Taxi aggregators like Lyft, Uber, Waymo etc that have combined ride sharing along with autonomous cars have come a long way. With all these services undergoing tests and evaluations over the past years, the companies are expected to launch their commercial self-driving taxi services formally from 2021. This shift is … Read the rest
Tesla has missed yet another self-imposed deadline; but this one has nothing to do with the Model 3, or the product deliveries. It was realized that the coast-to-coast autonomous drive that the company originally promised in 2016 did not happen in 2017 and that it’s still “upcoming.”
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A self-driving truck operated by tech startup Embark recently completed a test run from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla., which the company hailed as the first coast-to-coast journey by an automated truck. The modified Peterbilt tractor, outfitted with an array of sensors and guided by self-driving software, traveled 2,400 miles … Read the rest
When it comes to self-driving car manufacturers, people are quick to name companies like Tesla, Apple, and Waymo as the leaders in the space. But this perception doesn’t match up to the reality of who is making the greatest strides developing and deploying autonomous driving technologies, according to a recent … Read the rest
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