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How does an autonomous vehicle learn to drive on busy streets?

William Sachiti, founder and chief executive officer, the Academy of Robotics, explains how to teach a self-driving car to see so it can learn to navigate its way around obstacles and moving cars, and avoid pedestrians in the road – even when someone runs out in front of it. (more…)

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Vector acquires French electronics test firm Squoring Technologies for undisclosed sum

Vector, the German-based specialist in the development and test of automotive electronics, has acquired 100% of the shares of the French tool company Squoring Technologies. (more…)

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Renesas and OpenSynergy adopted by Parrot Faurecia automotive’s safe multi-display cockpit

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of automotive semiconductor solutions, and OpenSynergy, a market provider in automotive hypervisors, announced that the Renesas’ system-on-chip (SoC) R-Car H3 and  (more…)

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IoT brings value by linking things that were previously separate

Phil Skipper, head of strategy and business development, IoT, Vodafone Enterprise, talked to the editor of IoT Now Transport, Annie Turner, about his company’s strategy and ambitions for transport. (more…)

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Autonomous car trials offer lessons and applications beyond the UK

Bryan Marshall, head of IoT & autonomous vehicle technology, Nominet, talked to the editor of IoT Now Transport, Annie Turner, about the UK’s Driven project, the intricacies of data exchange, the uncertain role of regulation around autonomous cars and what lessons could be applied elsewhere. (more…)

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UK brings connected and autonomous vehicle expertise to Copenhagen

The UK’s connected and autonomous vehicle industry will be showcased at the biggest global gathering of smart transport professionals, the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, on 17th-21st September. (more…)

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We need smarter apps and infrastructure to secure connected cars

From Elon Musk’s vision for a tunnel network underneath Los Angeles to Uber’s flying cars, we know the technological ambition to transform our road networks has arrived. Paul Dignan, global technical account manager, F5, writes that automotive companies have their foot on the pedal too. (more…)

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From football to fleet, Russia is doing well on both despite its taxi drivers

Russia staged a brilliant World Cup this summer, although many international fans who visited its major cities were frustrated by the experience of having to deal with its notorious scamming taxi drivers.  (more…)

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Linking connectivity and leasing

Car connectivity turns vehicles into data-generating engines, which will have a transformative and far-reaching impact across the entire supporting ecosystem and value chain, says Daniel Layne, founder and CTO, Quotevine. (more…)

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From subscriptions, to cross-sector collaborations, connected cities and beyond

We have entered the subscription era – and partnerships between sometime competitors are helping to drive the connected bran model forward in automotive writes Nikolai Attard, managing editor for Automotive, Mediablaze. (more…)