Japan’s latest driverless car hits the Tokyo highway

Japan’s latest driverless car hits the Tokyo highway

Last month, motoring giant Nissan installed its latest autonomous drive technology on its Infiniti Q50 model.  The modified car was equipped with 12 sonars, 12 cameras, nine radar sensors and six laser scanners to enhance the accuracy of its solo journey. The test drive saw the vehicle travel 12 miles (20 kilometers) without human interference. The journey ended where it started.

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Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

 

Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of Uber’s latest-generation self-driving test car, which features sensors and autonomous driving computing capability installed by Uber after purchase on the XC90 vehicle.

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Intel and LeBron James team up on autonomous cars

Intel and LeBron James team up on autonomous cars

Intel Corp. is airing its first commercial for a digital ad campaign for autonomous cars, featuring Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

The upcoming campaign, “Driving Trust,” is meant to lessen apprehension of autonomous cars and instill trust in consumers. The commercial will lead up to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics opener set for Oct. 17.

 

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