Vehicular automation

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Vehicular automation involves the use of mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and multi-agent system to assist a vehicle's operator.wikipedia
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ParkShuttle

The FROG system is deployed for industrial purposes in factory sites and has been in use since 1999 on the ParkShuttle, a PRT-style public transport system in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel to connect the Rivium business park with the neighboring city of Rotterdam (where the route terminates at the Kralingse Zoom metro station). Aside from 2getthere ("ParkShuttle"), three companies - Ligier ("Easymile EZ10"), Navya ("ARMA" & "Autonom Cab" ) and RDM Group ("LUTZ Pathfinder") - are manufacturing and actively testing such vehicles.
The ParkShuttle is an electrically-driven, autonomous shuttle service that runs between Kralingse Zoom metro station in Rotterdam to the Rivium business park in Capelle aan den IJssel.

Self-driving car

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Extensive automation for cars focuses on either introducing robotic cars or modifying modern car designs to be semi-autonomous. As a method of automating cars without extensively modifying the cars as much as a robotic car, Automated highway systems (AHS) aims to construct lanes on highways that would be equipped with, for example, magnets to guide the vehicles.
A self-driving car, also known as an autonomous vehicle (AV), connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV), driverless car, robo-car, or robotic car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with little or no human input.

Adaptive cruise control

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ACC technology is widely regarded as a key component of future generations of intelligent cars.

Platoon (automobile)

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As a method of automating cars without extensively modifying the cars as much as a robotic car, Automated highway systems (AHS) aims to construct lanes on highways that would be equipped with, for example, magnets to guide the vehicles.
Smart cars with artificial intelligence could automatically join and leave platoons.

Automation

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After the invention of the integrated circuit, the sophistication of automation technology increased.
Because automated vehicles are much less likely to get into accidents compared to human-driven vehicles, some precautions built into current models (such as anti-lock brakes or laminated glass) would not be required for self-driving versions.

EasyMile EZ10

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Aside from 2getthere ("ParkShuttle"), three companies - Ligier ("Easymile EZ10"), Navya ("ARMA" & "Autonom Cab" ) and RDM Group ("LUTZ Pathfinder") - are manufacturing and actively testing such vehicles.
The EasyMile EZ10 is a battery-powered autonomous electric bus designed and marketed by EasyMile.

Robotics

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A vehicle relying solely on automation is consequently referred to as robotic or autonomous.
Also, self-controlled cars, Ernst Dickmanns' driverless car, and the entries in the DARPA Grand Challenge, are capable of sensing the environment well and subsequently making navigational decisions based on this information.

Apolong

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In July 2018, the Chinese search engine Baidu unveiled its autonomous bus "Apolong", manufactured by Kinglong and developed by a consortium of 40 multinational companies including BMW, Baidu and Intel.
The Apolong, sometimes referred to as the Baidu Apollo project is a driverless vehicle developed by Baidu, Kinglong and a consortium of more than 40 companies.

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Waymo

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In March 2018, Waymo, the automated vehicle company spun off from Google parent company Alphabet Inc., announced it was applying its technology to semi trucks.
Thrun's team at Stanford created the robotic vehicle Stanley, which won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and its US$2 million prize from the United States Department of Defense.

Delivery drone

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Also see Delivery Drone.
A delivery drone is an autonomous vehicle, often a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), used to transport packages, food or other goods.

Otto (company)

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At the time, Uber's automated truck was based primarily on technology developed by Otto, which Uber acquired in August 2016.
Otto was established in January 2016, and is currently one of a new generation of automobile firms venturing into making self-driving vehicles.

Forth Road Bridge

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The first passenger-carrying driverless bus trial in the United Kingdom is expected to commence by 2021, with a fleet of five identical vehicles to the Manchester trial used on a 14 mi Stagecoach Fife park-and-ride route across the Forth Road Bridge, from the north bank of the Forth to Edinburgh Park station.
On 22 November 2018, it was announced that £4.35 million of funding had been secured for the United Kingdom's first passenger-carrying driverless bus trial, planned to take place across the Forth Road Bridge public transport corridor by 2021.

Intel

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In July 2018, the Chinese search engine Baidu unveiled its autonomous bus "Apolong", manufactured by Kinglong and developed by a consortium of 40 multinational companies including BMW, Baidu and Intel.

Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC

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The first autonomous bus trial in the United Kingdom commenced in mid-2019, with an Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC single-decker bus modified with autonomous software from Fusion Processing able to operate in driverless mode within Stagecoach Manchester's Sharston bus depot, performing tasks such as driving to the washing station, refuelling point and then parking up at a dedicated parking space in the depot.

Carnegie Mellon University

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Caterpillar Inc. made early developments in 2013 with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to improve efficiency and reduce cost at various mining and construction sites.

Alphabet Inc.

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In March 2018, Waymo, the automated vehicle company spun off from Google parent company Alphabet Inc., announced it was applying its technology to semi trucks.
Alphabet's autonomous vehicle technology has been under development for a decade by Alphabet's Waymo (self-driving vehicle division).

Mechatronics

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Vehicular automation involves the use of mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and multi-agent system to assist a vehicle's operator.