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Domino’s Pizza and Ford collaborate to explore the role that self-driving vehicles in delivering pizza

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Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. are launching an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery. As part of the testing, researchers from both companies will investigate customer reactions to interacting with a self-driving vehicle as a part of their delivery experience.  This …

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Autonomous Vehicle – A Solution to Traffic Congestion

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The pursuit of self-driving cars is well and truly underway, with the who’s who of automakers mostly targeting around 2020 or 2021 to roll out vehicles that are at least Level 3 automation (according to SAE International’s classification). Some, like Tesla, is even more ambitious with sights set on 2018 …

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Passenger trust is key to autonomous future even with perfect self-driving technology

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By Jack Weast, a senior principal engineer and the chief systems architect for Intel’s Autonomous Driving Group. The article deals with establishing trust among the passangers. We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won’t go anywhere if people don’t trust it. It’s …

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Waymo uses a software named Carcraft to test its cars in virtual environment

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According to a report by Atlantic, Waymo is testing its self-driving cars using virtual worlds in software it designed called “Carcraft”. The company has a secluded base in rural California where it tests complicated real-world like scenarios like roundabouts and driveways in a virtual world. A software named Carcraft is …

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Germany: Ethics Commission on Automated Driving presents its report

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In Germany the Ethics Commission on Automated Driving set up by Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented its report. In this report, the body of experts, headed by Professor Udo Di Fabio, a former Federal Constitutional Court judge, has developed guidelines for the programming of automated driving systems. The key elements …

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Apple is scaling back its plans to build self-driving cars

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According to some reports, Apple is scaling back its plans to build self-driving cars. The company would rather be focusing on the software and technology for autonomous vehicles. A few months back, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in an interview to Bloomberg has disclosed that the company was “focusing on …

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Autonomous vehicles will help calm down the traffic says a research

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According to a research at Temple University in Philadelphia, the autonomous vehicles will help calm down the traffic. The finding by a collaborative team of researchers at Temple and three other universities indicates that self-driving cars and related technology may be even closer to revolutionizing traffic control than previously thought. …

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FCA to join BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in developing autonomous driving platform

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have signed a memorandum of understanding with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA will join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform for global deployment. The development partners intend to leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources to enhance the platform’s technology, increase …

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Delphi partners Innoviz Technologies to provide LiDAR solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

Delphi Automotive has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz Technologies is a leading Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology. Innoviz’s proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies. …

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Survey: 53% people say they would buy one for their next car purchase

There have been notable developments on autonomous vehicles over the last year and a new survey to analyse public opinion towards this developing technology. Following a first survey from 2016, Reportlinker conducted a new research to answer the following questions. The questions were: Are people ready to adopt autonomous vehicles? …

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