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AutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras

AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California.
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Self-Driving Trucks 5-10 Years Away: Colorado Transportation Chief
By Steve Crowe · 4 November, 2016 • Shailen Bhatt, executive director of Colorado‚Äôs Department of Transportation, says it'll be a few years before self-driving trucks are transporting goods on a regular basis.
Comma.ai Cancels Comma One Semi-Autonomous Driving Kit
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • The NHTSA sent Comma.ai CEO George Hotz a letter encouraging him to delay the Comma One semi-autonomous driving kit over concerns it "would put the safety of your customers and other road users at risk."
Otto Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery: 51,744 Beers
By Steve Crowe · 25 October, 2016 • An Otto self-driving truck made its first delivery, driving 51,744 cans of Budweiser 120 miles through Colorado, marking the first time commercial cargo was delivered by a self-driving truck.
All Teslas Will Have Built-in Self-Driving Hardware
By RT Staff · 20 October, 2016 • Tesla will produce its cars with all the "hardware needed for full self-driving capability." However, the self-driving system won't be turned on until further testing is performed. This is a major move for Tesla as it moves away from the semi-autonomous nature of its Autopilot system to a fully autonomous system.
nuTonomy Self-Driving Car Hits Truck in Singapore
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2016 • As it tried to change lanes, a nuTonomy self-driving car hit a truck in Singapore Tuesday. Nobody was injured in the accident. This is the first self-driving car accident in Singapore.
Self-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
By Steve Crowe · 12 October, 2016 • The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost."
Canvas Technology Building Indoor Autonomy
By Eugene Demaitre · 7 October, 2016 • Canvas Technology, a company that's been working in stealth mode, is already demonstrating automotive-level autonomous driving and goods delivery - indoors.
Auto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
By RT Staff · 21 September, 2016 • Google, Tesla and Uber haven't commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here's how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles.
Federal Guidelines Taking Self-Driving Cars in Wrong Direction
By Brad Templeton · 20 September, 2016 • Brad Templeton has major issues with the federal guidelines that were released for self-driving cars, saying the development of autonomous vehicles in the US may take a serious hit.
Self-Driving Cars Need to Be More Reliable
By David Bruemmer · 20 September, 2016 • Reliability is the underlying issue with all the challenges still facing self-driving cars. While we have seen great strides in moving towards a more autonomous and smart vehicle approach, reliability in cluttered environments and inclement weather remains an elusive goal.
Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars: Everything You Need to Know
By Steve Crowe · 20 September, 2016 • The Department of Transportation has published its federal guidelines on how to safely integrate and regulate self-driving cars onto our roads. And the guidelines clearly show the federal government is in favor of self-driving cars.
The Economics of Self-Driving Taxis
By Brad Templeton · 15 September, 2016 • Self-driving taxis will operate at a very low per-mile and capital cost, which means in a competitive market, it will be available at a price that easily competes with private car ownership, and even subsidized bus rides.
Starship Delivery Robots Find Mothership in Mercedes ‘Robovan’
By Steve Crowe · 8 September, 2016 • Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans are teaming up on delivery robots with the new Robovan semi-autonomous transportation system. Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the Starship delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery.
$250K Self-Driving Bus Shuttling Passengers in Australia
By Steve Crowe · 3 September, 2016 • A self-driving bus will shuttle passengers along a 1.6-mile route in Australia. The bus, which can transport up to 11 passengers and has a maximum speed of 28 MPH.
Ray Kurzweil on Self-Driving Cars Making Life-and-Death Decisions
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2016 • How self-driving cars make life-and-death decisions is a major question that remains unanswered.

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