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Here’s how quantum computer supremacy will impact self-driving cars

November 23rd, 2019 at 1:08 pm » Comments Off

  Quantum supremacy, achieved? The news recently was agog with the claim that the so-called and highly sought “quantum supremacy” had been achieved via an effort undertaken by Google researchers. Not everyone agreed though that the Google effort warranted waving the superlative supremacy flag. That’s not to say that the use of their 54-qubit Sycamore […]

The problem with all self-driving cars looking alike

November 7th, 2019 at 1:19 pm » Comments Off

Self-driving cars within fleets will look alike, creating problems. Have you ever seen a sea of yellow cabs, all of which seem indistinguishable from each other? It used to be that if you booked a yellow cab for picking you up at a busy airport or similar venue, the odds were that a slew of […]

Autonomous taxis have made their driverless debut in London

October 22nd, 2019 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Are London cabbies’ days numbered? SELF-DRIVING taxis have hit the streets of London for the first time during a week-long trial in the capital. The culmination of a 30-month development process lead by the government and industry-supported the DRIVEN autonomous vehicle technology consortium, the tests saw a collection of Ford Mondeo-based test cars complete short […]

Hyundai to start mass production of driverless cars in 2024

October 22nd, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

  South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group will start mass production of self-driving cars within the next five years, said Chung Euisun, the heir to the auto giant, as he made a hefty investment in a joint venture the company established with Aptiv on Sept. 23. At a luncheon session held in New York with […]

Special report: Driverless cars are the new dot-com bubble

September 22nd, 2019 at 1:18 am » Comments Off

We simply don’t know what sort of jobs will be available in the future. After all, imagine yourself in the year 1900 peering into the future. How could you know then that the proportion of people employed in agriculture in the USA would fall to a twentieth of what it was then? Or that there […]

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