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CRUISE STARTS TESTING FULLY DRIVERLESS CARS IN SAN FRANCISCO (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2020-12 - 3D Print)
General Motors-backed Cruise’s self-driving cars have been testing on San Francisco streets for years with a safety driver up front, and now it has started sending out its autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs with no one in the vehicle.
CALIFORNIA CLEARS NURO'S DRIVERLESS CARS TO START MAKING COMMERCIAL DELIVERIES (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2020-12 - Daily Mail)
California’s DMV has granted the state’s first Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Permit to Nuro, which will begin operating a commercial autonomous vehicle service in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties soon, using Toyota Prius cars. Its courier vehicle R2 will be used later.
WALMART TO USE FULLY DRIVERLESS TRUCKS IN 2021 (Transport/Autonomous Trucks - 2020-12 - New York Post)
Walmart will begin using fully driverless trucks in Arkansas in 2021. Gatik’s multi-temperature autonomous box trucks will move customer orders on a 2-mile route in Bentonville.
GM to operate autonomous cars in San Francisco [no human backups] (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2020-10 - Tech Xplore)
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of 2020, based on a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ford will use its Escape SUV to power a self-driving car service in 2022 (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2020-10 - EnGadget)
With the unveiling of its latest autonomous test vehicle, the Escape SUV, Ford believes it’s one step closer to offering a commercial self-driving car service in 2022. Ford plans to start field testing the vehicle this month in Austin, Detroit, Miami, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. , joining its fleet of about 100 other test vehicles.
Norway is pioneering self-driving electric ferries (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2020-10 - CNN)
The Norwegian city of Trondheim is pioneering a zero-emissions, self-driving electric ferry in 2021. The ferry works like an elevator. Passengers on each side of the canal that separates the port and city center can press a button to call the boat to their side. The boat handles 12 passengers and bicycles, taking less than a minute to cross and saving pedestrians a 15-minute walk.
Waymo now offers driverless taxi rides to the public in Phoenix (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2020-10 - TheDrive)
Waymo will soon expand its driverless, 3-400 vehicle ride hailing service from the several hundred “early riders” to anyone in Phoenix, Arizona who happens to want a ride through its Waymo One app.
Your Fedex packages may soon arrive by autonomous cargo plane (Transport/Courier - 2020-09 - Gizmodo)
FedEx is partnering with Reliable Robotics to incorporate the firm’s unmanned aircraft into its delivery fleet. Reliable Robotics, an aviation startup run by former Tesla and SpaceX engineers, completed test flights for two of its remote-piloted aircraft models in August, 2020.
Waymo has started testing its driverless trucks in Texas (Transport/Autonomous Trucks - 2020-08 - Singularity Hub)
The Google subsidiary, Waymo, is road testing a driverless fleet of 13 Peterbilt 18-wheelers complete with cameras, lidar, and on-board computers. The trucks will always have a safety driver onboard.
Autonomous plane takes off with passengers and cargo (Transport/Autonomous Planes - 2020-08 - ZDNet
Xwing has performed numerous passenger-carrying autonomous take-off to landing flights in its modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, a first in aviation with this category of aircraft. The company targets regional passenger and cargo operations within a 500 mile range.
TuSimple’s robot big rigs will automate freight coast to coast (Transport/Autonomous Trucks - 2020-07 - Singularity Hub)
TuSimple and several big name partners, including UPS and Penske, have plans for an autonomous freight network of self-driving trucks throughout the US with digitally mapped routes, terminals, and a central operations system to monitor the lot. The trucks will have a human in the cab (for now).
Automated shipping coming to Europe’s waters (Transport/Autonomous Ships - 2020-07 - Technology.org)
Moving goods by water could reduce pressure on roads and cut emissions, yet Europe’s shipping industry is held back by labour shortages. Automated shipping, working like autonomous cars, is an option once safety and regulatory hurdles are overcome. The project AUTOSHIP has two tests: a carrier that delivers fish feed along the west coast of Norway, and an inland cargo barge operating in Flanders.
Uber's self-driving cars to cruise San Francisco streets once again (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2020-03 - CNet)
Uber’s self-driving cars are back on San Francisco’s streets in full autonomous mode after a two-year hiatus, after one of the company’s cars was involved in a fatal accident in Arizona in 2018. Uber will start with 2 Volvo XC90 self-driving cars, each with a safety driver in the front seat, driving on select public streets during daylight hours without passengers.
NHTSA grants first-ever driverless car exemption (Transport/Courier - 2020-02 - ZDNet)
The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has provided a 2-year exemption to allow Nuro, based in Silicon Valley, to deploy its low-speed, occupantless electric delivery vehicle. Nuro will launch up to 5,ooo of its pint-sized, battery-powered vans for last-mile urban delivery.
Driverless electric car completes record-breaking 370km trip around UK (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2020-02 - Driven.co)
A specially modified 2017 electric Nissan LEAF travelled autonomouslyfrom the car firm’s base in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland – self-navigating itself 370km without attracting attention from passing motorists. It tackled country lanes with no or minimal road markings, junctions, roundabouts and motorways.
Aptiv’s self-driving cars have given Lyft passengers over 100,000 rides (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2020-02 - VentureBeat)
Since May 2018, Lyft has partnered with Dublin, Ireland-based Aptiv (formerly Delphi) to launch a fleet of autonomous vehicles on Lyft’s ride-sharing network in Las Vegas on an opt-in basis. They’ve now passed 100,000 driverless rides with 98% of customers leaving a five-star rating. The cars now service over 3,400 destinations in the Las Vegas area.
Autonomous vehicles and the enterprise - a 2019 report (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2019-12 - TechRepublic)
A 57-page report including current industry attitudes, the top 3 companies, ethical and legal issues, communication and connectivity technologies, home delivery, and impact on car ownership. Sectors affected include shipping and logistics, energy, agriculture, transportation, construction, and infrastructure.
UPS has been using self-driving trucks to deliver cargo (Transport/Autonomous Vehicles - 2019-08 - Big Think)
UPS is working with autonomous trucking San Francisco startup TuSimple on a pilot project delivering supply-chain cargo along a 115-mile stretch between Tucscon and Phoenix, Arizona using self-driving trucks with a safety driver and engineer, who likely will be needed until late 2020. TuSimple installs 9 cameras and 2 LIDAR sensors in Navistar trucks.
Waymo's self-driving system has driven 10 billion virtual miles (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2019-07 - Engadget)
The 10 million miles Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have driven in the real world is dwarfed by the 10 billion virtual miles in simulations of multiple real driving scenarios. Thus its self-driving technology learns without the risk of causing road traffic accidents.
Autonomous cars may replace a lot of air travel (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2019-06 - Fast Company)
As the comfort and safety of driverless cars become more accepted, a research study showed how people will choose them to replace air travel – or to cut out layovers.
Volvo's autonomous electric truck to start moving cargo in a Swedish port (Transport/Autonomous Trucks - 2019-06 - TechCrunch)
The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is totally self-driving. Its inaugural job: Moving goods packed in cargo trailers from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Airbus is ready for pilotless jets (Transport/Autonomous Planes - 2019-06 - CTV)
Airbus has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all – and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Airbus hopes to be selling hybrid or electric passenger jets by around 2035.
The USPS is testing self-driving trucks for hauling mail (Transport/Autonomous Trucks - 2019-05 - Wired)
18-wheeler self-driving trucks built by startup TuSimple will haul trailers full of mail and packages for a USPS test with a certified driver and safety engineer aboard. The pilot project will last two weeks and include five round trips between Phoenix and Dallas distribution hubs. The USPS is working with the University of Michigan on a self-driving truck to handle rural routes.
Panasonic is preparing for a future where most drivers don't own cars (Transport/Autonomous Cars - 2019-04 - TechRepublic)
Panasonic is preparing for a future where autonomous and electric cars upend the auto industry, and most cars are sold to ride-sharing companies like Uber or Lyft, who are already placing large orders with the same specifications. Car ownership is reducing substantially amongst millennials, especially those living in cities. Costs are being reduced by integrating more components into a single module.
Singapore university partners with Volvo to pilot a full-size autonomous electric bus (Autonomous Buses - 2019-03 - ZDNet)
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and Volvo Buses have launched a driverless electric bus stretching 12 metres long that can accommodate 80 passengers.
LG Uplus and Hanyang successfully trial 5G autonomous car in Seoul (AI/Autonomous Cars - 2019-03 - ZDNet)
LG Uplus and Hanyang University have successfully trialled their 5G-connected autonomous vehicle, which rode on the streets of Seoul alongside regular cars. The vehicle rode through roads with heavy traffic, driving 8 km in 25 minutes, while changing lanes and reacting to cars cutting through traffic.
Muji’s autonomous bus hits the road in Finland (Autonomous Buses - 2019-03 - Fast Company)
Finnish vehicle manufacturer Sensible 4 has developed, Gacha, the first autonomous minibus that can navigate both city streets and small, unmarked suburban roads under all imaginable weather and lighting conditions.
REVIEW THESE INFORMATIVE ARTICLES FROM 2018 – AND READ THOSE THAT INTEREST YOU
Rolls-Royce has demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in Finland. (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-12 - VentureBeat)
Waymo One is the world’s first self-driving taxi service (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-12 - FastCompany)
A self-driving car that delivers packages to homes and businesses (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-12 - Business Insider)
Over 1 million electric cars sold in the U.S. (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-12 - ScienceBlog)
First autonomous freight train network fully operational (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-12 - Ars Technica)
Waymo to start first driverless car service in December 2018 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-11 - Bloomberg)
Ford wants to launch a fleet of thousands of self-driving cars in 2021 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-11 - MIT Technology Review)
Driverless buses will transform business travel at airports (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-11 - TechRepublic.com)
Volvo is going to use autonomous trucks to haul stone out of a mine in Norway (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-11 - MIT Technology Review)
Autonomous trucks don't need a cab, which makes them far more efficient to drive (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-11 - Wired)
Waymo to launch ride-hailing service with self-driving vehicles (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-10 - TechCrunch)
Rolls-Royce partners with Intel to bring autonomy to ships (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-10 - ZdNet)
Waymo 1st company in California to test autonomous cars on public roads (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-10 - San Francisco Chronicle)
Volvo unveils all-electric, autonomous truck without a cab (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-09 - Electrek)
Autonomous vehicles could charge themselves (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-09 - MIT Technology Review)
Germany launches world's first autonomous tram (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-09 - The Guardian)
The world's first self-driving grocery delivery cars (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-08 - FastCompany)
Self-driving shuttles hit Detroit streets (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-08 - Detroit Free Press)
Waymo’s self-driving cars will serve as a link to public transit (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-07 - MIT Technology Review)
Logging is the latest ground transportation industry to start adapting autonomous driving (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-07 - ZDNet)
Rolls-Royce plans to create a flying taxi (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-07 - TechRadar)
Self-driving grocery delivery car will sacrifice itself to save pedestrians (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-06 - Popular Science)
Kroger to bring driverless cars to grocery delivery (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-06 - CNBC)
Self-driving shuttles hit Detroit streets (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-06 - Detroit Free Press)
How AI, VR and AR will change how you vacation (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - Big Think)
Target uses AR for makeup shopping on-line and in stores (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - TechRepublic)
Waymo to add 62,000 more Chrysler minivans to self-driving car fleet (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - ZDNet)
China gets its first driverless street sweeper (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - Euronews)
Driverless trains coming to Thailand (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - People's Daily Online)
Self-driving shuttles to make employee travel more efficient (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - TechRepublic)
You can catch a self-driving Waymo taxi in 2019 - if you're traveling to Phoenix (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - TechRepublic)
A close look at uberAIR, a ridesharing network for the sky (AI/Flying Taxis - 2018-05 - TechCrunch)
A new MIT project could bring driverless cars to rural roads (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-05 - Futurism)
California to legalize robot taxis (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-04 - TechRepublic)
Driverless cars can operate in California as early as April 2018 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-02 - Recode)
73 implications of driverless cars and trucks (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-02 - Medium.com)
New autonomous pods move in swarms to improve public transportation (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-02 - TechRepublic)
Ford's self-driving cars to become Miami's new pizza delivery guy (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-02 - ZDNet)
Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-01 - TechCrunch)
Autonomous freight barges to debut in August, 2018 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2018-01 - Futurism)
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General Motors to roll out fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019 (AI/Autonomous Taxis - 2017-12 - TechRepublic)
Details of autonomous car hardware and a video (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-11 - PalmBeach)
• Eight surround-view cameras that provide 360 degrees of visibility around the car for <250 meters.
• Twelve ultrasonic sensors that detect objects at nearly twice the distance as the cameras.
• A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing that provides additional data. It uses sensors that can see through rain, fog, dust, and even the car ahead.
Waymo is operating fully-autonomous cars in Phoenix (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-11 - Medium.com)
Waymo is testing autonomous cars in 23 US cities, and has now driven over 4 million self-driven miles (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-11 - Medium.com)
Los Angeles has joined Dallas and Dubai as Uber's 2020 flying taxi test sites (AI/Flying Taxis - 2017-11 - The Verge)
Uber working with NASA to make flying taxis a reality by 2023 (AI/Flying Taxis - 2017-11 - ZDNet)
Tesla’s latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single charge (AI/Truck - 2017-11 - Washington Post)
81% of Americans believe that driverless vehicles will eliminate jobs for many professional drivers, but 56% wouldn't want to ride in a driverless car (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-10 - TechRepublic)
Autonomous taxi service deployed in a California retirement community (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-10 - Voyage)
GM’s self-driving Chevy Bolts will be tested in New York in 2018 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-10 - Recode)
NVIDIA's has first AI computer hardware for Level 5 autonomous operation (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-10 - TechRepublic)
Self-driving cars can be seen in 35 cities in 14 countries (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-10 - Medium.com)
Airbus’ electric flying taxis will launch in 2018 (AI/Flying Taxis - 2017-10 - Futurism)
Autonomous robots plant, tend, and harvest entire crop of barley (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - IEEE Spectrum)
Rolls-Royce reveals self-piloted navy ship powered by AI (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - USA Today)
90% of passenger vehicles in the U.S. could be electric by the early 2040s (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - Futurism)
Electric bus sets record with 1,101-mile trip on a single charge (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - Engadget)
Japan could be providing self-driving buses for elderly residents in rural communities by 2020 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - Reuters)
Lyft launches self-driving car pilot in San Francisco (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - ZDNet)
Tesla Semi could be the biggest catalyst in trucking in decades, and 70% cheaper to operate (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - Elektrek)
Uber and Lyft could destroy car ownership in major cities (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-09 - Business Insider)
Australian driverless bus trials (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-08 - ZDNet)
Ford and Domino’s to deliver pizza, using self-driving cars in new test (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-08 - TechCrunch)
Expect autonomous ships to be operational in 2020 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-07 - TechRepublic)
Torc Robotics unveils self-driving system for consumer cars (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-07 - The Crunch)
The demise of the internal combustion engine (AI/Cars - 2017-07 - Medium.com)
Fleets of rental cars leased to test autonomous driving technology (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-06 - Bloomberg)
Japanese autonomous cargo ships by 2025 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-06 - Engadget)
Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-06 - Technology.org)
The first practical electric car was invented in London by Thomas Parker in 1884 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-06 - Library of Congress)
Uber shows off its upgraded fleet of autonomous trucks (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-06 - Engadget)
Autonomous vehicle testing to begin in New York State (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-05 - Shelly Palmer)
Japanese self-driving trucks in 2022 (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-05 - Reuters)
New South Wales Transit sees a future with shared commuting and autonomous mass transit (AI/Autonomous Vehicles - 2017-05 - ZDNet)
A timeline of the future of transportation (AI - 2017-05 - The Ringer)
2020 – Driverless Cars and Delivery Drones
2021 – Mass Transit Hyperloop
2023 – Flying Cars
????? – Freight Delivery by Helium-powered Airships
Major time delays are the result of the need for new government travel and safety regulations.