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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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Tesla will add a new hardware in order to make its car capable of Level 5 autonomous driving

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Tesla will add a new hardware in order to make its car capable of Level 5 autonomous driving. These hardware components will be added as standard features on all Model 3 and Model S sedans as well as Model X crossovers, according to a report. It is known that the …

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Toyota’s CSRC has announced five new research projects on societal acceptance of CVs and AVs

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) has announced five new research projects focused on better understanding how drivers use and respond to advanced vehicle technologies, including automated driver assistance systems. The new projects, undertaken in partnership with five U.S. research institutions, will launch as part of CSRC Next, the Center’s …

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Ford Global Technologies patents an off-road autonomous driving system

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US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Ford Global Technologies a patent for an off-road autonomous driving system. According to the patent, the system would utilize wide-ranging sensors like radars, Lidar, and cameras, it will also have detectors to detect road conditions, which will be supported by data like topographic …

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Foxconn asks for autonomous vehicle lane as part of I-94 expansion

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Last month Racine County, Mount Pleasant and a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group had signed a “memorandum of understanding” to build, with extensive public assistance, a huge electronics manufacturing campus in the village. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is constructing the I-94 North-South corridor in southeast Wisconsin. This project …

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Ontario launches the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)

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The governments world over are working developing a congenial environment for the growth of advanced vehicles. Working in this direction the government of Ontario has announced an $80 million government investment for the development of the vehicles through the launch of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN). The announcement was …

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Fujitsu and HERE to link their technologies into integrated solutions for advanced mobility services and autonomous cars

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Fujitsu and HERE Technologies plan to link their respective technologies into powerful integrated solutions for customers developing advanced mobility services and autonomous cars. The two companies have signed an agreement with a view to commencing a long-term strategic partnership that would benefit both companies’ customers. Fujitsu is a system integrator …

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Volkswagen and Google announce comprehensive research cooperation on quantum computing

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In an interesting development Volkswagen and Google have announced  comprehensive research cooperation in the field of quantum computing. The announcement was made at the technology conference “Web Summit 2017” (Lisbon). The two companies will explore the utilization of quantum computers together. Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize our world, …

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