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Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars

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Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars

- Apple is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz Global Holdings to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Alphabet Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. When Apple received its license to test three autonomous vehicles from the state's DMV in April, the documents listed Donlen as the lessor and Apple as the lessee

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Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

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Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

- STOCKHOLM: Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp , best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars. A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings , and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to recognize objects around vehicles, anticipate threats and navigate safely

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Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

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Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

- STOCKHOLM Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv (ALV.N) have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars. A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings [GEELY.UL], and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to recognize objects around vehicles, anticipate threats and navigate safely

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Eastern Iowa business shows off their autonomous technology in Germany

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Eastern Iowa business shows off their autonomous technology in Germany

- HIAWATHA, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Crystal Group in Hiawatha makes the computers that go into autonomous vehicles. They showed off some of their technology during the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo in Stuttgart, Germany last week. Officials say their servers caught the eyes of people in Stuttgart. The expo was a three day event that let people show off the latest in autonomous technology

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Avis and Alphabet will team up on self-driving cars — and Avis shares are soaring

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Avis and Alphabet will team up on self-driving cars — and Avis shares are soaring

- Alphabet and Avis Budget will work together on self-driving cars, the companies announced on Monday. Alphabet's self-driving car company, Waymo, will rely on Avis to service and store its fleet of Chrysler self-driving vans, the companies said in a statement. Most of the 600 vehicles will be deployed, in part to support a pilot in Phoenix, Arizona. Shares of Avis bounced more than 14 percent

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Google car firm Waymo signs self-driving car deal with rental firm Avis Budget

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Google car firm Waymo signs self-driving car deal with rental firm Avis Budget

- Former Google car project Waymo has signed a deal with Avis Budget Group to service and house a fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested in Phoenix, giving the rental car agency a foothold in the budding market for autonomous transportation. The agreement accelerates Waymo's effort to commercialize its self-driving car technology, which is beginning a real-world pilot program after years of tests

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Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars

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Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars

- Apple is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz Global Holdings to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Alphabet Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. When Apple received its license to test three autonomous vehicles from the state's DMV in April, the documents listed Donlen as the lessor and Apple as the lessee

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Apple Working With Hertz on Autonomous Car Testing

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Apple Working With Hertz on Autonomous Car Testing

- Apple's effort to test autonomous vehicle technology in California involves a collaboration with Hertz, the second largest U.S. car rental company, reports Bloomberg. The disclosure of the relationship between Apple and Hertz came in documents recently released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The documents note Apple is leasing its small fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs for autonomous driving tests from Hertz's fleet management group

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Google’s parent wants Avis to help manage its self-driving fleet

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Google’s parent wants Avis to help manage its self-driving fleet

- One of the nation’s biggest rental-car companies will be supporting Alphabet’s latest venture into self-driving cars, the two firms said Monday. Avis Budget Group, the company that owns the Avis, Budget and Zipcar brands, has signed a deal to help maintain Alphabet’s self-driving car fleet in Phoenix, which began serving members of the public in April. The pilot program in Arizona has been picking up passengers and dropping them off as part of an experiment tinkering with the future of transportation

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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution

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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution

- Self-driving cars could be on our roads in just 5 years. USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard takes a look at what it's going to take to get the roads ready. Video by Robert Hanashiro and Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY. A USA TODAY Network survey of nearly a dozen states hoping to lead the way in autonomous vehicles reveals varying degrees of readiness across the nation Self-driving vehicles are synonymous with sophisticated sensors producing terabytes of data being analyzed by powerful computers

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The Apple car just made the 'mother of all' lists: Tim Cook's most-hyped projects

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The Apple car just made the 'mother of all' lists: Tim Cook's most-hyped projects

- Apple chief executive Tim Cook made a lofty proposition this month: That Apple was working on "the mother of all A.I. [artificial intelligence] projects." Cook tipped his hand in an interview with Bloomberg, when he confirmed the company is working on self-driving cars, something that had been reported by a variety of media outlets since early 2015. "We're focusing on autonomous systems," Cook told Bloomberg

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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution

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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution

- Self-driving cars could be on our roads in just 5 years. USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard takes a look at what it's going to take to get the roads ready. Video by Robert Hanashiro and Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY. A USA TODAY Network survey of nearly a dozen states hoping to lead the way in autonomous vehicles reveals varying degrees of readiness across the nation Self-driving vehicles are synonymous with sophisticated sensors producing terabytes of data being analyzed by powerful computers

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Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology

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Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology

- Are Detroit and the Silicon Valley the hotbeds for driverless car development? Not necessarily, says Brent Snavely of the Detroit Free Press. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY. Cities that have emerged as leaders in autonomous vehicle testing and innovation have some combination of leading corporations, cutting edge university research and enthusiastic political support The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to be at the forefront of a new technology that will give rise to billion-dollar companies and thousands of new jobs

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Amazon has applied to patent a beehive-like drone tower

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Amazon has applied to patent a beehive-like drone tower

- Amazon has applied to patent a multi-level beehive-like tower that would deploy and receive delivery drones. The patent was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office and published on Thursday. In the patent, Amazon describes the tower as a "multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles". It's likely that the tower would be particularly useful to Amazon in densely populated areas, such as Manhattan, London, and Tokyo

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Nissan teases an image of 2018 Leaf's self-driving technology

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Nissan teases an image of 2018 Leaf's self-driving technology

- We've known since the Consumer Electronics Show back in January that the 2018 Leaf will get semi-autonomous technology. Now Nissan has provided a look - a glimpse, anyway - at the Leaf ProPilot Assist system. In the image released by Nissan, above, we see the driver's display - and a button on the steering wheel labeled " Pilot." Push that and voila, or presumably voila, the displays at left are activated

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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

- Who needs fireworks when you’ve got drones? Or event tickets when you’ve got virtual reality? That’s Intel’s message as it prepares to bring technology to the 2018 Winter Olympics and future Olympic games. The company today announced that it had joined the Olympics partner program as a major sponsor through 2024. No dollar figures were mentioned at the press event, held in New York City and via web conference, however, the rumor mill has been pegging the deal at nine figures, or somewhere over $100 million

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Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars
Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars Apple is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz Global Holdings to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Alphabet Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. When Apple received its license to test three autonomous vehicles from the state's DMV in April, the documents listed Donlen as the lessor and Apple as the lessee   Read More ...
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Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars
Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars STOCKHOLM: Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp , best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars. A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings , and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to recognize objects around vehicles, anticipate threats and navigate safely   Read More ...
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EMBARGOED-Nvidia partners with Volvo, auto suppliers, in self-driving deals
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 Chipmaker Nvidia Corp announced on Monday it was partnering with Volvo Cars and Swedish auto supplier Autoliv to develop self-driving car technology for vehicles due to hit the market by 2021. Volvo is owned by China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd . The Silicon Valley-based Nvidia also announced a non-exclusive partnership with German automotive suppliers ZF and Hella for artificial intelligence technology for autonomous driving   Read More ...
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Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars
Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars STOCKHOLM Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv (ALV.N) have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars. A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings [GEELY.UL], and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to recognize objects around vehicles, anticipate threats and navigate safely   Read More ...
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Flying and Driving Autonomous Drones from MIT | Autoblog Minute
Flying and Driving Autonomous Drones from MIT | Autoblog Minute This quadcopter from researchers at MIT's SCAIL have developed a drone that autonomously switches between flying and driving, whichever is the best option.   Read More ...
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Eastern Iowa business shows off their autonomous technology in Germany
Eastern Iowa business shows off their autonomous technology in Germany HIAWATHA, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Crystal Group in Hiawatha makes the computers that go into autonomous vehicles. They showed off some of their technology during the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo in Stuttgart, Germany last week. Officials say their servers caught the eyes of people in Stuttgart. The expo was a three day event that let people show off the latest in autonomous technology   Read More ...
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Avis and Alphabet will team up on self-driving cars — and Avis shares are soaring
Avis and Alphabet will team up on self-driving cars — and Avis shares are soaring Alphabet and Avis Budget will work together on self-driving cars, the companies announced on Monday. Alphabet's self-driving car company, Waymo, will rely on Avis to service and store its fleet of Chrysler self-driving vans, the companies said in a statement. Most of the 600 vehicles will be deployed, in part to support a pilot in Phoenix, Arizona. Shares of Avis bounced more than 14 percent   Read More ...
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Apple is leasing six cars from Hertz for autonomous software testing: Sources
Apple is leasing six cars from Hertz for autonomous software testing: Sources Hertz shares climbed on Monday afternoon after news that Apple will work with Hertz on a small group of self-driving vehicles. Hertz shares spiked more than 13 percent at the close. Shares of Hertz also saw a small pop earlier in the day, after Alphabet and Avis announced a similar partnership with 600 vehicles. Apple was not immediately available to comment on the report   Read More ...
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MIT drones switch between flying and driving, whichever's best
MIT drones switch between flying and driving, whichever's best MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new prototype drone that can both fly and drive, and will determine which method to use to optimize battery life, speed and efficiency. It's a preview of how autonomous urban transit might one day work, with flying cars switching seamlessly between roads and airways to navigate dense urban environments in concert with one another   Read More ...
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Google car firm Waymo signs self-driving car deal with rental firm Avis Budget
Google car firm Waymo signs self-driving car deal with rental firm Avis Budget Former Google car project Waymo has signed a deal with Avis Budget Group to service and house a fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested in Phoenix, giving the rental car agency a foothold in the budding market for autonomous transportation. The agreement accelerates Waymo's effort to commercialize its self-driving car technology, which is beginning a real-world pilot program after years of tests   Read More ...
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Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars
Apple working with Hertz to manage small fleet of self-driving cars Apple is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz Global Holdings to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Alphabet Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. When Apple received its license to test three autonomous vehicles from the state's DMV in April, the documents listed Donlen as the lessor and Apple as the lessee   Read More ...
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Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology: Bloomberg
Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology: Bloomberg Apple Inc is leasing a small fleet of cars from rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to test self-driving technology, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Hertz shares were up 13.5 percent at $10.82, while shares of Apple were slightly down. Apple is renting Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to the Bloomberg report, citing documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles   Read More ...
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RPT-Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology - BBG
RPT-Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology - BBG (Repeats with no change to text) Apple Inc is leasing a small fleet of cars from rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to test self-driving technology, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Hertz shares were up 13.5 percent at $10.82, while shares of Apple were slightly down. Apple is renting Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to the Bloomberg report, citing documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles   Read More ...
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Apple Working With Hertz on Autonomous Car Testing
Apple Working With Hertz on Autonomous Car Testing Apple's effort to test autonomous vehicle technology in California involves a collaboration with Hertz, the second largest U.S. car rental company, reports Bloomberg. The disclosure of the relationship between Apple and Hertz came in documents recently released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The documents note Apple is leasing its small fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs for autonomous driving tests from Hertz's fleet management group   Read More ...
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Google’s parent wants Avis to help manage its self-driving fleet
Google’s parent wants Avis to help manage its self-driving fleet One of the nation’s biggest rental-car companies will be supporting Alphabet’s latest venture into self-driving cars, the two firms said Monday. Avis Budget Group, the company that owns the Avis, Budget and Zipcar brands, has signed a deal to help maintain Alphabet’s self-driving car fleet in Phoenix, which began serving members of the public in April. The pilot program in Arizona has been picking up passengers and dropping them off as part of an experiment tinkering with the future of transportation   Read More ...
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Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program
Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program. The partnership aims to support Waymo's fleet and its early rider program, which has a public trial in Phoenix. Avis Budget Group Inc. said Monday that it will provide fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo's program at its Avis and Budget car rental locations. Under the multiyear deal, Waymo's cars will receive automotive services such as cleanings and oil changes from Avis and be allowed to park at its locations   Read More ...
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Portugal airline chief complains of drone near-misses
The head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft. He says that such an appeal could set off a worldwide movement against the devices. Around the world, the number of near-misses with aircraft has increased dramatically in recent years as the popularity of drones has grown   Read More ...
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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution
States get ready for the self-driving car revolution Self-driving cars could be on our roads in just 5 years. USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard takes a look at what it's going to take to get the roads ready. Video by Robert Hanashiro and Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY. A USA TODAY Network survey of nearly a dozen states hoping to lead the way in autonomous vehicles reveals varying degrees of readiness across the nation Self-driving vehicles are synonymous with sophisticated sensors producing terabytes of data being analyzed by powerful computers   Read More ...
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Cities lure self-driving car jobs in a gold rush
Cities lure self-driving car jobs in a gold rush Are Detroit and the Silicon Valley the hotbeds for driverless car development? Not necessarily, says Brent Snavely of the Detroit Free Press. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY. Detroit among leading hot spots for share of billion-dollar business The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to be on the forefront of a new technology that will give rise to billion-dollar companies and thousands of new jobs   Read More ...
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Olympics 2024 Gets Smarter With Intel’s Drones, AI and VR
Olympics 2024 Gets Smarter With Intel’s Drones, AI and VR Intel will join hands with IOC to enhance the visual and interactive experience of Olympic Games through 2024. The chip company will focus on infusing its 5G platforms, virtual reality (VR), 3D and 360 degree content development platforms, artificial intelligence, and drones to offer an interactive experience. Intel’s new tech deal will begin during the 2018 Winter Games inPyeongchang, South Korea, in February, where 16 events will be shown through Intel’s True VR   Read More ...
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The Apple car just made the 'mother of all' lists: Tim Cook's most-hyped projects
The Apple car just made the 'mother of all' lists: Tim Cook's most-hyped projects Apple chief executive Tim Cook made a lofty proposition this month: That Apple was working on "the mother of all A.I. [artificial intelligence] projects." Cook tipped his hand in an interview with Bloomberg, when he confirmed the company is working on self-driving cars, something that had been reported by a variety of media outlets since early 2015. "We're focusing on autonomous systems," Cook told Bloomberg   Read More ...
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States get ready for the self-driving car revolution
States get ready for the self-driving car revolution Self-driving cars could be on our roads in just 5 years. USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard takes a look at what it's going to take to get the roads ready. Video by Robert Hanashiro and Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY. A USA TODAY Network survey of nearly a dozen states hoping to lead the way in autonomous vehicles reveals varying degrees of readiness across the nation Self-driving vehicles are synonymous with sophisticated sensors producing terabytes of data being analyzed by powerful computers   Read More ...
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Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology
Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology Are Detroit and the Silicon Valley the hotbeds for driverless car development? Not necessarily, says Brent Snavely of the Detroit Free Press. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY. Cities that have emerged as leaders in autonomous vehicle testing and innovation have some combination of leading corporations, cutting edge university research and enthusiastic political support The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to be at the forefront of a new technology that will give rise to billion-dollar companies and thousands of new jobs   Read More ...
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Ready or not, self-driving cars are coming
Ready or not, self-driving cars are coming Self-driving cars could be on our roads in just 5 years. USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard takes a look at what it's going to take to get the roads ready. Video by Robert Hanashiro and Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY. Self-driving vehicles are synonymous with sophisticated sensors producing terabytes of data being analyzed by powerful computers. But it seems the success of this transportation revolution hinges on a decidedly low-tech material: paint   Read More ...
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Amazon has applied to patent a beehive-like drone tower
Amazon has applied to patent a beehive-like drone tower Amazon has applied to patent a multi-level beehive-like tower that would deploy and receive delivery drones. The patent was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office and published on Thursday. In the patent, Amazon describes the tower as a "multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles". It's likely that the tower would be particularly useful to Amazon in densely populated areas, such as Manhattan, London, and Tokyo   Read More ...
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Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city
Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city Amazon's drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is getting drones near enough to large populations so they're more efficient than regular road delivery. Amazon has an idea for that though: Huge. Drone. Beehives. In a patent application published yesterday, Amazon described how "multi-level fulfillment centers for unmanned aerial vehicles" could help put drones where they're needed   Read More ...
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Nissan teases an image of 2018 Leaf's self-driving technology
Nissan teases an image of 2018 Leaf's self-driving technology We've known since the Consumer Electronics Show back in January that the 2018 Leaf will get semi-autonomous technology. Now Nissan has provided a look - a glimpse, anyway - at the Leaf ProPilot Assist system. In the image released by Nissan, above, we see the driver's display - and a button on the steering wheel labeled " Pilot." Push that and voila, or presumably voila, the displays at left are activated   Read More ...
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This robot is learning how to print a human organ
This robot is learning how to print a human organ Kentucky-based software company Advanced Solutions has developed what it calls the world's first 3D human tissue printer that operates on a six axis robot. Called the BioAssemblyBot, the machine is the second generation of 3D printers focused on producing biomedical materials intended to revolutionizing healthcare. The BioAssemblyBot uses a touch screen and a laser sensor to tell the robot arm and nozzle where to move and what to do next, operating on software called the Tissue Structure Informational Modeling   Read More ...
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Donald Trump Meets Wireless, Drone Executives On New Technologies
Donald Trump Meets Wireless, Drone Executives On New Technologies WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders. The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market   Read More ...
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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games
Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games Who needs fireworks when you’ve got drones? Or event tickets when you’ve got virtual reality? That’s Intel’s message as it prepares to bring technology to the 2018 Winter Olympics and future Olympic games. The company today announced that it had joined the Olympics partner program as a major sponsor through 2024. No dollar figures were mentioned at the press event, held in New York City and via web conference, however, the rumor mill has been pegging the deal at nine figures, or somewhere over $100 million   Read More ...
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In the General AI Challenge, Teams Compete for $5 Million
In the General AI Challenge, Teams Compete for $5 Million We owe the success of numerous state-of-the-art artificial intelligence applications to artificial neural networks. First designed decades ago, they rocketed the AI field to success quite recently, when researchers were able to run them on much more powerful hardware and feed them with huge amounts of data. Since then, the field of deep learning has been flourishing. The General AI Challenge is a citizen-science project with a US $5 million prize fund   Read More ...
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Car buyers aren’t thrilled about semi-autonomous features
Car buyers aren’t thrilled about semi-autonomous features JD Power's latest research into the likes and dislikes of car owners has two big takeaways: people love Kia and are pretty lukewarm about self-driving technology. Or, at least those components that most drivers can gain access to right now, like adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance and blind spot warning systems. Overall, the trend for buyers is to be quite positive about the quality and performance of their new vehicle, especially if it's a Kia   Read More ...
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Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies
Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders. The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market   Read More ...
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Companies urge Trump to move faster on approval of commercial drones
Companies urge Trump to move faster on approval of commercial drones The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market. The meeting, which lasted more than three hours including breakout sessions, is part of Trump's effort to tap industry experts on how to boost U.S. competitiveness in various fields and create jobs   Read More ...
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Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies
Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders. The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market   Read More ...
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Drones use Wi-Fi to see what's hidden
Drones use Wi-Fi to see what's hidden Three years ago, scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara used Wi-Fi-equipped ground-based robots to obtain two-dimensional images of objects hidden behind brick walls. Now, using aerial drones, they've obtained images of similarly-hidden objects. The technology could ultimately have applications such as search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery and structural monitoring. Led by Prof. Yasamin Mostofi, the UCSB team utilized a couple of autonomous octocopter drones, both of which were equipped with Wi-Fi transceivers   Read More ...
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Bosch building $1.1B self-driving, smart-city chip plant, its biggest investment ever
Bosch building $1.1B self-driving, smart-city chip plant, its biggest investment ever Tier one auto industry supplier Bosch is investing heavily in where the market is headed, with a newly-announced $1.1 billion facility that will produce semiconductors used in self-driving cars, smart homes and smart-city infrastructure. Bloomberg reports that this is the biggest single investment in the component giant's history. The new Dresden-based chip plant is set to start producing silicon commercially in 2021   Read More ...
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Snake on a plane! Don't panic, it's probably just a (soft) robot
Snake on a plane! Don't panic, it's probably just a (soft) robot Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus, others wriggle their way inside an airplane engine or forage underwater to create their own energy. This is technology that challenges how we think of, and interact with, the robots of the not-too-distant future. Robots are big business: by 2020, the industry will have more than doubled to $188 billion, predicts IDC, a consultancy   Read More ...
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Apple is working on self-driving car technology, Tim Cook confirms
Apple is working on self-driving car technology, Tim Cook confirms It’s official: Apple Inc. plans to develop technology that powers self-driving cars — and although it’s a relative latecomer to the increasingly competitive field, analysts say it’s not too late for the tech giant to make its mark there. In an interview with Bloomberg TV released Tuesday, Chief Executive Tim Cook said Apple is focusing on autonomous systems, which he described as the “mother of all AI [artificial intelligence] projects   Read More ...
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Why Google wanted to sell — and Softbank wanted to buy — Boston Dynamics, which makes crazy robots
Why Google wanted to sell — and Softbank wanted to buy — Boston Dynamics, which makes crazy robots Boston Dynamics’ robots can lurch like a human, sprint on all fours like a canine and navigate around small spaces like a spider. Though the machines look like sci-fi villains, Google once saw in them an opportunity, snatching up the start-up for an undisclosed amount in 2014. But the robots now have a new owner. Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank Group Corp   Read More ...
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