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GM Cruise is a fully autonomous electric car with no steering wheel – Business Insider

No driver. No pedals. No steering wheel. Just seats and screens and doors that can close themselves. That’s what riders will see when they get into one of General Motors’ Cruise self-driving electric vehicles, scheduled to hit the road in 2019.

On Thursday, the automaker also stressed that the fully autonomous vehicle would emphasize safety — and went into great detail on the More

No driver. No pedals. No steering wheel. Just seats and screens and doors that can close themselves. That’s what riders will see when they get into one of General Motors’ Cruise self-driving electric vehicles, scheduled to hit the road in 2019.

On Thursday, the automaker also stressed that the fully autonomous vehicle would emphasize safety — and went into great detail on the More

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China electric carmaker eyes autopilot model in 2019 Xinhua…

Xinhua BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — BAIC BJEV, the new energy vehicle arm of the Beijing-based automaker BAIC Motor, will introduce self-driving vehicles in 2019.… More

Xinhua BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — BAIC BJEV, the new energy vehicle arm of the Beijing-based automaker BAIC Motor, will introduce self-driving vehicles in 2019.… More

Nvidia now has a two-year lead over its competition in autonomous driving – MarketWatch

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NVIDIA Reimagines The Autonomous Car     

NVIDIA typically has their keynote before CES starts and it is always entertaining. This year the focus was largely on autonomous driving and NVIDIA, who leads in this segment, announced new relationships with VW, Uber, Aurora, Baidu, and others along with advancements to their platform for trucks, driverless cabs, and, of course, self-driving cars. At this point no other technology vendor is as w More

NVIDIA typically has their keynote before CES starts and it is always entertaining. This year the focus was largely on autonomous driving and NVIDIA, who leads in this segment, announced new relationships with VW, Uber, Aurora, Baidu, and others along with advancements to their platform for trucks, driverless cabs, and, of course, self-driving cars. At this point no other technology vendor is as w More

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Tesla Autopilot Vs GM SuperCruise: Which Do You Trust To Take The Wheel? – AutoSpies Auto News

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The stench of clickbait around self-driving is so thick these days you need a windmill and smelling salts to survive the news cycle.

I very much want to believe a traditional automaker can innovate, but I’ve got bad news: self-driving theater is the new security theater.
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The stench of clickbait around self-driving is so thick these days you need a windmill and smelling salts to survive the news cycle.

I very much want to believe a traditional automaker can innovate, but I’ve got bad news: self-driving theater is the new security theater.
When was the last time a traditional carmaker really innovated? I’m not talking about fuel econ More

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Beijing launches testing base for autopilot cars – Canindia News

Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) A district in the Chinese capital has launched a testing base for autopilot vehicles in the Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

The Shunyi district government said on Friday that the base was a 7km road in the park, equipped with intelligent transportation facilities such as traffic lights and road signs to support the operation of autopilot cars, Xinhua news agency reporte More

Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) A district in the Chinese capital has launched a testing base for autopilot vehicles in the Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

The Shunyi district government said on Friday that the base was a 7km road in the park, equipped with intelligent transportation facilities such as traffic lights and road signs to support the operation of autopilot cars, Xinhua news agency reporte More

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The future of buses is without drivers Yanko Design – Form…

Yanko Design – Form Beyond Function There seems to be a lot of hype and talk about personal autonomous vehicles, and rightly so – but now comes the time for autonomous public transport. And one of the more exciting concepts of late is the Neoplan Aero 24-7 designed by Laura Lang, Daniel …… More

Yanko Design – Form Beyond Function There seems to be a lot of hype and talk about personal autonomous vehicles, and rightly so – but now comes the time for autonomous public transport. And one of the more exciting concepts of late is the Neoplan Aero 24-7 designed by Laura Lang, Daniel …… More

This Self-Driving AI Is Learning to Drive Almost Entirely…

Singularity Hub The trunk holds a computer the size of a microwave, and a large monitor covers the passenger glove compartment and dashboard. The center console has three switches labeled “Allowed,” “Error,” and “Active.… More

Singularity Hub The trunk holds a computer the size of a microwave, and a large monitor covers the passenger glove compartment and dashboard. The center console has three switches labeled “Allowed,” “Error,” and “Active.… More

The most impressive things Tesla’s cars can do in Autopilot…

Business Insider While driving with Autopilot activated, a Tesla vehicle can regulate its speed, change lanes, and park without driver assistance.… More

Business Insider While driving with Autopilot activated, a Tesla vehicle can regulate its speed, change lanes, and park without driver assistance.… More

44 CA autonomous driving testing permits: take a look at the landscape of autonomous driving industry

California is the world’s first and major autonomous driving testing place. As of Nov. 30th, the Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) has issued 44 autonomous driving testing permits to auto companies, including conventional automakers, auto parts suppliers and start-ups. Here we can see some trends.

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California is the world’s first and major autonomous driving testing place. As of Nov. 30th, the Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) has issued 44 autonomous driving testing permits to auto companies, including conventional automakers, auto parts suppliers and start-ups. Here we can see some trends.

Global autonomous driving takes a big leap
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Is Apple Catching Up to Google and Tesla in Self-Driving Technology?

While Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been arguably the most dominant tech company of the past decade, some regard it as a laggard in the race for self-driving cars. Its Project Titaninitiative has been overhauled a few times, and competitors Waymo, a division of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) are thought to be leaders in this exciting field.

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While Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been arguably the most dominant tech company of the past decade, some regard it as a laggard in the race for self-driving cars. Its Project Titaninitiative has been overhauled a few times, and competitors Waymo, a division of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) are thought to be leaders in this exciting field.

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Apple’s AI director on advances in machine learning for its…

The Verge Apple’s secretive autonomous car project has shifted focus over the years, but this year, it seems to be picking up speed. In April, the company received a permit to test self-driving cars in California, while in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that …… More

The Verge Apple’s secretive autonomous car project has shifted focus over the years, but this year, it seems to be picking up speed. In April, the company received a permit to test self-driving cars in California, while in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that …… More

Testing of Autonomous Vehicles

Adopted Regulations for Testing of Autonomous Vehicles by Manufacturers
DMV conducted two public workshops in 2013 related to developing regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations were then published in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register on November 29, 2013. The publishing marked the start of a 45-day public comment p More

Adopted Regulations for Testing of Autonomous Vehicles by Manufacturers
DMV conducted two public workshops in 2013 related to developing regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations were then published in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register on November 29, 2013. The publishing marked the start of a 45-day public comment p More

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Honda invests in revolutionary driving simulator for future…

Automotive World (press release) Honda will become the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt new state-of-the-art driving simulator technology, based on a revolutionary architecture called DiM250 (Driver-in-Motion).… More

Automotive World (press release) Honda will become the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt new state-of-the-art driving simulator technology, based on a revolutionary architecture called DiM250 (Driver-in-Motion).… More

Electric and autonomous driving boosting simulator demand | Automotive Industry Analysis | just-auto

Ever wondered how regenerative braking in hybrid and electric cars is calibrated by engineers? Or how the changeover from machine to human driver will be formulated in the future? These and many other vehicle development conundrums are being solved by technology developed by a company based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK – that’s not Lotus. Ansible Motion, formed in 2009 by Kia Cammaerts, already More

Ever wondered how regenerative braking in hybrid and electric cars is calibrated by engineers? Or how the changeover from machine to human driver will be formulated in the future? These and many other vehicle development conundrums are being solved by technology developed by a company based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK – that’s not Lotus. Ansible Motion, formed in 2009 by Kia Cammaerts, already More

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GM links electric vehicle effort to autonomous driving in…

Electrek Tesla shocked a lot of people when they announced last year that all their cars are now “self-driving ready” – potentially making them the first automaker with future-proof cars through upcoming software updates.… More

Electrek Tesla shocked a lot of people when they announced last year that all their cars are now “self-driving ready” – potentially making them the first automaker with future-proof cars through upcoming software updates.… More

GM to launch self-driving vehicles in big U.S. cities in 2019

DETROIT — General Motors expects to carry passengers and deliver goods with self-driving vehicles in big cities sometime in 2019, telling investors it’s moving quickly and plans to be ahead of other automakers and tech companies.

The Detroit automaker made the announcement at an investor presentation in San Francisco Thursday, saying that based on its current rate of change, it expects More

DETROIT — General Motors expects to carry passengers and deliver goods with self-driving vehicles in big cities sometime in 2019, telling investors it’s moving quickly and plans to be ahead of other automakers and tech companies.

The Detroit automaker made the announcement at an investor presentation in San Francisco Thursday, saying that based on its current rate of change, it expects More

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Intel eyes in-cabin experiences for autonomous vehicles, partners with Warner Bros. | ZDNet

Intel said it has formed a partnership with Warner Bros. to create in-cabin and immersive experience within autonomous cars.

The chip giant, which acquired Mobileye for a play in the autonomous vehicle market, also threw a jab at Nvidia, which is a key rival.

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Intel said it has formed a partnership with Warner Bros. to create in-cabin and immersive experience within autonomous cars.

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SelfDrive Offers Electric Car Rentals In Dubai For Less Than $1.50 An Hour | CleanTechnica

SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai, has begun offering customers the chance to drive an electric car for less than $1.50 an hour. Yes, a minimum 24 hour rental is required, but that still works out to about $30 for a day’s worth of use. The rental plan is for the all-electric Renault Zoe, a car slightly smaller than the Nissan LEAF that happens to be the highest se More

SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai, has begun offering customers the chance to drive an electric car for less than $1.50 an hour. Yes, a minimum 24 hour rental is required, but that still works out to about $30 for a day’s worth of use. The rental plan is for the all-electric Renault Zoe, a car slightly smaller than the Nissan LEAF that happens to be the highest se More

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Baidu, BAIC adding autopilot to electric cars in 2018, L3 self driving in 2019 and L4 in 2021 | NextBigFuture.com

In terms of automatic driving, based on the Baidu Apollo open platform and BAIC Group’s vehicle platform, with Baidu’s core technology of artificial intelligence, mass production of L3 level autonomous vehicles will be realized around 2019 and mass production of L4-level autonomous vehicles will be implemented around 2021 .
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In terms of automatic driving, based on the Baidu Apollo open platform and BAIC Group’s vehicle platform, with Baidu’s core technology of artificial intelligence, mass production of L3 level autonomous vehicles will be realized around 2019 and mass production of L4-level autonomous vehicles will be implemented around 2021 .
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New $3.6m centre to put self-driving vehicles to the…

The Straits Times An autonomous vehicle (AV) test centre which officially opened yesterday will put self-driving vehicles through their paces, with a test circuit replicating Singapore’s road and traffic conditions.… More

The Straits Times An autonomous vehicle (AV) test centre which officially opened yesterday will put self-driving vehicles through their paces, with a test circuit replicating Singapore’s road and traffic conditions.… More

Apple could use machine learning to shore up LiDAR limitations in self-driving | TechCrunch

Apple has a new paper published in Cornell’s arXiv open directory of scientific research , describing a method for using machine learning to translate the raw point cloud data gathered by LiDAR arrays into results that include detection of 3D objects, including bicycles and pedestrians, with no additional sensor data required.

The paper is one of the clearest looks yet we’ve had More

Apple has a new paper published in Cornell’s arXiv open directory of scientific research , describing a method for using machine learning to translate the raw point cloud data gathered by LiDAR arrays into results that include detection of 3D objects, including bicycles and pedestrians, with no additional sensor data required.

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Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

(Reuters) – Research by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.
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(Reuters) – Research by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.
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Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars – Channel NewsAsia

LONDON: A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.
As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow’s models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric mot More

LONDON: A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.
As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow’s models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric mot More

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New Research May Vindicate Tesla’s Choice To Forego…

Seeking Alpha Hackers at the Tesla Motors Forum believe they have uncovered the model of camera that Tesla uses. The shutter speed of that model is 1/60th, meaning it exposes each frame for 1/60th of a second.…

cameras to determine distances to within 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) of accuracy.
10 cm of accuracy is most likely sufficient for self driving, making LIDAR unnecessary.
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Seeking Alpha Hackers at the Tesla Motors Forum believe they have uncovered the model of camera that Tesla uses. The shutter speed of that model is 1/60th, meaning it exposes each frame for 1/60th of a second.…

cameras to determine distances to within 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) of accuracy.
10 cm of accuracy is most likely sufficient for self driving, making LIDAR unnecessary.
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Tesla is working on a new ‘smoother and more detailed’ map…

Electrek As we previously reported, Tesla has been updating its entire map engine since this summer. Not many Tesla owners currently benefit from those updates, which are only enabled in a select few markets for Model S and Model X, as well as all Model 3 …… More

Electrek As we previously reported, Tesla has been updating its entire map engine since this summer. Not many Tesla owners currently benefit from those updates, which are only enabled in a select few markets for Model S and Model X, as well as all Model 3 …… More

Waymo CEO Sees ‘Point of Confidence’ With Self Driving

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Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel | TechCrunch

Waymo recently hosted a number of journalists at its private Castle testing compound, and treated us to rides with no safety driver behind the wheel – now, the former Google self-driving car company is going farther still, however, launching public road tests of its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans with no safety driver on board.
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Waymo recently hosted a number of journalists at its private Castle testing compound, and treated us to rides with no safety driver behind the wheel – now, the former Google self-driving car company is going farther still, however, launching public road tests of its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans with no safety driver on board.
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Tesla releases new software update with ‘Chill’ feature to soften crazy acceleration and more | Electrek

Tesla started releasing a new software update to its fleet this weekend with two new convenience features.

The automaker has added a feature to give the option to soften the crazy acceleration of the Model S and Model X and it also pushed another requested feature.

Tesla appropriately called the new feature “Chill: a new acceleration”.

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Tesla started releasing a new software update to its fleet this weekend with two new convenience features.

The automaker has added a feature to give the option to soften the crazy acceleration of the Model S and Model X and it also pushed another requested feature.

Tesla appropriately called the new feature “Chill: a new acceleration”.

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Tesla Is Set to Enable a New Autopilot on Its Cars Powered by AI | Big Think

Tesla Motors is coming closer than ever to producing a car that drives itself. The electric car manufacturer announced, along with somewhat disappointing third quarter results, that its Autopilot program is getting new functions within the “next several months”.

In particular, the automaker has shared that it resolved its “vision neural net” problem and is looking to hit its stated More

Tesla Motors is coming closer than ever to producing a car that drives itself. The electric car manufacturer announced, along with somewhat disappointing third quarter results, that its Autopilot program is getting new functions within the “next several months”.

In particular, the automaker has shared that it resolved its “vision neural net” problem and is looking to hit its stated More

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