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Carnegie Mellon Solves 12-Year-Old DARPA Grand Challenge Mystery
H1ghlander narrowly took second in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. Just last week, CMU figured out why
Night Vision for Self-Driving Cars
Israeli startup AdaSky says their infrared camera will help cars navigate gnarly conditions
Nvidia vs NXP—Whose Robocar Brain Will Win?
The two companies have unveiled the latest iterations of dueling computing platforms
GM Cruise Snaps Up Solid-State Lidar Pioneer Strobe Inc
The small startup is developing cheap, smart lidar on a chip
Smartphone Cameras Peek Around Corners by Analyzing Patterns of Light
An MIT team shows that spotting moving objects around the corner only requires a smartphone camera and an algorithm
Making Factory AGVs Safer and More Reliable
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) provide many advantages in automated smart factories, including increased efficiency and improved worker safety.
Report: Waymo to Announce True Robocar Service
Has the pioneer of self-driving cars met its self-imposed five-year deadline?
Lidar-Equipped Autonomous Wheelchairs Roll Out in Singapore and Japan
No more waiting for an orderly to see you out, or an attendant to see you to your gate
Google Has Spent Over $1.1 Billion on Self-Driving Tech
Court documents accidentally reveal costs for the company's self-driving car project between 2009 and 2015
Lyft and Drive.ai Gear Up to Test Autonomous Ride Sharing
Lucky San Franciscans can look forward to getting Lyfted by autonomous cars driven by deep learning
Could a Pair of Earrings Hurt Waymo’s Lidar Trade Secrets Lawsuit?
Google gave jewelry made from confidential circuit boards as a leaving gift
Nissan’s Next-Gen Leaf Drives Farther, Thinks Deeper
The original mass-market electric car now offers more range—and more smarts
The Tech That Won the First Formula Student Driverless Race
On-the-fly mapping got the driverless car through a rainy day
Self-Driving Wheelchairs Debut in Hospitals and Airports
The autonomous vehicles sense positions, select routes, and stop for obstacles
Students Race Driverless Cars in Germany in Formula Student Competition
First batch of student-built driverless cars choose safety over speed
Travis Kalanick's and Anthony Levandowski's Texts Tell the Tale of What Uber Knew About Waymo Tech
Court filings show bromance between Uber founder and the engineer at the heart of the Waymo lawsuit
Tesla Model 3 to Driver: Look Me in the Eye
The car comes with a cabin camera that will only function later, when autonomous driving software is downloaded
Carmakers Take to the (Self-Driving) Test Track
Engineers use track days to test self-driving cars and scout talent
The Big Problem With Self-Driving Cars Is People
And we’ll go out of our way to make the problem worse
The Audi A8: the World's First Production Car to Achieve Level 3 Autonomy
It's also the first to sport lidar