Posts tagged Autonomous Vehicles
Context Labs co-founds MOBI: The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

MOBI allows industry stakeholders to interoperate together, generate global network effects, and with that stem the tide of big tech disruption, and instead, lead with transformative differentiation.  MOBI and its ecosystem partners have a voice to innovate and differentiate, leveraged by their combined network effect.  Disrupt?  We say "no."  Provide transformative differentiation, at-scale in one of the world's largest industry ecosystems?  We say "yes."

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Houston to launch autonomous shuttle pilot program

Metro hasn't actually purchased the vehicles yet, but it offered information about the design and features it's investigating, such as the slow-speed, small bus-sized shuttles. That would make the vehicles similar to those used in autonomous shuttle pilots in DenverLas Vegas and at the University of Michigan.

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Kasich Opens Ohio Roads To Driverless Vehicle Testing

The governor’s order permits autonomous vehicle testing on any public road, but companies must register with the state’s DriveOhio initiative. That's the new state office Kasich created in January to coordinate several state offices through a "one-stop shop" for autonomous or connected vehicle developers.

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Ohio and OSU Invest in $45 Million SMART Center

The state of Ohio and The Ohio State University are investing $45 million to build the first phase of the Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center, located at the Transportation Research Center. This one-of-a-kind facility will be used to test autonomous and connected vehicles in real-world environments. 

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Did you know which are the top 3 smart cities in the world?

A city is characterized as smart city “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.”

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Search for Smart Mobility Infrastructure Team Narrowed to Four Candidates

The field of contenders for the state’s $5 million Smart Mobility Infrastructure Project has been narrowed to four.  Candidates were asked to propose how they would use equipment and applications to guide state and local government deployments of connected and automated vehicle technology. The teams will give formal presentations April 3, and a final selection will be announced April 5.

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Waymo CEO On Uber Crash: Our Self-Driving Car Would Have Avoided Pedestrian

Just what went wrong with a self-driving Uber car that failed to avoid fatally hitting a pedestrian crossing a dark Tempe, Arizona, street isn’t yet known. But the head of Waymo is confident of this: His autonomous vehicles would have stopped in time.

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Waymo and Google Launch a Self-Driving Truck Pilot in Atlanta

Waymo’s  autonomous trucking program is coming along – though we haven’t heard much about it since discovering it was a real thing last year, Waymo recently announced that it’s launching a pilot program in Atlanta to focus specifically on self-driving trucks and automated logistics.

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Uber, Lyft, and others sign ‘shared mobility pledge’ to improve urban transportation options

Ride-sharing startups like Uber and Lyft have been notorious for clashing with city leaders as they expand. Now, as many transportation startups are looking in the direction of autonomous technology, 15 of them have signed a joint mobility pledge, outlining for skeptical city leaders how they aim to create more livable, sustainable cities.

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Smart cities and the vehicle ownership shift

Could mobility services, new business models and the sharing economy spell the end of the private car? Smart cities are coming, bringing with them new approaches to urban mobility. The proliferation of connected mobility services, combined with the rise of highly automated driving and the sharing economy, raise questions about the prospects for private vehicle ownership

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