collaboration with Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID), Audi’s driverless technology spinoff and a supplier for Volkswagen Group brands such as VW and Porsche, to accelerate the latter’s goal of bringing to market fully self-driving cars by 2021. It marks the second such partnership between the two companies, which teamed up […]

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elon musk to reveal ‘fully road legal autonomous transport cars’ this month

elon musk has announced that the boring company ‘product launch’ is has been delayed until december 18. musk also revealed that in addition to the tunnel the company will showcase its autonomous transport cars and ‘ground to car’ elevators. images courtesy of the boring company the company‘s first full system demonstration will be a short new […]

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Waymo’s First Commercial Self-driving Service Launches in Phoenix

We’ve arrived. It’s officially #TheFuture. After years of talk within the auto industry, Waymo says it will become the first company to offer a commercial taxi service using autonomous vehicles when the program launches in Arizona today. Called Waymo One, the Google subsidiary plans to offer the first batch of rides to the 400 individuals who […]

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audi’s ‘all-electric and self-driving’ flying car takes flight

an all-electric flying car concept created by audi, airbus and italdesign is now being tested. a 1:4 scale prototype of ‘pop.up next’, a hybrid vehicle that blends a self-driving car and passenger drone, was shown at drone week in amsterdam on tuesday. the concept was first unveiled earlier this year at the geneva auto show. the design is is made up […]

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AEye raises $40 million for sensor that merges camera and lidar data

With some analysts predicting as many as 10 million self-driving cars will hit the road by 2030, it’s no wonder that the lidar market is projected to be worth $1.8 million in just five years. Lidar — sensors that measure the distance to target objects by illuminating them with laser light and measuring the reflected pulses […]

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Ford partners with Postmates and Walmart for autonomous grocery delivery in Miami area

Driverless grocery delivery is a hot new trend. Nuro teamed up with grocery giant Kroger for self-driving grocery deliveries in the U.S. this summer, and shortly after, startup Robotmart announced plans to test its driverless grocery store on wheels. In September, Udelv partnered with Farmstead grocery chains in Oklahoma City to transport perishables to customers’ doorsteps. Now Ford’s getting […]

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Waymo Spins Tragedy Into Triumph for Autonomous Vehicles

Last month, a motorcyclist was injured by one of Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas. According to the accident report, a car in the left lane attempted to merge into the same middle lane as the Pacifica test platform, which was operating in autonomous mode. The safety driver then “took manual control of the Pacifica out of an […]

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AI Weekly: Driverless car innovation has sped ahead of regulation

Driverless cars remain on a slow but steady march toward widespread deployment. This week proved as much. On Tuesday, Google spinoff Waymo became the first to obtain a driverless testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A 40-strong fleet of fully autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans — overseen by remote operators — will […]

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MUJI is developing self-driving buses that can function in any weather condition

japanese lifestyle brand MUJI is teaming up with finnish autonomous driving company sensible 4 to design a self-driving bus — the first in the world capable of functioning in all weather conditions. with a capacity of 10 seats, and 6 standing positions, ‘gacha bus’ has been closely designed with consideration for its users. externally, the bus […]

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Farmstead partners with Udelv for autonomous grocery delivery

Driverless grocery delivery is a red-hot sector, and it’s no wonder — according to some analysts, the autonomous robot market could be worth close to $12 billion by 2024. In June, Nuro teamed up with grocery giant Kroger for self-driving grocery deliveries in the U.S., shortly after startup Robotmart announced plans to test its driverless grocery store on […]

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