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Autonomous Vehicles May Create More Jobs Than Can Be Filled

According to research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Detroit Mobility Lab (DML), self-driving and electric cars will help create more than 100,000 US mobility industry jobs in the coming decade, including up to 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees in computer-related subjects. But the demand could be as much as six times the expected number of such graduates,...

New Autonomous Vehicle Coalition to Educate the Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. The National Safety Council and Audi of America are co-chairing the coalition, which is known as Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)....

Ford and Walmart to Test Self-Driving Cars in Miami

Ford continues to double-down on its self-driving-car testing program in Miami-Dade, announcing a new grocery delivery partnership with Walmart. Ford will work with Walmart’s existing partnership with Postmates to deliver Walmart groceries to customers. The catch: They’ll arrive in vehicles designed to mimic the behavior of an autonomous vehicle. (Backup safety drivers are still behind...

Swiss Re and BMW to jointly develop a new car insurance rating

Swiss Re and the BMW Group will jointly develop a new car insurance rating concept called the ADAS risk score to help insurers better price their motor insurance products for vehicles equipped with advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). The new car insurance rating concept will take integration of safety-relevant driver assistance systems into account, said the BMW Group. The ADAS...

Blackmore Showcases First Doppler Lidar on the Road

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics confirmed that its system exceeded expectations in real-world scanning and mapping across the Bay Area’s roads. This test was designed to demonstrate how Blackmore’s Doppler lidar can deliver the performance needed to ensure autonomous vehicles are safer, smarter and more reliable than those equipped with traditional lidar. Read the full account of the...

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