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wsj.com - Stephen Wilmot - Driverless Cars Are Coming, But Not Yet to Take Over
Driverless Cars Are Coming, But Not Yet to Take Over
Wall Street Journal

This is the second column in a four-part Heard on the Street series on how “smart” vehicles will affect the automotive, tech and insurance industries. Driverless cars are moving out of science fiction and onto U.S. roads. But this is…

gizmodo.com - Joanna Nelius - Waymo Is Building an Entire Fake City to Improve Its Driverless Car Testing
Waymo Is Building an Entire Fake City to Improve Its Driverless Car Testing
Gizmodo

As much as I love technology, there's still a lot about it that I don't trust. Driverless cars are one of them. One horror story about an autopilot malfunction is enough to scare most people away from the tech, and that's definitely the case for…

slashgear.com - Chris Davies - Waymo is building a new replica city to test its driverless tech
Waymo is building a new replica city to test its driverless tech
SlashGear

Waymo is opening two new autonomous vehicle facilities, including a dense urban playground for its self-driving passenger cars as they refine their human-replacing technology. The Alphabet-owned company, spun out from Google's labs, currently…

gizmodo.com.au - Waymo Is Building an Entire Fake City to Improve Its Driverless Car Testing
Waymo Is Building an Entire Fake City to Improve Its Driverless Car Testing
Gizmodo Australia

Published 2 hours ago: December 2, 2020at10:10 am As much as I love technology, there's still a lot about it that I don't trust. Driverless cars are one of them. One horror story about an autopilot malfunction is enough to scare most people away…

ft.com - Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent in London - Volvo chief suggests ban on petrol cars to drive the switch to electric
Volvo chief suggests ban on petrol cars to drive the switch to electric
Financial Times

The chief executive of Volvo Cars will say that a ban on sales of petrol cars would be a better way to push groups to go electric than offering subsidies for battery vehicles. Hakan Samuelsson will tell the FT Future of the Car Summit on Wednesday…

trib.com - Nick Reynolds - Wyoming lawmakers advance autonomous vehicle legislation
Wyoming lawmakers advance autonomous vehicle legislation
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that, if adopted by the Legislature next year, would establish a regulatory framework for producers of self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles to begin testing on Wyoming roadways. Drafted ahead of the…

forbes.com - Sharon Goldman - Meet The Startup That Has Raised $118 Million To Automate Critical Distribution Yards
Meet The Startup That Has Raised $118 Million To Automate Critical Distribution Yards
Forbes

Imagine passing a colorful, logo-laden semi-trailer on the highway, as it heads back from a large retail supermarket chain to a massive distribution yard located outside a warehouse. Once it enters the yard, the truck, alongside hundreds of others…

ft.com - Song Jung-a in Seoul - Hyundai to develop own electric car platform and battery charging systems
Hyundai to develop own electric car platform and battery charging systems
Financial Times

Hyundai Motor plans to introduce its own electric car platform and battery charging systems, as the South Korean group seeks to gain a stronger toehold in vehicles powered by clean energies. The plan, announced on Wednesday, comes after Hyundai…

businessinsider.com - Mark Matousek - The CEO of Aeva left a comfortable job at Apple to start a lidar company. Here's how he knew it was time to become his own boss.
The CEO of Aeva left a comfortable job at Apple to start a lidar company. Here's how he knew it was time to become his own boss.
Business Insider

Aeva is making lidar sensors, which bounce beams of light off nearby objects to measure how far away they are. CEO and co-founder Soroush Salehian told Business Insider that the opportunity to create 'the next wave of perception technology' was so…

wired.com - Tom Vanderbilt - The Pandemic Gives Us a Chance to Change How We Get Around
The Pandemic Gives Us a Chance to Change How We Get Around
WIRED

One late summer evening in New York City, the pandemic held uneasily in check, my wife and I headed for a meal at one of the city's new outdoor dining spots. As we stopped at a midtown intersection to check the restaurant's address on my iPhone, I…

businessinsider.com - Rayna Hollander - Ericsson increased its estimate for 2020 global 5G subscriptions to 220 million
Ericsson increased its estimate for 2020 global 5G subscriptions to 220 million
Business Insider

Ericsson raised its year-end projection for global 5G subscriptions to 220 million. This is up from the 190 million projection Ericsson made in June 2020. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the…

businessinsider.com - Tom Taulli - 7 Machine Learning Stocks for a Smarter Future
7 Machine Learning Stocks for a Smarter Future
Business Insider

Machine learning stocks represent a promising long-term opportunity for investors. And they are not just about red-hot startups. There are also a myriad of mature operators that should benefit investors. Machine learning is a subset of AI…

wsj.com - Catherine Stupp - EU Encourages Auto Industry Data-Sharing for Connected Cars
EU Encourages Auto Industry Data-Sharing for Connected Cars
Wall Street Journal

The European auto industry, which is increasingly focused on connected cars and information services, is one of the main sectors intended to benefit from a European Union proposal last week to coax companies to share commercial data. The…

autoweek.com - Jay Ramey - Tesla Could Expand 'Full Self Driving' Software to More Cars in Weeks
Tesla Could Expand 'Full Self Driving' Software to More Cars in Weeks
Autoweek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests 'wider beta' FSD rollout in two weeks. System still requires drivers to monitor the road and be ready to take over. FSD has a more limited variety of sensors than some other autonomous prototypes. What Tesla calls 'Full…

venturebeat.com - Wilson Pang, Appen - AI budgets expected to expand in 2021, despite pandemic
AI budgets expected to expand in 2021, despite pandemic
VentureBeat

This article is the third in a 5-part series on predictions in AI in 2021 — catch up on the first and second in the series. Artificial intelligence (AI) has reached the top: Two-thirds of senior executives across industries cite AI as…

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