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Panasonic wants to further tap into its strong working relationship with Tesla Motors, this time through autonomous vehicle systems. Self-driving car technology is considered by many to be central in the auto industry’s future, and Panasonic’s relationship with Tesla could be an opportunity the company has been seeking. “We are deeply interested in Tesla’s self-driving […]

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Today Audi and tech supplier Nvidia launched the first phase of a nearly decade-long partnership using artificial intelligence to delivery fully automated driving. These fully automated vehicles are scheduled to roll out in 2020, and Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America and Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia, announced the collaboration today during […]

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BMW, Intel and Mobileye are stepping up their alliance through testing about 40 self-driving vehicles during the second half of 2017. Announced today at the CES conference in Las Vegas, BMW 7-series self-driving test cars will be fitted with technologies developed by Intel and Mobileye since a partnership by the three companies was made in […]

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Ford and Toyota are leading a consortium with automakers and technology suppliers to standardize in-vehicle apps, making sure that Apple and Google can’t take control over connectivity between drivers and their smartphones. So far, Mazda, PSA Group, Subaru’s owner, Fuji Heavy Industries, and Suzuki have joined their SmartDeviceLink Consortium. Honda may be considering joining. Suppliers […]

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Lucid Motors will be equipping its Lucid Air electric cars with autonomous vehicle technology provided by Mobileye. The new EV will feature a sensor set for autonomous driving, which includes camera, radar, and Lidar sensors. Lucid reportedly found Mobileye’s platform appealing with its full eight-camera surround view processing, sensor fusion software, and reinforcement learning algorithms. […]

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Automated mobility systems will increase transportation energy consumption in years ahead, a new study predicts. The report comes from Navigant Research, which analyzed how petroleum and alternative fuel consumption is likely to be affected by the growing use of automated mobility systems in light-duty passenger and medium-to-heavy duty goods vehicles. Navigant defines AMS as including […]

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China plans to adopt a national standard in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication that could lead the way for autonomous vehicle development. Society of Automotive Engineers of China Chief Fu Yuwu on Wednesday announced that in 2018 a national standard will be released. That will come after reevaluating it V2V standards, along with vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), for the […]

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General Motors will tap into Michigan’s new self-driving car law and Chevy Bolt production to become the first automaker to mass-produce autonomous vehicles. GM CEO Mary Barra yesterday said the automaker will “immediately” begin testing self-driving Bolts on public roads near the GM Technical Center in the Detroit area. The company expects the first self-driving […]

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Project – just renamed “Waymo” – is reportedly backing away from autonomous vehicles without any steering wheels or pedals into how its sensors can be incorporated into traditional vehicles. The Information tech media website issued a lengthy report on Monday indicating Google’s parent company Alphabet is otherwise slowing down the rush toward ambitious […]

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General Motors will be launching its Super Cruise system in 2017, but the vehicle will stop automatically if drivers are not attentive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM that the semi-autonomous Super Cruise system will be permissible for the automaker to allow drivers to take their hands off the […]

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