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Chinese ridesharing firm joins race for autonomous driving by opening US research facility

Chinese ridesharing platform Didi Chuxing has issued a real statement of intent to rivals following the organization's decision to open a research hub in US tech capital Silicon Valley. The Didi Labs center will be located in Mountain View, which is also the home of Google. A statement released by the Chinese company confirmed that it will research facility will focus on 'intelligent driving technologies'.

Autonomous cars represent ethical dilemma for society

Researchers at an American University have embarked on a unique project aimed at establishing what exactly it will take for society to accept autonomous vehicles. Driverless cars are becoming a reality, but how can the innovative vehicles deal with life-or-death dilemmas. Can engineers create a model that is able to adapt accordingly when faced with critical decisions?

Honda to develop electric car that is capable of generating its own emotions!

Honda has announced that it's set to create a concept and embark on a new development that will enable them to produce an Al-powered electric car that can incredibly generate its own emotions. It has also been disclosed that the Japanese manufacturer will unveil the NeuV experimental vehicle at the CES event in Las Vegas early next year.

Singapore, Dubai and Lyon have embraced autonomous transportation. Should we be worried?

Autonomous vehicle technology is evolving rapidly, and cities around the world are embracing the concept with open arms. Dubai recently launched its first driverless bus service, while Singapore has became the first nation in the world to implement driverless taxis. As the world moves forward and adopts technology that no longer involves human interference, carmakers must face the difficult question of how safe their product really is before it's ready to move people on highways and city streets.

Smart Cars: Let Go Of the Steering Wheel and Enjoy the Ride

Ever dreamed of kicking back, letting go of the wheel and reading the paper during the commute to work? In large cities, that could soon be a reality. We have reached an era where every single device or object is connected. We have reached a point where our cars can take us for a long ride without even bothering to drive ourselves.

As a start, Toyota unveiled a car that can drive itself along a highway. The modified Lexus GS uses sophisticated sensors to navigate roads, merge lanes and overtake other vehicles.

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