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    1. "We're learning from the creativity of company founders"

      "We're learning from the creativity of company founders"

      For big automotive players, cooperation with startups is becoming more important  than ever before. Large carmakers need the creative enterprise of young companies, if they want to develop new solutions and services in today’s fast-moving digital environment. Volkswagen is no exception. In a mini-interview with automotiveIT, VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about 

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    2. The real prize and threat of the driverless car revolution is data: ‘The car knows a lot about you’

      The real prize and threat of the driverless car revolution is data: ‘The car knows a lot about you’

      The city of Stratford, Ont., is best known for being Justin Bieber’s hometown and the popular Stratford Festival. But if the city has its way, it will soon be at the forefront of the next big technology revolution. Installed on hydro poles throughout the city are wireless routers that have turned it into one of the few Wi-Fi-enabled cities around, allowing residents and visitors alike to check their email and surf the Internet.

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    3. This Autonomous Rally Car Could Help To Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

      This Autonomous Rally Car Could Help To Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

      While Google's bubble-shaped car putters around in California and Tesla's Autopilot guides cars into garages, Georgia Tech is taking autonomous driving to the extreme. A team of researchers have built AutoRally, an autonomous rally truck that pushes the limits of its performance. Okay, it's a one-fifth scale rally truck robot weighing about 48 pounds built on an RC chassis.

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    4. From Audi to Volvo, most ‘self-driving’ cars use the same hardware

      From Audi to Volvo, most ‘self-driving’ cars use the same hardware

      On Sunday, my colleague Lee Hutchinson regaled you all with a tale of his semi-autonomous driving adventure in one of Tesla's high-speed electric chariots.

      Much of the technology that underpins these systems is shared among the industry. A handful of companies like Bosch, Delphi, and Mobileye provide sensors, control units, and even algorithms to car makers, who then integrate and refine those systems.

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    5. Google Plans Self-Driving Car Development Center Near Detroit

      Google, following its first deal earlier this month with a major automaker on self-driving cars, plans to open a development center for the technology in the home of the U.S. auto industry.

      The company said Wednesday it will open a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Michigan, a city about 30 miles from downtown Detroit.

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    6. The Data Science Behind Predictive Maintenance For Connected Cars

      The Data Science Behind Predictive Maintenance For Connected Cars

      In this article, we are going to explain exactly—including with pointers to sample code—how we use data science to develop connected car applications for automobile companies like Ford, BMW, Mercedes, and Volkswagen. As a very recent sign of our worldwide leadership in this space, Ford just invested $182 million in Pivotal alongside Microsoft and prior investors.

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    7. Google’s Glue Car, and Other Approaches to Pedestrian Safety

      As we wait for self-driving cars, which offer the promise of delivering 100 percent auto safety, the carnage on the highway continues. Most people know about the 32,000 deaths annually, but maybe not that fatalities have been spiking recently. And fewer still know about pedestrian accidents, which killed 4,735 Americans in 2013 (and approximately 270,000 people internationally).

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    8. Autonomous Vehicles Traveling in Convoys Will Run Into This Inevitable Tradeoff

      Autonomous Vehicles Traveling in Convoys Will Run Into This Inevitable Tradeoff

      The problem is that as a convoy grows in size, it invariably runs up against limits that hurt performance. Most notably, the number of messages that vehicles can successfully exchange tends to drop as more cars join. Every additional car requires the generation of more messages amongst the group until eventually, some of this digital traffic starts to collide.

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