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U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Trucks in Two-Week Pilot Program

On 21 May 2019, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) launched a two-week pilot program that utilizes self-driving trucks to transport mail from Phoenix, Arizona to Dallas, Texas. This test is a major step toward commercializing autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for hauling freight. The self-driving trucks traveled on major interstates throughout the pilot, which consisted of […]

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Are We Ready for Pilotless Planes?

While the government’s vision is to have driverless cars on the road by 2021, new research shows that 57% of UK citizens wouldn’t feel safe in an autonomous vehicle (AV). However, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they feel safe when flying aboard an airplane. What many respondents may not realize is pilots train in a […]

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How the Edge Computing Layer Helps with Latency

By 2020, less than a year and a half away, an anticipated 20+ billion devices will likely be connected via the Internet of Things (IoT), creating incredible amounts of data every minute. The time it takes to move data to the cloud, perform service on it and then move it back to devices is far […]

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Autonomous Vehicles for Today and for the Future

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is set to become the biggest disruptor the automotive industry has seen in the past century. While some say the age of the AV is just around the corner, the consensus seems to be that Level 5 automation (that is, true driverless cars with no steering wheel or gas and brake […]

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How Edge Computing Will Drive 5G Technology

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) more and more devices are connected, including homes, heating systems, fitness trackers, vehicles and more. Gartner projects that IoT devices will climb to a total of 50 billion by 2020, up from 20 billion, and this demand will drive the need for edge computing for data collection and […]

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Will You Trust an AV to Make All the Driving Decisions?

While the technology behind autonomous vehicles (AV) is progressing, some say public AV availability for general use is at least 15 years away. This is mainly due to the reliability of AVs, especially when it comes to the almost impossible moral and ethical decisions that need to be taken by the car’s artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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The Latest IEEE eLearning Library Courses for Certification

  The IEEE eLearning Library is an excellent resource for continuing professional education, offering hundreds of hours of courses designed to keep engineers up-to-date on emerging technologies and trends. eLearning has proved to be 25-60% more effective than traditional face-to-face learning. Not only is eLearning more effective, but it also saves more than half the […]

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How Will Car Maintenance Evolve In the Autonomous Vehicles Era?

Imagine the day when your car not only diagnoses its own maintenance needs, but schedules its own appointment and then drives itself to the shop, leaving you with plenty of free time to do as you please. This scenario is a distinct possibility in the autonomous vehicles (AV) era. Artificial intelligence (AI) will be used […]

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String of Setbacks Halts Several Autonomous Vehicle Tests

While many believe the autonomous vehicle (AV) is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that could ultimately help reduce the number of people killed and injured on the roads each year, it seems that fatalities are inevitable. Last week, 49-year-old Elaine Hertzberg was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. Although police […]

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