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July 24, 2019: Normally found behind the wheel of his infamous (and extremely loud) Ford Mustang RTR, professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. raced a Lincoln MKZ up the iconic hill climb during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, this time, without actually being inside it.


July 9, 2019: We caught up with Manuela Papadopol, the CEO of Designed Driver at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. She told us why – in the autonomous driving era – it’s still important to embrace the human factor.


July 8, 2019: Through 5G cellular technology, the renowned driver was able to take the car up Goodwood while standing over 100 metres away


July 7, 2019: Portland-based tech startup Designated Driver wants to prove its remote driving technology by running what is clearly a Lincoln in a fancy wrap job up the hill at Goodwood without a driver inside.


July 6, 2019: The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a celebration of automotive innovation, showcasing the rich history of motorsports and the remarkable technologies driving us into the future. Verdict visited the Festival of Speed to take a look at the top tech on show.


July 4, 2019: Stunt driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. took a Lincoln MKZ through its paces at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, drifting the vehicle and taking it up a signature hill climb. Except Gittin wasn’t in the car.


July 4, 2019: If remote drivers can control a car 500 miles away, would it matter if an extra zero was added to the distance and the connection crossed an international border?


June 20, 2019: Designated Driver will integrate its teleoperation technology into AutonomouStuff’s autonomy software and state-of-the-art research vehicles.


May 12, 2019: During the transitional phase of autonomous vehicles, there have been many different approaches to how the technology is rolled out. For the most part, the technology is there, but the lack of rules, safety guidelines and general knowledge means that the industry is not prepared to take the risk. And rightly so.


April 16, 2019: Despite all of the advances in autonomous vehicle technology, big questions still need to be answered regarding how driverless cars (and humans) deal with the transition to higher levels of autonomy.


April 12, 2019: Remote controlled driverless vehicles must have certification for operators to ensure safety standards.


March 31, 2019: In an era of self-driving vehicles, roadside assistance could transform into on-road assistance.


March 28, 2019: Autonomous cars are definitely on their way. Once just a technology enjoyed in sci-fi films, driverless cars is here to stay. Though they still have some way to go before they are perfect.


March 28, 2019: Even today’s most advanced autonomous vehicles (AVs) can’t navigate roads with the same ease as human drivers. Sure, they might do fine on a long stretch of highway, but the vehicles often falter in the face of inclement weather, unpredictable pedestrians, or even birds and shadows.


March 26, 2019: Teleoperations—the ability to remotely drive or command a vehicle from afar—is a little discussed but vital element of putting self-driving tech into the world. A new company called Designated Driver thinks it can help.


March 25, 2019: What was once considered an afterthought, remote control operation of autonomous vehicles is starting to become another area of serious contention.


March 25, 2019: What was once considered an afterthought, remote control operation of autonomous vehicles is starting to become another area of serious contention.


March 19, 2019: Morton’s AutonomouStuff is partnering with a Portland, Oregon company on technology allowing the remote control of both autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles.


March 19, 2019: Designated Driver has announced a solution for teleoperation of autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles. The company enables remote control of vehicles in the event of obstructions, challenging road conditions, sensor malfunction or where the operation is difficult or hazardous, in a safe, secure and reliable manner.


March 18, 2019: A new startup has emerged from stealth today called Designated Driver. The company offers roadside assistance to self-driving vehicles by using a remote teleoperator that is able to control a vehicle from miles away.


March 18, 2019: A new startup has emerged from stealth today called Designated Driver. The company offers roadside assistance to self-driving vehicles by using a remote teleoperator that is able to control a vehicle from miles away.


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