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Toyota Finds ‘Extreme’ Test Site for New Self-Driving Car

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will test its Platform 2.1 autonomous driving system at California’s GoMentum Station. TRI said "GoMentum’s varied terrain, and real-life infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, intersections and parking lots provide the environment needed to accelerate testing of" autonomous vehicles.
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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Fails Epicly on Windy Road
By Steve Crowe · 27 February, 2017 • Watch a Tesla Model S with Autopilot 2.0 engaged repeatedly fail to stay in its lane on a windy road. The incident serves as a good remember that Autopilot users always need to keep their hands on the wheel.
Embark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
By Steve Crowe · 24 February, 2017 • Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to drive on highways. Once they enter city limits, Embark's self-driving trucks hand control over the the human driver to drive through the city streets to the final destination.
Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2017 • Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while Rus takes home the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.
Drive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
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Argo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI
By RT Staff · 13 February, 2017 • Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
Self-Driving Car Conquers Busy San Francisco Streets
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2017 • A GM self-driving car recently conquered the busy streets of San Francisco. With no pre-planning involved, the self-driving car handled four-way stop signs, busy intersections, bikers and more.
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Tesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
By Steve Crowe · 19 January, 2017 • The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.
Sophia the Robot Rides in a Self-Driving Car
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Infineon Self-Driving Car Tech Coming to CES
By RT Staff · 16 December, 2016 • German semiconductor giant Infineon Technologies will demo its advanced driver assistance system and its 77 GHz radar and LiDAR and 3D cameras that are making self-driving cars safer.
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By Steve Crowe · 13 December, 2016 • Google's self-driving car project is now known as Waymo, a standalone company under the Alphabet corporate umbrella. And that could mean it's time to take the technology to market.

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