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3 Ways AR/VR Are Improving Autonomous Vehicles
A lot of work still needs to be done before we start hailing our automated Ubers and Lyfts, whizzing around cities in fully autonomous vehicles. And Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality will play a large role in making the (safe) driverless vehicles of tomorrow a reality. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationInside the Autonomous Super Highway Race
As autonomous vehicles are speeding ahead toward adoption, one challenge that Cruise, Waymo and others may encounter within the busy canyons of urban centers is the loss of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite data. Robots require a complex suite of coordinating data systems that bounce between orbiting satellites to provide positioning and communication links to accurately navigate our world. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationToyota Finds ‘Extreme’ Test Site for New Self-Driving Car
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will test its Platform 2.1 autonomous driving system at California’s GoMentum Station. TRI said "GoMentum’s varied terrain, and real-life infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, intersections and parking lots provide the environment needed to accelerate testing of" autonomous vehicles. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationNVIDIA: Drive PX Pegasus AI Computer Powers Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles
NVIDIA introduced its Drive PX Pegasus AI computer that it claims can power Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Will Pegasus help show a path to production for the automakers and tech companies working on fully autonomous vehicles? Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to hail a ride in nuTonomy’s self-driving electric Renault around a limited portion of the Seaport, where nuTonomy has been testing three vehicles since November 2016. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationColorado Passes Law to Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles
Colorado passed its first law to regulate self-driving vehicles to attract companies to test the technology in the state. The law allows self-driving vehicle testing as long as operators obey existing road rules. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Cars Approved for Public Tests in Germany
Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGeorgia OKs Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads
Georgia becomes the latest state to legalize testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The bill won't require humans in self-driving cars to have a valid driver's license. However, the self-driving cars must be registered as automated vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, must maintain a valid insurance policy, and follow speed limits designated by local order. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationTesla Autopilot 2.0 Increases Speed Limit to 90 MPH
Tesla has updated Autopilot 2.0, increasing Autosteer's speed limit on highways to 90 MPH and removing the speed limit during off-highway driving. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Cars: No, Detroit Isn’t Beating Silicon Valley
A new self-driving car report says Ford and GM are leading the way. Saying Ford and GM are ahead of Waymo smacks of old-school car industry thinking. Ford and GM might feel good reading this report, but they should not. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras
AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationBest Robot Videos of the Week: Handle Robot, Minitaur Outdoors, Autolivery
A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure. Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid RobotsEvolution of Self-Driving Cars: Infographic
The self-driving car market is seeing exponential growth. But the development of self-driving cars started more than 80 years ago. This infographic provides a good look at how the far the self-driving car industry has come and where it's headed. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationStarsky Robotics Self-Driving Truck Solves Last-Mile Delivery
Starsky Robotics is the second self-driving truck startup to come out of the woodwork in less than one week, but it's approach is unlike any self-driving truck we've seen to date. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationTesla Autopilot 2.0 Fails Epicly on Windy Road
Watch a Tesla Model S with Autopilot 2.0 engaged repeatedly fail to stay in its lane on a windy road. The incident serves as a good remember that Autopilot users always need to keep their hands on the wheel. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
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