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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.

Yep, a couple finally made a porn video in a Tesla on autopilot

It was bound to happen, of course, but now it's official, in a way - There is now a porn video of a couple having sex while in a Tesla going down the highway on autopilot.

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."

New technology for tracking autonomous mining vehicles

Researchers have used new technology, based on robotics, to track and assess the status of autonomous underground mining vehicles.

New high resolution LiDAR becomes more affordable

The company Velodyne has unveiled a LiDAR sensor that has improved resolution, range, and field of view. The system consists of 128 laser beam and it could become the new industry standard.

Autonomous cars and battery power giving engineers a headache

Based on Elon Musk's predictions and the number of automakers' test vehicles being rolled out, the world is headed into a future that is both driver-less and all electric. However, engineers are now facing the reality of how much electrical power EVs use.

Volkswagen to invest $1.7 billion in electric truck technology

VW’s trucks chief Andreas Renschler, speaking on the sidelines of a company event in Hamburg on Wednesday said Volkswagen will invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in new technologies including electric trucks and buses by 2022.

GE uses AI to find rail track flaws that could cause derailments

GE is using AI-equipped locomotives to automate detection of "sun kinks," rail track deformations that can cause derailments. AI models can scan video footage to identify track flaws, pinpointing their location and working out whether they pose a danger.

NVIDIA launches license plate-sized chip for self-driving cars

NVIDIA has announced a new AI chip designed to enable fully autonomous vehicles. The company said it's already working to develop "robotaxis" that could ferry you around without requiring any manual intervention. The company's value jumped on the news.
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