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It can support Level 5 autonomous driving at highway speed

Velodyne announces the VLS-128 lidar system, with enough range and resolution to outperform a human.

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Apple breaks silence on autonomous vehicle research.

The scientists proposed a new software approach called "VoxelNet" for helping computers detect three-dimensional objects.

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It’s not self-driving, but it steers us toward an autonomous future

It's not self-driving, but it steers us toward an autonomous future

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We discuss Cadillac's safety measures with the system's lead engineer.

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No more lidar domes or other bristling bits

No more lidar domes or other bristling bits.

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Perception is part of the equation, too.

Simply being safe isn't enough. Passengers need to know they're safe.

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The accusation could spell big trouble for Uber's self-driving project.

Waymo says it discovered the device after one of Uber's engineers was forced to admit its existence.

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Luminar is bringing a higher quality LiDAR to autonomous cars.

It can see a black panel 200 meters away.

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It's totally unexciting, but that's just great in this situation.

Hop in, sit down, relax.

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It just looks like roof rails and extra mirrors.

Look for the car at CES and NAIAS in January.

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The EV world has a new long distance champion.

Come take a look at the new IT EV.

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The LiDAR units installed on the first generation of Google's self-driving cars cost around $75,000.

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Autopilot is getting some changes and upgrades in Version 8.

If someone could look for a Gary Burghoff easter egg, we'd appreciate it.

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No pedals or steering wheel required.

The automaker plans to have a fully-autonomous vehicle ready for ride-sharing fleets on the road in the next five years.

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For MIT students, it will be like taking Uber to class.

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Tesla might have a way to improve its Autopilot tech without grafting on new equipment.

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Ford says it will be first customer for new Velodyne sensors.

Some of the biggest challenges in preparing self-driving cars for the road have little to do with the vehicles themselves. Worn lane markings, shoddy roads and uneven signage standards make it harder for autonomous cars to figure out where they're headed on many American roads. Poor weather and sunlight at low-angles can also make it hard for cars to discern the path ahead.

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You'd think that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics.

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Does size matter? It could when it comes to self-driving vehicles and a small new hockey-puck shaped device that, when affixed to a vehicle, shoots out lasers to collect data-mapping points. That data is then used to guide an autonomous vehicle down the road. The size – both of the device itself and the potential price tag – is what's interesting here.

Bad news, Buckeyes. The Ohio Supreme Court just ruled that a police officer needs nothing more than his or her informed guess on how fast a vehicle is traveling in order to issue a traffic citation. Yep. You can forget the radar gun, LIDAR or even the archaic pacing method. As of right now, officers can merely say that you're exceeding the posted speed limit and you'll be stuck with points on your license and a hefty fine to deal with. If that sounds more crooked than a Jersey car salesman, it g