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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?
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2nd Jun 2020
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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?

A Tesla Model 3 has been filmed driving directly into an overturned truck on a highway in Taiwan, with reports suggesting the driver was possibly relying on the electric carmaker's Autopilot system. Security cameras captured footage of the crash on Taiwan’s National Highway 1, with video clearly showing the car driving directly into the stationary truck despite a brief and last-minute attempt to brake.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla files patent, begins rewriting Autopilot software
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21st Apr 2020
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Tesla files patent, begins rewriting Autopilot software

Tesla has filed a new patent application with start-up tech company DeepScale in a step towards rewriting the electric vehicle specialist’s Autopilot autonomous driving software. DeepScale – a San Francisco-based specialist in ‘machine learning’ software – was purchased by Tesla in October 2019 for an undisclosed amount to assist in development of autonomous driving technology, according to a reported by Electrek.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project
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19th Mar 2020
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Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project

Toyota has partnered with Momenta – a Daimler-backed Chinese autonomous driving startup – to aid in developing high definition maps, as reported by Reuters. Momenta will help Toyota develop its Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) – a technology crucial for autonomous driving. AMP is used to gather data for accurate and current mapping of areas that allows autonomous driving vehicles to place themselves in an environment.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota announces plans for 'city of the future'
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8th Jan 2020
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Toyota announces plans for 'city of the future'

Toyota has fallen behind rivals in developing autonomous cars. Nevertheless, it is ploughing ahead with an ambitious plan to build a prototype “city” of the future, filled with fully autonomous vehicles. The company announced plans for the Woven City at CES this week and will break ground early next year. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, designer of Google’s Mountain View headquarters, it will be located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.
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William Stopford
Honda CEO says 'EVs will not be mainstream'
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12th Nov 2019
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Honda CEO says 'EVs will not be mainstream'

With the Volkswagen Group beginning production of its mainstream ID.3 electric hatch as its first salvo in an EV onslaught, and Toyota looking to introduce at least 10 EVs by the early 2020s, Honda continues to see hybrid powertrains as its main weapon in curbing carbon emissions. In an interview with Automotive News, Takahiro Hachigo, Honda CEO and president, said, "I don't believe [EVs] will become mainstream anytime soon".
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Derek Fung