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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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Toyota’s CSRC announces new research programs to study autonomous and connected vehicles

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) has announced a set of new research programs studying the opportunities and addressing the challenges of emerging vehicle technologies. The eleven projects, launched in partnership with eight leading research institutions in North America, mark the first projects launched under CSRC Next, the Center’s new …

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Baidu to test its self-driving cars in Concord

Chinese Google Baidu will be testing its self-driving cars on G0Mentum Station, in Concord. The Station is a former military facility, a naval weapons depot to be precise. The 20 miles of road of the facility can be used to simulate a rural highway as well as a city grid. …

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Aurora Innovation gets permission to test its self-driving cars on public roads of California

Aurora Innovation will start testing self-driving cars on public roads of California. It has received a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles becoming the 37th company to receive this permission. Aurora was founded by Sterling Anderson, a former director of the semi-autonomous Autopilot program at Tesla; Chris Urmson, …

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