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Connected cars or supercomputers on wheels?

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The global automotive industry has been witnessing a transformation over the last decade with digital communication technologies making rapid inroads in vehicles. While it is no news that data is the new oil, automakers and others want in on the data-for-dollars boom, thanks to the emergence of increasingly capable and …

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Singapore: Autonomous buses and on-demand shuttles will serve commuters in Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong from 2022

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Autonomous scheduled buses and autonomous on-demand shuttles will serve commuters in Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation District (JID) from 2022. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore will be piloting the deployment of autonomous vehicles in these districts to provide convenient first-last mile connectivity for residents, workers, and students. …

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The researchers from Apple come up with a new software that helps in spotting pedestrians and cyclists just with Lidar data

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Apple has put in public a paper on autonomous vehicles for the first time. The research paper discloses how self-driving cars by using fewer sensors can better spot pedestrians and cyclists. This development is significant as the company follows a policy of “corporate secrecy” on its future products. The researchers …

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Telematics and UBI market in India is at a very interesting junction with many Insurers, Insurtechs and OEMs entering in a big way: Saurabh Chatterjee

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Telematics Wire interviewed Sourabh Chatterjee President, Head- Technology, Digital Marketing and Sales, Bajaj Allianz General insurance. Sourabh Chatterjee heads IT, web sales, digital and direct marketing at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance. He is responsible for delivering technology solutions and support, along with providing digital marketing solutions to the company. He …

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Uber will purchase 24,000 XC90 SUVs from Volvo to form a fleet of driverless cars

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Uber will purchase 24,000 XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 from Volvo to form a fleet of driverless cars. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with Uber to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo …

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Baidu to start small-scale production of fully autonomous minibuses

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Baidu is planning to start small-scale production of fully autonomous minibusses from July next year, according to some media reports. The company aims to launch its self-driving cars before 2020 with Chinese automakers JAC Motors, BAIC Motor in 2019, and Chery Automobile. The company is currently working on the mass …

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UK sees self-driving cars operating freely on its streets from 2021

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In order to promote self-driving cars in the country, UK is going to allow autonomous cars to be tested on its streets without human drivers from 2019, which the government expects will eventually lead to self-driving cars operating freely on the streets of the country from 2021. According to media …

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Bluetooth low energy semiconductor will see a strong demand in the years to come

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Telematics Wire into conversation with  Addy Mulders, Marketing Operations Manager at Dialog Semiconductor. Addy Mulders is responsible for the automotive product roadmap of Dialog Semiconductor’s Bluetooth Low Energy Business Unit. The excerpts of the conversation: TW: Would you like to discuss some of your offerings in the automotive segment? Addy: …

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Tesla unveils Semi Truck and Roadster

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Tesla has launched a new version of its sports car, Roadster. Roadster is the fastest production car ever manufactured and can speeds up to 60 mph in 1.9 sec. The car has a 200 kWh battery pack that offers 630 miles of highway driving range. The car will be available …

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Automakers turn to China as it emerges as the largest EV market

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Toyota Motor is considering selling locally designed and manufactured all-electric vehicle models in China, according to a report by Reuters. China aims to phase out fossil fuel powered cars in long-term and in the medium term has set up strict quotas for electric and plug-in hybrid cars which will come …

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