Tag: self-driving cars

Hyundai Gets Real About Autonomous Cars

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Hyundai and Aptiv form $4 billion pact to build self-driving cars

(Reuters) — Hyundai Motor Group will invest $1.6 billion in a joint venture to develop self-driving vehicle technologies with Aptiv, the biggest overseas investment by the South Korean carmaker to catch up to rivals in the autonomous car market. Global carmakers and their suppliers are forging alliances to develop autonomous car technologies partly due to […]

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Uber begins mapping public roads in Dallas for its self-driving systems

Uber’s self-driving cars are heading south for the winter, in a manner of speaking. The ride-hailing giant today revealed that its Advanced Technologies Group will kick off manual driving in Dallas, Texas this November, with the goal of developing high-definition maps and capturing scenerios that can be recreated in simulation and on test tracks. It’s […]

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Automakers Asks NHTSA to Remove Autonomous Hurdles

<img data-attachment-id="1675948" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-e1559322664263.jpg" data-orig-size="2076,1198" 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="waymo fleet chandler_depot" data-image-description=" waymo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-450×260.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675948″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”352″> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pretty good about letting companies test autonomous vehicles on public roads. And yet pretty much every automotive manufacturer, ride sharing firm and tech giant still […]

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U.S. DoJ indicts former Alphabet engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets from Waymo

(Reuters) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a former high-ranking engineer at Alphabet, of stealing the company’s self-driving car technology before joining rival Uber. The 33-count indictment largely mirrors allegations that Alphabet’s Waymo unit, where Levandowski had worked, had made in a civil lawsuit against Uber in 2017, […]

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Pony.ai and Toyota partner to build self-driving cars and services

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving car startup Pony.ai today announced it’ll team up with Toyota, the Japanese auto giant with a roughly 9% share of the global car market, to explore “safe” mobility services involving driverless technology across a range of segments and industries. Specifically, the two companies say they’ll collaborate on a pilot program to “accelerate […]

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Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

Other such collections include Mapillary’s Vistas data set of street-level imagery, the KITTI collection for mobile robotics and autonomous driving research, and the Cityscapes data set developed and maintained by Daimler, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and the TU Darmstadt Visual Inference Group. Progress toward truly driverless cars It’s been over six months since […]

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Waymo expands driverless car testing to Florida

Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo today announced that it’ll soon begin piloting autonomous cars in Florida, expanding from its initial test cities of Novi, Kirkland, Washington, San Francisco, and Phoenix. The company says that in the coming weeks, it’ll bring both its modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans and a Jaguar I-Pace to the Sunshine State to […]

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Uber Whistleblower: Autonomous Vehicles Need New Safety Metrics, Aren’t Really Any Safer

<img data-attachment-id="1590622" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM.png" data-orig-size="1052,648" 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="vision 2.0 NHTSA Autonomous vehicles" data-image-description=" Image: NHTSA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-450×277.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-610×376.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1590622″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-610×376.png” alt=”vision 2.0 NHTSA Autonomous vehicles” width=”610″ height=”376″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-610×376.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-75×46.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-450×277.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-768×473.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM-120×74.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-10.20.40-AM.png 1052w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Over the past year the automotive industry has carefully walked […]

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Optimus Ride’s driverless shuttles will begin its first NYC service August 7

Driverless cars have arrived in Brooklyn. Boston-based Optimus Ride said its self-driving shuttles will this week begin serving passengers within a geofenced area at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre shipyard and industrial complex located in northwest Brooklyn, as previously announced. The company claims it’s the first-ever self-driving vehicle deployment in New York state. Starting […]

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Another Study Shows Consumers Hesitant to Embrace Mobility

<img data-attachment-id="1532457" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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="autonomous hardware" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Company ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1532457″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg” alt=”autonomous hardware” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With automakers investing heavily into the development of electrified and autonomous vehicles, it might […]

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Recogni raises $25 million for power-efficient autonomous car inferencing

RK Anand — along with Ashwini Choudhary, Eye-Fi founder Eugene Feinberg, former Lilium sensor systems engineer Gilles Backhus, and Valerie Chan — believes self-driving cars have a massive compute problem. While the AI models that guide the cars’ decision-making have powerful servers at their disposal for training, inferencing — the stage at which the algorithms […]

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J.D. Power: 40% of consumers fear self-driving cars will reduce traffic safety

Consumers are concerned about self-driving cars. That’s according to J.D. Power’s inaugural 2019 Mobility Confidence Index Study published today in collaboration with SurveyMonkey, which found that a majority of the 5,749 respondents harbor doubts about the technology’s robustness. “Out of the box, these scores are not encouraging,” said J.D. executive director of driver interaction and […]

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Ford acquires Quantum Signal to bolster autonomous car effort

Mere months after Ford announced it would collaborate with Agility Robotics to explore a range of autonomous home package delivery concepts, the automaker revealed that it’s acquiring a firm whose bread and butter is self-guided machines, modeling, and simulation. Ford purchased Quantum Signal for an undisclosed amount, a 20-year-old company behind computer-generated environments (ANVEL) used […]

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GM’s Cruise delays driverless taxi service, plans to build country’s largest EV fast charger station

GM’s Cruise is postponing plans for a fully driverless taxi service, which it previously said would launch by year-end 2019. In a blog post published this morning on Medium, CEO Dan Ammann said performance and safety concerns necessitated the delay. He asserted that in order to address these issues, Cruise will “significantly” increase its testing […]

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Lyft releases open source data set for autonomous vehicle development

In an effort to bolster the development of cars capable of driving themselves around without human supervision, Lyft today released an autonomous vehicle data set that the company is calling the largest of its kind. It’s freely available in the existing nuScenes format, which was initially developed by Aptiv. “Autonomous vehicles are expected to dramatically […]

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Apple’s Car Plans Remain Unclear, But They Are Still On A Hiring Spree

Apple’s plans for their own electric/self-driving is an open secret, although it was earlier this year that it was suggested that the company’s car project could be scrapped. Whether or not they have is unclear as Apple has yet to confirm or deny anything, but it seems that things could be progressing as intended. Advertising […]

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VW invests $2.6 billion in Argo AI as part of self-driving vehicle alliance with Ford

(Reuters) Argo said VW was investing $1 billion in cash and contributing its European self-driving unit, valued at $1.6 billion. The investment deal gives Argo a valuation of just over $7 billion, one of the highest in the autonomous vehicles sector. VW is buying the Argo shares for another $500 million from Ford, which acquired […]

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Waymo’s Autonomous System Has Driven Over 10 Billion Miles In Simulation

Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have driven some 10 million miles on actual roads and that’s an incredible milestone but it only represents a fraction of what the company’s autonomous driving system has driven in simulation. The company has revealed that the self-driving system has driven over 10 billion miles in simulation. Advertising Highlighting the fact that […]

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Baidu’s autonomous cars have driven more than 1 million miles across 13 cities in China

Today at Baidu’s annual Create AI developer conference in Beijing, the China-based search giant announced a slew of updates across its ever-expanding driverless car ecosystem. They come as analysts at Research and Markets forecast there will be some 20 million autonomous and semiautonomous cars in operation in the U.S. by 2030, up from millions today. […]

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