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Self-driving cars for country roads

May 7, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily

Indeed, if you live along the millions of miles of U.S. roads that are unpaved, unlit or unreliably marked, you’re out of luck. Such streets are often much more complicated to map, and get a lot less traffic, so companies […]


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Mercedes-Benz’s Plan for Surviving the Auto Revolution

April 30, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU’RE THE guy in charge of leading Daimler—you know, the world’s largest luxury carmaker, one of Europe’s most important tech companies, and the inventor of the automobile—into a threatening future, it can’t hurt to have a name that sounds […]


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BMW’s Self-Driving Cars Get Lidars From Israel’s Innoviz

April 26, 2018

Via: Wired

BUILDING A SELF-DRIVING car, it turns out, is a bit like planning a wedding. No matter how much time you give yourself, you risk being overwhelmed by the sheer number of things that need doing. Find a venue. Design the […]


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Tesla’s Autopilot Fight, Uber’s Bikes, and More Car News This Week

April 13, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS WEEK, WE learned the future of the car is not owning one—at least not if Uber gets its way. The ride-hailing giant came out with twin announcements: On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in […]


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Waymo’s Self-Driving Car Service Is Just About Here

March 13, 2018

Via: Wired

NEARLY A DECADE after beginning life as Google’s self-driving car project—and helping make the idea of driverless cars real—Waymo is now the smallest of steps from launching a commercial service: It has members of the public riding in its retrofitted […]


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Toyota Adds $2.8 Billion to Software Push for Self-Driving Cars

March 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them. The company needs faster and more reliable methods for […]


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Ford Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Miami

February 27, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU WORK on self-driving cars, the cocktail party question people always ask is probably: When will I get to interact with one? For two years now, Ford Motor Company has had an answer—in 2021. That year, Ford wants to […]


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This week in the future of cars: there is gold in them Thar Data

February 23, 2018

Via: Wired

ONCE UPON A time, car companies were in charge of, you know, building cars. They put that widget against that gizmo and bolted and screwed until the whole thing hanged together—a thing you could buy and own and drive. No […]


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Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better

February 2, 2018

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. By law, each company must report how many times a safety driver took control […]


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Self-Driving Cars Have a Secret Weapon: Remote Control

February 1, 2018

Via: Wired

“Usually we don’t do this during rush hour,” says Ben Shukman. He’s driving a Lincoln MKZ sedan, trying to exit a gas station driveway and cross four lanes of traffic so he can make a left at the light 20 […]