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Vehicle connectivity market to surpass US$1b by 2022
As the tech competition heats up, more manufacturers are adding vehicle-to-everything solutions into new vehicles.
Aussie drivers doubtful of autonomous vehicle benefits
“Some of the common concerns included possible technology malfunctions, hacking and privacy issues, who was legally liable, problems with mixed traffic environments and losing the enjoyment of driving a car themselves."
Air taxis won't be coming any time soon, says report
“The Jetsons are not as far-fetched in this area as you may think. These issues are very likely to be resolved well before 2062."
Five ways the UK plans to embrace a driverless future
The UK plans to have self-driving vehicles up and running on roads by 2030. In the 11 years leading up to that goal, there’s a careful approach to the rollout.
Swedish company teams up with CERN to advance autonomous car tech
Broadly speaking, it is hoped this collaboration with CERN will help Zenuity develop AD cars that can reach decisions and make predictions more quickly, thus avoiding accidents, the company says.
UK tackles mapping challenges for self-driving vehicles
Great Britain is taking charge on developing global standards for high-definition mapping essential for the safe deployment of self-driving and autonomous vehicles.
BlackBerry + LG accelerate partnership for autonomous vehicles
"We are thrilled to build on and expand our relationship with them as part of our commitment to provide automakers with safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions."
Carmaker tests heated steering wheels to help drivers pay attention
A ‘sensory steering wheel’ that can be quickly heated and cooled could tell drivers when and where to turn, when to change lanes, or when approaching an intersection.
People are tired of driving – bring on the autonomous cars
A new study has found that consumer preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next five years.
Inside BMW Group's impressive compute power for autonomous cars
1500 TB new data every day is equivalent of 23,000 iPhone X, 230PB equal the volume of 45 apartments filled entirely with CDs.
Your car is watching: Volvo to deploy tech to curb drink drivers
The company is introducing a driver monitoring and intervention technology capable of taking control of the car if it detects the driver is drunk or tired.
WeRide demonstrates pre-commercial level 4 autonomous driving solutions
“Our demonstration of the Nissan LEAF 2 is a significant step forward in showing that WeRide can help bring reliable, safe autonomous vehicles to market."
Introducing Spark & Ohmio's first 5G-connected driverless vehicle
Ohmio Automation and Spark are trialling the vehicle in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct. The vehicle is connected to Spark’s pre-commercial 5G network.
World's first all-weather autonomous bus to start work in April
A partnership in Finland has launched a new autonomous bus that can operate in any weather conditions - including the country's harsh winters.
Tesla’s new tech enables cars to be charged in around 15 minutes
The tech giant has introduced the third generation of its ‘Supercharging’ technology that slashes charging times.
Report finds automotive industry seriously wanting in cybersecurity
Findings from a new report have laid the automotive industry’s cybersecurity practices bare after highlighting critical cybersecurity deficiencies.
Bringing autonomous vessels to the open water
The Aussies took silver at the Maritime RobotX Challenge, which saw entries from across the world competing with their self-driving tech on the ocean.
This could be the future of ridesharing
When you hear the words ‘driverless vehicle technology’, the company Bosch may not immediately spring to mind.
AWS offers devs tiny autonomous vehicles for machine learning
AWS DeepRacer puts reinforcement to the test - see what other machine learning services AWS now offers.
Huawei’s AI chip for edge computing takes top honours at WIC
The World Internet Conference saw Huawei's powerful Ascend 310 chip come out on top.
Meet ‘BB8’ – the vehicle that recognises your face
This 'BB8’ is nothing to do with the rollabout robot from Star Wars, but may well be one of the first vehicles to include facial recognition as a replacement for your car keys.
Eye spy: Jaguar Land Rover trials 'eye pods' on autonomous vehicles
Some of us may wonder if we can trust one of those vehicles to stop for us when we’re crossing the road.
Ridesharing and the future - are driverless cars enough?
Will driverless cars alone be enough to stop the continuing congestion in cities? Or does the answer already exist in our smartphones?
Kiwis nervous about self-driving cars & electric vehicles, survey finds
Almost two-thirds of Kiwis are worried about autonomous vehicles, with women (74%) significantly more skeptical than men (56%).