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Luminar rolls out its development platform and scores Volvo partnership and investment – TechCrunch

Luminar rolls out its development platform and scores Volvo partnership and investment – TechCrunch The wizards in lidar tech at Luminar are doubling down on the practical side of autonomous car deployment with a partnership with and investment from Volvo, as well as a new “perception development platform” that helps …

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Remote-control driverless car startup partners with vehicle manufacturers – TechCrunch

Remote-control driverless car startup partners with vehicle manufacturers – TechCrunch Phantom Auto, a platform that can remotely control autonomous vehicles if something goes wrong, has partnered with Einride, Transdev and NEVS, formerly known as Saab Automobile. Phantom Auto’s tech enables a remote driver to take control of an autonomous vehicle, …

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Nauto will notify drivers when they’re distracted in real-time – TechCrunch

Nauto will notify drivers when they’re distracted in real-time – TechCrunch Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has just launched Prevent. Nauto Prevent is designed to prevent distracted driving by notifying drivers when they’ve had their …

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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack – TechCrunch

The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack – TechCrunch At some point in the future, while riding along in a car, a kid may ask their parent about a distant time in the past when people used steering wheels and pedals to control an automobile. Of course, …

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Could fleets of self-driving cars become a public health concern?

Could fleets of self-driving cars become a public health concern? Could self-driving and autonomous vehicles being used as public transportation be considered a public health concern? Who will keep things clean for driver-less vehicles if there’s no driver to maintain it? The post Could fleets of self-driving cars become a …

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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch

Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or …

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