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Self-Driving Uber Kills Female Pedestrian

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A self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona struck and killed a woman Sunday. According to local ABC affiliate KNXV, a police investigation is underway after the female was hit crossing the street early Monday in Tempe. The pedestrian, who was “walking outside of the crosswalk” at the time of the incident, died of her injuries shortly after being taken to the hospital. Police have since identified... 

Does AI research give Apple the edge in self-driving car race?

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A paper by two Apple AI researchers on improvements to robot navigation is fueling speculation that the computer giant is delving deeper into the business of self-driving cars. Published by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel on Arxiv, a site for scientific papers yet to be peer reviewed, the report details software called VoxelNet. The 3D detection network is pitched as an alternative to LiDAR, a laser-surveying... 

First Autopilot Car Death Casts Doubt on Driverless Future

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US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into the first fatal car crash involving a Tesla autopilot Model S. The automaker said in a statement on Tuesday that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of autopilot during the crash that may influence the future of the driverless cars. The accident that killed Tesla driver Joshua Brown... 

Google’s self-drive cars to hit streets in 2015

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Google’s famed self-drive car is ready to go. The first fully-functioning automated vehicles will be seen on Californian roads starting 2015. “Today we’re unwrapping the best holiday gift we could’ve imagined: the first real build of our self-driving vehicle prototype,” the search engine giant said on its website on Monday. Initially, the world got to see a different car, with co-founder... 

Google working on Fully Autonomous Cars

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US search engine Google is developing cars which are rendered needless of steering wheels, brakes and gas pedals. Co-founder Sergey Brin told a Southern California tech conference on Tuesday that the company will make 100 prototype self-driving cars. The driver-free vehicles are also fitted with start and stop buttons. It is to be made for two occupants and early editions are to run at only 40 kilometers... 

Cadillac Announces Self-Driving Cars

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There has been quite a lot of news about self-driving vehicles in recent months. Google is currently working on an autonomous car, while BMW is designing a “highly automated” vehicle capable of navigating through traffic. Now Cadillac has announced a new self-driving vehicle that seems somewhat similar to BMW’s approach, with “super cruise” technology that could be ready... 

Are Google's Driverless Cars Legal?

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Google’s project to design driverless vehicles raised several questions about the future of driving. But it also raised a more topical question: Are Google’s heavily-modified driverless vehicle prototypes even legal? We found out. Researchers have been working on driverless vehicles since the late 1970s; European governments spent nearly $1 billion in the 1980s and ’90s on automated... 
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