Tag: Autonomous

2021 Honda Legend Facelift Caught Testing Its Level 3 Driver-Assistance System

Honda was caught testing the 2021 Legend with the recently announced Level 3 semi-autonomous driver assistance system. The Japanese carmaker aims to become the first to mass-produce vehicles with Level 3 automation and the first car to feature this technology will be the facelifted Legend, which is expected to go on sale in Japan by […]

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Study Suggests Drivers Become More Disengaged In Vehicles With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Semi-autonomous driving systems are becoming more common, but a new study suggests drivers quickly become over reliant on them. Conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab, the study focused on “driver disengagement” in vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems. A group of 20 people volunteered for […]

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Skoda’s New Autonomous Tech Has A Self-Driving Car Following A Human-Operated One

Skoda has taken another step towards autonomous driving, this time in collaboration with VSB, the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, by modifying two Superb iVs so that the one follows the other with no driver intervention. Part of their ‘Follow the Vehicle’ project, which aims to have autonomous cars follow a human-driven vehicle, the […]

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Hyundai’s Motional Joint Venture Can Test Driverless Cars In Nevada, Starts With… Chrysler Pacificas

Hyundai and Aptiv’s self-driving joint venture, Motional, has been given permission by the state of Nevada to begin testing self-driving vehicles on public roads without a safety driver behind the wheel. There will, however, be a human driver in the passenger seat in order to supervise the vehicle. Speaking of which, the joint venture will […]

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VW Group Investing €73 Billion In Future Tech Such As E-Mobility And Digitalization

The VW Group is planning on investing €73 billion ($86 billion) within the next five years in future technologies such as e-mobility, hybrids and digitalization. As part of this investment, the group will also be increasing electric vehicle and battery production in Germany, while expecting the global economy to grow moderately between now and 2025. […]

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Honda Aims To Be First Carmaker To Mass-Produce Level 3 Autonomous Vehicles

Honda is looking to become the world’s first carmaker to mass produce Level 3 autonomous vehicles, as per Reuters. These cars will be capable of driving themselves in congested motorway traffic while legally allowing drivers to take their eyes off the road. The Japanese government has already awarded Honda a safety certification for its ‘Traffic […]

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Walmart Partners With Cruise For Autonomous Deliveries In Arizona

Walmart isn’t a stranger to autonomous vehicles, but they’ve announced a new partnership with Cruise. The pilot program will be launched in Scottsdale, Arizona next year and will see customers place orders from their local Walmart store.  Items will then be delivered by one of Cruise’s autonomous Chevrolet Bolts. The companies didn’t go into specifics, but […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Startup Nuro Raises $500 Million In New Funding Round

Autonomous vehicle startup Nuro has announced it has secured a $500 million Series C funding round as the Covid-19 pandemic gives e-commerce a massive boost. Nuro, which builds the R2 self-driving delivery vehicle that only offers room for packages, said the latest round was led by T. Rowe Price Associates and includes new investors Fidelity […]

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