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Fully-connected autonomous vehicles may be your future mode of travel

A recent United Nations study predicted that the world’s population is expected to hit 10 billion by 2050 with almost 70% concentrated in cities across the globe. In Asia and Africa, it is estimated that urbanisation will be even higher than that of the global predicted average, edging closer towards 90% over the next three decades.

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GM, Cruise, Honda in partnership to develop autonomous vehicles

General Motors and Honda have joined forces with the tech firm Cruise to develop autonomous vehicles as the race to market self-driving cars continues, the companies announced.

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Waymo says its autonomous vehicles logged 5 million test miles

Waymo’s autonomous vehicles have now logged 5 million test miles, and it wants more of the world to experience that progress – at least virtually.

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The long road to autonomous vehicles

Back in 1995, the NavLab 5 team at Carnegie Mellon University launched an autonomous vehicle on a trip from Pittsburgh to San Diego.

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BMW drives to cut battery costs on autonomous vehicles

NEW YORK: German luxury vehicle maker BMW AG plans more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to forming alliances to share the costs of developing autonomous-vehicle systems, the automaker’s research and development chief told Reuters.

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Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

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Autonomous vehicles could be poised to disrupt society

A photograph shows a lone automobile among dozens of horse-drawn buggies on Manhattan's famed Fifth Avenue in 1900. Thirteen years later, another photo depicts the same thoroughfare clogged with gas-guzzling vehicles.

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Toyota and Carmera to automate HD mapping for autonomous vehicles

Toyota announced that TRI-AD is working with Carmera to develop a system of HD mapping which will not rely on expensive, highly-specialised vehicles.

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Intel wants to drive the development of autonomous vehicles

Being on the inside of the majority of the world's computers clearly isn't enough for the chip maker: it also wants to provide the hardware for the next generation of self-driving cars.

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Awake at the wheel: Automakers tap VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars

Audi, Nissan and other car makers are banking on talking cartoon characters and other virtual reality experiences to keep drivers and other occupants of future autonomous vehicles entertained, auto industry executives said.