Alphabet puts down more roots in China with local Waymo office

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Google’s parent company Alphabet is continuing its push for a presence in China with a new Waymo subsidiary, based in Shanghai. Waymo – one of the world’s leading autonomous car designers — has confirmed it has set up a legal entity in the cou…

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Columbia researchers might have the key to wireless VR

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The millimeter wave frequency has the potential to do a lot. So far it’s helping power 5G cell networks, but research from Columbia Engineering could expand that to self-driving cars and virtual reality headsets. It’s a little dense, but the key bit…

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Cadillac’s Super Cruise maps are key to our robotaxi future

By autonomouscars, autonomousvehicles, cadillac, ct6, design, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gm, lidar, lidarmap, robots, selfdrivingcars, supercruise, tomorrow, Transportation

Cadillac is doing something new with LiDAR. Instead of sticking a puck on its cars, it’s using the sensors to map the highways of the United States and Canada and geofence its semi-autonomous Super Cruise feature, instead of letting drivers use it an…

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A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a Tesla than you think

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I’m extremely nervous to be behind the wheel of the 1902 model (built in 1903) Mercedes Simplex 40. The controls and open air sitting position remind me more of a John Deere tractor than the cars that currently fill our cities and interstates. After…

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Intel’s self-driving supergroup brings Fiat Chrysler into the fold

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Intel’s self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021, and FCA’s incl…

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Audi knows millenials will have to deal with self-driving boredom

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During Audi’s elaborate introduction of its new (Level 3 autonomous) A8 in Barcelona, it also talked about the 25th Hour, a research project it says will “define the premium mobility of the future.” Simply put, now that you’re not driving, what do yo…

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Audi takes its self-driving car where others dare not go

By a8, audi, autonomous, autonomouscars, cars, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, level3, personal computing, personalcomputing, robots, selfdriving, selfdrivingcars, techsummit, Transportation

The self-driving future has a ratings scale. The classifications begin at zero, where you’re constantly in charge of all the car’s acceleration, steering and braking. Basically a car without cruise control. It ends with Level 5, where the car that do…

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It takes a smart city to make cars truly autonomous

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Artificial intelligence is driving the autonomous car. Coupled with robust computers, automobiles of the future will be more powerful than any other device we own. But they’ll only be as powerful as their surrounding allows. If your vehicle doesn’t k…

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Google’s self-driving cars are getting better at autonomy

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Perhaps more than any company (with the possible exception of Tesla), Google’s autonomous driving record has been under close scrutiny. Today the company bears news that while dramatically increasing the number of miles tested, the number of times a…

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The Future IRL: Our Jetsons future has arrived

By AI, aoloriginals, autonomouscars, Business, car, cartech, commaai, Culture, delphi, engadget, engadgetvideo, entertainment, ford, futureirl, gear, kerrydavis, robots, science, selfdrivingcars, tesla, thefutureinreallife, thefutureirl, Transportation, video

Fictional housekeeping robots and the flying smart cars in The Fifth Element have inspired technologists to keep pushing the bounds of electronics for years, which is how we’ve gotten video chatting and bluetooth in our cars. But pop culture has also…

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