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BMW Group first global carmaker awarded Chinese autonomous test license

BMW Group has become the first worldwide carmaker to obtain a Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test License, allowing it to put self-driving vehicles through their paces on Chinese roads...

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Professional drifter takes on autonomous racer - video
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Professional drifter takes on autonomous racer - video

Formula E isn't the only race series with its sights set on transforming the world of motorsport. The fully-autonomous Roborace category is aiming to take the focus off humans and put it onto self-driving technology with a futuristic, sci-fi inspired racer...


Tesla Model S involved in another Autopilot accident
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Tesla Model S involved in another Autopilot accident

Another Tesla Model S has been involved in an accident with Autopilot engaged, raising more questions about how humans interact with semi-autonomous driver assist systems. Police say the car smashed into a stationary firetruck at around 100km/h, leaving the driver with a broken right ankle. The airbags in the car fired, while no-one from the firetruck was injured...


Nissan to rollout ProPilot tech across more models - UPDATE
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Nissan to rollout ProPilot tech across more models - UPDATE

UPDATE (16/5/18): Nissan Australia has released a statement regarding the local release of the ProPilot technology suite. See bottom of article for details. Nissan has announced plans to expand the availability of its ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving systems, with the US-market Rogue Sport (Qashqai) next on the list...


Talking autonomy with the National Transport Commission - interview
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Talking autonomy with the National Transport Commission - interview

Autonomous driving is a topic that, without fail, gets motoring enthusiasts talking. Car manufacturers are talking a big game at the moment, with Audi and BMW planning fully self-driving vehicles for 2021, and testing continuing apace both overseas and on home soil. A lot of factors need to be addressed before we see human-less pods running around on the public roads...


Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices - report
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Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices - report

The self-driving Uber test vehicle which struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona reportedly didn't take evasive action because of problems with how the on-board software responds to foreign objects on the road...


Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident
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Waymo not at fault in Arizona accident

Waymo, self-driving research arm for Google, has been involved in the second major self-driving accident to hit Arizona in a matter of months – but the computer wasn't at fault. According to local police, the self-driving Chrysler was operating in autonomous mode when the accident occurred, while Waymo claims the car was under human control...


Would you spend time in an autonomous car? - Video
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Would you spend time in an autonomous car? - Video

Autonomous cars are coming, but the road from human to automated driving is a complex one. In Australia, one body responsible for helping drive that transition is the National Transport Commission (NTC)...


(Self) drivers wanted: Canberra autonomous test program seeking participants
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(Self) drivers wanted: Canberra autonomous test program seeking participants

Seeing Machines is seeking 30 test drivers to get involved in a new self-driving trial in Canberra. The trial is designed to improve on the company's driver-monitoring technology, which currently features in the Cadillac CT6 (pictured). Rather than focusing on the car, it'll focus on how self-driving systems impact driver behaviour...


Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'
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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'

The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently working on technology to let its robo-cars 'see around corners' thanks to a combination of automated, connected and mapping tech...


Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut
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Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut

Chinese brand Wey has revealed its latest creation – the X – an autonomous electric SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing motor show. While full details are yet to be revealed, the company has confirmed the X features artificial intelligence (AI) along with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies...


Jaguar I-Pace joins Waymo driverless fleet
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Jaguar I-Pace joins Waymo driverless fleet

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Google's Waymo autonomous driving division have announced a long-term strategic partnership this week at the New York motor show. The two companies will work together to design and engineer a driverless version of the Jaguar I-Pace, with 20,000 units forecast to join Waymo's self-driving fleet in its first two years of production...


Uber disabled standard XC90 avoidance systems before fatal crash
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Uber disabled standard XC90 avoidance systems before fatal crash

Uber switched off Volvo's inbuilt collision-avoidance technology before one of its self-driving XC90 prototypes struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona – a new report has revealed. "We don't want people to be confused or thing it was a failure of the technology that we supply for Volvo, because that's not the case," a spokesperson from Aptiv, supplier for Volvo's driver assist systems, told Automotive News Europe...


Subaru: Others ‘rushing’ autonomous systems to market
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Subaru: Others ‘rushing’ autonomous systems to market

Subaru says it will play the autonomous driving game the smart way and wait for the technology to mature further before it applies it to its own vehicles – unlike other manufacturers that may be too hasty with their approach, at the cost of customer safety...


Uber self-driving test permit suspended by Arizona
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Uber self-driving test permit suspended by Arizona

Uber has lost its autonomous driving permit in Arizona, after one of its self-driving cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona last week. Having welcomed the ride-hailing service to his state with open arms in 2016, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, used a letter to Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to suspend its testing permit...


Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022
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Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022

Nissan has announced its plan to sell 1 million electrified vehicles per annum by the end of financial year 2022, as part of its M.O.V.E to 2022 product plan. The company will develop eight new electric vehicles in the next four years, including a crossover inspired by the IMx concept, and a kei car specifically for the Japanese market...


Uber driverless trials suspended after fatal collision - UPDATE
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Uber driverless trials suspended after fatal collision - UPDATE

UPDATE, 23/03/18: Footage of the accident has been released by Tempe Police department. You can see it here. Warning: although the video doesn't show the moment of impact, some people may find it uncomfortable. A woman has been killed in Arizona overnight, after being struck by a self-driving Uber prototype operating in autonomous mode...


Toyota suspends autonomous testing after Uber accident - report
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Toyota suspends autonomous testing after Uber accident - report

Toyota has pressed pause on its self-driving vehicle development, after an Arizona woman was killed yesterday by an autonomous Uber test vehicle. According to a report published in Bloomberg, the Toyota Research Institute fears the incident could impact test drivers in its 'Chauffeur' program...


Today, more pedestrians were killed by human drivers than autonomous cars
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Today, more pedestrians were killed by human drivers than autonomous cars

Bridget Driscoll isn’t exactly a household name. But thanks to being in the wrong place at the wrong time on 17 August, 1896, Ms Driscoll entered the annals of automotive history by becoming the first pedestrian killed by a car, according to Guinness World Records...


Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO
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Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO

Google's Waymo autonomous driving subsidiary has shown off its new self-driving vehicles by taking members of the public out for a spin. Dubbed 'Early Rider Moments', the short clip shows the reactions of people participating in Waymo's autonomous driving trials...