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carsBad drivers and very low accident costs will help China win with self-driving cars

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China has said it will ban gas and diesel cars in the near future. Many expect China to ban new non-electric cars in 2030. Car manufacturers recognize they cannot compete with combustion engine cars in China. They are the largest …

artificial intelligenceTesla Full Self Driving in 2019Q2 and ride sharing via hybrid Airbnb-Uber model

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Tesla had a profitable third quarter and built up more cash. Current Advanced Autopilot Tesla will soon rollout the team’s most advanced Autopilot feature called Navigate on Autopilot. In their last release, they launched a new set of neural network …

artificial intelligenceWaymo Self-Driving Cars use lasers to constantly guide safe driving

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Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, is building the world’s most experienced driver, with over 10 million miles self-driven on public roads and almost 7 billion in simulation. Discover what we’ve seen and learned along the way from literal curveballs in …

carsChina will have over 14 million partial autonomous cars sold in 2020

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China expects one in every two new cars sold to be equipped with smart and at least partial autonomous functions by 2020. China has 25 million car sales in 2018. This usually increases by 3% to 8% each year. China …

artificial intelligenceSelf-driving taxis will take half of US driving by 2024

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Google’s self-driving car program, Waymo, is allowing cameras inside their autonomous minivans in Arizona as Google prepares to launch the nation’s first self-driving taxi service. Analysts predict self-driving revenue will hit $2.3 trillion by 2030 with Waymo capturing 60 percent …

carsSelf-driving cafes, offices, homes and more from Ikea design

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Ikea designed seven autonomous vehicles as a visual exploration of how fully autonomous vehicles could one day enable a more fulfilling, everyday life. The design studio/research lab came up with designs for autonomous vehicles that would be extensions of our …

armyUS army will convert 70 supply trucks to full self driving by 2020

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The US Army is accelerating its Automated Ground Resupply (AGR) program by spinning off something called the Expedient Leader-Follower demonstration. Contractors are currently installing Robotic Research LLC’s computer brains and sensors on 10 Oshkosh M1075 PLS (Palletized Loader System) trucks …

futureSelf-driving cars were expected to eliminate driving jobs but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators

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Self-driving cars were expected to eliminate millions of driving jobs over the next few years but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators (reported by Quartz.com). The Uber self-driving operators can re-apply for jobs in Uber. In theory, they could apply …

carsSoftbank Vision fund invests $2.25 billion in GM self driving cars

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SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors Co’s (GM.N) autonomous vehicle unit, Cruise, the companies said on Thursday, announcing a deal that validates the venerable Detroit automaker’s leadership in self-driving cars and sent GM shares up 10 …

artificial intelligenceLIDAR and self driving cars need to get a lot better

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In 2017, Austin Russell, CEO of Silicon Valley LIDAR startup Luminar, said the first generation of self-driving cars will cost $300,000-$400,000. * Current systems have a “critical failure rate”—how often they fail to “see” an object—of one error in 1,000 …