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6 Cars That Are Pioneering Self-Driving Technology

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The thought of self-driving cars seems like a futuristic fever dream you imagined during your early childhood. Though we may still be eons away from flying cars brought to life on The Jetsons, Blade Runner, and Harry Potter, the reality of autonomous vehicles is nearer than ever before. While the vast majority of car manufacturers working on driverless tech development have yet to release a foolproof, functional model, there are a number of cars on the market that feature self-driving technology.

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Even if you’re not quite prepared to dish out the dough for a brand new near-driverless vehicle, you can take a trip down to your local car dealership to see what the hype is about. Whether you’re checking out new Audi vehicles for sale in the greater Phoenix area or the latest Tesla innovations on showcase at a San Francisco dealership, you can witness the future of automated driving as close as your nearest car dealer.

Let’s take a look at 6 cars pioneering the way toward an automated driving future.

1. 2020 Volvo XC90

The Price: Starting at $48,350

The Tech:  Volvo has been one of the car industry’s most reliable leaders in safety technology, so it should come as no surprise that they’re paving their own path to a driverless future. Like many other pioneering car manufacturers, Volvo’s Pilot Assistant II employs the Mobileye EyeQ 3 platform and uses a front-facing camera and radar (Delphi’s Radar and Camera Sensor Fusion System).

The Features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane centering
  • Navigate-on-autopilot
  • Attentiveness monitoring

2. 2019 Audi A8

The Price: Starting at $83,800

The Tech: Audi is the first car manufacturer to integrate a Lidar unit inside of a consumer-available vehicle.  The A8 also employs a zFAS controller designed to integrate sensor inputs into a single computing unit. Furnished with Mobileye’s EyeQ® technology, Audi’s effort toward pioneering automated driving has been nothing short of impressive. The 2019 Audi A8 comes with integrated Active Assist with Stop & Go and Traffic Jam Assist.

The Features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane centering
  • Attentiveness monitoring
  • Remote-controlled parking
  • Parking assistance

3. 2019 Tesla Model 3

The Price: Starting at $75,000

The Tech: Tesla uses eight built-in cameras around the vehicle for an omniscient 360-degree view. With the help of a front-facing radar and multiple long-range ultrasonic sensors, Tesla’s Autopilot mode utilizes machine learning, known as Hardware 3, to better enhance the already-intelligent technology.

Tesla Model 3 autopilot

The Features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane centering
  • Navigate-on-Autopilot
  • Attentiveness monitoring
  • Automatic lane changing
  • Parking assistance

4. 2019 Toyota Prius

The Price: Starting at $23,770

The Tech: All Toyotas with driverless features use Toyota’s Safety Sense (TSS) system. TSS uses a feature called “Lane Tracing Assist” to allow the vehicle to center itself in a lane, but is not as nearly as mechanically robust as similar technologies produced by Tesla, Cadillac or BMW.

The Features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane centering
  • Attentiveness monitoring
  • Parking assistance

5. 2019 Honda Fit

The Price: Starting at $16,190

The Tech: The 2019 Honda Fit comes equipped with Honda’s Sensing Suite. The Sensing Suite comes with Adaptive Cruise Control and a Lane Keeping Assist System. LKAS allows the vehicle to center itself in the lane but isn’t particularly high-level compared to similar automated technologies.

The Features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane centering
  • Attentiveness monitoring
  • Parking assistance

6. 2019 Nissan Leaf

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The Price: Starting at $29,990

The Tech: Nissan has come an impressively long way in their journey toward bringing practical safety and self-driving technology to the consumer market. Nissan’s ProPilot uses the Mobileye EyeQ platform, employing a forward camera and radar inputs that allow the vehicle to grasp its surroundings.

The Features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (Must press accelerator if stopped for more than three seconds.)
  • Lane centering
  • Attentiveness monitoring
  • Parking assistance

Behold—we’re living on the cusp of a transportation revolution, where driverless cars not only become a reality, but a mobility option available to the everyday consumer. No, this revolution won’t happen overnight, but the leaps and bounds of progress being made each and every year only proves how close we are to an existence previously only feasible in our dreams.What’s your opinion on the future of driverless vehicles? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: https://1reddrop.com/2019/09/11/6-cars-that-are-pioneering-self-driving-technology/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=6-cars-that-are-pioneering-self-driving-technology

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Boson Protocol concludes $25.8M public sale, token listed on exchanges

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Boson Protocol, a decentralized commerce (dCommerce) ecosystem using NFTs encoded with game theory, announced today that it has successfully raised $25.8 million in its public token sale, bringing the total funds raised by the company to $36 million. Boson has also announced the listing of the BOSON token on a number of cryptocurrency exchanges, including Bitfinex, Kucoin, and Gate.io, enabling traders to access its ecosystem and play an active role in the advancement of decentralized commerce.

This news follows Boson Protocol’s recent $10 million USD raise in private investment rounds which placed it amongst the highest-raising NFT projects to date. These private rounds saw participation from several high-profile and upcoming VCs, DAOs, and industry players including Outlier Ventures, FBG, Rarestone Capital, TRG Capital, Duck DAO, and Animoca Brands.

“Our goal from the beginning was to create a decentralized, open, and fairer future for commerce. Though it may be easy and convenient to shop online, the current system separates people and companies from the value they create, harvesting their data for the benefit of a small number of internet monopolies. Boson Protocol was created to replace that system. I am incredibly grateful to our team, our supporters, our investors, and most of all, our community, for taking us one step closer to achieving this goal. We are blown away by the support we have received from so many, and we are incredibly excited to make our vision of a global decentralized ecosystem for commerce transactions a reality. We are creating the building blocks that will underpin a swarm of specialized applications to disrupt, de-monopolize, and democratize commerce.”
– Justin Banon, CEO, and Co-Founder of Boson Protocol

Boson Protocol will allow people, companies, and machines to transact in a decentralized manner, with minimized arbitration, cost, and friction. The BOSON token is the native utility token for the protocol and will be used to incentivize actions across the ecosystem.

This is the latest in a string of notable announcements from Boson Protocol, including recently-announced partnerships with companies such as Ocean Protocol, Eidoo, Royale Finance, Gather Network, Bridge Mutual, and Orion Protocol.

Boson Protocol is a web 3.0 primitive that acts as the foundational infrastructure to connect smart contracts with real-world commerce and its data to power the decentralized autonomous commerce revolution. Through Commitment NFTs, Boson Protocol allows for future trade commitments to be tokenized, enabling enterprises, organizations, and customers to bridge the divide between digital decentralized technologies and the transfer and trade of physical goods.

Source: bosonprotocol.io

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Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/04/13/boson-protocol-concludes-25-8m-public-sale-token-listed-on-exchanges/

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Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance to Appear in a Grammy-Nominated Platinum Recording Artist’s NFT Release: Worth Millions, or Billions?

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Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance to Appear in a Grammy-Nominated Platinum Recording Artist’s NFT Release: Worth Millions, or Billions?

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This unique NFT launch includes exclusive experiences for fans to be able to participate in a music video and win a personalized “Dubplate”, which means that a winners’ name is included in the lyrics of the song. 

Auction ends today, April 11 @ 5:00PM EST – Owens.Market

Darrin Campo, an NYU professor, stated in a recent article that NFTs should be considered within the lifetime value of an artist’s work and may, in fact, be worth billions, not millions:

We have an idea of the lifetime value of a Picasso, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. Why would any creator leave so much money on the table? Talent is a rare commodity in this world, but money is not. Money can be created easily, in a Federal Reserve Zoom meeting. But a hit song? A masterpiece? Or simply a song or picture that you like? That’s priceless.” — Darren Campo, NYU Professor, TV Producer, and Science Fiction Author

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DEX liquidity provider PancakeSwap now available on SWFT Blockchain

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SWFT Blockchain, a cross-chain exchange protocol, has announced that PancakeSwap has been integrated as a liquidity provider. A whole new world of cryptocurrencies and DeFi is now available for SWFT Blockchain users thanks to this update.

The update means that swapping to Binance Smart Chain (BSC) cryptocurrencies is now easier than ever. Before this update, any BSC currency listed on SWFT Blockchain had to be first listed on a centralized exchange. Now, that is no longer the case.

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For BSC token projects, this means that they can now open direct doors with hundreds of cryptocurrencies on dozens of blockchains.

For SWFT Blockchain users, it means that if their favorite assets are only available on Binance Smart Chain or, more specifically, on PancakeSwap, they can now swap them to their favorite assets on other chains and back.

SWFT Blockchain users will now be able to swap from any supported asset on any supported chain directly to most assets on BSC. Because of this, the SWFT Blockchain team expects the number of BSC assets available on SWFT Blockchain to grow exponentially in the next few months,

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Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/04/09/dex-liquidity-provider-pancakeswap-now-available-on-swft-blockchain/

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