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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:51 pm

The Verge, this past January:
Exclusive look at Cruise’s first driverless car without a steering wheel or pedals
https://www-theverge-com.cdn.ampproject ... first-look
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:57 pm

GCC:
NHTSA seeking public comment on automated driving system safety principles
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... nhtsa.html

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking public comment on the potential development of a framework of principles to govern the safe behavior of automated driving systems (ADS) in the future. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was submitted to the Federal Register on 19 November.

NHTSA defines an ADS as the hardware and software that are, collectively, capable of performing the entire dynamic driving task on a sustained basis, regardless of whether it is limited to a specific operational design domain (ODD). . . .
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:21 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:34 pm
AutoX sends its RoboTaxis to work in Shanghai
https://www.zdnet.com/video/autox-sends ... -shanghai/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/autox-cor ... xi-market/
AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis
https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/02/autox ... y-drivers/
The company also stressed the experience it learned from “millions of miles” driven in China’s densest city centers through its 100 robotaxis in the past few years. Its rivals are also aggressively accumulating mileage to train their self-driving algorithms while banking sizable investments to fund R&D and pilot tests. AutoX itself, for instance, has raised more than $160 million to date.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:12 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:21 pm
cwerdna wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:34 pm
AutoX sends its RoboTaxis to work in Shanghai
https://www.zdnet.com/video/autox-sends ... -shanghai/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/autox-cor ... xi-market/
AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis
https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/02/autox ... y-drivers/
The company also stressed the experience it learned from “millions of miles” driven in China’s densest city centers through its 100 robotaxis in the past few years. Its rivals are also aggressively accumulating mileage to train their self-driving algorithms while banking sizable investments to fund R&D and pilot tests. AutoX itself, for instance, has raised more than $160 million to date.
That is awesome news. The Robotaxi is moving from concept to really. 2021 is shaping up to be a great year for FSD world wide.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:18 am

I watched this late last night on my phone. This is from some Chinese company and posted Sept 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxgAAfblfn8

Was pretty impressive with so many pedestrians, bicyclists and scooters, including a bunch passing the car. Street was sometimes rather narrow for two cars.

I haven't had a chance to watch most of their other videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE5dpH ... T6w/videos.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:58 am

Cruise is now testing fully driverless cars in San Francisco
https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/9/2216 ... ng-level-4

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:55 pm

Amazon’s self-driving company Zoox unveils autonomous robotaxi
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/14/amazons ... otaxi.html

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:21 pm

Interesting. I see that the seats are designed with 'wash-ability' in mind, rather than comfort.
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:45 pm

^^^Fairly typical for commercial passenger vehicles, given the number of people under the influence who ride in them, along with general irresponsibility when no one's around to enforce rules against smoking, eating or drinking: "it's not my car, so I'm going to eat this pizza/taco/ice cream cone now. If I drop it I'm not going to have to clean it up."

My local rapid transit system has been replacing their previous cloth seats with some kind of plastic-covered ones, much less comfortable but a cinch to clean.
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:05 pm

Walmart will test driverless delivery trucks in Arkansas next year
https://www.engadget.com/walmart-gatik- ... 24778.html

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