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Ontario launches the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)


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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Portugal to introduce free zones dedicated to self-driving cars and drones


The government of Portugal has plans to introduce “free zones” dedicated to self-driving cars and drones. The “free zones” will have special regulations and incentives. The step is directed towards creating a favorable environment for the tech startups. The country at present is working on the legal and regulatory aspects …

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Waymo skipped Level 3 autonomy as drivers lose “contextual awareness” during switching control

Waymo to launch self-driving taxis in Phoenix

Waymo has stopped developing cars with level 3 autonomy — cars with features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations — John Krafcik, the company’s head has revealed. The company took this decision in 2013 as it found test users napping, putting on makeup and fiddling with their …

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Chery plans to mass produce vehicles featuring Level 3 autonomy by the end of 2019


Chery, the Chinese automobile manufacturer is planning to mass produce vehicles featuring Level 3 autonomy by the end of 2019. Not only that even Level 4 autonomy cars will be launched by the company by 2021. Huang Yong, executive director of Chery’s intelligent vehicle technology center is quoted in some media …

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Autonomous vehicles to be tested on the streets of Detroit


According to some media reports, two electric vehicles made by Polaris industries, outfitted with autonomous driving software and sensors developed by May Mobility and, will be tested on the streets of Detriot in the month of October. The vehicles are low-speed, six-seater shuttles that will travel at the speed between …

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Drive.ai and Lyft partner to bring autonomous ridesharing to the Bay Area


Drive.ai and Lyft are partnering to bring autonomous ridesharing to the Bay Area. This collaboration combines Drive.ai’s deep learning-based self-driving solution with Lyft’s extensive ridesharing network, furthering both companies commitment to the development of safe, intelligent autonomous vehicles. The pilot, which will deploy in the Bay Area soon, will provide valuable …

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ANSYS and IIT Bombay partner to accelerate research and innovation


IIT Bombay and ANSYS will fund research and development to improve the safety, performance and security of autonomous vehicles, next-generation products and smart devices. With ANSYS support, IIT Bombay students will be equipped with research tools to revolutionize applications across sectors – from advanced driver assistance systems to green energy …

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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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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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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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