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‘Autonomous’ cars can not do away with human supervision for now

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If the disengagement report released by DMV California is seen as a parameter to decide on the readiness of the self driving vehicles to take on the road, it can be stated that autonomous vehicle are still not capable of driving on their own without human supervision. Most of the companies …

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Waymo ahead of Tesla according to disengagement report by DMV

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Waymo has been making significant progress towards a self-driving car system quietly, without any fanfare. According to new state reports of disengagements by DMV, Waymo seems to be far ahead of all the other are 11 companies developing autonomous cars in California. Waymo has traveled more miles under autonomous control than …

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Samsung and NVIDIA invest $75 million in Soundhound

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SoundHound Inc. has announced $75 million, in new funding. The round includes a strategic group of investors including NVIDIA GPU Ventures, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Nomura Holdings, Inc., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., and RSI Fund I (a VC arm of Recruit Holdings). Other new investors such as Kleiner Perkins, SharesPost …

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Naver to develop its own self driving car

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Naver is investing more than $100 million in artificial intelligence technology for the development of autonomous driving, Naver Labs, as it is being reported that, would offer a self-driving car rental service. Naver through this has decided to diversify its revenue sources as advertising revenues still account for three quarters of …

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EPFL researchers develop algorithm for automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually driven vehicles

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EPFL researchers have developed an algorithm for automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles. This is a key step in the shift towards autonomous driving expected to be achieved by 2030. One thing is certain: one day our cars will drive themselves. But how will we make the …

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Ohio to dedicate I-90 corridor for testing of autonomous cars

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With more and more companies dedicating themselves to build autonomous cars, states are also getting serious about self driving technologies and are coming up with legislation to regulate such vehicles. Ohio is an another such state which has now decided to allow testing of self driving cars on its street.  …

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Uber’s self driving cars back on the streets of California but only for mapping purpose

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Uber’s self driving cars are back on the streets of San Francisco. Last month when Uber had launched its self driving cars in the city it had drawn flak from DMV, California which regarded this as illegal. Later, the company was forced to withdraw its cars. It is being reported …

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NHTSA rules in favour of Tesla Motors deciding on last year’s crash incident

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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of  Tesla motors, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, Joshua Brown was killed in a car crash when he went on autopilot mode while driving …

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Tata has plans to develop autonomous cars

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It is being reported by certain sections of media that Tata may soon be testing India’s first self-driven car on Bengaluru roads. The company is said to be seeking necessary permissions for conducting such tests, and a tentative date for tests would be soon announced. As per reports, Tata Elxsi has …

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ARAI has developed India’s first autonomous car prototype

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Automotive Research Association of India(ARAI) in association with Cognizant technologies has developed India’s first autonomous car prototype. The car has been developed indigenously and it is being reported that the is capable of preforming functions like overtaking a stationary car, moving on a smooth road and turning left and right. A …

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