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Why Researchers Dressed as a Car Seat to Teach Self-Driving Vehicles to Talk

5 monthes ago   |   By Wired

How else would you study how autonomous vehicles will interact with humans on the road?
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Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving

Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Yes, you read that correctly: Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade a a true self-driving vehicle. Why? To evaluate how passers by, other drivers on the road and cyclists reacted to sharing the road with an autonomous vehicle.
The trial, conducted with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, also made use of a light bar mounted on the top of the...
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Ford self-driving test van 'talks' to pedestrians via light signals

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Ford Motor Co and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a way to enable self-driving vehicles to communicate their movements visually to pedestrians, cyclists and to human drivers, the researchers said on Wednesday.
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Judge rules Uber has to turn over the due diligence report to Waymo

Judge rules Uber has to turn over the due diligence report to Waymo

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

A federal circuit appeals judge ruled today that Uber must hand over the due diligence report it commissioned ahead of its acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto. Alphabet's self-driving car division Waymo will now be able to receive this key document, which Waymo has argued likely contains information pertinent to its allegations that one of its former engineers, Anthony...
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New Driverless Car Guidelines Don't Provide Much Guidance

5 monthes ago   |   By Technology Review


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Uber's Motion To Move Waymo Dispute To Arbitration Denied

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Uber's motion to move its self-driving technology dispute with Waymo to arbitration was denied by a competent court on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The latest turn of events marks the final confirmation that the two companies are set to engage in an entirely public legal battle which is moving to trial next month, with Alphabet and its subsidiary seeking to prove that Uber is using stolen self-driving technology in its own vehicles with the goal of obtaining a permanent injunction against the San Francisco, California-based company. Uber repeatedly stated that Alphabet's lawsuit was just an...
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Appeals court says Uber cannot move Waymo court fight to arbitration

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the denial of Uber Technology Inc's bid to move its high-profile trade secrets dispute with Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo to private arbitration.
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US Department of Transportation puts trust in innovators to deliver driverless cars

US Department of Transportation puts trust in innovators to deliver driverless cars

5 monthes ago   |   By Factor

The US Department of Transportation has released new guidance that calls for lighter regulation on driverless tech.
It is hoped that the new guidelines, titled ‘A Vision for Safety 2.0', will stimulate innovation and to give the US a head start on global competitors in developing the technologies that will transform transport in coming decades.
The DoT's guidance advises automakers and technology companies to voluntarily submit safety assessments, while states are being asked to use a light regulatory hand.
“The new guidance supports further development of this important new technology...
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Improved model of energy highway along protein strands

5 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

Ever heard of polarons? They are a kind of quasi-particle resulting from electrons self-trapping in a vibrating crystal lattice. Polarons can be harnessed to transport energy under certain conditions related to the relative vibrations of the electrons and the lattice itself. The theory explaining how polarons carry energy in crystals can be applied to long molecules called polypeptides-which can fold into proteins.
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Tesla is taking a long time to ramp up production for the Model 3 - here's why

Tesla is taking a long time to ramp up production for the Model 3 - here's why

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

• No major automaker with 500,000 pre-orders for a new car would be so slow to hit full production.
• Tesla is actually shifting from serving a small market well to a potentially large market badly.
• There are options, but Tesla doesn't appear to want to choose them.
Tesla semi-officially launched the Model 3 in July, delivering 30 vehicles, mainly to insiders and employees. In August, the delivery tally rose to 75, according to InsideEVs.com .
That's more than double the July number, and don't forget that at Tesla's July handover event, CEO Elon Musk stressed that the company would be in...
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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: GM's first self-driving car model - New regulatory guidelines for self-driving cars - Thermal sensors for fully driverless vehicles

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: GM's first self-driving car model - New regulatory guidelines for self-driving cars - Thermal sensors for fully driverless vehicles

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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GM AND CRUISE DESIGN THEIR FIRST SELF-DRIVING CAR FOR MASS PRODUCTION: GM and Cruise, an autonomous car startup that GM acquired for more than $1...
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