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The remaking of war; Part 2: Machine-learning set to usher in a whole new era of intelligent warfare
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The remaking of war; Part 2: Machine-learning set to usher in a whole new era of intelligent warfare

This is the second part of a series on the evolution of war and warfare across decades. Over the course of these articles, the relationship between technology and war will be put under the magnifying glass

CES 2020: Use of Lidar laser-sensing tech in self-driving cars, monitoring cattle and more
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CES 2020: Use of Lidar laser-sensing tech in self-driving cars, monitoring cattle and more

Alternative uses and customers are needed to keep revenue flowing at lidar startups waiting for the expected boom.

NASA tracks the biggest animal migration in the Earth's oceans using space lasers
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NASA tracks the biggest animal migration in the Earth's oceans using space lasers

Due to the sheer number of animals participating in the migration, carbon is prevented from escaping into the atmosphere, slowing down global warming.

Tesla robotaxis are coming to US roads next year, Elon Musk slams use of Lidar
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Tesla robotaxis are coming to US roads next year, Elon Musk slams use of Lidar

Musk had previously forecast that cars would be fully self-driving by 2018, a target Tesla has missed.

Ex-Apple engineers develop sensor for autonomous cars to detect roads, vehicles
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Ex-Apple engineers develop sensor for autonomous cars to detect roads, vehicles

Aeva is working on a device that would help cars sense the road, vehicles, pedestrians.

Mumbai firm developing high-precision HD maps for self-driving cars in the US
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Mumbai firm developing high-precision HD maps for self-driving cars in the US

Genesys also operates production and software development centres in Dehradun and Jaipur.

Former Uber backup drivers believe self-driving car crash was bound to happen, long working hours are to blame
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Former Uber backup drivers believe self-driving car crash was bound to happen, long working hours are to blame

And now the recent crash has unravelled the haste Uber is in to make sure that it is ahead of others like Waymo in the self-driving race.

Apple registers 18 new autonomous vehicles to expand its self-driving car programme to a total of 45 cars
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Apple registers 18 new autonomous vehicles to expand its self-driving car programme to a total of 45 cars

Behind Apple is Tesla which currently has 39 self-driving vehicles, and Uber which has 29 cars.

Automaker Magna pitches new self-driving vehicle system without compromises in vehicle styling
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Automaker Magna pitches new self-driving vehicle system without compromises in vehicle styling

Auto supplier Magna said it is developing a system automakers can use to enable vehicles to drive themselves without requiring bulky rooftop sensors.

22 year old tech prodigy claims that he has cracked the most important part of self-driving cars
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22 year old tech prodigy claims that he has cracked the most important part of self-driving cars

Luminar kept its work closely guarded until Thursday when the startup revealed the first details about a product Russell is touting as a far more powerful form of "lidar."

CES 2017: Hyundai is working on making autonomous cars for average consumers
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CES 2017: Hyundai is working on making autonomous cars for average consumers

Hyundai's Ioniq draws little attention as it maneuvers the streets of Las Vegas. The mid-sized sedan is one of a number of autonomous cars roaming the city's streets during the high-tech Consumer Electronics.

Ford to debut next-gen Fusion hybrid autonomous development vehicle
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Ford to debut next-gen Fusion hybrid autonomous development vehicle

The car will first appear at CES and then at the North American International Auto Show

What Tesla's self-driving car sees when it's driving down a road
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What Tesla's self-driving car sees when it's driving down a road

Despite the fact that Tesla's self-driving package lacks the essential LiDAR system that manufacturers like Ford and others have been experimenting with, it does a pretty good job at detecting what matters.

Indian archaeologists are using airborne lasers to peer into the past of Rajgir hills
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Indian archaeologists are using airborne lasers to peer into the past of Rajgir hills

High-end scanning lasers on airborne platforms are planned to survey the archaeological evidence, flora and fauna in the ancient Rajgir hills in Bihar.

Tesla is beating everyone to the autonomous car game; but is it ready to face the consequences?
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Tesla is beating everyone to the autonomous car game; but is it ready to face the consequences?

Like every other quick leap in technology, it all comes with its fair share of criticism.

Infineon acquires maker of miniature LiDAR modules; could come built-in in upcoming cars
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Infineon acquires maker of miniature LiDAR modules; could come built-in in upcoming cars

Infineon Technologies AG intends to make LiDAR an affordable feature for every new-built car worldwide.

Ford to build fully autonomous cars for ride sharing by 2021
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Ford to build fully autonomous cars for ride sharing by 2021

Ford claims that its autonomous vehicles will feature “level 4” autonomy

Infrared tech can make driverless cars safe: Auto supplier ZF
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Infrared tech can make driverless cars safe: Auto supplier ZF

Self-driving cars will need multiple detection systems including expensive infrared "lidar" technology if they are to be safe at high speeds, the chief executive of German autos supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said on Wednesday.

Ford tests new LiDAR system that helps autonomous car see in the dark
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Ford tests new LiDAR system that helps autonomous car see in the dark

New tech by Ford brings driver less cars a step closer to production readiness