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Huawei launches 5G-powered hardware for self-driving cars

Chinese vendor Huawei has launched what it claims to be the world’s first 5G-powered hardware for self-driving cars. The Chinese firm launched the MH5000 module, based on its Balong 5000 5G chip, at the Shanghai Auto Show. “Based on this chip, Huawei has developed the...

‘6G’: DARPA enlists US engineering schools for smart road

DARPA, industry fund research into high-gigahertz and terahertz spectrum for "6G" smart road. The industry is just getting started with 5G, but New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering — home of NYU Wireless and the Brooklyn 5G Summit — is joining in the Defense...

Focused on autonomous trucks, former Googlers form Otto

It's no secret major tech interests like Google and Apple are working on self-driving car concepts. But, autonomous trucks? That's the focus of new San Francisco-based company Otto, which was formed by two former Google employees and joined by heavy hitters from Apple, Tesla,...

Google and Fiat Chrysler partner on self-driving cars

Google and Fiat Chrysler self-driving car partnership to double Google's self-driving car fleet. Fiat Chrysler Automobile announced it was teaming with Google on self-driving technology. It is the first time Google has worked directly with a car maker to integrate its technology into a passenger vehicle....

Volvo wants deathproof vehicles by 2020

The grand vision of autonomous driving is for intelligent vehicles, coupled with smart infrastructure, to use real time communications to make traffic accidents and congestion a thing of the past. But, given the outlook on development and deployment of these technologies, that future is...

Obama pitches $4 billion in spending on autonomous vehicles

US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration running point on autonomous vehicles funding initiative Federal government officials this week announced a plan to commit $3.9 billion in funding over the next decade to bolster research and development of autonomous vehicles. Anthony Foxx, secretary of...

GM, Lyft bringing self-driving cabs to Austin

AUSTIN – After investing $500 million into ride sharing company Lyft, GM this week announced it would partner with the ride-hailing service to bring a fleet of self-driving cabs to Austin, Texas. GM President Dan Ammann discussed the plan with Mashable during this week's North...

Nvidia uses neural networks to make a vehicle learn

Drive PX2 platform from Nvidia showcased at CES 2016 Autonomous driving, while still many years away from being viable, let alone commonplace, is becoming incrementally more viable through advances in processing power. This was a major point of emphasis for auto and chipmakers during the...

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