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Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Milking Scooters for Cash Helps Cities Build for the Future

November 6, 2018

Via: Wired

THEY HAVE LANDED in San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis. They have squeezed into Charlotte, North Carolina, Miami, and Phoenix. As shared, electric scooters took off some local governments panicked. Others moralized. A few shrugged their shoulders and let the people […]


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So, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Humans Unhealthier Than Ever

October 11, 2018

Via: Wired

CARS KILL PEOPLE. More than 37,000 over the course of 2017—what would statistically be considered a ‘good year.’ Big tech has a solution: Have the cars drive themselves, free of the distractions, drunkenness, and other human foibles. Flood the roads […]


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Honda’s Helping GM on Its Quest to Deliver Self-Driving Cars

October 4, 2018

Via: Wired

Cruise, the self-driving car arm of General Motors, has an unexpected new ally in its bid to keep its corporate master at the forefront of an industry enduring its greatest period of change in generations: Honda. In a deal announced […]


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Daimler, Renault-Led Alliance Ready for Self-Driving, Mobility Cooperation

October 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance see opportunities to collaborate on mobility offerings as well as connected and self-driving cars, a move that would push their partnership into new territory. Daimler and Renault-Nissan started working together eight years ago in […]


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New Self-Driving Truck Startup Ike Wants to Keep It Simple

October 2, 2018

Via: Wired

IF ANYTHING HAS changed between today and the halcyon days of 2016, it’s that those building and marketing self-driving tech are now less… promise-y. The robots are still coming, the software developers and hardware mavens and balance sheet-wielding CEOs insist. […]


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Ex-Apple engineers unveil a next-generation sensor for self-driving cars

October 1, 2018

Via: The Verge

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based startup founded only just last year, has built what its two-cofounders claim is a next-generation version of LIDAR, the 3D mapping technology that has become instrumental for how self-driving cars measure the distance of objects […]


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Blackmore’s Lidar Solves Self-Driving Cars’ Need for Speed

September 5, 2018

Via: Wired

AS EVERY NEW Yorker knows, San Franciscans walk painfully slowly. It’s a common observation, and now it’s a measurable one, thanks to the lidar laser scanners stuck on the roof of the van that’s currently steering me though rush hour […]


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How Self-Driving Supergroup Aurora Is Making Self-Driving Cars

September 4, 2018

Via: Wired

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS were a short-lived phenomenon. From 1988 to 1991, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty—each a star in their own right and with a robust catalog to their name—combined their talents and experiences […]


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Self-Driving Cars Should Look Down, Not Just Ahead

August 20, 2018

Via: Wired

SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE like snowbird retirees. Given the freedom to live, or operate, anywhere in the country, they turn their backs on wintry states and flock to the sun. There’s a reason Waymo, Uber, and even grocery story giant, Kroger, […]


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Semi-Autonomous Cars Have Flaws. That’s Why They Need Tests

August 8, 2018

Via: Wired

THESE DAYS, MODERN cars come with sophisticated driver assistance tools, like adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set distance from the car in front, and active steering, which keeps a vehicle in its lane. They can also brake automatically if […]