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How South Korea Plans To Put Driverless Cars On The Road By 2020

The race is heating up to launch self-driving cars worldwide, and Asia is off with a jolt as some 10 million driverless cars are predicted to hit the roads by 2020. China has piloted a self-driving bus, while Tokyo is laying the foundation for driverless vehicles in time for the 2020 Olympic …

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On The Road To Driverless Cars

Connected cars made big news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month. It’s not surprising with this year’s buildup of buzz surrounding autonomous and connected vehicles, and the ecosystem of technology that is feeding them. Gartner forecasts 21 million new automobiles will be …

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Study: Driverless cars could save US $300B a year

Self-driving cars could eventually save the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars because of a dramatic reduction in traffic crashes, according to a …

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Formula E achieves a first with Buemi and driverless cars

Buemi, the reigning champion and an ex-Formula One driver, has now won all three races this season for the Renault e.dams team with Buenos Aires …

California regulations for driverless cars stall as other states speed ahead

This doesn’t look good,<p>Jerry Hillremembers thinking.<p>He saw the photos online:<p>Ubercars being loaded onto trucks in San Francisco, bound for Arizona. They were new Volvos, test cars bristling with driverless technology.<p>The robot cars required state permits to operate in California, but Uber refused …

BMW trumps tech companies in driverless car trust survey

BMW emerged as the most trusted car manufacturer when it came to driverless car technology in a survey conducted by car tracking company …

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UK government finally draws up laws for autonomous cars

Ever since the idea of autonomous vehicles began appearing on the roadmaps of major car makers, the UK government has made it clear that Britain can provide a strong platform for them to develop and test what they've built. Some projects, like the Lutz Pathfinder pod, are already underway, but …

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BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s Mobileye and German automaker BMW said on Tuesday they signed an agreement to install Mobileye’s data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models.<p>General view shows the headquarters of German luxury carmaker BMW in Munich, Germany January 16, 2017. …

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New project launched to enable safer automated driving

A new three-year European project, AUTOPILOT, has been launched to enable safer highly automated driving using smart and connected objects and the …

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Pedestrians to stop driverless cars with a wave

Pedestrians of the future will use hand signals to stop autonomous cars to help them safely cross roads, says New Scientist.<p>According to researchers …

State lawmakers tout self-driving cars at hearing

The prospect of self-driving vehicles on Wisconsin roads got a warm reception from state lawmakers at an informational hearing at the state Capitol …

Designers, Here’s Your Chance To Redesign NYC For Driverless Cars

When autonomous cars become a reality, they will dramatically impact the design of our cities. Take the opportunity to play a role in that.<p>The race among car companies to develop the first fully autonomous vehicle is on—but an equally important design challenge is envisioning how urban environments …

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Uber accused of stealing its driverless car technology from competitor in federal lawsuit

Uber’s hopes of moving toward a completely autonomous fleet of vehicles may be dashed, if Waymo, a self-driving car company owned by Google-parent …

Will Driverless Cars End Traditional Car Ownership?

When self-driving car technologies and ride-hailing services fully merge, we may never need to buy cars again.<p>I bought a used car recently, and a few …

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Driverless car insurance rules reach parliament

The government has formally introduced to parliament the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, the legislation that sets out the insurance framework …

Connecticut emerging as new frontier for driverless cars

Driving a car in the Land of Steady Habits may no longer require a steady hand on the wheel — or any, for that matter.<p>Connecticut is trying to …

Driverless Cars: Can They Really Eliminate Traffic?

Read an excerpt from 'Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead.'<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

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Warren Buffett Might Make These 3 Driverless Car Investing Mistakes

Following Buffett's preference for investing in companies with wide competitive moats could lead investors in the wrong direction in the emerging …

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Ford Engineers Can’t Stay Awake in Driverless Cars

Issue sparks debate over the progression of autonomous systems<p>Snoozing engineers seem to be among Ford’s biggest problems in its quest to develop self-driving vehicles, so much so that the automaker wants to take humans out of the equation completely by removing the steering wheel and pedals from …

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Uber admits to self-driving car 'problem' in bike lanes as safety concerns mount

Engineers were working to fix programming flaw that could have deadly results for cyclists days after Uber announced it would openly defy California regulators<p>Uber has admitted that there is a “problem” with the way autonomous vehicles cross bike lanes, raising serious questions about the safety of …

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Transportation chief: Driverless car work will survive Trump

Transportation Secretary Anthony FoxxAnthony Renard FoxxGeorgia Power says electricity at Atlanta airport will likely be restored by midnight …

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Google’s former car guru Chris Urmson is working on his own self-driving company

The most high-profile autonomous vehicle engineer seems ready to return to the stage.<p>When Chris Urmson announced he was leaving Google X’s self-driving car project, he wrote: “If I can find another project that turns into an obsession and becomes something more, I will consider myself twice …

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Automatic intelligent parking: Audi at NIPS in Barcelona

It’s one of the world’s most important specialist conferences for artificial intelligence: Every year the Conference and Workshop on Neural …

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Apple's Critique Of Driverless Car Policy Doesn't Clarify Its Own Plans

Apple’s courteous, albeit bland, letter to federal regulators weighing in on preliminary guidelines for development and testing of self-driving cars has again ginned up excitement and speculation about its eventual entry into the automotive space, yet revealed nothing about actual plans to do so. …

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Intel's New Business Is Dedicated to 'Oiling' Self-Driving Cars

Intel is reorganizing its business and creating a new division dedicated to autonomous driving as the semiconductor giant ramps up its effort to …

Car Tech

U.S. letter reveals details of GM self-driving vehicle system | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co’s semi-autonomous “Super Cruise” system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter made public on Monday.<p>The GM …

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Uber builds out mapping data for autonomous cars

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Uber is ramping up its efforts to build out maps for its self-driving cars once they hit the roads, recently moving to map Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia, reports …

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