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THINKING HIGHWAYS: The Autonomous Issue

THINKING HIGHWAYS: The Autonomous Issue

🕔10:49, 28.Mar 2017

The North American edition of Thinking Highways’ latest issue is available to view online now. This issue has its focus firmly on autonomous vehicles, with Mike McGurrin, David Pickeral, Bern Grush and John Niles assessing the current status of the

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The Drive Towards A Driverless Australasia

The Drive Towards A Driverless Australasia

🕔12:28, 6.Mar 2017

HMI Technologies recently launched New Zealand’s first fully driverless vehicle trial in partnership with Christchurch International Airport. This is the first of many trials of autonomous vehicles that HMI technologies hopes to activate in Australasia this year, as the business

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Autonomous vehicles and the future of transport

Autonomous vehicles and the future of transport

🕔09:09, 16.Feb 2017

Are we speeding towards a future without privately-owned cars? There are compelling reasons to think that a combination of urbanisation, shifting cultural priorities and of course rapid technological change are set to radically reshape our concepts of transport. In this

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Semi-Autonomous cars to be trialled on Melbourne’s EastLink

Semi-Autonomous cars to be trialled on Melbourne’s EastLink

🕔11:54, 4.Jan 2017

The Victorian Government has announced that it is working with the Australian Road Research Board in conjunction with La Trobe University and EastLink to test cars with driver-assistance technology on Melbourne’s EastLink motorway as part of an 18-month trial. The first

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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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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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First UK trial of driverless pods paves way for autonomous taxis

First UK trial of driverless pods paves way for autonomous taxis

🕔19:59, 13.Oct 2016

Two-seater pods zip around the pedestrian zones of Milton Keynes in the first UK trial of driverless car tech. Timothy Revell goes for a spin I’m sitting in the future of transport. It’s slow, tentative and completely autonomous. Driverless car

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Self-driving car initiatives showcase autonomous future

Self-driving car initiatives showcase autonomous future

🕔11:15, 22.Sep 2016

Self­-driving cars have been in the news regularly since Google and others announced their development in 2012, but last week their development took a huge step for the first time in the U.S. Uber recently announced its plan to put self­-driving

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Volvo Kicks Off ‘World’s Most Advanced Public Autonomous Driving Experiment’

Volvo Kicks Off ‘World’s Most Advanced Public Autonomous Driving Experiment’

🕔19:33, 12.Sep 2016

Volvo currently offers a semi-autonomous functionality called Pilot Assist on the 90 series cars which gives “gentle steering inputs” to keep the car aligned within lane markings up to 128.74Km/h (80mph) without the need to follow another car. The Drive

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