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4 Technologies That Have Made Driving Safer

A minimum of 1,250,000 people die annually and another fifty million sustain injuries due to road accidents according to the World Health Organization. 95 percent of these accidents are attributed to human error. Technology adoption, therefore, is no longer an option for automobile manufacturers. Thankfully, technology continues to be finessed and … Continue reading

Watch a self-driving car negotiate Las Vegas streets jammed with pedestrians

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How do self-driving cars avoid colliding with pedestrians? Autonomous-driving startup Torc Robotics explains in this video. It’s about not only making sure the car sees pedestrians, but figuring out what to do when it does. Read Also  Distracted Driving – How a Town Can be Brought Down The post Watch … Continue reading

Luminar’s lidar gives self-driving cars laser vision

Austin Russell, founder and CEO of lidar startup Luminar Technologies, is much taller in person than in pictures. We met at a hotel lobby in Midtown Manhattan, where he and co-founder Jason Eichenholz were recuperating after a whirlwind New York City press tour last week. Luminar was named one of … Continue reading

Tesla loses senior software engineer to Lyft’s self-driving team

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As the Tesla Model 3 continues to face delays in production and key Tesla executives continue to leave the company, Elon Musk has announced that the company may use a hackathon to help ramp things up. The post Tesla loses senior software engineer to Lyft’s self-driving team appeared first on … Continue reading

Self-driving cars for country roads

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Navigating roads less traveled in self-driving cars is a difficult task. One reason is that there aren’t many places where self-driving cars can actually drive. Companies like Google only test their fleets in major cities where they’ve spent countless hours meticulously labeling the exact 3-D positions of lanes, curbs, off-ramps, … Continue reading

Uber will resume testing self-driving cars in ‘a few months,’ CEO says

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday that the company would resume testing its self-driving cars “in a few months.” The ride-hailing company grounded its fleet of autonomous vehicles in the wake of a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, and has since said it was waiting for the release of a … Continue reading

No map, no problem: MIT’s self-driving system takes on unpaved roads

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Developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the MapLite self-driving system is designed to successfully navigate unpaved roads by using basic GPS data and sensors technology. The post No map, no problem: MIT’s self-driving system takes on unpaved roads appeared first on Digital Trends. … Cars … Continue reading

Self-Driving Waymo Vehicle In Arizona Crash Was “In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time,” Police Say

Matt Jaffee / Via Twitter: @mattjaffee A self-driving vehicle by Waymo, which is owned by the same company that owns Google, collided with another vehicle in Chandler, Arizona, on Friday. Minor injuries were reported. Chandler Police said the Waymo car was not the “violator vehicle.” “The Waymo was in the … Continue reading