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Will Tesla and Google Kill the German Car?

On Nov 5, 2019
@rogermud shared
The End of an Era: Will Tesla and Google Kill the German Car? https://t.co/G2RC98gHgH via @SPIEGELONLINE
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Threatened by entrepreneurs in California and by Chinese upstarts, German automakers are urgently trying to find their place in a new world of robots and electric cars. BMW, Daimler, Audi and VW set the standards for a century but have now fallen behind. By SPIEGEL Staff

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On Nov 5, 2019
@rogermud shared
The End of an Era: Will Tesla and Google Kill the German Car? https://t.co/G2RC98gHgH via @SPIEGELONLINE
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Will Tesla and Google Kill the German Car?

Threatened by entrepreneurs in California and by Chinese upstarts, German automakers are urgently trying to find their place in a new world of robots and electric cars. BMW, Daimler, Audi ...


On Oct 28, 2019
@MIT shared
To improve the safety of autonomous vehicles, computer scientists have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground. It can then quickly determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner. https://t.co/vgGg0yE1Zg https://t.co/4T8xCWsGI1
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Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

By sensing tiny changes in shadows, a new system identifies approaching objects that may cause a collision.

On Nov 5, 2019
@MIT shared
Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections https://t.co/zOrKBPOwIr https://t.co/vAYbXv0GPg
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Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections

Model alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.

On Oct 30, 2019
@Automotive_News shared
Farley says Ford's AV business will focus on customers' needs https://t.co/WdAaMxM7wJ https://t.co/7EcfWQhcPM
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Farley says Ford's AV business will focus on customers' needs

The automaker remains committed to launching a commercial robotaxi fleet in 2021.

On Nov 4, 2019
@RoadandTrack shared
Road & Track's 2020 Performance Car of the Year. https://t.co/K9qlr1o1E7 https://t.co/nYzBMyRkHJ
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2020 Performance Car of the Year

Eleven worthy competitors, one surprising winner.

On Oct 30, 2019
@Forbes shared
There are roughly 170 initiatives underway around the world to develop electric aircraft but the burning question is: How many will be able to find investors with the deep pockets and patience to enable them to go farther? https://t.co/vCPAE3mYNq https://t.co/3Dka9ZcGki
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Who’s Going To Give Air Taxi Startups The Billions They Need? Maybe Automakers.

Automakers are sinking big money into developing technologies for driverless and electric cars that could also be applicable in autonomous and electric aircraft. Some industry watchers ...

On Nov 4, 2019
@TechCrunch shared
TC Sessions: Mobility Returns In 2020 https://t.co/GIp8UvHbsI by @kirstenkorosec https://t.co/4PG5FXsU15
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TC Sessions: Mobility Returns In 2020

TC Sessions: Mobility is returning for a second year on May 14 in San Jose — a day-long event brimming with the best and brightest engineers, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs and ...

On Oct 31, 2019
@WIRED shared
Forget cars. These are the world’s 20 most bicycle-friendly cities. https://t.co/sNhltuNHoq
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The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet, Ranked

The 2019 Copenhagenize Index ranks the world's urban hubs on how much they're doing to promote life on two wheels.

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