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Apple is developing its own LiDAR sensors, talking to potential sensor suppliers for self-driving cars: report

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We might not see the fruits of Apple’s self-driving car project for years, and it’s certainly hit some speed bumps along the way — but Apple isn’t quite ready to give up on self-driving cars yet.

Now, Reuters reports Apple has held discussions with at least four companies about having them potentially supply advanced LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles. The report also says that Apple is still working on its own LiDAR development.

Elon Musk explains why you shouldn’t charge your Tesla battery to 100%

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Electric car batteries should not, generally, be charged to 100%. Long-term, this reduces the battery’s longevity, and Tesla cars actually charge up to 90% by default.

But if you’re pressed for range, should you change this and charge up to 100%? Well, unless you absolutely must squeeze every bit of range out of your battery, the answer is still no. 

It’s not just about battery degradation. In a recent Twitter exchange, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that regenerative braking does not kick…

Stan Lee’s last cameo is in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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Stan Lee, who is hailed by many as the driving creative force behind Marvel’s Silver Age, appeared in over 20 Marvel movies during his lifetimeEndgame will be his last cameo. Read more…

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Waymo’s new app lets you hail a self-driving car—but don’t get too excited just yet

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If you were hoping to hail a self-driving car from Waymo, you better live in the Phoenix area — and be prepared to wait even after downloading the app.

The Waymo app is now available on the Google Play app store for the first time, but it’s not like Uber or Lyft, mostly because once you download it you have to join a waitlist. Only after you’ve been accepted can you start ordering rides. The pricing for rides in the Phoenix area is apparently similar to rides on other ride-sharing…

Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure.

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Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?

That’s the philosophy of British startup Wayve. It claims it only needs a camera, GPS tracker, and a powerful computer to be able to drive anywhere autonomously. 

But experts who specialize in sensing technologies like light-based LiDAR and radar say the idea mostly comes across as preposterous — or the very least, short-sighted. 

Most self-driving cars decide how to drive down a…

Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure.

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Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?

That’s the philosophy of British startup Wayve. It claims it only needs a camera, GPS tracker, and a powerful computer to be able to drive anywhere autonomously. 

But experts who specialize in sensing technologies like light-based LiDAR and radar say the idea mostly comes across as preposterous — or the very least, short-sighted. 

Most self-driving cars decide how to drive down a…

Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure.

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Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?

That’s the philosophy of British startup Wayve. It claims it only needs a camera, GPS tracker, and a powerful computer to be able to drive anywhere autonomously. 

But experts who specialize in sensing technologies like light-based LiDAR and radar say the idea mostly comes across as preposterous — or the very least, short-sighted. 

Most self-driving cars decide how to drive down a…

Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure.

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Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?

That’s the philosophy of British startup Wayve. It claims it only needs a camera, GPS tracker, and a powerful computer to be able to drive anywhere autonomously. 

But experts who specialize in sensing technologies like light-based LiDAR and radar say the idea mostly comes across as preposterous — or the very least, short-sighted. 

Most self-driving cars decide how to drive down a…

Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure.

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Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?

That’s the philosophy of British startup Wayve. It claims it only needs a camera, GPS tracker, and a powerful computer to be able to drive anywhere autonomously. 

But experts who specialize in sensing technologies like light-based LiDAR and radar say the idea mostly comes across as preposterous — or the very least, short-sighted. 

Most self-driving cars decide how to drive down a…

Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure.

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Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?

That’s the philosophy of British startup Wayve. It claims it only needs a camera, GPS tracker, and a powerful computer to be able to drive anywhere autonomously. 

But experts who specialize in sensing technologies like light-based LiDAR and radar say the idea mostly comes across as preposterous — or the very least, short-sighted. 

Most self-driving cars decide how to drive down a…