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


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


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


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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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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