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Waiting for perfect autonomous vehicles may cost lives, says RAND research

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Some people think autonomous vehicles must be nearly flawless before humans take their hands off the wheel. But RAND research shows that putting AVs on the road before they’re perfect improves the technology more quickly—and could save hundreds of thousands of lives over time. The full report can be read …

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Waymo inks deal with AutoNation on maintenance and repair of its self-driving cars

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AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, has partnered with Waymo, the Alphabet self-driving technology company, in a multi-year agreement to support Waymo’s autonomous vehicle program. According to the agreement, AutoNation will offer strategic capabilities to maximize the life of Waymo’s vehicles across the United States. AutoNation franchised stores, AutoNation USA stores, …

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Baidu, Shouqi partner to develop driverless cars

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Chinese tech giant Baidu and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeurhave—a ride-hailing firm based in China having more than 66,000 vehicles in 52 Chinese cities— have entered into a strategic partnership for the development of autonomous vehicles. According to the agreement, Baidu will support Shouqi with software and hardware solutions such as …

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NXP Semiconductors in talks with Baidu on a partnership to promote self-driving technology

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NXP Semiconductors is in talks with Baidu on a partnership to promote self-driving technology, according to a report by ChinaDaily. The automotive market in China is expanding rapidly and has surpassed the US market to become the largest. The technological advancements in the country have given a boost to the electric …

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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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Growth in the global automotive LiDAR market predicted

According to a report by Persistance Market Research, the prime factor boosting the growth in the global automotive LiDAR market is the increasing integration of LiDAR technology in the vehicles by OEMs to automate the driving. Other points raised by the the report are: With OEMs integrating LiDAR in ADAS …

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Autoliv and Seeing Machines to develop next generation driver monitoring systems for autonomous vehicles

Autoliv is to collaborate Seeing Machines to develop next generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles. Autoliv is a leader in automotive safety systems and Seeing Machines is a leader in computer vision based human sensing technologies. The companies will develop a state-of-the-art DMS that can detect distracted and …

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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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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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Groupe Nissan and Sanef come together to further develop communications between autonomous vehicles and road infrastructure

Groupe Renault and Sanef will cooperate to further develop communications between autonomous vehicles and road infrastructure, and testing on toll barrier crossing and work zone approach. The partnership aims to increase road safety and to reach zero fatality, and with the “eyes off/hands off” experience to give time back to …

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