DoT researchers estimate that fully autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars, could reduce traffic fatalities by up to 94 percent by eliminating those accidents that are due to human error. Elderly drivers and teenagers are particularly likely to benefit from autonomous vehicles because the cars can monitor a situation … Read the rest
CSIRO’s Data61 and Chinese firm ZongMu Technology are developing technology that will help overcome one of the biggest technical challenges in autonomous driving – giving vehicles human-like sight. Under a new agreement with the organisations, autonomous vehicles will be equipped with computer vision, enabling them to see and understand the … Read the rest
Byton is the newest electric car company, has sparked some great deal of attention at the CES 2018. The Chinese company unveiled its all tech-centric electric SUV concept at the Las Vegas Convention. Byton is now trying tapping some outside experts to bring self-driving car technology into their future vehicles.… Read the rest
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.
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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