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Kia Debuts Plan for Autonomous Cars

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Asia, Kia debuted plans that included advanced connectivity and Level 4 autonomous driving technology. Level 4 technology indicates that the car drives without driver involvement. By 2025, Kia plans to adopt connected car technologies across every vehicle segment and intends to make every model a connected car by 2030. Kia also plans to...

Michigan State University Influencing Policy Conversations

Recently, experts from Michigan State University assembled leaders from the academic world, business and government to discuss the implications of driverless technology and how the public can prepare for its commercialization. The workshop discussed issues beyond engineering and technology since this technology will impact the world economically, socially and culturally. The greatest...

BMW Announces Solid-State LiDAR System For Self-Driving Vehicles

BMW announced it will use solid-state LiDAR system for the company’s self-driving vehicles, which they plan to put into production by 2021. Israeli startup, Innoviz Technologies, along with Magna, will provide the technology that utilizes solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors with computer vision technology. The BMW contract is one of the first in the automotive...

Jaguar Land Rover To Test Cars That See Through Obstacles

Jaguar Land Rover is leading project “AutopleX” to develop self-driving cars that have the ability “see” at blind points and through obstacles. AutopleX will aim to use technology to deliver information earlier to self-driving vehicles allowing communication with road users and detection of obstacles when no direct view is available. This should allow the vehicles to safely merge...

BMW Opens Campus to Develop Autonomous Vehicles

BMW recently opened an autonomous driving campus in Bavaria, allowing a centralization of development of fully automated driving. Fifteen months ago, BMW decided to pool together its development resources in the fields of vehicle connectivity and highly and fully automated driving at a single location, according to a BMW announcement. The campus will house more than 1,500 employees and...