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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 […]


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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


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The Challenge of Teaching Helicopters to Fly Themselves

July 19, 2018

Via: Wired

IN THE EARLY hours of January 11, 2000, US Coast Guard helicopter pilot Mark Ward responded to a distress call from a ship taking on water, caught in a Nor’easter off the North Carolina coast. Battling 70-mph winds and 30-foot […]


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Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality

July 13, 2018

Via: Wired

AT THE BLOCKBUSTER plenary sessions, the chairs stretched so far back that even the most youthful Silicon Valley college dropouts-turned VC hoovers had to squint to see the action up in front. A handful of large projection screens hung between […]


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Einride’s T-log Is a Self-Driving Truck Made for the Forest

July 12, 2018

Via: Wired

IF A TREE falls in a forest and there’s nobody around, does the truck that comes in to pick it up make a noise? Not much of one, if it’s the latest offering from Swedish startup Einride, an all-electric autonomous […]