Tag: self-driving cars

Nvidia makes autonomous vehicle simulator Drive Constellation generally available

In an announcement timed to coincide with its 2019 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose this week, Nvidia today said that it’s making Drive Constellation, its cloud-based autonomous vehicle simulation platform, generally available. It comes months after Nvidia seeded Constellation to simulation partners (in September), and weeks after Uber open-sourced Autonomous Visualization System, the web-based […]

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Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People

<img data-attachment-id="1666026" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348.jpg" data-orig-size="2762,1841" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Donald Trump" data-image-description=" Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666026″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_546595348-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Donald Trump apparently belongs to the 71 percent of Americans who remain averse to the thought of riding in self-driving […]

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Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

<img data-attachment-id="1634056" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/001-AV-MIAMI_02222018_ford_0414-Edit-e1540584964307.jpg" data-orig-size="2845,1833" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"We\u2019re Going to Miami: The First Proving Ground for Our Self-Driving Service","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Photo Courtesy Ford Motor Company","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Ford Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Miami","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Ford Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Miami" data-image-description=" Ford Motor Co ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/001-AV-MIAMI_02222018_ford_0414-Edit-e1532463329549-450×290.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/001-AV-MIAMI_02222018_ford_0414-Edit-e1532463329549-610×393.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1634056″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/001-AV-MIAMI_02222018_ford_0414-Edit-e1532463329549-610×393.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”393″> Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us […]

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Uber not criminally liable in fatal autonomous car crash, but safety driver faces further investigation

(Reuters) — Uber is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The Yavapai County Attorney said in a letter made public that there was “no basis for criminal liability” for Uber, but that the […]

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Daimler and BMW enter long-term partnership for self-driving cars

German car giants Daimler and BMW have announced a “long-term strategic cooperation” around self-driving cars that will see the duo collaborating to bring new automated driving technology to market by the mid-2020s. In an announcement today, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW — which operates a number of brands, including Mini and Rolls-Royce — revealed […]

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Canadian Government Invests $40 Million Into BlackBerry For Autonomous Cars

It’s not hard to imagine that in the future, self-driving cars will become the norm. This isn’t a surprising development as self-driving cars will most likely lead to safer roads as cars will (mostly) be driven at uniform speeds, and will probably have quicker reaction times compared to human drivers who can sometimes be distracted. […]

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How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask?

Back in 2015, it was rumored that Apple was sinking significant resources and manpower into an electric vehicle program that also incorporated autonomous driving. But updates on “Project Titan” have been infrequent. Apple takes pains to keep its self-driving program under wraps. There are, however, ways to track its progress. Since Apple tests its vehicles in […]

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China is building a 5G smart highway for autonomous cars and AI traffic monitoring

China is moving forward in the global “race to 5G,” as state-owned carrier China Mobile has announced (via Xinhua) that it’s already building the first 5G smart highway — a city-scale system of roads capable of supporting cellular network-coordinated transportation services. The infrastructure is currently under construction in Wuhan, the capital of China’s centrally located […]

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Nuro raises $940 million for robot car deliveries

Nuro, a startup targeting the multibillion-dollar autonomous delivery robot market, has attracted sizeable venture capital from Softbank. The Japanese holding conglomerate today announced that it has invested almost $1 billion — $940 million — in Nuro through its Vision Fund, at a valuation of around $2.7 billion. That’s up substantially from the $92 million in […]

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Waymo May Work On Self-Driving Cars With Renault-Nissan

Waymo has already worked with the likes of Fiat Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover on self-driving cars and is now said to be in talks about a potential partnership with the powerful Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. According to reports Waymo, a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is in the “final phase” of talks with this alliance […]

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Apple Employee Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Apple’s Self-Driving Car Secrets

Apple’s self-driving car project has remained a mystery for years ever since it was revealed that the company was working on it. This is because Apple has not really talked much about it, and also the company is notorious for being very secretive with their projects. However it seems that the company’s secrets almost got […]

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California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based firm Ford pumped $1 billion into and handed responsibility for educating its self-driving vehicles, just received a go-ahead for testing in the State of California. The company gained a testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, making its autonomous trials perfectly legal on public roads. Ford’s current trajectory has its […]

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Coursera and the University of Toronto roll out autonomous cars specialization

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) students partial to machine learning, buckle up: The University of Toronto wants to inculcate you with driverless car engineering knowledge. Coursera, the online learning platform founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, today announced that it’s teaming up with the U of T to offer a Self-Driving Cars […]

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Alps Alpine Next-Gen Driving Experience

As cars become more packed with sensors, computers, and connectivity, the possibilities to enhance the driver’s experience expand exponentially. Alps Alpine looks at how future components and technologies can change the driver experience from end to end. Most people imagine that the driving experience starts when you get into the car, but Alps Alpine’s concept […]

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Michigan leans on manufacturing history in bid to become a hub for autonomous vehicles

This week, Waymo announced that it will turn an old factory in the Detroit, Michigan area into a retrofitting facility for level four autonomous vehicles. There’s plenty of unused factory space in the Midwest, but Waymo chose Michigan because of the state’s long history as the center of auto manufacturing. “In the U.S., the auto industry […]

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