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Hyundai heir: 'Still a long way to go' for autonomous cars
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25th Sep 2019
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Hyundai heir: 'Still a long way to go' for autonomous cars

Chung Eui-sun, executive vice president of Hyundai, who has assumed day-to-day running of the company from his father, sounded a cautious note after announcing a joint venture for developing autonomous vehicle technology. The new development firm will be owned 50/50 by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, with the South Korean firm contributing US$1.6 billion ($2.4 billion) in cash and US$400 million ($590 million) in engineering and research services, as well as intellectual property.
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Derek Fung
Yamaha Sony SC-1 autonomous vehicle has no windows
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27th Aug 2019
1 min read

Yamaha Sony SC-1 autonomous vehicle has no windows

The SC-1 Sociable Cart has been unveiled with self-driving vehicle smarts from Yamaha and imaging technology from Sony. There's seating for up to five people within the SC-1 Sociable Cart, which is 3135mm long, 1306mm wide and 1830mm tall. Powered by a DC motor, the SC-1 has a top speed of 19km/h. The vehicle features exterior cameras, LiDAR, and ultrasonic sensors, as well as double wishbone suspension up front, four-wheel disc brakes, and a lithium-polymer battery pack.
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Derek Fung
BMW iNext: Steering wheel teased
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23rd Jul 2019
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BMW iNext: Steering wheel teased

BMW has ramped up the tease on its upcoming electric, automated flagship, revealing the steering wheel of the iNext. Given it's designed to be the brand's autonomous leader, a lot of consideration has been given to what's happening when the driver's hands are off the oddly-shaped wheel.
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Scott Collie
Volvo and Uber reveal production self-driving XC90
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13th Jun 2019
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Volvo and Uber reveal production self-driving XC90

Volvo and Uber have whipped the covers off their production XC90 self-driving car, as the ride-sharing giant ramps up its efforts to remove human drivers from its fleet. The two companies have been working together since 2016, putting XC90 prototypes through their paces in Arizona and California. It was an Uber XC90 that struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona during testing.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019
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20th May 2019
8 min read

Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019

Safety isn't really a sexy thing. But it's something we take for granted, despite the fact safety features have led to a progressive reduction in road fatalities over previous decades (although, some think it has more to do with speed cameras).
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Paul Maric