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A robot race car means no more tragic deaths on the track

Car races are definitely fun to watch, but they’re certainly not very safe. So Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang announced today that the company is creating a self-driving race car with an Nvidia-based supercomputer. The robot race car will have a Nvidia Drive PX 2 AI supercomputer, and it will compete in the Roborace Championship, the first global […]

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As seen in I, Robot: Goodyear unveils spherical tires for self-driving cars

What will the cars of the future be like? It’s fun to imagine how new technologies and design trends will influence future cars. Car bodies of the future might be completely 3D printed. They may be completely autonomous — and now, they might have multi-directional spherical tires. Goodyear’s new “Eagle-360” spherical tire concept, recently unveiled at […]

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Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (By Alexandria Sage, David Shepardson and Deborah Todd for Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well […]

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Google’s autonomous cars would have crashed 13 times without the intervention of human drivers

We’re still very much in the early stages of the self-driving car revolution, and early results are generally positive. But a new report submitted by Google to the California Department of Motor Vehicles reveals some interesting insights into potential outcomes if the cars weren’t required to have human drivers on standby. The disengagement report covers […]

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Google and Ford reportedly team up to build self-driving cars

(Reuters, Sneha Teresa Johny) — Google is said to be in talks with automaker Ford Motor Co to help build the Internet search company’s autonomous cars, Automotive News reported, citing a person with knowledge of the project. The contract manufacturing deal, if finalised, is expected to come during the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las […]

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