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Samsung Exynos, ISOCELL tech expands to smart cars

Samsung Exynos, ISOCELL tech expands to smart cars

Cars are becoming more and more like smartphones these days. Not just "connected to smartphones" but also using pretty much the same technologies are the computers in our pockets. That's especially true for the silicon that allows for these vehicles to become partially or even fully autonomous. So it's not a big surprise that Samsung is announcing that two of its now popular chips are coming to the automotive industry, bringing its Exynos processors and ISOCELL sensors to the smart vehicles of the future.

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Arizona teams with Intel to create research institute for self-driving cars

Arizona teams with Intel to create research institute for self-driving cars

In an announcement today, Arizona officials revealed the creation of the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM). This consortium is composed of private companies, university researchers, and public officials, according to the state, the goal being a collaboration on state of the art research within Arizona. Intel is listed as a founding partner.

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No wheel, no human, no problem: US explores driverless car rule rewrite

No wheel, no human, no problem: US explores driverless car rule rewrite

Next-generation autonomous car testing could accelerate in the US, with safety regulators weighing new versions of rules that would allow automakers to do away with human safety drivers and traditional controls. The proposed changes came as the NHTSA announced a pilot program for driverless vehicles, which will aim to make testing rules consistent across the country.

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Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM's Cruise autonomous car division have inked a multi-billion deal to produce a new self-driving vehicle, as the driverless car wars continue to escalate. The deal will see Honda invest $750m today in Cruise, the autonomous car start-up that General Motors acquired in early 2016, as a result valuing the company at more than $14.6 billion.

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Renault EZ-Ultimo is self-driving luxury with Art Deco excess

Renault EZ-Ultimo is self-driving luxury with Art Deco excess

Renault is working hard to bring the future of autonomous vehicles to market with an experience that caters to just about every demographic. Renault showed off its EZ-Go autonomous vehicle for getting the masses wherever they need to be. For those not wanting a basic mobility experience, Renault is showing off its vision for a premium autonomous mobility service.

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Musk asks Tesla workers to test full self-driving capability in leaked email

Musk asks Tesla workers to test full self-driving capability in leaked email

Tesla is recruiting its own employees to be part of an internal fully autonomous car testing program, according to a new report. Details about the testing program were revealed by a leaked email, which reportedly states that approximately 100 additional employees are needed to work as beta testers. This will be in additional to their regular job, according to the report, and come with a couple big perks.

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Arm reveals the autonomous car tech it’ll use to overtake rivals

Arm reveals the autonomous car tech it’ll use to overtake rivals

Autonomous vehicles and futuristic infotainment systems will need smarter, safer chips, and Arm is making its pitch as to why it should be at the heart of the connected car with a new chipset and safety platform. The company has revealed the new Arm Cortex-A76AE, along with the Arm Safety Ready program, which it promises will help automakers, ADAS developers, and Tier 1 automotive suppliers get their vehicles and components to market faster, but also ensure they're safe on the road.

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BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

Five days, three continents, and four cities: Munich, New York, San Francisco, and Beijing. It may sound like the itinerary of a famous rock band’s world tour, but it’s actually something even more exclusive. BMW's integrated its newest concept car into a jet, and set off on the iNEXT World Flight to preview its vision of the next generation of electric vehicles.

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Mercedes’ Vision URBANETIC is a self-driving skate for people and cargo

Mercedes’ Vision URBANETIC is a self-driving skate for people and cargo

Mercedes-Benz has revealed Vision URBANETIC, a new concept for a modular, autonomous platform equally at home transporting cargo as it is people. Handiwork of Mercedes-Benz Vans, the new concept is based on an underlying self-driving chassis, that would be electrically powered for zero-emission use in cities and other urban areas.

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Volvo’s road-plane vision is beguilingly disruptive

Volvo’s road-plane vision is beguilingly disruptive

Air travel is dire, autonomous car development is split into poorly-communicating silos, and the goal of cutting road fatalities and making better use of infrastructure simply isn't the priority it ought to be. That, at least, is how Volvo sees the state of play in the self-driving world, and while the striking new 360c concept car may be a very visible expression of its focus on autonomy, arguably it's its ambitions for co-development and exploring new businesses that are more dramatic.

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Six Volvo 360c features we really need in production cars

Six Volvo 360c features we really need in production cars

Concept cars are typically a designer's flight of fancy, but that doesn't mean the Volvo 360c doesn't have some very good ideas for real-life. The autonomous EV, with its highly flexible cabin and communicative light strips, is a rich vein of clever details, some more production-ready than others.

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Skydio Autonomy Platform brings R1 self-driving drone smarts to devs

Skydio Autonomy Platform brings R1 self-driving drone smarts to devs

The folks at Skydio made a drone that took self-driving car-like tech to the skies - now they're releasing that tech to developers. With the Skydio Autonomy Platform, developers were invited this week by the Skydio team to join in on the Skydio R1 fun with Skills. Skills can be developed by developers "in a few lines of Python via a rich set of APIs." How much could this affect the life of the average SlashGear reader? Maybe a little, maybe a lot.

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