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Waymo receives a patent for technology that can reduce the force of impact experienced during a collision

Collisions involving at least one vehicle occur frequently and often cause serious harm. The force of the vehicle’s impact is a primary factor in the amount of damage that is caused by the vehicle. Waymo is working to design a vehicle that can reduce the force of impact experienced during …

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Denso, Ericsson, Intel, NTT, Toyota etc form consortium to work on automotive big data

The data volume between vehicles and the cloud will reach 10 exabytes per month around 2025, approximately 10,000 times larger than the present volume. This expected increase will trigger the need for new architectures of network and computing infrastructure to support distributed resources and topology-aware storage capacity This requires collaboration …

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Mazda’s new long-term vision for technology development “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030”

Mazda Motor Corp is going to launch a new engine in 2019. The engine, it is being said would be the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition. The new engine is to be called SKYACTIV-X, would be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than its current SKYACTIV-G …

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Flux Auto aims to make autonomous driving technology affordable more widely available in trucks

A startup in India, Flux Auto aims to make autonomous driving technology more widely available for truck operators at a significantly lower cost, TechCrunch reported. Of late there has been a lot of debate on employing autonomous technology in trucks and a number of companies are working on it, the …

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Tesla is working on self-driving technology for electric semi-truck

According to some media reports, Tesla is working on self-driving technology for electric semi-truck. The technology in which a lead truck is followed by a convoy of autonomous trucks moving according to the guidance by the lead truck. Companies like Uber and Waymo are also working in this field. “Platooning” …

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GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app

According to reports, GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app that allows users to be picked up by a self-driving car. The app “Cruise Anywhere” at present is only available to Cruise Automation employees in San Francisco. According to the law at California, a driver is seated …

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Intel to build a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles for testing

Mobileye, an Intel Company, will start building a fleet of fully autonomous (level 4 SAE) vehicles for testing in the United States, Israel and Europe. The first vehicles will be deployed later this year, and the fleet will eventually scale to more than 100 automobiles. Building these test vehicles, Intel’s …

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Wipro and Excelfore partner to offer secure connectivity solutions for next gen smart and autonomous vehicles

Wipro and Excelfore have entered into a global partnership to offer secure connectivity solutions for next generation smart and autonomous vehicles. It is known that Wipro is a global information technology, consulting and business process services company while Excelfore, a provider of middleware solutions for Smart Mobility Networks. This partnership …

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Autonomous cars get puzzled by road signs

According to a new study led by the University of Washington, it was found that autonomous cars can be puzzled by road signs. The computer brain set used in autonomous cars could be fooled into thinking a Stop sign is a 45 mph Speed Limit or other sign if a …

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Foxconn plans to build multi-billion dollar autonomous vehicle research and development facility

Foxconn is planning to build multi-billion dollar autonomous vehicle research and development facility in  Michigan. Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and supplier to Apple so its foray into autonomous vehicles is a great development. Some news reports have quoted Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou saying that the …

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