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IBM to test using lidar to monitor elderly people in their homes

Self-driving car technology heads indoors to track shut-ins' movements

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Toyota will bring Lexus-based Platform 3.0 autonomous vehicle to CES

It's an advanced, design-forward autonomous vehicle that isn't half-bad looking.

It's a design-forward autonomous vehicle that isn't half-bad looking.

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Velodyne's new lidar has 128 lasers, makes future look like Neuromancer

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 scientists disclose self-driving car research

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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Super Cruise’s failsafes

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

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Magna pitches new self-driving system without all the bulky sensors

No more lidar domes or other bristling bits

No more lidar domes or other bristling bits.

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Waymo's lidar wipers make self-driving cars safer - and they're fun to watch

Perception is part of the equation, too.

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

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Waymo says Uber hid a LiDAR device based on its technology

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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The promise of self-driving cars starts with better 'eye-sight'

Luminar is bringing a higher quality LiDAR to autonomous cars.

It can see a black panel 200 meters away.

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Navya Arma shuttles us around Las Vegas without a driver

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

Hop in, sit down, relax.

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Ford's second-gen autonomous Fusion looks elegantly simple

It just looks like roof rails and extra mirrors.

Look for the car at CES and NAIAS in January.

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Lucid Motors unveils its 400-mile range luxury EV

The EV world has a new long distance champion.

Come take a look at the new IT EV.

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Auto supplier wants to make LiDAR cheaper for automakers

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

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Like on MASH, Tesla calls on radar to solve its problems

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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Ford wants a fleet of autonomous, ride-sharing cars by 2021

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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Ford and MIT making LiDAR-equipped shuttle services that learn

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

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Tesla hopes existing tech improves its semi-autonomous driving

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

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LiDAR sensors help autonomous Ford Fusions see in the dark

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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Self-driving cars can be fooled by fake signals

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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Will this tiny laser device make self-driving cars a thing?

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.