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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

Baidu Releases Huge Dataset for Autonomous-Vehicle…

InfoQ.com The ApolloScape dataset is part of version 2 of Apollo, Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform. The Apollo source code, open sourced under an Apache-2.0 license, includes a 2D/3D simulation driving vehicle environment as well as hardware instructions …… More

InfoQ.com The ApolloScape dataset is part of version 2 of Apollo, Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform. The Apollo source code, open sourced under an Apache-2.0 license, includes a 2D/3D simulation driving vehicle environment as well as hardware instructions …… More

Autonomous Car: Why GM Is In Backseat To Alphabet’s Waymo

Last November, GM said it would deploy self-driving cars for a ride-sharing businessin 2019. But Waymo on Tuesday announced it will launch an autonomous-driving, ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Ariz., this year. Waymo also announced a Jaguar Land Rover tie-up as its robotaxi business moves toward commercialization
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Last November, GM said it would deploy self-driving cars for a ride-sharing businessin 2019. But Waymo on Tuesday announced it will launch an autonomous-driving, ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Ariz., this year. Waymo also announced a Jaguar Land Rover tie-up as its robotaxi business moves toward commercialization
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Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car.

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car.

Uber reached the settlement with the daughter and husband of Elaine Herzberg, who died at age 49 after being hit by the Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. The settlement presumably includes a cash payment, but no details were provided by either Uber or the family’s attorney.

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Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car.

Uber reached the settlement with the daughter and husband of Elaine Herzberg, who died at age 49 after being hit by the Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. The settlement presumably includes a cash payment, but no details were provided by either Uber or the family’s attorney.

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GM’s self-driving car unit, Cruise received a traffic ticket last week

A car from GM’s self-driving car unit, Cruise, received a traffic ticket last week from a San Francisco police officer who said that a Cruise car drove uncomfortably close to a pedestrian. Cruise disputes the officer’s accusation, saying that the vehicle stayed more than 10 feet away from the pedestrian.

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A car from GM’s self-driving car unit, Cruise, received a traffic ticket last week from a San Francisco police officer who said that a Cruise car drove uncomfortably close to a pedestrian. Cruise disputes the officer’s accusation, saying that the vehicle stayed more than 10 feet away from the pedestrian.

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Waymo CEO would fight ban on human driving

When it comes to autonomous driving, car enthusiasts are first in line to nix the idea. There’s a bit of an overarching fear that, one day, human drivers could be rendered unnecessary and manually controlled driving is banned altogether. But even the CEO of the company with the most advanced autonomous driving fleet on the road today believes humans will always have the choice to take the wheel More

When it comes to autonomous driving, car enthusiasts are first in line to nix the idea. There’s a bit of an overarching fear that, one day, human drivers could be rendered unnecessary and manually controlled driving is banned altogether. But even the CEO of the company with the most advanced autonomous driving fleet on the road today believes humans will always have the choice to take the wheel More

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Nvidia redefines autonomous vehicle testing with VR…

ZDNet Nvidia has on Tuesday announced Drive Constellation, a cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using photorealistic simulation via virtual reality, aiming to speed up the delivery of autonomous cars in a safer and more scalable way. According …… More

ZDNet Nvidia has on Tuesday announced Drive Constellation, a cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using photorealistic simulation via virtual reality, aiming to speed up the delivery of autonomous cars in a safer and more scalable way. According …… More

Nvidia details next steps in AI, including self-driving simulator – MarketWatch

Nvidia Corp. has advanced deep learning techniques, but now it’s looking to take AI technology into new areas: Putting self-driving cars into virtual reality instead of our roads, and setting its sights on Hollywood and hospitals.

Over the past few years, Nvidia has made inroads into equipping cars with the computer hardware that gives them self-driving capability. That move has become s More

Nvidia Corp. has advanced deep learning techniques, but now it’s looking to take AI technology into new areas: Putting self-driving cars into virtual reality instead of our roads, and setting its sights on Hollywood and hospitals.

Over the past few years, Nvidia has made inroads into equipping cars with the computer hardware that gives them self-driving capability. That move has become s More

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Nvidia Halts Test of Self-Driving Tech Following Uber Crash – WSJ

Nvidia Corp. NVDA -7.76% , which has made a broad push to bring its computing platform into self-driving cars, said Tuesday it will temporarily halt testing of its driverless technology on public roads following the fatal crash of an Uber Technologies Inc. autonomous vehicle.

The company said its suspension involves its own fleet of test cars, which are being driven on public roads in Calif More

Nvidia Corp. NVDA -7.76% , which has made a broad push to bring its computing platform into self-driving cars, said Tuesday it will temporarily halt testing of its driverless technology on public roads following the fatal crash of an Uber Technologies Inc. autonomous vehicle.

The company said its suspension involves its own fleet of test cars, which are being driven on public roads in Calif More

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NVIDIA’s Self-Driving Technology Continues to Accelerate Mo…

Motley Fool So we’ll use simulation in the data center to train the neural nets as well as then validate our hardware. So it’s a combination of hardware running in the data center and hardware running in the car together that are going to enable autonomous vehicles.… More

Motley Fool So we’ll use simulation in the data center to train the neural nets as well as then validate our hardware. So it’s a combination of hardware running in the data center and hardware running in the car together that are going to enable autonomous vehicles.… More

China gives Baidu go-ahead for self-driving tests after US…

Reuters The accident in Tempe, Arizona was the first death attributed to a self-driving car operating in autonomous mode, and has ramped up pressure on the industry to prove its software and sensors are safe. Beijing has given Baidu, best known as China’s version …… More

Reuters The accident in Tempe, Arizona was the first death attributed to a self-driving car operating in autonomous mode, and has ramped up pressure on the industry to prove its software and sensors are safe. Beijing has given Baidu, best known as China’s version …… More

Tesla’s AI-based Autopilot tested after owner tapes cameras…

Teslarati Tesla Model S owner Brian Jenkins recently revealed that his Model S with Autopilot 2.0 under software v8.1 (2018.10.4) could activate its auto-steering feature even if most of its cameras are compromised. Jenkins conducted his test by systemically taping …… More

Teslarati Tesla Model S owner Brian Jenkins recently revealed that his Model S with Autopilot 2.0 under software v8.1 (2018.10.4) could activate its auto-steering feature even if most of its cameras are compromised. Jenkins conducted his test by systemically taping …… More

Apple now has more self-driving test vehicles in California than Waymo – The Verge

Apple has nearly doubled the number of self-driving cars in its California test fleet, according to new figures obtained by the Financial Times . The company currently has 45 autonomous test vehicles registered with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, which is up from 27 in late January. That’s more than companies like Waymo and Uber, and second only to General Motors (which per More

Apple has nearly doubled the number of self-driving cars in its California test fleet, according to new figures obtained by the Financial Times . The company currently has 45 autonomous test vehicles registered with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, which is up from 27 in late January. That’s more than companies like Waymo and Uber, and second only to General Motors (which per More

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Tesla’s latest Autopilot update brings some significant…

Electrek Tesla has started pushing a new software update to its fleet this week and owners testing it are reporting significant improvements to the Autopilot system – something that the automaker has been promising for a while now.… More

Electrek Tesla has started pushing a new software update to its fleet this week and owners testing it are reporting significant improvements to the Autopilot system – something that the automaker has been promising for a while now.… More

GM to produce Driverless Bolt

The automaker has claimed to “be ready to mass produce self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs,” the electric vehicle they used as a platform for their self-driving Cruise AV (Autonomous Vehicle) since September of last year with the third generation of the vehicle.

They made the announcement after having completed the first batch of 130 Chevy Bolt EV autonomous prototypes at its Orion Assembly Pla More

The automaker has claimed to “be ready to mass produce self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs,” the electric vehicle they used as a platform for their self-driving Cruise AV (Autonomous Vehicle) since September of last year with the third generation of the vehicle.

They made the announcement after having completed the first batch of 130 Chevy Bolt EV autonomous prototypes at its Orion Assembly Pla More

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Baidu opens its autonomous driving data set

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On March 8 (the U.S. time), Baidu Apollo autonomous driving platform, officially joined Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Industry Consortium and opened its large-scale autonomous driving dataset, the ApolloScape.
The BDD Industry Consortium, led by University of California, Berkeley, investigates cutting-edge technologies in computer vision and machine learning for automotive appl More

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On March 8 (the U.S. time), Baidu Apollo autonomous driving platform, officially joined Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) Industry Consortium and opened its large-scale autonomous driving dataset, the ApolloScape.
The BDD Industry Consortium, led by University of California, Berkeley, investigates cutting-edge technologies in computer vision and machine learning for automotive appl More

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Cadillac’s version of autopilot is better than Tesla’s and Volvo’s

Super Cruise is Cadillac’s version of Autopilot, designed for hands-free highway driving.
It’s more limited in where and when you can use it than Tesla Autopilot, but it consistently makes the driver feel safer and in better hands than rival systems.
It still has flaws, but if GM deploys it to other vehicles besides the CT6 it could instantly become the unrivaled leader in More

Super Cruise is Cadillac’s version of Autopilot, designed for hands-free highway driving.
It’s more limited in where and when you can use it than Tesla Autopilot, but it consistently makes the driver feel safer and in better hands than rival systems.
It still has flaws, but if GM deploys it to other vehicles besides the CT6 it could instantly become the unrivaled leader in More

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Tesla starts beta-testing new Autopilot update with new…

Electrek Tesla has been promising a significant new update to the Autopilot software for a while now and Elon Musk, along with a few other executives, have been teasing the quality of the new version over the last few months. Electrek has now learned the first details …… More

Electrek Tesla has been promising a significant new update to the Autopilot software for a while now and Elon Musk, along with a few other executives, have been teasing the quality of the new version over the last few months. Electrek has now learned the first details …… More

Check out video of Waymo’s fully driverless car [Video]

Waymo released a video to help people visualize what it would be like to ride in an autonomous car. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm, and Ethan Wolff-Mann discuss the biggest barrier to driverless cars.

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Waymo released a video to help people visualize what it would be like to ride in an autonomous car. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm, and Ethan Wolff-Mann discuss the biggest barrier to driverless cars.

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California Gives Green Light To Completely Driverless Car Testing « CBS San Francisco – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF

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Self-driving car in California in April 2018

(Reuters) — Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.

Relying on a remote human operator – who could control multiple autonomous vehicles from miles away – is a step that would allow a path to profitab More

(Reuters) — Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.

Relying on a remote human operator – who could control multiple autonomous vehicles from miles away – is a step that would allow a path to profitab More

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Self-Driving Cars Conference Track | GTC 2018 | NVIDIA

CONNECT WITH AI AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS AT GTC 2018
GTC 2018 will bring together transportation experts—
automakers, tier-1 suppliers, robotaxi developers, and researchers—to demonstrate how GPU technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the entire industry. GPU-based supercomputing has enabled deep learning, natural language processing, and gesture control innovations tha More

CONNECT WITH AI AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS AT GTC 2018
GTC 2018 will bring together transportation experts—
automakers, tier-1 suppliers, robotaxi developers, and researchers—to demonstrate how GPU technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the entire industry. GPU-based supercomputing has enabled deep learning, natural language processing, and gesture control innovations tha More

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Nobody Wants to Let Google Win the War for Maps All Over Again

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps, which may eventually serve as an on-board navigation guide for driverless vehicles.

These companies converge where the law and weather are welcoming—or where they can More

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps, which may eventually serve as an on-board navigation guide for driverless vehicles.

These companies converge where the law and weather are welcoming—or where they can More

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The robotaxi’s here – Enrique Dans – Medium

Waymo’s application for a taxi service license in Phoenix, Arizona, has been granted almost immediately , in line with the pro-autonomous driving policies of state governor Doug Ducey and thus reduce traffic accidents and in improve mobility for the elderly and disabled. The company plans to use the license to launch a stand-alone taxi service this year competing direct More

Waymo’s application for a taxi service license in Phoenix, Arizona, has been granted almost immediately , in line with the pro-autonomous driving policies of state governor Doug Ducey and thus reduce traffic accidents and in improve mobility for the elderly and disabled. The company plans to use the license to launch a stand-alone taxi service this year competing direct More

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TruTrak autopilot gains new approvals AOPA Pilot -…

AOPA Pilot TruTrak Flight Systems, a manufacturer of autopilots for certified, experimental, and light sport aircraft, announced receiving approval to add more Cessna and Piper single-engine airplane models to its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the TruTrak Vizion …… More

AOPA Pilot TruTrak Flight Systems, a manufacturer of autopilots for certified, experimental, and light sport aircraft, announced receiving approval to add more Cessna and Piper single-engine airplane models to its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the TruTrak Vizion …… More