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NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

Intel and Continental have hooked up on a self-driving car project, aiming to put complete autonomous vehicle systems on the market from 2021. The deal will see the two companies combine NVIDIA's latest DRIVE platform driverless car "brains" with the wealth of sensors in Continental's catalog, offering automakers what will eventually be a turn-key system for up to Level 5 autonomous vehicles.

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Nuro self-driving vehicle aims to transform local commerce

Nuro self-driving vehicle aims to transform local commerce

Nuro has announced that it has officially launched its self-driving vehicle, but specifications on the ride are scant. All we really have to go on are a couple images that the company has offered up. The stated goal for Nuro is to "transform local commerce."

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NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

Self-driving cars aren't just going to shake up road systems, but automotive architecture, with NVIDIA and Aquantia announcing a new, super-high-speed connectivity system designed for driverless data. The pair have confirmed that NVIDIA's DRIVE Pegasus and DRIVE Xavier AI platforms for autonomous vehicles will be used Aquantia's Multi-Gig networking, in order to keep up with the huge flow of information between sensors.

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Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan might not be your first thought when it comes to footwear, but you might change your mind when you see the automaker's self-parking slippers. Being shown off at a Japanese inn in Hakone, the unexpectedly smart shoes don't just sit around idle when they're not being worn. Instead, they trundle away and tidy themselves up.

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Ford X moonshot incubator formed to shake-up mobility

Ford X moonshot incubator formed to shake-up mobility

Ford is following in Google's footsteps and has formed Ford X, a new team acting as an incubator for new mobility products and services as it tries to see beyond single-ownership cars. The division will be part of the existing Ford Smart Mobility company, which is snapping up two startups - and former Ford partners - each focusing on next-generation transportation.

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Apple self-driving car fleet grows as end-game still unclear

Apple self-driving car fleet grows as end-game still unclear

Apple's autonomous car fleet has grown again, with the company now having almost thirty of the prototype vehicles on the roads in California. Believed to be testing driverless software and hardware systems, the Lexus RX450h hybrid SUVs have been modified with camera arrays and other custom features.

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Uber wants paying driverless cars within 18 months

Uber wants paying driverless cars within 18 months

Uber aims to have autonomous cars running a commercial ride-sharing service on the road within eighteen months, its CEO has confirmed today. The company, which is currently embroiled in a legal battle over allegations it copied self-driving technology from Alphabet-owned Waymo, has been testing its driverless vehicles on public roads for some time now.

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Smart Vision EQ fortwo first ride & Interview with Dr. Annette Winkler on quality of life

Smart Vision EQ fortwo first ride & Interview with Dr. Annette Winkler on quality of life

Cars are making the jump, some more of a slow hop, to technologies like connectivity, artificial intelligence and the like. These days, car makers talk as much about machine learning and neural networks as they do horsepower and torque. But while they are undoubtedly interesting from a technological perspective, in the grand scheme of things they should take a backseat to the most important element of all: the human element. At CES 2018, I got a chance to sit down with Dr. Annette Winkler, CEO of Smart Automobile, who describes what smart cars ultimately mean.

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Waymo driverless cars sneak into San Francisco

Waymo driverless cars sneak into San Francisco

Waymo has brought its latest self-driving minivans to San Francisco, expanding its test fleet of fully driverless cars from Arizona. The Alphabet owned company, formerly a Google division, has been operating a closed beta of its ride-sharing service in Phoenix, AZ, since early 2017, having adopted Chrysler Pacifica minivans as its vehicle of choice.

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GM’s Cruise AV self-driving car retires the steering wheel

GM’s Cruise AV self-driving car retires the steering wheel

GM has revealed its new self-driving car, the Cruise AV, which the automaker says is the first production-ready autonomous vehicle. The fourth generation of GM's Cruise AV driverless car, it's even more of a departure from what you'll currently find on the automaker's dealership forecourts. That's because it has no steering wheel and no pedals: indeed, no manual driving controls whatsoever.

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Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025’s 16 EV plan

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025’s 16 EV plan

Kia is laying out its electric vehicle plans at CES 2018 and it's not playing it safe, with a total of 16 EVs expected to be on the market by 2025. The automaker says its green line-up will consist of a mixture of different electrified powertrains, from entirely battery-electric through hybrids and even a fuel-cell car. It'll go hand in hand with the automaker's plans for connected and autonomous cars, too.

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Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

Why should autonomous cars look like the vehicles we're driving today? That's the question Toyota is posing at CES 2018 this week, revealing the e-Palette Concept to illustrate its thinking. Fully driverless, powered entirely by electricity, and with flexibility in design to suit everything from logistics through to taxi duties, there's plenty to set the e-Palette Concept apart, not least the open control interface.

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