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11 May 2017

LARGEST TEST SITE FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES BUILT IN SOUTH KOREA

LARGEST TEST SITE FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES BUILT IN SOUTH KOREA The site is called K-City, South Korea plans to open it coming October. The 88-acre site will provide testing ground as large as a city, according the the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport. It will be twice the size of MCity, the vehicle testing site in Ann Arbor, Mich, which is at this moment the world’s largest.

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06 May 2017

PROTERRA LAUNCHES FIRST AMERICAN AUTONOMOUS BUS PROGRAM

PROTERRA LAUNCHES FIRST AMERICAN AUTONOMOUS BUS PROGRAM US electric bus manufacturer Proterra announced it is initiating the industry's first autonomous bus program with the University of Nevada, Reno and its Living Lab Coalition partners that includes the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC); the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles; the Nevada Governor's Office for Economic Development; Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI; and the cities of Reno, Sparks, and Carson City, Nev.

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29 Apr 2017

DUTCH CITY OF EINDHOVEN THE FIRST TO LAUNCH SELF-DRIVING CARS FOR COMMERCIAL USE

DUTCH CITY OF EINDHOVEN THE FIRST TO LAUNCH SELF-DRIVING CARS FOR COMMERCIAL USE Eindhoven in the Netherlands, will be the first city in the world to implement self-driving cars for large-scale commercial use. Steven Nelemans, CEO at the Dutch company Amber, made the announcement at the Hannover Messe, in Germany.

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25 Apr 2017

CONSUMERS FEAR TECHNOLOGY FAILURES WITH AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

CONSUMERS FEAR TECHNOLOGY FAILURES WITH AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES With the exception of Generation Y (1977-1994), all other generational groups are becoming more sceptical of self-driving technology, which poses a new challenge to car manufacturers and technology developers, according to the J.D. Power 2017 US Tech Choice Study. The study was carried out in January-February 2017 and is based on an online survey of more than 8,500 consumers who purchased/leased a new vehicle in the past five years.

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