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Baidu joins hands with BAIC Group to mass produce self-driving cars by 2019

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Baidu is joining hands with BAIC Group to mass produce self-driving cars by 2019. BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker will take care of the manufacturing part while Baidu will handle self-driving technology, cybersecurity, image recognition and DuerOS virtual assistant capabilities, Weixin has reported. It is known that the Chinese internet …

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IEEE and IEEE-SA form task force to develop standard for greater than 1GB/s automotive Ethernet

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In order to meet the demand for higher speed Ethernet in the automotive environment to support ongoing technological developments, such as connected cars, advanced driver assisted systems and infotainment systems IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), has announced the formation of a task force to develop IEEE P802.3ch—Standard for …

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Oil companies diversifying their business, investing in electric vehicles

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Electric vehicles are set to disrupt oil business around the world, the countries like China, India, UK, France are working on a policy to completely replace IC engine cars by electric cars in coming years. The oil companies seem to be now trying to diversify their business in anticipation of …

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Nvidia, DPDHL and ZF partner to deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks, starting in 2018

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The Commercial transportation industry is bound to get disrupted by the advent of technologies like autonomous driving, AI and deep learning. The shortage of truck drivers has created a space for the AI driven trucks to take over providing last-mile delivery services. It has led the companies to come together …

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The proposed regulations by DMV California would allow driverless cars to run on the streets of California

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On October 11, 2017, the DMV published revised regulations that cover driverless testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations would allow driverless cars to run on the streets of the state and if implemented, the driverless cars can arrive on California roads as early as June 2018. However, …

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CornerCameras can detect objects or people in a hidden scene

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A lot of research has been going around sensors to be used in the self-driving cars that would enable them to have complete knowledge of their environment and surroundings. Several automakers and technology companies have come up with different solutions, some revolve around usage of Lidar, some rely on Camera …

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Nvidia unveils Pegasus, artificial intelligence computer designed to drive fully autonomous robotaxis

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The robotaxis are being seen as the next big thing in the automotive market that would put an end to private ownership of cars, but the technological hurdles in this direction are yet to be cleared. It is known that the computational requirements of robotaxis are enormous — perceiving the …

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GM acquires LIDAR technology company Strobe

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General Motors has emerged as one of the front-runners in developing autonomous cars, the company had last month announced to have built the first mass-producible self-driving car. Accelerating its efforts in this direction the company has now acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe, Inc. The motive behind this acquisition is to …

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Mahindra plans to build an all-new electric sedan with help from Ford

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Telematics Wire had reported that Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Ford Motor had signed an MoU and are mulling upon a strategic alliance, now there are reports that Mahindra is in talks with its partner Ford Motor Co to procure a vehicle platform. Mint has reported that the Indian automaker …

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In-vehicle technologies cause driver distraction leading to safety issues, says study

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The modern cars now come increasingly laden with advanced infotainment features, it, on one hand, ensures product differentiation and on the other hand, presents monetization opportunities for OEMs as well as its partners. But a research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that in-vehicle technology can create …

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