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Five Ways Smartphones Could Impact Driverless Cars

With early tech adopters such as Google, Tesla and Uber already experimenting with driverless cars—and recording impressive results, at that—there are no more doubts that the world is staring at the greatest revolution in both the transport and tech sectors. Many changes are imminent. Human drivers are likely to pave the way for computers, traditional car steering will be replaced by...

Honda Looking for Business Partners Regarding Autonomous Work Vehicle

Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, at CES 2019. Combining Honda’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology, the Autonomous Work Vehicle was designed by Honda R&D Americas to enhance efficiency and safety for public, commercial and consumer enterprises....

BlackBerry Buys Cylance for $1.4 Billion

BlackBerry Ltd. executed a $1.4 billion purchase of California-based cybersecurity company Cylance, which further illustrates how tech companies are involving their operations in the autonomous vehicle space. Under John Chen, BlackBerry has shifted to selling software to manage mobile devices, as well as systems in driverless cars. The company’s QNX software allows carmakers to offer a...

Renting Out Your GM Car

General Motors has developed a peer-to-peer car-sharing platform for owners of its cars. The program will allow owners of GM cars and trucks to rent out their vehicles when they are not using them. This is an expansion of GM’s existing car-sharing service. For now, the new program is being tested in limited locations in the upper Midwest. Other companies are already in the peer-to-peer...

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...

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