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AV software leader teams up with weather company to beat Tesla

AV innovator Renovo has partnered with Vaisala , a leading weather tech company. This partnership will help to integrate weather and road surface condition data into autonomous vehicles.

Drones are avoiding tunnel vision with new navigation technology

The new generation of vehicles and drones rely on precise position data. One hazard that is proving challenging is from tunnels, urban canyons and adverse geographical conditions. A new solution promises to overcome this.

IBM launches autonomous ship project

IBM has joined a new global consortium which is developing building unmanned, fully-autonomous ships. The aim is for the ships to cross the Atlantic, carrying cargo and, one day, passengers.

First on-demand ridesharing AV network comes to California

BotRide is a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle ride hailing service set to begin operating in Irvine, California from November 4, 2019, based on the latest vehicles developed by Hyundai.

Q&A: AV manufacturers are looking at tactile sensing technologies Special

According to Amit Nisenbaum, autonomous vehicle progress relies on treating AVs like blind pedestrians. This means the tactile tools cities can adopt to help AVs navigate safely and efficiently.

Q&A: Risks with self-driving cars and latency issues Special

Autonomous vehicles of today are too dependent on decades-old computer architecture, a recipe for disaster, according to Orr Danon of the artificial intelligence company Hailo.

Robot delivery: Bots will be bringing parcels to your home

Ford, FedEx and Amazon are each at an advanced stage with autonomous robot delivery vehicles, designed to bring packages to the doors of businesses and homes. Several successful pilots have been completed.

Waymo to join California's autonomous vehicle passenger program

Google parent company Alphabet's driverless vehicle startup Waymo has been given a permit by the California Public Utilities Commission to participate in the state's autonomous vehicle passenger service program.

Domino's experiments with self-driving pizza robo-car

Houston - Domino's, the pizza chain, is experimenting with a self-driving pizza delivery system in the U.S. city of Houston. This takes the form of a temperature controlled robo-car, which takes the pizza directly to the customer.

Waymo to develop autonomous car plant in Detroit

Waymo has selected Detroit as the area where it will develop the next continuation of its self-driving car technology. This will be in partnership with American Axle & Manufacturing, upgrading an existing facility.

Autonomous cars are not happening anytime soon: Ford

Self-driving cars, which promise to make our journeys far easier, are further away from launching on a mass scale and being sold to consumers according to the CEO of Ford, Jim Hackett

Why edge computing is key to developing autonomous cars

Edge computing, which involves bringing the processing data near the edge of a network, promises many advantages for developing self-driving vehicles including response times, as well as delivering lower costs.

Autonomous shuttle service to be tested in New York

New York - An autonomous shuttle will be tested in New York City later this year. This represents another step forwards along the path of the implementing self-driving technology.

Spiking tool improves artificial intelligence devices

A new type of spiking tool has been shown to improve artificially intelligent devices. The new method could benefit smartphones, self-driving cars, and other systems reliant upon automated image interpretation.

Self-driving vehicles need long development before general use

While areas such as Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are actively researching the development of autonomous vehicles, they are not likely to be seen actually carrying passengers or be released for sale for years to come.

Artificial compound eyes developed for autonomous cars

Researchers, inspired by the eyes of insects, have developed artificial compound eyes designed to improve the abilities of autonomous cars and to help advance robotics.

Trucking scaleup increases daily autonomous road trips

The Chinese company TuSimple, which also operates in the U.S., is scaling up its operations in the area of autonomous truck services.

Autonomous vehicle vision program receives big investment

FLIR Systems, who specialize in thermal imaging, have made a strategic investment in CVEDIA, a Singapore-based machine learning and AI startup to bolster its autonomous vehicle vision program. This signals further growth in the autonomous car market.

Two tech giants filed patents to personalize autonomous car rides

Patents filed by Apple and Amazon show that both companies are looking in to how they can each make autonomous car rides more user-specific.

Navigation startup for self-driving cars nabs $80 million

Chinese smart location and mapping service startup Wayz.ai, that builds high-definition real-time maps for self-driving cars, has raised $80 million in a Series A funding round.

Baidu begins developing self-driving buses

Chinese company Baidu has advanced its plans for larger autonomous vehicles, and its new self-drive buses are beginning to enter mass production.

Kroger teams with startup to bring driver-less grocery delivery

Kroger, America's largest supermarket chain announced a partnership with Mountain View, California-based Nuro this week to test the concept of driver-less home deliveries.

Deep learning computer vision improves autonomous cars: Interview Special

Allegro.AI sees a huge opportunity for deep learning computer vision, which can be used in autonomous cars and many other devices that need to process and learn huge datasets to make immediate decisions. Nir Bar-Lev, CEO of Allegro.AI explains how.

Autonomous vehicles could be bad for the environment

Detroit - There are many advantages that can be delivered by autonomous cars but environmental impact might not be one of them unless modifications are undertaken to the size and weight of the technology, according to a new research study.

China and Canada partner in autonomous EV research

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo located will become partners with two leading institutes in China to pursue research in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Interview: Autonomous vehicles are being trained to "see" faster Special

Scale API has announced the launch of Sensor Fusion Annotation API, for advanced 3D perception including LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging). This enables self-driving cars to process images in real time.

Self-driving minivans being shown in Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix - In Phoenix Arizona Waymo owned by Google that is developing driverless cars released a video showing one of its driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of a pubic education campaign to raise awareness about the new technology.

Op-Ed: Autonomous vehicles will radically change our society

While it is still not clear how long it will take, electric cars, robo taxis, and self-driving trucks are bound to radically alter our society, perhaps sooner than we think.

Self-driving cars may be years in the future

Las Vegas - At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas there were many announcements about self-driving cars. However, even if you wanted to buy a self-driving (autonomous) vehicle you could not.

Samsung and Harman unveil DRVLINE autonomous platform at CES 2018

Las Vegas - Samsung did things a bit differently at CES 2018 than what we have come to expect from the electronics and technology giant in years past. Instead of focusing on product after product, it is giving us a vision of the "intelligence of things."
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