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Going autonomous: Sweden building world’s longest indoor test-track

STOKHOLM, Sweden – A Swedish company called AstaZero is building what it says is the world’s longest indoor test-track for self-driving vehicles which, when finished, ”will consolidate the company’s position as a world-unique test environment”. The track will be Earth’s first full-scale, independent, test and demonstration environment for future traffic safety. AstaZero says that, globally,… Continue reading Going autonomous: Sweden building world’s longest indoor test-track

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Austin chooses Ford to go autonomous for the future

AUSTIN, Texas – This the first American city to allow a self-driving test vehicle on its streets claims familiarity with experimentation as an important part of a city’s transportation infrastructure — and will make people’s lives easier. Cities in South Africa would do well to avoid eventual gridlock by investigating the possibilities to reduce road… Continue reading Austin chooses Ford to go autonomous for the future

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New role for autonomous cars: Tyre-tests for gravel

Any tyre test-track no longer needs a driver Automation means better processes, accurate results Automated Cruising Chauffeur luxmobile used HANOVER, Germany / Uvalde, Texas – Tyre manufacturer Continental has commissioned what it believes is the first driverless tyre-testing vehicle for a wide range of road types at a test site in Uvalde, Texas. The new… Continue reading New role for autonomous cars: Tyre-tests for gravel

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Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept. Re-imagining work/life balance and future Door-to-door continental travel envisaged WHERE WOULD would you choose live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous-driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office? What if the service was provided through an on-demand subscription? Or step alone into a car in Johannesburg, snuggled… Continue reading Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

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JLR tests plan to get cars talking autonomously

JLR testing cars that can ‘talk’ to each other on UK roads R128-million project  for connected roads Roads and vehicles fitted with world-first tech PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover UK has begun testing smart connected cars on UK roads to prepare for self-driving cars as part of a £7-million project to create Britain’s first fully… Continue reading JLR tests plan to get cars talking autonomously

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Land Rover’s next project: Autonomous off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover SUV’s involved in Project Cortext R62m project exploring all-terrain, all-weather ability World-first ‘5D’ technology for off-road automation PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous vehicles capable of all-terrain, off-road, driving in any weather. ”The world-first Cortex project,” the automaker told The Corner in a media release, ”will ensure they are… Continue reading Land Rover’s next project: Autonomous off-roading

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Comment: Gumtree SA’s JEFF OSBORNE on US autonomous road death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – March 19 2018 saw the second road death caused by an Uber autonomous vehicle and all the company’s autonomous tests have been halted. The previous death, in 2016, involved a self-driving Tesla in 2016 whose driver fell asleep and the car collided with a truck. In December 2016 one of Uber’s self-driving… Continue reading Comment: Gumtree SA’s JEFF OSBORNE on US autonomous road death

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Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

First two families heading out with Volvo Four years of Swedish testing with ordinary folk ‘Easy does it’ say Gothenburg test overseers GOTHENBURG, Sweden – On the road at last… with real, everyday, ordinary families. We’re talking fully autonomous Volvo cars which, from today (Dec 12 2017), will be used by Swedish families in real-life… Continue reading Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

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Nissan takes on teeming Tokyo with autonomous Infiniti

Nissan Infiniti self-drives japanese city centre Computer array uses sonar, cameras, radar ‘The car has a human-like driving feel’ TOKYO, Japan – Nissan today (Oct 26) demonstrated on public roads in Tokyo a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, one scheduled for real-world use from 2020, . The ProPILOT technology, fitted to a… Continue reading Nissan takes on teeming Tokyo with autonomous Infiniti

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So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?

Autonomous cars: More questions than answers? All is not so safe – humans will have to be alert Easier settlement of vehicle insurance claims LONDON, England – Driverless cars could create a highway to confusion unless training and coaching catches up with the fast pace of change and helps drivers to cope with a whole… Continue reading So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?