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New South Wales looking to drive autonomous development
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22nd Jan 2019
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New South Wales looking to drive autonomous development

Transport for New South Wales has announced a $10 million fund for connected and autonomous vehicle trials, as it looks to ramp up self-driving research within its borders. Released yesterday, the fund is part of a Connected and Automated Vehicles Plan outlining how to create a "sustainable transport system that improves on safety, efficiency and the customer experience" for users.
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Motorists set a very high bar for autonomous safety - survey
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7th Nov 2018
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Motorists set a very high bar for autonomous safety - survey

The general public has very, very high expectations for autonomous vehicle safety, according to a survey from toll-road operator EastLink. The latest EastLink survey has revealed 37 per cent of female and 28 per cent of male motorists said the minimum level of safety autonomous vehicles should offer is a promise of 100 per cent safety,
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As automation spreads, drivers need to get smarter - expert
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1st Nov 2018
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As automation spreads, drivers need to get smarter - expert

More work needs to be done teaching drivers about the semi-autonomous features offered on modern vehicles, especially as we move from level two automation towards levels three and four. Speaking with CarAdvice at the International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS), Dr. Charles Karl, principal technology engineer in future transport technology at the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), argued focus should be placed on educating drivers about semi-autonomous systems going forward.
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Apple reports first self-driving crash in California
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4th Sep 2018
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Apple reports first self-driving crash in California

An Apple self-driving prototype has been rear-ended on a Silicon Valley expressway, revealing the technology company is still working on autonomous vehicles. According to a report by Automotive News, filings in a criminal case have confirmed Apple has at least 5000 employees working on its self-driving project. This latest prang seems to give credence to the idea the iPhone could be sold alongside a car, confirming the company moving forward with real-world tests.
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We have 'pedigree' on safety - Bosch talks autonomy
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24th Jul 2018
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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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