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AUTONOMY: Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are building a new self-driving car that can fly

  • Date: 11-05-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Forbes Middle East

Carmaker Audi, engineering firm Italdesign and aircraft manufactured Airbus have designed an electrical vehicle-dubbed Pop.Up Next- that has the capability to transport people both vertically and horizontally.

The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. One of the main interior feature is a 49-inch screen, while interaction between humans and the machine is performed by speech and face recognition, eye-tracking and a touch function.

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AUTONOMY: Lyft, Aptiv to launch self-driving car program in Las Vegas

  • Date: 05-05-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: https://business.financialpost.com/

LAS VEGAS — Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer.

Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during a successful demonstration at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday.

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AUTONOMY: Self-driving testers pause to rethink after fatality

  • Date: 26-03-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: http://www.rubbernews.com

A self-driving test gone horribly wrong has caused industry stakeholders to reflect on the future of autonomous vehicle development.

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AUTONOMY: Hungarian car firm AImotive touts “vision-first” approach to autonomous driving

  • Date: 06-03-18
  • Category: AUTONOMY
  • Source: Tahawultech.com/

It will take about a decade for fully autonomous or almost fully autonomous technology to filter down into family cars, a fast-growing company working on the technology has predicted.

Budapest-headquartered AImotive has said however that premium vehicles are likely to be equipped with the technology much more quickly.

The company has focused on a “vision-first” approach to autonomous driving, developing technology in which vehicles are fitted with multiple cameras, including fish-eye cameras, as well as radar and electronic sensors.

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