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Jaguar Land Rover’s Project Vector is a self-driving pod that focuses on zero emissions/accidents

Joining the ranks of companies like Toyota, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, and many more, Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its hitherto secret Project Vector, a self-driving pod that aims to usher the company into the future of mobility and achieve its goal of reaching Destination Zero. What is Destination Zero, you ask? “Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. Delivered through relentless innovation, the company’s ...
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Qualcomm Ride platform aims to make self-driving cars simpler

The Snapdragon Ride platform is a handful of chips and a software stack that can tie together radar, LIDAR, CV2X, and autonomous driving features.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Qualcomm, Autonomous Car, CES 2020, Qualcomm Drive

The Apple Car moves forward with a patent that could eliminate blind spots

Apple may be closer into getting involved in the automotive market with a new patent that is meant to eliminate a car’s blind spots. The patent's technology essentially projects images of the surrounding environment within the car’s blind spots.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Apple Car

Nio, Intel’s Mobileye partner to build self-driving electric cars for consumers

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is partnering with Chinese electric car startup Nio to develop autonomous vehicles that consumers can buy. The companies, which describe this as a “strategic collaboration” aims to bring highly automated and autonomous vehicles to consumer markets in China and “other major territories.” Under the agreement, Nio will engineer and manufacture a self-driving system designed by Mobileye. The self-dr...
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Waymo’s UX challenge: getting people to enjoy the ride

Google has been working on autonomous vehicles — one of the biggest challenges in AI — for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy the ride. “This is an experience that you can’t really learn from someone else,” Waymo’s Director of Product Saswat Panigrahi told TechCrunch, while explaining the work he oversees on user experience (UX) development. “This is truly new.” The sheer novelty of designing a UX for driverless mobility has dr...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Artificial Intelligence, Chrysler, Firefly, Autonomous Car, Powell, Saswat Panigrahi, UX Research, Ryan Powell, Waymo

Waymo’s UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride

Google has been working on autonomous vehicles — one of the biggest challenges in AI — for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy the ride. “This is an experience that you can’t really learn from someone else,” Waymo’s Director of Product Saswat Panigrahi told TechCrunch, while explaining the work he oversees around driverless development. “This is truly new.” The sheer novelty of designing a UX (user experience) for driverless mob...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Chrysler, Firefly, Autonomous Car, Waymo

Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo

Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 2019. “Congrats! This car is all yours, with no one up front,” the pop-up notification from the Waymo One app reads. “This ride will be different. With no one else in the car, Waymo will do all the driving. Enjoy this free ride on...
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With Garmin Autoland, small planes can land themselves if the pilot becomes incapacitated

Here’s a horror scenario for you: you’re flying in a small plane and suddenly the single pilot who knows how to fly passes out. In the movies, somebody would probably talk one of the passengers through safely landing the plane. In reality, that’s unlikely. Flying planes is hard. Now, however, planes outfitted with the Garmin G3000 flight deck, will have the option to include a system that will land the plane in an emergency with just the push of a button. Autoland combines all of the naviga...
Tags: TC, Hardware, Air Travel, Tech, Aircraft, Aviation, Gps, Faa, Garmin, Federal Aviation Administration, Piper, Autopilot, Autonomous Car, Cessna, Cirrus, Cirrus Vision Jet

MIT uses shadows to help autonomous vehicles see around corners

We’re still not at the point where autonomous vehicles systems can best human drivers in all scenarios, but the hope is that eventually, technology being incorporated into self-driving cars will be capable of things humans can’t even fathom – like seeing around corners. There’s been a lot of work and research put into this concept over the years, but MIT’s newest system uses relatively affordable and readily available technology to pull off this seeming magic trick. MIT researchers (in a researc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Technology, Articles, Tech, Mit, Automotive, Mobility, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Computer Vision, Lidar, Lighting, Emerging-technologies, Autonomous Car, Toyota Research Institute

Hyundai is launching Botride, a robotaxi service in California with and Via

A fleet of electric, autonomous Hyundai Kona crossovers — equipped with a self-driving system from Chinese autonomous startup Pony .ai and Via’s ride-hailing platform, will start shuttling customers on public roads next week. The robotaxi service called BotRide will operate on public roads in Irvine, California, beginning November 4. This isn’t a driverless service; there will be a human safety driver behind the wheel at all times. But it is one of the few ride-hailing pilots on California roa...
Tags: Transportation, New York, California, China, Tech, Smartphone, Chicago, Automotive, Automation, Transport, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, Legend Capital, Autonomous Car

Elon Musk says Tesla “early access” full self-driving could arrive by end of year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on the company’s earnings call today that the company’s full self-driving mode, in a feature-complete release, could arrive as early as the end of this year. That would be made available in an ‘early access’ mode which is essentially a limited beta, and Musk qualified that this isn’t a sure thing. “While it’s going to be tight, it still does appear that will be at least in limited in early access release of a feature complete self-driving feature this year,” he sai...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Automotive Industry, Robotics, Hyperloop, Musk, Autonomous Car, Tesla Autopilot, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, FSD, The Boring Company

Tesla third-quarter earnings: What to expect and what we’re watching for

Tesla is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The earnings report comes at a critical time for Tesla as it prepares to begin production of the Model 3 at its new China factory. This earnings report, its first without co-founder and CTO JB Straubel on the job, is particularly important because it could be the first time that the company experiences a year-over-year decline in quarterly revenue growth. There are some important matters — namely numbers — ...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Cto, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Roadster, Autonomous Car, FactSet, FSD

Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport

Volvo Group has established a new dedicated business group focused on autonomous transportation, with a mandate that covers industry segments like mining, ports and moving goods between logistics hubs of all kinds. The vehicle maker has already been active in putting autonomous technology to work in these industries, with self-driving projects including at a few quarries and mines, and in the busy port located at Gothenburg, Sweden. The company sees demand for this kind of autonomous technology ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Technology, Sweden, Tech, Mining, Automotive, Automation, Mobility, Robotics, Volvo, Here, Emerging-technologies, Autonomous Car, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars

The Station: A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round

If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, flying car, robotaxi or rocket. Heck, maybe even via hyperloop. Earlier this year, we piloted a weekly transportation newsletter. Now, we’re back with a new name and a format that will be delivered into your inbox every Saturday morning. We’re calling it The Station, ...
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Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way”

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle business under Alphabet, sent an email to customers of its ride-hailing app that their next trip might not have a human safety driver behind the wheel, according to a copy of the email that was posted on Reddit. The email entitled “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way” was sent to customers that use its ride-hailing app in the suburbs of Phoenix. It isn’t clear if the email was sent to members of its early rider program or its broader Waymo One serv...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, California, Tech, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Transport, Reddit, Chrysler, Self-driving Cars, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies, Autonomous Car

Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company under Alphabet, has started creating 3D maps in some heavily trafficked sections of Los Angeles to better understand congestion there and determine if its self-driving vehicles would be a good fit in the city. For now, Waymo is bringing just three of its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans to Los Angeles to map downtown and a section of Wilshire Boulevard known as Miracle Mile. Waymo employees will initially drive the vehicles to create 3D maps of ...
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Volkswagen is launching a full range of EVs, but it doesn’t want to be Tesla

Volkswagen is preparing to release the 2020 ID.3 - an electric, Golf-sized model developed for Europe. It sheds insight into the brand's future EVs, including ones built and sold in the United States. The post Volkswagen is launching a full range of EVs, but it doesn’t want to be Tesla appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, Cars, Trends, Tesla, United States, Volkswagen, Fuel Cell, Electric Car, Autonomous Car, Emerging Tech

CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom

Dan Ammann, Cruising Man; GM Prez Sent to Autonomous Group

Even though GM is no longer serious about the Cruze, it appears to be very serious about Cruise. For those with short memories, Cruise Automation is The General’s unit that focuses on autonomous cars. News has broken that current GM president Dan Ammann will take over as CEO of Cruise, pushing aside current CEO and […] The post Dan Ammann, Cruising Man; GM Prez Sent to Autonomous Group appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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After deploying its self-driving shuttles in Frisco, California-based start-up is launching a second pilot program in Arlington. Riding in a shuttle -- which operates in a geo-fenced area -- is free. The post brings free, on-demand self-driving car rides to second Texas city appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Arlington,, Frisco California

Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles

The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors have all come together to back Lunewave, a startup developing new sensor technologies for autonomous vehicles. The $5 million seed round which the company just closed will serve as a launching pad to get its novel radar technology, based on the concept of a Luneburg antenna, to market. First developed in the 1940...
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Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts

Months after an Uber self -driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it’s adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomous research team as it refocuses its self-driving car efforts. In his first visit to the Canadian tech hub since becoming CEO of Uber last year, Dara Khosrowshahi announced plans to invest $150 million in Toronto over the next five years. Uber will bring on 300 new employees, bringing the comp...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Commuting, University of Toronto, Carsharing, Autonomous Car, Toronto Star, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi

Mercedes-Benz’s vision for autonomy is flexible and fugly

Mercedes-Benz shared on Monday its vision for how people and packages will someday move in dense urban environments. It’s called Vision Urbanetic — an all-electric autonomous concept vehicle that can change from a toaster-looking cargo van to a dung beetle-esque (or it is bike helmet) people mover. The Vision Urbanetic joins a growing list of fugly autonomous vehicle concepts to debut in the past two years. But that’s not really the point here. Moving past the hot takes on its looks, the Urbanet...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Robotics, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Autonomous Car, Vision Urbanetic, Urbanetic, Mercedes Benz Vision Urbanetic Mercedes

AutoX is using its self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries

Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX has launched a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in a partnership with and local high-end grocery store DeMartini Orchard. The pilot will initially be limited to an area of about 400 homes in north San Jose. The company, which employees nearly 90 people, has just two autonomous vehicles that will be used for the initial launch. Eventually, AutoX aims to expand the pilot west to Mountain View and Palo Alto, with more delivery partners joini...
Tags: Transportation, China, Tech, Palo Alto, Automotive, Alibaba, Mountain View, San Jose, Lidar, Autonomous Car, Li, Xiao, Jianxiong Xiao, autoX, Hugo Fozzati, Starship Technologies Mountain View Calif

Carmera, the mapping startup for autonomous vehicles, raises $20 million

Autonomous vehicles need more than a brain to operate safely in a world filled with obstacles. They need maps. Or more specifically, self-driving vehicles need maps that constantly refresh and can deliver important information—like that sudden lane closure due to construction or a double parked vehicle—so they can take the safest and most efficient route possible. This specific need has provided an opening for startups in what once looked like a locked up mapping market dominated by a few giants...
Tags: Transportation, New York, New York City, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Voyage, Seattle, Google Ventures, Autonomous Car, Downtown Brooklyn, Gupta, GV, Carmera, Ro Gupta, Google Ventures Carmera is bringing free, on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas

Beginning now, and the Frisco Transportation Management Association will offer more than 10,000 people rides in self-driving vehicles. The best part? They'll be free. The post is bringing free, on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Frisco Texas,, Frisco Transportation Management Association

With new tech coming online, cities need a department of urban testing

Shaun Abrahamson Contributor Shaun Abrahamson is a managing partner at Urban Us Ventures and serves on the Investment Committee at URBAN-X. More posts by this contributor How should startups work with city governments? The design and operation of cities is the province of urban planning. But an explosion of startups in cities means a lot of new products and services for urban areas. The problem is, we don’t really know how people are go...
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Tesla adds autonomous parking mode to Model 3

The Model 3 can now park itself. Called Summon, the feature is now available on the company’s new sedan. It’s a clever feature that takes advantage of the vehicle’s connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities. With Summon owners can command their Model 3 to pull into a parking spot and power down. It can even control garage doors — all without a driver behind the wheel or controlling the vehicle remotely. Tesla added the feature to Model S and Model X vehicles last year. Note, no one ...
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6 self-driving car crashes that tapped the brakes on the autonomous revolution

Self-driving won't mean the end to road traffic accidents. Crashes can happen for reasons of both human and technical error. Here are the most significant incidents to have occurred so far. The post 6 self-driving car crashes that tapped the brakes on the autonomous revolution appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Self-driving Car, Autonomous Car, Emerging Tech

By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90

Volvo plans to release an autonomous car by 2021. The Swedish automaker's research and development chief recently said that the company is planning to sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV. The post By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Self-driving, Autonomous Car, XC90, Level 4