Francesco Ferrero

906 Flips | 4 Magazines | 29 Likes | 2 Following | 1,134 Followers | @franzferrero | Smart City / logistics / mobility expert, moved from @IsmbOnWeb to @LIST_Luxembourg, Vice President of @federalists, prefers being than having.

Oil majors plug into electric vehicle technology | Financial Times

BP’s $20m investment last week in StoreDot, the Israeli developer of ultra-fast-charging batteries, was small change in comparison with the billions …

Royal Dutch Shell

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race?

In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.<p>The Google sibling has …

Autonomous Cars

4 Things For Transit Agencies to Remember in a World of Driverless Car Hype

<i>TransitCenter’s Director of Research Steven Higashide spoke on a keynote panel, “Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transit: A Threat Assessment,” at the</i> …

Inside the lab where Waymo is building the brains for its driverless cars

The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?<p>Right now, a minivan with no one behind the steering wheel is driving through a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. And while that may seem alarming, the company that built the “brain” powering the car’s autonomy wants to assure you …

Tests of MOIA to get underway in Hamburg

The supervisor of Hamburg’s traffic industry has approved the new MOIA traffic service, a press release said Thursday (April 26, 2018). Based on ride …

BMW, GM, Ford and Renault launch blockchain research group for automotive industry

Car makers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault are the big names behind a new group announced today to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.<p>MOBI — the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative — launches today with over 30 founding members that also include …

Toyota halts testing of autonomous vehicles on US public roads

Toyota on Tuesday suspended testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads ​in the US, the first large carmaker to take precautionary action after a …

Fatal Uber crash shows we are poor at supervising driverless cars

The Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona this week has many people wondering whether autonomous vehicles are safe. …

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars | Reuters

STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.<p>The non-binding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to …

Autonomous Cars

Drivers have no truck with automated lorries

Tesla widely expected to showcase an electric truck with some self-driving capabilities<p>Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 13:24<p>Trucks will someday drive themselves …

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it's not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big …

Smart Cities

Waymo has a big lead in driverless cars—but here’s how it could lose it

Even if Waymo gets to market first, it'll face stiff competition from rivals.<p>Waymo has long had a sizable lead in self-driving technology, and recent …

How 53 Cities Are Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles

(Credit: Bloomberg Philanthropies) Dubai has big plans for autonomous vehicles — some of the most ambitious globally, in fact — with a strategy that …

Tesla's fourth-largest shareholder Tencent enters the self-driving race

Reddit Email Comments<p>Tesla’s fourth-largest shareholder, Tencent Holdings, is reportedly looking to come to market with its own self-driving …

Tesla AI Director looks to bolster Autopilot Vision team as the company pushes towards full autonomy

Reddit Email Comments<p>It appears the Tesla Autopilot program is looking for new engineers as the company pushes to launch its Full Self-Driving …

Google’s Waymo passes milestone in driverless car race

An air of unreality hung in the air two weeks ago as Waymo — the company that began life as Google’s driverless car project — lifted the lid on its …

Driverless shuttle involved in crash on first day of service in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the first city in America to have a self-driving shuttle operating in real-time traffic.<p>However, in its first hour of service in …

A truck driver is blamed for the accident, which passengers say could have been avoided if the autonomous vehicle had only reversed<p>It took less than two hours for Las Vegas’s brand new self-driving shuttle to end up in a crash on Wednesday – thanks to a human.<p>The autonomous bus made its debut on …

Las Vegas

Waymo is first to put fully self-driving cars on US roads without a safety driver

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle division of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reached an important milestone recently: since mid-October, the company …

A New Way to Find Bugs in Self-Driving AI Could Save Lives

A debugging method for deep learning AI pits neural networks against each other to find errors Illustrations: iStockphotoMost software bugs won’t …

After Mastering Singapore’s Streets, NuTonomy’s Robo-taxis Are Poised to Take on New Cities

An AI alternative to deep learning makes it easier to debug the startup’s self-driving cars

The four pillars of mobility as a service: Integrating driverless cars and mass transit

<i>When will we see driverless cars on our roads and streets? The estimates vary, but not by much. The consensus seems to be that autonomous vehicles</i> …

The Era of Ownership Is Ending

In the 20th century we got used to a certain way of thinking: if you needed something, you bought it. Cars, houses, records, you named it. Efficient …

Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car

How do you create a map showing every road in the United States, with the precise location of every stop sign, all the lane markings, every exit ramp and every traffic light — and update it in real time as traffic is rerouted around construction and accidents?<p>That’s a challenge that automakers and …

A Fascinating Glimpse at How We’ll All Carpool in 2027

Carmakers have always designed vehicles for individual drivers and families, not groups of strangers. That could pose a problem going forward. In …

Carsharing

Report urges action to support automated vehicles

Government must take action to prepare for the deployment of fully automated road vehicles and ensure the UK receives maximum economic benefit …

Orlando wants to turn its entire city into a theme park for self-driving cars

The Florida resort destination better know for boy bands and Disney World is vying to become the self-driving car capital of the world. Orlando has a smooth plan for embracing the new technology: Turn the city into the globe’s largest test track, and give the tourist, defense and tech industries a …

Mobility-as-a-service: how driverless cars are going to redefine travel

It used to be that ownership was the epitome of success. Considered an asset rather than a liability, ownership of items like cars and houses was put …

Robotic Buses Leapfrog Self

As views of public transportation’s future go, it might be hard to beat the one now available in the heart of Paris.<p>Starting at 2 p.m. each day, a …

First and last mile: emerging autonomous public transport

article<p>Posted: 14 February 2017 | Katie Sadler (Intelligent Transport) | No comments yet<p>With mobility solutions provider NAVYA recently demonstrating …