Posts tagged driverless cars
USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao touted the benefits of automation highlighting the potential for AVs to reduce the 94 percent of traffic collisions caused by human error, increase efficient use of roadways, and expand access to transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities. “It’s an exciting time for the future of our nation’s transportation,” she said. “Autonomous technology – including automated cars, trucks, and drones – has the potential to revolutionize the way we travel, transport goods, and connect with one another.”

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Driving Economic Growth with Smarter Transportation Technology

Autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and how Arizona is poised on the leading edge of what Timothy Burr, director of public policy for Lyft, dubbed “the third transportation evolution” were the overriding trends featured at the conference. The state’s emerging status as a hub for innovation and a place where practices and concepts that comprise smart cities and new methods of transportation are being incubated. 

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AAA Finds Safety and Reliability of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Remain Top Concerns of Ohio Drivers

As the development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology continues to progress rapidly, drivers report that their greatest concerns about the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology are safety and reliability, a new consumer survey from AAA reveals.

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This ‘Airport City’ will include driverless cars and smart tech everywhere | Deseret | heraldtimesonline.com

The Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects unveiled plans for a new Oslo Airport City that will allow travelers to experience all the typical experiences of visiting an airport with the added attraction of driverless cars and smart technology all around them in an urban setting.

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Autonomous Cars Are Driving on Our Streets. Welcome to 2018.

While the SELF DRIVE act has passed the House, it is yet to pass the Senate — although the Senate has given its approval to other legislation that will influence the access autonomous vehicles have to our road networks. Still, various companies are gearing up to start testing their autonomous vehicles in coming years.

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Resources and playbooks trickle out for city planners on autonomous vehicles - Mobility Lab

A few cities and regions are beginning to engage with the public on playbooks for managing all forms of new mobility, including automated vehicles. And researchers, practitioners, and professional associations are working hard to understand the implications of AVs combined with electric power trains and shared mobility.

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Lincoln keeps eyes on driverless movement | Local Government | journalstar.com

The city has signed a $99,470 contract with HDR Inc. to give Lincoln an edge as private companies perfect driverless vehicles of the future.The study will look at the latest technology, describe a potential pilot project, provide business models for future service, and look at insurance and necessary law changes.

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Driverless cars promise far greater mobility for elderly, people with disabilities | TribLIVE

They are too old to drive safely or cannot see well enough or otherwise have sound reason to fear climbing behind the wheel of a car. For them, a future when vehicles drive themselves promises unprecedented freedom.

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MnDOT Chooses EasyMile for Autonomous Shuttle Bus Project – Crossroads

The Minnesota Department of Transportation chose EasyMile, a France-based company specializing in driverless technology, to lead its autonomous shuttle bus pilot project. MnDOT announced in June it will begin testing the use of an autonomous shuttle bus in a cold weather climate.

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Magna’s new MAX4 self-driving platform offers autonomy up to Level 4

Magna has introduced a new functional autonomous driving platform concept it’s showing off to automaker customers, which it says can work with any vehicle without impact to either car design or looks, and which can add scalable self-driving capabilities all the way up to SAE Level 4 (highly automated self-driving, which does not require human driver intervention).

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