Automakers do not advocate, condone or encourage drinking and driving of any kind, at any time. But will we one day strap safely into diesel-powered drunk tanks with backseat barstools? Or legally crack a cold one to pass the time during a traffic jam?
Self-driving-car researcher David Miller explains, today’s … Read the rest
Continental is the latest top-tier automotive supplier to work with Nvidia, and the latest to announce its intent to build a full-scale, top-to-bottom autonomous driving system. Continental will be using Nvidia’s DRIVE autonomous vehicle platform for its system, and hopes to bring them to market by 2021.
The Continental AV … Read the rest
The auto industry is turning to blockchain to help manage a huge, complex ecosystem for the benefit of manufacturers, consumers and other market participants. At a time when the industry itself is changing, integrating processes within varied services and shop level operators seems pretty difficult. Blockchain technology offers the solution … Read the rest
Autonomous cars for sometime have struggle to detect and react to cyclists on the road. According to a report by the IEEE Spectrum, bicycles are generally considered “the most difficult detection problem” that autonomous vehicle systems face. Although the numbers are high, it isn’t surprising as human drivers themselves, have … Read the rest
Auckland-based company HMI Technologies’s self-driving subsidiary- Ohmio is set to deploy its first shuttles at Christchurch Airport later this year. HMI Technologies began moving into self-driving vehicles in late 2016 when its chairman and co-founder, Mohammed Hikmet, realized autonomous vehicles were the way to go. In January 2017, trials were … Read the rest
Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch will start testing its so called robo-taxis in the next few months. Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and Bosch teamed up last year to develop self-driving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating the production of robo-taxis, joining a growing number of rivals trying to do … Read the rest
Future self-driving cars do not have to be pure electric vehicles, and Hyundai is determined to prove it. The South Korean automaker sent a convoy of five self-driving cars on a road trip from Seoul to Pyeongchang, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The cars drove a full 190 kilometers … Read the rest
Silicon Valley born self-driving car startup – Pony.ai is taking to the streets of Guangzhou to familiarize itself with the Chinese road conditions. One of the primary objectives for autonomous cars is to learn to piloting itself during rainy conditions. The company is said to have taken 3 months to … Read the rest
The big race is on and it seems very unlikely for Waymo LLC, to hold onto that numero uno spot when it comes to the autonomous miles driven in California. GM’s Cruise, has been showing significant progress over the years and it wouldn’t be a surprise if it toppled the … Read the rest
Nuro, a California-based startup founded by two former Google engineers, introduced a new driverless vehicle that may hit the road soon. The company has joined the ranks of Uber, Waymo, BMW and other tech giants and car manufacturers pushing for autonomous driving. However, Nuro’s prototype car was built for an … Read the rest