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Michelin wants to 3D print your new tyres
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1st Aug 2018
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Michelin wants to 3D print your new tyres

Michelin is working on technology that could see the end of 'new tyres' as we know them today, by instead using 3D printers to bring worn-out rubber back to life. The idea forms part of the company's holistic 'Visionary Concept' with several innovative technologies including an airless wheel/tyre package, tyres made of wood, and 3D printing.
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Anthony Crawford
Tesla: Elon Musk promising KITT-style AI assistant
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31st Jul 2018
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Tesla: Elon Musk promising KITT-style AI assistant

A tweet from Elon Musk has suggested a KITT-style voice assistant could appear in future Teslas, supplementing the in-dash (or on-dash, in the case of the Model 3) touchscreens.
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Scott Collie
Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report
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21st Jul 2018
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Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report

Tesla customers have driven over 1.2 billion miles (1.9b kilometre) with the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot systems engaged, a new report says. First covered by Electrek, a team from MIT Human-Centered AI has produced (and is still updating a report) estimating the distance covered by Tesla vehicles operating with Autopilot turned on.
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James Wong
Chinese search engine launching self-driving bus
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8th Jul 2018
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Chinese search engine launching self-driving bus

Baidu, China's equivalent of Google, has launched a new artificial intelligence chip, which will power its upcoming self-driving buses. The company unveiled its Kunlun AI chip last week, which will not only be used in autonomous vehicles, but also be employed in data centres where it will do natural language processing, crunch search rankings and other tasks. According to Bloomberg, the company has said it is increasing production of its Apolong self-driving bus.
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Derek Fung
Australians distrustful of autonomous cars - study
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26th Jun 2018
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Australians distrustful of autonomous cars - study

More than 58 per cent of Australians don't trust autonomous cars, and more than 17 per cent think robots can't match human driving skills – according to a study from a local law firm. The report from Smith's Lawyers, titled Seven Problems Self-Driving Cars Face, found 58.6 per cent of people said "no, I like to have control of my car at all times", while just 7.1 per cent agreed with the statement "yes, [autonomous cars are] the future" when asked "would you trust an autonomous car?"
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Scott Collie