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On the Road to Driverless Cars

A blend of in-vehicle and cloud computing, more powerful antennas, automotive Ethernet, and high-performance 5G network communications will be essential ingredients in the evolution of autonomous vehicles. Guido Dornbusch, Alex Bormuth, Dr. Ayman Duzdar | Sep 12, 2019 Source: Electronic Design Projections show that by 2020 the power and electrical components, sensors, cameras, radar, GPS and other systems in…

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Avis Budget Group and Ford Partner to Connect Cars

Source: Telematics Wire Avis Budget Group has announced an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions to connect approximately 14,000 Ford Motor Company vehicles in Avis Budget Group’s European fleet. The connected vehicles will provide many advantages, like it will allow Avis customers to manage their entire rental experience through the Avis mobile app, including choosing the…

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5G could make self-driving cars smarter and commutes safer

A 2-year-old technology called C-V2X could arrive in 5G-equipped cars in 2022, displacing a 20-year-old alternative that hasn’t caught on. Source: CNET Self-driving cars can already see and think for themselves. But a newer technology that will run on soon-to-launch 5G networks promises to give them another advanced skill: the ability to talk with one another. C-V2X, a communications…

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Edge computing set for strong growth in automotive industry

Source: AutomotiveIT.com Whether in manufacturing operations or in the vehicles themselves, edge computing is conquering the IT infrastructure at every car company. Providers have taken note – and are already battling it out for air superiority. Edge computing, the wide-ranging types of calculations and analyses at the extreme ends of an IT topology, has become…

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Ford will test connected cars on its own LTE/5G network

Source: IoTTechNews.com American automotive giant Ford is building its own LTE/5G network to test connected cars in a private environment. Ford’s network will be set up at its campus in Dearborn, Michigan. The network will operate in the 3.5GHz CBRS band and use equipment from Ericsson, Juniper, and Dell. The company has filed a request…

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Qualcomm, Deutsche Telekom and BMW win fight with EU over car connectivity rules

Source: TechSpot.com The big picture: 5G is coming and while the EU may be weary about using it to its full potential, forward-looking countries and companies are fighting for the huge potential market that will be created as a result of its deployment. The phenomenon is dubbed “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which is why they’re fighting…

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Humanising Autonomy pulls in $5M to help self-driving cars keep an eye on pedestrians

Source: TechCrunch Pretty much everything about making a self-driving car is difficult, but among the most difficult parts is making sure the vehicles know what pedestrians are doing — and what they’re about to do. Humanising Autonomy specializes in this, and hopes to become a ubiquitous part of people-focused computer vision systems worldwide. The company has raised a $5.3…

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Postal robots take to the streets with backing from Toyota AI Ventures

Source: ZDNet Out of stealth, a new concept in last-mile delivery brings more than autonomous vehicles to the table. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | June 11, 2019 A secretive autonomous delivery startup with some big backer bona fides has just come out of stealth. Boxbot, a California delivery logistics startup, recently unveiled its autonomous last-mile delivery system, which consists…

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