After plowing money into companies as diverse as Uber Technologies Inc., office rental specialist WeWork Cos Inc. and fintech lender SoFi, the billionaire chief of Softbank Group Corp. – Masayoshi Son is in talks to buy as much as a third of Swiss Re, a 155-year-old reinsurance giant.
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To fully make a transition into the driverless world, an ecosystem needs to be put into place to facilitate the functioning of these vehicles. Upcoming smart cities will need to connect vehicles and people to the surrounding environment to create a more sustainable and less congested world.
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Nebraska lawmakers could open the door to self-driving cars and trucks this year with a new legislation that is designed to attract the industry while maintaining public safety. The legislative committee assigned, will review two different proposals that would let researchers test self-driving vehicles in Nebraska and be prepared for … Read the rest
Attendees of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will have a chance to ride vehicles of the future, including shuttle buses powered by electricity and cars that drive themselves. Hyundai Motor Group, the country’s largest automaker, and the public utility Korea Electric Power Corporation, both official partners of the Games, are supplying … Read the rest
Time and again we have learnt and read as how Driverless cars can reduce the number of preventable accidents and other mishappenings across the globe. The fact that it being such a highly regarded topic, gives it all the more attention globally. Over 33,000 people are said to be dying … Read the rest
Hollywood in the past, has already honed in on the potential risk of cars being hacked, with movies like The Fate of the Furious depicting super-villains sowing chaos by steering hundreds of hacked cars through New York City. But as movie makers let their imaginations run wild, manufacturers, governments and … Read the rest
As the plot thickens and the race to bring driverless automobiles to showrooms heats up, the argument over who will buy cars in the technology era is getting louder. Many believe that the future will see a drastic shift from people owning cars to being just mere passengers.
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AI experts and robotics specialists are not the only ones who are working on resolving problems faced by autonomous vehicles. Philosophers are also paying close attention to the development of what, from their perspective, looks like a myriad of ethical quandaries on wheels.
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Chinese transportation giant Didi Chuxing revealed that they have completed a series of driving tests for its autonomous cars, marking another milestone along its way in keeping up with the global craze towards self-driving vehicles. In a video showcased at the company’s annual meeting, Company CTO Bob Zhang made an … Read the rest
China’s intelligent vehicle and smart transportation demonstration area in Haidian District of Beijing has kicked off its operations. This site is Beijing’s first closed arena for autonomous vehicle tests. Enterprises, such as BAIC BJEV, Foton Motor, Baidu, HiRain Technologies and Holomatic, have already conducted tests at the Haidian base.
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