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US carmaker Tesla is working together with semiconductor giant AMD to develop its own chips for carrying out autonomous driving tasks. The company—whose cars already sport the rather advanced driver assist system Autopilot— is reportedly in the process of testing the purpose-specific processors. Creating its own chips, although on top of AMD tech, will allow Tesla not to […]

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US Authorities have ascertained that Tesla’s Autopilot technology played a role in a deathly crash between a Model S car and a truck. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)  found that Tesla “lacked understanding” of some of its driver assist system’s limits. The regulatory body added that the crash should have never happened, as Tesla should have […]

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A bot trained by Elon Musk-backed OpenAI has beaten one of the world’ best players at online videogame Dota 2, during e-sports tournament The International. The machine learning bot had been trained simply by pitting one Artificial Intelligence against another, and letting them play for weeks on end until they mastered the game. During the tournament, hosted […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has detailed the company’s plans to enter the self-driving car sector, Bloomberg revealed. The rumour has been circulating for a while that the iPhone maker’s next big project would involved driverless vehicles, but the company’s management had so far been peculiarly cagey about the feat. Late last year, it emerged that when Apple kicked-started the […]

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European consumers are not into self-driving cars as much as carmakers and Silicon Valley giants would like them to be, but the UK’s enthusiasm  offers a glimpse of hope. According to City A.M., a global survey of 22,000 people by consultancy Deloitte revealed the continent’s sentiment regarding autonomous vehicle—finding that consumers in France, Belgium, Germany and Italy have […]

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Japanese carmaker Nissan unleashed its self-driving vehicle—a modified Leaf electric car— on the streets of London in its first European test. The Tokyo-based company’s robotic car debuted on Monday following negotiations with regulators and the police. The car can travel at up to 80 km per hour,  and shift from manned to autonomous mode at the flick of a […]

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The US National Highway Traffic Administration has decided against a recall of Tesla Autopilot, following a six-month-long investigation into a fatal car crash involving the technology. In a report, the governmental agency explained that it “did not identify any defects in the design or performance of [Tesla’s automatic emergency braking] or Autopilot systems of the subject vehicles nor […]

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Mercedes-Benz has taken an uncommonly clear-cut stance on self-driving car ethics, stating that autonomous vehicles should always try to save their occupants over pedestrians. The German carmaker came out in favour of preserving the life of who is inside the car at the Paris auto show, last week“If you know you can save at least one […]

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