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The Future of Trucking When Machines Take the Wheel

Autonomous driving technology could make getting around safer, more efficient, and less expensive. Wired investigates what this will mean for the millions of people who drive for a living and asks if the technology is really ready for the road?  

WIRED: A Brief History of Our Robotic Future

Artificial intelligence and automation stand to upend nearly every aspect of modern life, from transportation to health care and even work. So how did we get here and where are we going?  

The Future Tire by Goodyear – It’s a Sphere!

Goodyear’s vision of the future looks radically different from tires today — it’s a sphere. The concept tire ‘Eagle-360’ is a spherical, 3-D printed, tire that presents an inspiring solution for when autonomous driving is expected to be more mainstream.  

Tesla Motors: Tesla self-driving AI with the Benny Hill option package

Take a ride in a Tesla with Full Self-Driving Hardware. Tesla has released this new video of what it looks like to ride in a self-driving car. Elon Musk commented in a tweet that the background music comes from the old TV series Benny Hill. According to Tesla, starting 19 October 2016, all Tesla cars …

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TED: What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like modular, detachable buses, flying taxis and networks …

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The Economist: Cars of the future: tech and apps will make you ride not drive

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Ola and Lyft are not only challenging taxi drivers around the world, they are also disrupting the car industry as a whole as people prefer to hail a ride than buy their own set of wheels. The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries—from music and cars to …

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CA Technologies: The History of Automotive Transformation.

The car as a concept hasnt really changed that much during the last 100 years, we are still driving them and they are still fueled by fossil fuels – but things are now changing – rapidly.  

Mercedes-Benz: A driving experience of a different kind – The F 015

Futuristic design meets sophisticated technology. In San Francisco the engineering team of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion gives an exclusive insight.  

Ford: Ford’s Industry first autonomous vehicle tests in snow

Ford’s autonomous vehicle tests in snow-covered environments are not only a groundbreaking achievement, but the latest example of the company’s commitment to bringing fully autonomous vehicles to millions of customers worldwide. Ford’s winter weather testing takes place in Michigan, including at Mcity – a 32-acre, full-scale simulated real-world urban environment at the University of Michigan. …

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TED-Ed: The ethical dilemma of self-driving cars – Patrick Lin

Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident? Patrick Lin navigates the murky ethics of self-driving cars. Lesson by Patrick Lin, animation by …

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TED: Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road

Driverless cars are the thing of the future, a future possibly closer in time than you might think. Chris Urmson knows a lot about autonomous cars, check out the talk above/below to find out more. Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, …

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Google Self-Driving Car Project: Ready for the Road

Google started designing the world’s first fully self-driving vehicle to transform mobility, making it easier, safer and more enjoyable for everyone to get around. Now they are ready for the next step of the project: this summer, their prototype vehicles will leave the test track and hit the familiar roads of Mountain View, California, with …

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The New York Times: Building the Autonomous Machine | Robotica

Navy robotics engineers are working to develop autonomous tools that can integrate with other technologies. But in field tests, the autonomous future still seems far away. Produced by: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper and Emma Cott  

Freightliner Inspiration Truck – Our Customer Partnership

The U.S. truck maker Freightliner owned by Daimler, has developed an autonomous truck that they call “Inspiration truck”, it is the first self-propelled truck approved to drive on American roads. Using radar, cameras and advanced sensors, the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration.     Equipped with Highway Pilot technology, Freightliner Inspiration Truck has the capability to platoon …

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