New Willow Run test facility could entrench autonomous car industry in Michigan

🕔11:36, 18.Oct 2016

Start talking about Willow Run and chances are pretty good that images of Rosie The Riveters building B-24 bombers in World War II come to mind. But there are big plans being cooked up to transform the old factory grounds near

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Autonomous Cars Should Help Make Riding Motorcycles Safer

🕔11:34, 18.Oct 2016

While self-driving tech will revolutionize the automotive industry as we know it, it might also change the way we look at motorcycles. According to BMW Motorrad head of development Karl Viktor Schaller, far fewer bikers will perish on the roads when

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UK engineers trial autonomous driving “handover” technology

UK engineers trial autonomous driving “handover” technology

🕔11:32, 18.Oct 2016

Better understanding of how drivers interact with autonomous vehicles will be critical to the development of the technology according to a team of UK researchers. The first trials of the Venturer autonomous vehicle project – an effort to establish the South

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MIT’s ‘Moral Machine’ crowdsources decisions about autonomous driving

MIT’s ‘Moral Machine’ crowdsources decisions about autonomous driving

🕔11:30, 18.Oct 2016

Conversations around driverless cars often drift into the sphere of ethics. MIT’s new platform allows the public to weigh in on how autonomous ‘decisions’ should be made. But its premise has flaws. When presented with the choice, should a self-driving

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Chinese firm gives UM $27M for autonomous car research

🕔11:27, 18.Oct 2016

The University of Michigan will receive $27 million from a Chinese investment firm to aid in the institution’s driverless vehicle and robotics research, including assisting in creating a new test facility in China. UM President Mark Schlissel and S. Jack Hu,

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Lamborghini Release Unofficial Autonomous ‘RoboRacer’

Lamborghini Release Unofficial Autonomous ‘RoboRacer’

🕔11:24, 18.Oct 2016

It’s not real. Nor is it official. But goodness, doesn’t it look entirely brilliant? This, ladies and gentlemen, is a completely fictional autonomous, Lamborghini racer. Using the upcoming Roborace autonomous car – set to feature at future Formula E events –

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Project Titan (Apple) focusing on autonomous self-driving platform ‘for now’

Project Titan (Apple) focusing on autonomous self-driving platform ‘for now’

🕔13:07, 17.Oct 2016

Apple has reportedly changed its near-term plans for the Project Titan electric car project, moving away from the development of a vehicle for the time being. After Bob Mansfield took the helm in July, Apple changed its outlook for the

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Skanska Signs Seven-Year Highways Maintenance Contract in Devon UK

Skanska Signs Seven-Year Highways Maintenance Contract in Devon UK

🕔13:01, 17.Oct 2016

Skanska has signed a seven-year highways maintenance contract with Devon County Council, in the south west of England. The total value over the course of the contract will be GBP 245M, about SEK 2.9 billion. The first two years of

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40% roads in India not metalled, 78% NHs have one or two lanes: Data Reveals

🕔12:55, 17.Oct 2016

In a stark indication of how far India has to go in developing its highway network, latest official statistics reveal that around 78% of national highways are either one or two-lane affairs. One third are less than two lanes, making

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Ohio Highway Patrol pulls out the stops to get heroin off our highways

Ohio Highway Patrol pulls out the stops to get heroin off our highways

🕔12:51, 17.Oct 2016

There are two basic ways to combat the heroin epidemic. Reduce demand by treating addicts and weaning them off the stuff. Reduce the supply by keeping it out of the hands of addicts in the first place. The latter is what

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