• Uber and Volvo's new self-driving vehicle is designed for computers to drive, not you

    3 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Uber and Volvo's latest self-driving car is 100 percent able to drive itself. The two companies have been creating self-driving prototype vehicles since 2016, but the latest car is the first that was designed and built in the factory for fully autonomous driving. The new vehicle is a modified Volvo XC90 SUV has steering and braking systems that both companies designed for computer control. This means that each system has several backups plus a reserve power system. If the primary systems fail, then the vehicle pulls over and comes to an immediate stop. The SUV still has the large headgear...
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  • Cheaper sensors could speed more self-driving cars to market by 2022

    Cheaper sensors could speed more self-driving cars to market by 2022

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The first heavily automated mass-market vehicles for consumers could go on sale as soon as 2022, if one or more vehicle manufacturers adopt a new sub-$500 lidar sensing package being developed by Silicon Valley startup Luminar.
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  • Uber and Volvo's self-driving SUV just hit a huge milestone

    Uber and Volvo's self-driving SUV just hit a huge milestone

    3 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Uber has revealed its new autonomous car, a self-driving Volvo SUV that the ride-hailing company says is finally production ready. The reveal comes after controversy around Uber's driverless development, which included a collision in mid-2018 that saw a pedestrian killed by a prototype vehicle. The crash saw Uber temporarily put its autonomous research on hold, but efforts resumed later in...
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  • A New Fuel for Satellites Is So Safe It Won't Blow Up Humans

    3 monthes ago - By Wired

    SpaceX's next Falcon Heavy launch will carry a satellite that will test, for the first time, a “green” fuel that is even less toxic than caffeine.
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  • Ford will test new self-driving cars in Detroit

    3 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Ford is testing a new fleet of self-driving vehicles in its homebase of Detroit. Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle arm, announced it would deploy its third-generation vehicles in Detroit and Corktown. The Ford Fusion Hybrids will be equipped with a...
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