Expect Not Just Roads, But Also Factories To Change With The Onset Of Autonomous Tech

Automating the movement of materials within manufacturing operations is nothing new. Thanks to advancements in sensor technology, 3D camera systems, software and artificial intelligence, these machines are increasingly capable of seeing their environments and, more importantly, learning to identify what they’re seeing. More and more, factories are becoming home to … Read the rest

Massive Power Consumption By Self Driving Cars Causes Concern

Thirty years since the first driverless car plan was initiated, many companies have carried out their early research into reality by proving that cars can indeed drive by themselves. Now they’re working to sort out those practical bits. Those include regulations, liability, security, business models, and turning prototypes into production … Read the rest

Driverless Cars: Creation Of New Jobs Could Revamp The Dying Motor Industry In Australia

As the key stakeholders – the automotive industry, government and the public of Australia are considering the influence of driverless technology in the future. Given the recent decline in Australia’s car manufacturing industry there is an optimistic belief that driverless cars could see the creation of new skilled jobs in … Read the rest

Global Autonomous Taxi Market To Grow At A Compound Annual Rate Of 81%

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

Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes 2400 Miles On Its Test Run

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

Autonomous Vehicles To Have Human-Like Vision Courtesy Data61 & ZongMu

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

Bicycles Proving To Be A Major Cause Of Concern For Driverless Cars

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