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Autonomous car AI can learn to drive in new places like humans do

Autonomous car AI can learn to drive in new places like humans do

The hype and media coverage may have died down a bit but many car makers still believe that autonomous is the future of driving. What many won't admit, however, is how difficult it really is to train those self-driving systems. Most of them require going through known roads multiple times using complicated data from pre-scanned areas. MIT researchers, however, are developing an AI that can go through new territory with just a GPS-based map and some human intelligence.

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Tesla rolls out new safety features for all owners to curb accidents

Tesla rolls out new safety features for all owners to curb accidents

Tesla is going all out on its self-driving technologies, going as far as challenging more established hardware and names in the industry. It has painted LIDARs to be deadly and useless and boasts how its self-designed chip trumps NVIDIA's. Now the company has unveiled two features that improve safety by helping ensure drivers don't accidentally depart from their lanes.

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Tesla’s latest full self-driving car went for a drive: Watch how it did

Tesla’s latest full self-driving car went for a drive: Watch how it did

Tesla has released a new video of its latest full self-driving car prototype in action, showing an autonomous Model 3 complete a full journey without human interaction. The demo was released following Tesla's first Autonomy Investor Day on Monday, where the automaker detailed some of the work it has been undertaking on driverless technologies.

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NVIDIA corrects Musk’s math in self-driving supercomputer showdown

NVIDIA corrects Musk’s math in self-driving supercomputer showdown

NVIDIA has pushed back against Tesla's Full-Self Driving Computer claims, praising the upstart automaker for its chip handiwork, but denying that the EV-maker is ahead. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, revealed the latest iteration of the car company's computer for assisted and - eventually, or at least so the promise goes - fully-autonomous driving yesterday, at an event in California.

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Tesla custom Full Self-Driving Computer is already in all new cars

Tesla custom Full Self-Driving Computer is already in all new cars

Tesla, particularly CEO Elon Musk, isn't exactly popular for its estimates and predictions. It has recently admitted its failure to meet expectations and demand in shipping its Model 3 electric cars. So when the carmaker actually does get the estimate right, it's a pleasant surprise. Even better, however, Musk has said that its custom Full Self-Driving Computer promised 6 months ago isn't just here, it is actually already hiding inside all Tesla models made within the past weeks.

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Tesla’s 2020 Robotaxi plan is peak Elon Musk

Tesla’s 2020 Robotaxi plan is peak Elon Musk

Tesla believes it can have a Robotaxi service operating as soon as 2020, with owners of the company's EVs able to add their cars to a ride-sharing Tesla Network fleet. Speaking at Tesla's first Autonomy Day, at which the automaker pulled back the curtain on some of the work it had been doing on self-driving vehicles, CEO Elon Musk outlined an aggressive - and at times confusing - vision of self-driving taxis.

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Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla plans to allow drivers to make Autopilot more aggressive on the road, Elon Musk has revealed, even if doing so also dials up the risk of accidents. Musk confirmed the upcoming setting at the Tesla Autonomy Day, the automaker's first public deep-dive into the work it has been putting into creating self-driving vehicles.

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VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

The latest member of VW's electric car family, the ID. ROOMZZ, has broken cover, a beefy zero-emissions three-row SUV that's set to spawn a production version. Joining cars like the VW ID. city hatchback and the ID. BUZZ Microbus, it's another example of Volkswagen's flexible MEB platform.

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Audi AI:ME teases an autonomous curated cocoon for the mean city

Audi AI:ME teases an autonomous curated cocoon for the mean city

Congested city driving is something most of us would prefer to avoid, and the Audi AI:ME concept offers one vision of how we might go about that. A new Level 4 autonomous concept car developed for Auto Shanghai 2019, it's a smaller, more personal vision of how tomorrow's Audi might handle jam-packed roads and impatient passengers.

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Elon Musk spills the Model 3 cabin camera’s secrets

Elon Musk spills the Model 3 cabin camera’s secrets

Tesla has confirmed just what the interior camera in the Model 3 is for, with Elon Musk revealing how the sensor will play into the electric automaker's future roadmap. The camera is positioned up above the rear-view mirror inside the EV, facing into the cabin rather than out of it.

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Wayve’s autonomous vehicle can drive unknown roads like a human

Wayve’s autonomous vehicle can drive unknown roads like a human

The challenge for autonomous vehicles today is that they need lots of data to be able to navigate roads. This means that unknown roads can be a big challenge for the rides. Wayve says that its algorithm can drive on roads it has never seen using cameras and basic sat-nav.

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Tesla will demo its self-driving progress this month

Tesla will demo its self-driving progress this month

Tesla has made some big promises about autonomous driving, and the electric automaker plans to show off some of the fruits of its efforts at an Autonomy Investor Day later this month. The company has invited investors to visit Tesla HQ in Palo Alto on April 19, for test drives of prototype self-driving EVs and more.

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