Autonomous

Finland could be the first country to have a regular autonomous shuttle service, with city transportation officials aiming to debut the service this fall. Tests have been ongoing since August 2016, when the shuttle was first deployed on a quarter-mile course with 12 passengers on board. See Also: Scandinavia leaps…

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Continental, a German auto manufacturer, has announced plans to test a “robo-taxi” in Frankfurt. The CuBe (Continental Urban mobility Experience) will be a blueprint for the future development of autonomous shared transport in urban areas. The CuBe will be fitted with driver assistance programs and sensors already embedded into Level…

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Denso, Ericsson, Intel, NTT Docomo, and Toyota have formed the Automotive Edge Computing consortium, a new association dedicated to building an ecosystem for connected car data. Bringing millions of cars online will require a major overhaul of road infrastructure, alongside new networking standards and data centers to send, receive, and…

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Toyota plans to show of its self-driving cars at the 2020 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, a similar timeframe to most automakers. The Japanese government is hoping to have autonomous cars driving before that time, to help with the influx of visitors to the country. Demonstrations will be held at…

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Fiat Chrysler has joined BMW’s growing consortium of automakers, tech companies, and suppliers, all working together to accelerate the creation of semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles. Alongside Fiat and Chrysler, FCA owns the Jeep, Maserati, and Dodge car brands, covering almost all consumer vehicle sizes. That should allow the consortium to…

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Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, has received a patent for an automotive design where the car loses rigidity before a crash, minimizing the damage to the rider and any other cars. Waymo would achieve this by reducing the tension of hood, panels and bumpers before an accident, according to Silicon Beat….

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Intel will deploy 100 self-driving vehicles in Europe, Israel, and the United States by the end of the year. The cars will be used as demonstration vehicles for customers and regulators, as well as test vehicles for the company’s self-driving efforts. The announcement comes alongside the completion of its $15.3…

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Microsoft has agreed to power Baidu’s open source self-driving project outside of China, adding its Azure cloud infrastructure to the growing list of resources connected to the project. Baidu announced its intention to open source the project, named Apollo, in April. It has since signed up leading Chinese car manufacturers…

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Tesla is reportedly working on a platooning system for its upcoming electric semi-truck, set to be unveiled in September, which will connect several self-driving trucks to a leader vehicle. It is close to a prototype of the platooning system, according to email conversations between Tesla and the Nevada Department for…

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