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Reuters FILE PHOTO — General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announces that Chevrolet will begin testing a fleet of Bolt autonomous vehicles in Michigan during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.… More

Reuters FILE PHOTO — General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announces that Chevrolet will begin testing a fleet of Bolt autonomous vehicles in Michigan during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.… More

Ford Plans $1 Billion Artificial Intelligence Investment to Assist Its Self-Driving Car Plans | Greentech Media

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Udacity open sources its self-driving car simulator for anyone to use | TechCrunch

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The Google Car was supposed to disrupt the car industry. Now Waymo is taking on suppliers. – Recode

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Tesla sues former Autopilot head for theft of secrets and…

The Verge Tesla is suing Sterling Anderson, the former program manager of its Autopilot team, and Chris Urmson, the former technical lead of Google’s self-driving car …… More

The Verge Tesla is suing Sterling Anderson, the former program manager of its Autopilot team, and Chris Urmson, the former technical lead of Google’s self-driving car …… More

Tesla to transition from ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ to ‘Fully Self-Driving’ as soon as ‘3 to 6 months’, says Elon Musk | Electrek

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Tesla will use autonomous driving to service its fleet and…

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Electrek There are concerns over Tesla’s ability to scale its service operations with the upcoming anticipated growth of its global fleet after the introduction of the Model 3 …… More

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Electrek There are concerns over Tesla’s ability to scale its service operations with the upcoming anticipated growth of its global fleet after the introduction of the Model 3 …… More

Tesla’s second generation Autopilot could reduce crash rate…

Electrek Following the release of data from the first year of Tesla’s first generation Autopilot and the revelation that it reduced the crash rate of its vehicles by about 40%, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the Autopilot aims for the second generation …… More

Electrek Following the release of data from the first year of Tesla’s first generation Autopilot and the revelation that it reduced the crash rate of its vehicles by about 40%, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the Autopilot aims for the second generation …… More

AutoComplete: NHTSA closes Tesla Autopilot investigation,…

CNET … Mercedes-Benz · Nissan · Tesla · Toyota · Volvo · Detroit Auto Show · New York Auto Show.… More

CNET … Mercedes-Benz · Nissan · Tesla · Toyota · Volvo · Detroit Auto Show · New York Auto Show.… More

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after Autopilot was…

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The Verge Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.… More

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The Verge Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.… More

Nissan will start testing driverless cars in London next month | Alphr

Unlike Tesla, Mercedes and Volvo, Nissan has been pretty quiet when it comes to autonomous driving technology – but that’s all about to change. After revealing the new Nissan Leaf and Qashqai will have autonomous technology, the Japanese manufacturer has just announced it will begin testing driverless technology in London.
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Unlike Tesla, Mercedes and Volvo, Nissan has been pretty quiet when it comes to autonomous driving technology – but that’s all about to change. After revealing the new Nissan Leaf and Qashqai will have autonomous technology, the Japanese manufacturer has just announced it will begin testing driverless technology in London.
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Neodriven is a rearview mirror replacement that can make your car semi-autonomous – The Verge

In late 2015, iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz teased a project that sounded like a dream: his new company would produce a $1,000 consumer product that could grant your car semi-autonomous capabilities. Eleven months and one terse letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration later, Hotz killed the project.
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In late 2015, iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz teased a project that sounded like a dream: his new company would produce a $1,000 consumer product that could grant your car semi-autonomous capabilities. Eleven months and one terse letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration later, Hotz killed the project.
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Nissan To Use NASA’s Artificial Intelligence Technology To Drive Cars

In addition, Nissan announced the launch of its new integrated autonomous mobility system (SAM). Derived from a technology developed by NASA, SAM uses artificial intelligence to determine if human intervention is needed.

In fact, SAM is smart enough to know that he is not smart enough to fully understand certain situations. But instead of turning to the occupants of the car to be guided, SA More

In addition, Nissan announced the launch of its new integrated autonomous mobility system (SAM). Derived from a technology developed by NASA, SAM uses artificial intelligence to determine if human intervention is needed.

In fact, SAM is smart enough to know that he is not smart enough to fully understand certain situations. But instead of turning to the occupants of the car to be guided, SA More

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Tesla is rolling out its new Autopilot system this week — here’s everything you need to know

Business Insider Tesla is rolling out new Autopilot features enabled by its second-generation hardware system this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter over the weekend.… More

Business Insider Tesla is rolling out new Autopilot features enabled by its second-generation hardware system this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter over the weekend.… More

Google spin-off Waymo sees huge jump in self-driving safety: CEO John Krafcik

Self-driving cars from Google spin-off Waymo have become far more capable of handling roadway hazards over the past year, with incidents of human backup drivers having to take control plunging 400 percent.

That’s according to Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who also announced that the firm has dramatically cut the cost of its self-driving systems by making hardware in-house.

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Self-driving cars from Google spin-off Waymo have become far more capable of handling roadway hazards over the past year, with incidents of human backup drivers having to take control plunging 400 percent.

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Google spin-off Waymo sees huge jump in self-driving safety: CEO John Krafcik

Self-driving cars from Google spin-off Waymo have become far more capable of handling roadway hazards over the past year, with incidents of human backup drivers having to take control plunging 400 percent.

That’s according to Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who also announced that the firm has dramatically cut the cost of its self-driving systems by making hardware in-house.

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Self-driving cars from Google spin-off Waymo have become far more capable of handling roadway hazards over the past year, with incidents of human backup drivers having to take control plunging 400 percent.

That’s according to Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who also announced that the firm has dramatically cut the cost of its self-driving systems by making hardware in-house.

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VW reboots microbus as self-driving electric vehicle

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Tesla starts pushing new Autopilot 2.0 update: Autosteer at ‘low speed’, Traffic Aware Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning | Electrek

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla was planning to start pushing its software update to start bringing Autopilot 2.0 cars to parity with the first generation Autopilot today and he sort of stayed true to the commitment. Tesla started pushing the update to the first 1,000 cars in its fleet, but it’s not exactly to parity with Tesla’s first generation Autopilot.
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Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla was planning to start pushing its software update to start bringing Autopilot 2.0 cars to parity with the first generation Autopilot today and he sort of stayed true to the commitment. Tesla started pushing the update to the first 1,000 cars in its fleet, but it’s not exactly to parity with Tesla’s first generation Autopilot.
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Tesla Autopilot: a look at the camera defrosters making the system work in the snow | Electrek

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General Motors self driving car tests Michigan

General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra said the company will immediately begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan.

Barra made the announcement at a press conference held at GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. The press conference was streamed on Facebook Live.

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General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra said the company will immediately begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan.

Barra made the announcement at a press conference held at GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. The press conference was streamed on Facebook Live.

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Tesla Rolls Out Autopilot Software Update

The Drive Over the weekend, Tesla began rolling out the over-the-air software updates that bring and update to Autopilot—but to the dismay of probably every Model S and Model X owner, the new system did not bring all of the Enhanced Autopilot features with it.… More

The Drive Over the weekend, Tesla began rolling out the over-the-air software updates that bring and update to Autopilot—but to the dismay of probably every Model S and Model X owner, the new system did not bring all of the Enhanced Autopilot features with it.… More

With Tesla in crosshairs, GM expands autonomous car program | Daily Mail Online

General Motors announced Thursday it is expanding testing and manufacturing of autonomous vehicle technology tied to its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, in a move challenging younger upstart Tesla.

The announcement — and the first deliveries of mid-priced, all-electric Chevy Bolts earlier this week — maneuvers GM into competition with the electric car maker that has made waves More

General Motors announced Thursday it is expanding testing and manufacturing of autonomous vehicle technology tied to its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, in a move challenging younger upstart Tesla.

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Uber’s self-driving cars start picking up passengers in San Francisco

TechCrunch Uber’s self-driving cars are making the move to San Francisco, in a new expansion of its pilot project with autonomous vehicles that will see Volvo SUVs outfitted with sensors and supercomputers begin picking up passengers in the city.… More

TechCrunch Uber’s self-driving cars are making the move to San Francisco, in a new expansion of its pilot project with autonomous vehicles that will see Volvo SUVs outfitted with sensors and supercomputers begin picking up passengers in the city.… More

Google spins out car project with mission to sell

USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO – By renaming itself Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project officially changes lanes from research project to business enterprise that, at some point soon, will have to turn a profit.… More

USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO – By renaming itself Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project officially changes lanes from research project to business enterprise that, at some point soon, will have to turn a profit.… More

Samsung And Tesla Sign Agreement To Codevelop And Manufacturer Autopilot Self-Driving Processors

Hot Hardware The partnership ended, however, when a driver who was testing Tesla’s autopilot died in an accident. Tesla has since been receiving chips from NVIDIA, however, their partnership with Samsung indicates that they are eager to design their own chips.… More

Hot Hardware The partnership ended, however, when a driver who was testing Tesla’s autopilot died in an accident. Tesla has since been receiving chips from NVIDIA, however, their partnership with Samsung indicates that they are eager to design their own chips.… More

Tesla to make its own custom SoC (System on Chip) for self-driving cars built by Samsung, report says | Electrek

Tesla has been rumored to be working on its own SoC (System on Chip) optimized for self-driving cars since we reported that the company quietly hired legendary chip architect Jim Keller from AMD as new “Vice-President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering” earlier this year. While Keller’s hardware engineer experience could be useful for other projects at Tesla, the fact that the automaker poach More

Tesla has been rumored to be working on its own SoC (System on Chip) optimized for self-driving cars since we reported that the company quietly hired legendary chip architect Jim Keller from AMD as new “Vice-President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering” earlier this year. While Keller’s hardware engineer experience could be useful for other projects at Tesla, the fact that the automaker poach More

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Nissan’s autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond – Pocket-lint

Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it’s likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.

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Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it’s likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.

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Self-driving Leaf makes an unusual factory tow car

Driverless vehicle systems are used in factories the world over, but traditional setups require the installation of special railings or magnetic guides. A fleet of self-driving electric cars don’t need any such help to navigate Nissan’s Oppama plant, where they tow fully-built cars around the factory complex.
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Driverless vehicle systems are used in factories the world over, but traditional setups require the installation of special railings or magnetic guides. A fleet of self-driving electric cars don’t need any such help to navigate Nissan’s Oppama plant, where they tow fully-built cars around the factory complex.
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Delphi And Mobileye Wants To Speed Up Production Of Fully Autonomous Cars : Tech : iTech Post

Autonomous vehicles have the ability to self-drive by just a touch of a button. A technology that was once only a dream by science fiction fans and have only been seen on movies and books. Today, there are a number of these smart cars roaming the streets throughout the world. However, there is one problem, these cars claiming autonomous capabilities are, well, not really autonomous.
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Autonomous vehicles have the ability to self-drive by just a touch of a button. A technology that was once only a dream by science fiction fans and have only been seen on movies and books. Today, there are a number of these smart cars roaming the streets throughout the world. However, there is one problem, these cars claiming autonomous capabilities are, well, not really autonomous.
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Tesla Enhanced Autopilot to be released in ‘about 3 weeks’ with incremental monthly releases | Electrek

If you take delivery of a Tesla Model S or X today with the automaker’s brand-new “self-driving-ready hardware”, it actually can’t drive itself just yet since Tesla is still working on the software, but it also doesn’t even have driver assist features on par with Tesla’s first generation of Autopilot.

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If you take delivery of a Tesla Model S or X today with the automaker’s brand-new “self-driving-ready hardware”, it actually can’t drive itself just yet since Tesla is still working on the software, but it also doesn’t even have driver assist features on par with Tesla’s first generation of Autopilot.

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