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How China will bring self-driving cars to its roads

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

SHANGHAI—The world’s most populous country wouldn’t mind having fewer people behind the wheel on its roads. And domestic tech firms and car makers look increasingly ready to make that happen.

The image of self-driving cars may have taken some dents in the U.S. after one of Uber’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, not to mention the few incidents when Tesla’s (TSLA)Auto More

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Tesla Autopilot update aims to keep drivers’ hands on the…

CNNMoney Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not fully autonomous. It only handles some functions, such as helping to keep a car in its lane or braking behind other vehicles. Tesla owner’s manuals instruct drivers to keep their “hands on the steering wheel at all times.”.… More

CNNMoney Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not fully autonomous. It only handles some functions, such as helping to keep a car in its lane or braking behind other vehicles. Tesla owner’s manuals instruct drivers to keep their “hands on the steering wheel at all times.”.… More

Tesla’s New Autopilot Update Improves Safety & Hints At A…

CleanTechnica Tesla has released an updated version of its Autopilot solution — version 2018.21.9 — which adds new safety features as well as a handful of additional items that make the Autopilot solution more user friendly. For example, it slows you down when taking an …… More

CleanTechnica Tesla has released an updated version of its Autopilot solution — version 2018.21.9 — which adds new safety features as well as a handful of additional items that make the Autopilot solution more user friendly. For example, it slows you down when taking an …… More

Tesla’s AI director gives insights into Autopilot’s…

Electrek Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s director of AI and computer vision, is currently hard at work trying to improve Autopilot by training Tesla’s neural net with incredible amounts of data from Tesla’s fleet. He took a break from it to give some interesting insights into the …… More

Electrek Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s director of AI and computer vision, is currently hard at work trying to improve Autopilot by training Tesla’s neural net with incredible amounts of data from Tesla’s fleet. He took a break from it to give some interesting insights into the …… More

Waymo self driving car would reach 7 million miles of testing this week

A Waymo executive announced on Tuesday that the company’s self-driving car fleet would reach 7 million miles of testing this week.

“We’ve amassed close to 7 million miles—we’ll hit 7 million miles this week,” said Shaun Stewart, Waymo’s director of operations, at the Innovfest Unbound conference in Singapore.

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A Waymo executive announced on Tuesday that the company’s self-driving car fleet would reach 7 million miles of testing this week.

“We’ve amassed close to 7 million miles—we’ll hit 7 million miles this week,” said Shaun Stewart, Waymo’s director of operations, at the Innovfest Unbound conference in Singapore.

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Starting in 2020, Cadillac will start to offer autonomous driving on every Cadillac model.

Starting in 2020, Cadillac will start to offer autonomous driving on every Cadillac model. The Super Cruise system is already available today but limited to just the full-size CT6 sedan. General Motors is also announcing today that the SuperCruise system will start hitting other GM brands — such as Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick — after 2020. And then by 2023, an unnamed, high-volume Cadillac cros More

Starting in 2020, Cadillac will start to offer autonomous driving on every Cadillac model. The Super Cruise system is already available today but limited to just the full-size CT6 sedan. General Motors is also announcing today that the SuperCruise system will start hitting other GM brands — such as Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick — after 2020. And then by 2023, an unnamed, high-volume Cadillac cros More

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Is Intel Zooming Ahead of NVDA, TSLA in Self-Driving…

Nasdaq Instead, the company has introduced NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation, which is a virtual reality (VR) based autonomous vehicle simulator. This simulator enables virtual testing of autonomous vehicles in variable conditions, thereby proving to be a cost effective …… More

Nasdaq Instead, the company has introduced NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation, which is a virtual reality (VR) based autonomous vehicle simulator. This simulator enables virtual testing of autonomous vehicles in variable conditions, thereby proving to be a cost effective …… More

While Tesla and Uber struggle, Waymo moves forward

Waymo announced on Thursday that it was ordering 62,000 Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler. It’s the latest sign that Alphabet’s self-driving car company is operating on a different level from the rest of the industry.

The last few months have had a lot of bad news for fans of self-driving cars. Last December, after news that Volvo and Ford might not achieve ambitious early go More

Waymo announced on Thursday that it was ordering 62,000 Pacifica minivans from Fiat Chrysler. It’s the latest sign that Alphabet’s self-driving car company is operating on a different level from the rest of the industry.

The last few months have had a lot of bad news for fans of self-driving cars. Last December, after news that Volvo and Ford might not achieve ambitious early go More

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Is Intel Zooming Ahead of NVDA, TSLA in Self-Driving Space?

Intel INTC, in spite of being a late entrant in the autonomous driving industry, is turning heads with its recent developments in the field. The company has initiated testing of around 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem and the same fleet will be deployed in several other regions including the United States in the coming months.

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Intel INTC, in spite of being a late entrant in the autonomous driving industry, is turning heads with its recent developments in the field. The company has initiated testing of around 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem and the same fleet will be deployed in several other regions including the United States in the coming months.

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[finance] Factbox: SoftBank backing more than a dozen mobility startups

Reuters) – Japanese investment group SoftBank, through a variety of affiliated companies such as its $100-billion SoftBank Vision Fund, holds stakes in more than a dozen startup companies involved in some aspect of future transportation.
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Reuters) – Japanese investment group SoftBank, through a variety of affiliated companies such as its $100-billion SoftBank Vision Fund, holds stakes in more than a dozen startup companies involved in some aspect of future transportation.
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Land Rover declared that it’s developing “off-road self-driving SU

Today, Land Rover declared that it’s developing “off-road self-driving SUVs” to which I snorted and prepared a squinty-eyed shakey-head “why?” GIF. But after thinking about it for a few more seconds, this actually makes a lot of sense.

Land Rover is calling this all-terrain autonomous driving project “CORTEX” and explained it thusly in a press release:

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Today, Land Rover declared that it’s developing “off-road self-driving SUVs” to which I snorted and prepared a squinty-eyed shakey-head “why?” GIF. But after thinking about it for a few more seconds, this actually makes a lot of sense.

Land Rover is calling this all-terrain autonomous driving project “CORTEX” and explained it thusly in a press release:

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South Korea to trial autonomous public transport ZDNet -…

ZDNet South Korea will commence a proof-of-concept project for autonomous public transportation, its transport ministry has announced. The research will last until 2021 with a budget of 35.9 billion won ($33 million), with SK Telecom and Hyundai as participants.… More

ZDNet South Korea will commence a proof-of-concept project for autonomous public transportation, its transport ministry has announced. The research will last until 2021 with a budget of 35.9 billion won ($33 million), with SK Telecom and Hyundai as participants.… More

Apple partners with VW on self-driving car

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation. Over time, the tech giant’s ambitions ran into reality.

So Apple curtailed its original vision, first by focusing on software for self-driving cars and then by working solely on an autonomous shuttle for its own use with employees. Now, the tech gia More

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation. Over time, the tech giant’s ambitions ran into reality.

So Apple curtailed its original vision, first by focusing on software for self-driving cars and then by working solely on an autonomous shuttle for its own use with employees. Now, the tech gia More

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MIT Made an Autonomous Car Capable of Driving Without 3D Maps – FutureCar.com

Called MapLite, MIT’s system utilizes simple GPS data that works in tandem with multiple sensors, as well as LiDAR to look at the road. Apparently, that’s all it took to have an autonomous Toyota Prius, thanks to the Toyota Research Initiative, navigate unpaved country roads in Devens, Mass. The system reportedly detected road conditions up to 100 feet.
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Called MapLite, MIT’s system utilizes simple GPS data that works in tandem with multiple sensors, as well as LiDAR to look at the road. Apparently, that’s all it took to have an autonomous Toyota Prius, thanks to the Toyota Research Initiative, navigate unpaved country roads in Devens, Mass. The system reportedly detected road conditions up to 100 feet.
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Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan…

USA TODAY You’ve heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near Mountain View, …… More

USA TODAY You’ve heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near Mountain View, …… More

Intel Corp.-owned Mobileye reportedly signs deal with European automaker for 8 million self-driving cars – Silicon Valley Business Journal

ntel Corp.-owned self-driving car company Mobileye has signed a deal with a European automaker to supply nearly-autonomous driving technology to 8 million cars in 2021, Reuters reports.

Terms of the deal, and the automaker’s identity, were not immediately released. Leading European automakers include Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW and Peugeot.

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ntel Corp.-owned self-driving car company Mobileye has signed a deal with a European automaker to supply nearly-autonomous driving technology to 8 million cars in 2021, Reuters reports.

Terms of the deal, and the automaker’s identity, were not immediately released. Leading European automakers include Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW and Peugeot.

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Apple now has more self-driving car permits in California…

The Mercury News Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge. Apple had just three permits from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to operate …… More

The Mercury News Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge. Apple had just three permits from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to operate …… More

Tesla could have to offer computer retrofits to all…

Electrek Several comments made by CEO Elon Musk since the launch of its Autopilot 2.0 hardware suite in all Tesla vehicles made since October 2016 indicate that the company might have to update its onboard computer in order to achieve the fully self-driving …… More

Electrek Several comments made by CEO Elon Musk since the launch of its Autopilot 2.0 hardware suite in all Tesla vehicles made since October 2016 indicate that the company might have to update its onboard computer in order to achieve the fully self-driving …… More

China Is the Automotive Alternate Universe Popular…

Popular Mechanics Facing a crisis of congestion and air pollution—and desiring an industrial advantage in building electric cars—President Xi Jinping and his transportation ministers are enforcing a quota on Chinese automakers that 10 percent of car sales be EVs and plug-in …… More

Popular Mechanics Facing a crisis of congestion and air pollution—and desiring an industrial advantage in building electric cars—President Xi Jinping and his transportation ministers are enforcing a quota on Chinese automakers that 10 percent of car sales be EVs and plug-in …… More

ANSYS Acquires OPTIS, becomes industry’s leading solution provider for autonomous vehicle simulation

US: With the completed acquisition of optical simulation leader OPTIS, ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) now delivers the industry’s most comprehensive solution for simulating autonomous vehicles. By adding OPTIS’ optical sensor and closed-loop, real-time simulation to ANSYS’s leading multiphysics portfolio, ANSYS offers the broadest toolset for validating the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicle More

US: With the completed acquisition of optical simulation leader OPTIS, ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) now delivers the industry’s most comprehensive solution for simulating autonomous vehicles. By adding OPTIS’ optical sensor and closed-loop, real-time simulation to ANSYS’s leading multiphysics portfolio, ANSYS offers the broadest toolset for validating the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicle More

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Aurora Tom partner with Hyundai and VW

Aurora, a startup developing software for self-driving cars, had barely launched when it found its place among the biggest names in the car industry.
The 17-month-old Silicon Valley-based startup first tested its self-driving vehicles on public roads in September 2017. By year’s end, two of the world’s largest automakers — VW and Hyundai — had seen enough to select Aurora to More

Aurora, a startup developing software for self-driving cars, had barely launched when it found its place among the biggest names in the car industry.
The 17-month-old Silicon Valley-based startup first tested its self-driving vehicles on public roads in September 2017. By year’s end, two of the world’s largest automakers — VW and Hyundai — had seen enough to select Aurora to More

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rFpro launches new autonomous vehicle simulation environmen…

Automotive Testing Technology International UK-based driving simulation company rFpro has launched the world’s first commercially available platform for training and developing autonomous vehicles in simulation. Using a digital environment to accurately represent the real world, the technology …… More

Automotive Testing Technology International UK-based driving simulation company rFpro has launched the world’s first commercially available platform for training and developing autonomous vehicles in simulation. Using a digital environment to accurately represent the real world, the technology …… More

Tesla could use SpaceX to manage massive amount of self-driving car data

Tesla could use a broadband network developed by SpaceX to securely handle the massive amount of data needed to manage autonomous cars, says one analyst.
Autonomous cars produce and consume extremely large amounts of data, said Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas in a note sent Friday. He estimates self-driving vehicles can produce 40 terabytes of data in an hour, for example. Today’s se More

Tesla could use a broadband network developed by SpaceX to securely handle the massive amount of data needed to manage autonomous cars, says one analyst.
Autonomous cars produce and consume extremely large amounts of data, said Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas in a note sent Friday. He estimates self-driving vehicles can produce 40 terabytes of data in an hour, for example. Today’s se More

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Tesla owner says Autopilot saved him from a near-miss crash…

Electrek Accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot driver assist system are often making the news, but it’s rare that the near-miss incidents where Autopilot potentially made the difference get much attention. But now a Tesla owner says Autopilot saved him from a near-miss …… More

Electrek Accidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot driver assist system are often making the news, but it’s rare that the near-miss incidents where Autopilot potentially made the difference get much attention. But now a Tesla owner says Autopilot saved him from a near-miss …… More

How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for…

The Verge Tesla is taking advantage of the hundreds of thousands of cars it has on the road by collecting real-world data about how those vehicles perform (and how they might perform) with Autopilot, its current semi-autonomous system. Waymo, which started as Google’s self-driving car project, …. Meanwhile, Waymo is near that 6 billion-mile figure on the simulation side, and the compan More

The Verge Tesla is taking advantage of the hundreds of thousands of cars it has on the road by collecting real-world data about how those vehicles perform (and how they might perform) with Autopilot, its current semi-autonomous system. Waymo, which started as Google’s self-driving car project, …. Meanwhile, Waymo is near that 6 billion-mile figure on the simulation side, and the compan More

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TEPCO adopts driverless EV buses at Fukushima N-plant The…

The Japan News Jiji Press OKUMA, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Wednesday started services with electric self-driving buses at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. TEPCO, which had …… More

The Japan News Jiji Press OKUMA, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Wednesday started services with electric self-driving buses at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. TEPCO, which had …… More

Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison April…

University of Wisconsin-Madison The college, which is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration (WiscAV), will host one such autonomous vehicle on campus April 24 and 25. … The laboratory also houses a full-scale driving simulator.… More

University of Wisconsin-Madison The college, which is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration (WiscAV), will host one such autonomous vehicle on campus April 24 and 25. … The laboratory also houses a full-scale driving simulator.… More

Waymo and Honda partner to produce self-driving delivery truck

Waymo has been negotiating a partnership with Honda since late 2016, when the company was still housed within Google. But now those talks are nearing completion, according to Bloomberg. And rather than moving people, as was the focus of Waymo’s deals with Fiat Chryslerand Jaguar Land Rover, the partnership with Honda will focus on delivering goods.

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Waymo has been negotiating a partnership with Honda since late 2016, when the company was still housed within Google. But now those talks are nearing completion, according to Bloomberg. And rather than moving people, as was the focus of Waymo’s deals with Fiat Chryslerand Jaguar Land Rover, the partnership with Honda will focus on delivering goods.

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California welcome self-driving car

Today is the first day that self-driving cars can legally drive on the streets of California without a human safety operator inside them. As the Silicon Valley-based outlet The Mercury News put it, today should be historical.

Except there will be no unmanned driverless cars legally on the roads today. A spokesperson from the California Department of Motor Vehicles told Gizmodo today that o More

Today is the first day that self-driving cars can legally drive on the streets of California without a human safety operator inside them. As the Silicon Valley-based outlet The Mercury News put it, today should be historical.

Except there will be no unmanned driverless cars legally on the roads today. A spokesperson from the California Department of Motor Vehicles told Gizmodo today that o More

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Tesla reveals the driver killed in a Model X crash was…

Torrington Register Citizen A Tesla Model X destroyed in a fiery crash that also killed the driver had been operating on Autopilot moments before the collision, Tesla announced on Friday night, citing information collected from vehicle logs. The company said the driver had set a …… More

Torrington Register Citizen A Tesla Model X destroyed in a fiery crash that also killed the driver had been operating on Autopilot moments before the collision, Tesla announced on Friday night, citing information collected from vehicle logs. The company said the driver had set a …… More