Automotive Autonomous vehicles

Survey: 3 out of 4 Americans say driverless cars ‘not ready for primetime’

A survey of 1,200 adults, taken between February 27 and March 5, from across the United States and conducted by the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) has found that “nearly three in four Americans say autonomous vehicles are not ready for primetime.” In addition, 48% say they would never get in a self-driving taxi […]

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McAfee Investigation finds autonomous cars can be hacked through AI system

A new investigation conducted by McAfee has found that connected cars may be at risk of being hacked through the vehicles’ artificial intelligence (AI) system. The method, which the company has called “model hacking” allows a person to over-ride and control a car’s software resulting in major safety concerns, along with creating an unclear future for […]

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London autonomous vehicles testbed to use O2 5G Connectivity

O2 has signed an agreement to provide 5G connectivity for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London. The government backed connected and autonomous vehicles testbed, based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has been created to further test self-driving vehicles […]

Autonomous vehicles

Driverless train reverses in wrong direction in Yokohama, Japan injuring 14

An automated train accidentally reversed in Japan’s Yokohama’s Shin-Sugita Station, injuring 14 passengers onboard on June 1, 2019. The five-car automated train, which is operated by Yokohama Seaside Line Co., unexpectedly reversed when departing from the station. Witnesses to the incident say the train left the terminal before abruptly stopping, and then suddenly travelled approximately […]

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EU to vote on technology standard for autonomous cars

The European Parliment Transport and Tourism Committee are getting ready to vote on an act that would make WiFi technology the standard for autonomous vehicles as opposed to the alternative approach of using 5G technology. Concerns have been raised that a move back to a WiFi-based approach would hinder future 5G technology, as the systems […]

Autonomous vehicles Start-ups

Autonomous Truck Start-Up Becomes Unicorn After Raising Further $95M

TuSimple, the U.S-Chinese driverless truck start-up, has raised $95 million in Series D fundraising efforts. The latest funding drive was led by Sina Corp. Investors in this round of funding included Composite Capital, a Hong Kong-based Investment firm who focuses on consumers, technology and transportation. Sina also invested in earlier rounds, as did Nvidia and […]

Autonomous vehicles

Bosch To Invest 4 Billion Euros in Driverless Cars

Bosch has announced they will invest 4 billion Euros into the development of driverless cars by 2022. They currently have 4,000 engineers working on self-driving car technology and have partnered with the automotive company, Daimler, to develop the cars. “Driverless driving will be a game changer for individual mobility,” said Mr Denner. “It will open […]

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China’s leading autonomous driving company, Momenta, receives new funding of over $1 billion

Momenta, the autonomous driving company, has recently announced that it has secured a new round of funding from strategic investors and government funds at a valuation of over $1 billion. Existing investors NIO Capital and Pagoda Investment increased their investments. Strategic investors included Tencent, China Merchants Group, CCB International, and government funds from Shanghai and […]

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Sweden Unveils World’s Most Advanced Testing Facility For Autonomous Vehicles

A Swedish government owned company has unveiled the AstaZero 5G proving ground, claiming it is the world’s most advanced testing facility for self-driving vehicles. The site is owned and operated by the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), a state-owned enterprise, in partnership with the local Charmers University. The facility was originally established in 2014 as […]