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Autonomous Ford Ranger developed by Australian mining company 
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15th Feb 2021
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Autonomous Ford Ranger developed by Australian mining company 

Fully autonomous vehicle technology has taken one giant leap closer to reality. Meet the full-size remote control Ford Ranger parts delivery ute. One of Australia’s largest mining companies, Fortescue Metals Group, has equipped autonomous driving technology to a fleet of four Ford Ranger utes – after developing similar systems for heavy duty mining trucks since 2015.
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Joshua Dowling
Toyota e-Palette autonomous vehicles to be rolled out “within the next few years”
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11th Feb 2021
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Toyota e-Palette autonomous vehicles to be rolled out “within the next few years”

Toyota will roll out its all-electric e-Palette autonomous vehicles for commercial applications during the first half of this decade, according to the Japanese manufacturer. The box-like delivery and mobility apparatus are set to undergo rigorous testing this year at Toyota's prototype Woven City – in the foothills of Mount Fuji – to refine the advanced onboard operations management system, which governs logistics, safety, maintenance, and efficiency.
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William Davis
Trump pardons ex-Waymo and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski – UPDATE
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21st Jan 2021
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Trump pardons ex-Waymo and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski – UPDATE

UPDATE, 21 January 2021: Anthony Levandowski was issued an 11th-hour pardon overnight by outgoing US President Donald Trump. The ex-Google and Uber engineer – sentenced to an 18-month prison sentence in 2020 after he pleaded guilty to stealing company secrets relating to autonomous vehicle development – was yet to spend his first night behind bars due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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William Davis
Roborace autonomous car slams into pit-wall before reaching first corner
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3rd Nov 2020
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Roborace autonomous car slams into pit-wall before reaching first corner

The Roborace series has successfully hosted fully autonomous motorsport events since 2016 – however, on Friday not everything quite went to plan. Competing at Britain’s Thruxton circuit, the Acronis SIT Autonomous team car suffered a nasty and embarrassing accident within seconds of leaving the starting grid for a test run. As it accelerated from the line the vehicle veered hard to the right, colliding with the pit wall and tearing off the front splitter.
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William Davis
Driverless cars: Levels of automation and the barrier of ‘human factors’
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2nd Sep 2020
7 min read

Driverless cars: Levels of automation and the barrier of ‘human factors’

This story was first published in 2015. As we move closer to a future where autonomous driving technology is expected to feature more and more in new cars, we felt a revisit of the basics is in order. Click here for our most recent stories on autonomous driving. If I’m involved in an accident while riding in an autonomous vehicle that I wasn't actively driving, who is at fault? Was I meant to have my hands on the wheel?
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Mike Stevens