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How a driverless car sees the road

How a driverless car sees the road | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.
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It surely proved that a computerized system on a vehicle could always drive without committing errors but the question now is when this life saving package will reach global diffusion and public acceptance? 

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Baking Up a New Look, in Layers

Baking Up a New Look, in Layers | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Elements of the BMW i8’s sliced-and-angled appearance are starting to show up on other vehicles, hinting at an emerging trend in auto design.
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Volvo Presentation at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show - YouTube

The complete Volvo Press Conference at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
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2014 Volvo Concept estate description.

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Maserati Alfieri sports concept revealed | Autocar

Maserati Alfieri sports concept revealed | Autocar | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Radical Alfieri sports car concept is based on a shortened MC Stradale chassis, previews a production model tipped to replace the Granturismo
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The exterior has an impeccable sculpted form but the interior could express a bit more dynamism to echo the outer skin.

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Government puts £10 million into driverless car research | Autocar

Government puts £10 million into driverless car research | Autocar | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Funding and infrastructure plans aim to put the UK at the forefront of world research into autonomous driving
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Laws of local governments had been already been changed in countries like Tokyo for the new technology related to motor vehicles.

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The last two official SAAB concept cars were beautiful

The last two official SAAB concept cars were beautiful | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
The last two major concepts before the fall of SAAB would have informed its roster of new cars going forward. They were beautiful. Let's revisit them.
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Concept from the past: the Aero X is a proportion milestone with the addition of a very special compartment's opening. 

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Giugiaro: "La bellezza è matematica. Per disegnare l'auto? Non si parte dalle emozioni"

Giugiaro: "La bellezza è matematica. Per disegnare l'auto? Non si parte dalle emozioni" | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Alla cerimonia di consegna del Premio Antonio Feltrinelli 2013, il "car designer del secolo" si confessa. "Sono appassionato di creatività non di auto"
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A wonderful article on "the way of thinking" to create a functional yet appealing automobile

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Federal government planning black box vehicle mandate to track, tax and even remotely control all personal vehicles

Federal government planning black box vehicle mandate to track, tax and even remotely control all personal vehicles | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Federal government planning black box vehicle mandate to track, tax and even remotely control all personal vehicles
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Now with the possibility of two way black boxes looks like we are going to lead onto "scary" times...

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How Transportation Technologies Will Change Everything

How Transportation Technologies Will Change Everything | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Connected and autonomous vehicle technology will help optimize roadway utilization, potentially saving billions in future infrastructure expansion.
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A preview on future mobility's scenario.

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Maserati Press Conference at Geneva Motor Show 2014. - YouTube

Maserati Press Conference at Geneva Motor Show 2014. www.maserati.com Read more: http://bit.ly/1kTV74D
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Maserati "Alfieri" performance specifications details.

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2015 Volvo Concept Estate - 2014 Geneva Motor Show - YouTube

This beautiful vehicle is the Volvo Concept Estate and it just made its global debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It may simply be a design study but what ...
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Volvo's astonishing new shooting brake concept based on the same platform used for the coupe' and the xc coupe' concepts.

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Diesel exhaust causes 6% of all lung cancer deaths

Diesel exhaust causes 6% of all lung cancer deaths | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Older diesel engines may cause as much as 6% of the lung cancer deaths in the US and the UK. 'Clean diesel' cars might be less carcinogenic.
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Recent research of  Environmental Health Perspectives based in UK.

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Volvo to launch world's first large-scale self-driving car test | Autocar

Volvo to launch world's first large-scale self-driving car test | Autocar | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Volvo is to begin field trials of self-driving cars in order for its cars to handle real-world situations without the input of a driver
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Volvo has started the automated driving research many years ago and now is ready for the big step.
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Volvo To Return To Tokyo Motor Show

Volvo To Return To Tokyo Motor Show | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Japan’s biennial Tokyo Motor Show faced an exodus of international brands following the financial crisis of the past decade, proving so severe there were concerns the show might be canceled.
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In November the 22nd at Tokyo's motorshow, Volvo will showcase the coupe' concept in a market which has been widened in the last 12 months by 25%.

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How self-driving cars could transform the rental market

How self-driving cars could transform the rental market | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Self-driving vehicle technology could one day give new meaning to Enterprise Rent-A-Car's 'We'll Pick You Up' tag line.
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Self driven rental vehicle that you can book from your mobile phone, to me sounds like the end of Taxis is near...

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Infiniti ponders 4-door coupe like Panamera - Automotive News

Infiniti ponders 4-door coupe like Panamera - Automotive News | Automotive and Transportation Design | Scoop.it
Infiniti is considering a sporty four-door coupe flagship in the mold of the Porsche Panamera.
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The Infinity essence was a beautiful example of "retro-inspired" soft curvy light lines and twisting surfaces that blends from the fender crown to the body side

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