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Autonomous cars won’t eliminate crashes – report
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8th Jun 2020
3 min read

Autonomous cars won’t eliminate crashes – report

As the car industry applies the brakes on development of autonomous cars – and backtracks on promises over their ability and when they might become a reality – a report out of the US has caused more pause for thought. A detailed analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the US has determined autonomous cars may only be able to prevent one-third of crashes.
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Joshua Dowling
Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars
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24th Oct 2019
2 min read

Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled virtual reality (VR) passengers to keep drivers company in autonomous cars during long journeys. In one of the most bizarre media presentations during the 2019 Tokyo motor show, Nissan demonstrated how passengers could appear in thin air, giving lonely drivers someone to talk to whether they are struck in traffic or on a weekend drive.
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Joshua Dowling
Volvo and Uber reveal production self-driving XC90
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13th Jun 2019
2 min read

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
BMW: Autonomous tech continues to outpace regulations
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4th Oct 2018
2 min read

BMW: Autonomous tech continues to outpace regulations

We've written about it before at CarAdvice and discussed it on our various radio shows and the podcast, and we're not the only ones who think that autonomous vehicle technology continues to grow at a rate much faster than the regulations required to police it. In many instances, manufacturers can already offer autonomy that far outstrips the legal framework we have.
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Trent Nikolic
We have 'pedigree' on safety - Bosch talks autonomy
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24th Jul 2018
2 min read

We have 'pedigree' on safety - Bosch talks autonomy

Car manufacturers aren't the only ones working on autonomous technology apace. Along with Google and Uber, traditional automotive suppliers are beavering away on their own technology, extending the reach of the systems they already offer. Bosch is one of those suppliers. Speaking with the CarAdvice podcast at an event in Melbourne, Chris Woods, Bosch Australia regional president for chassis systems control, highlighted the company's safety-first approach to the rollout of autonomy.
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Scott Collie