Autonomous cars

 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo builds first prototypes for ambitious Drive Me autonomous car trial

Volvo in 2014 announced an ambitious project that would see autonomous car prototypes handed to members of the public for evaluation. As part of the project, called Drive Me, 100 of the prototypes, all of them based on the XC90 SUV, would be lent out to participating customers in Gothenburg, Sweden... read more

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Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Price for Tesla's Autopilot jumps $500 without hardware change

Buried somewhere between longer range and furious acceleration (and resulting "meh" by the collective automotive journalism brain trust), Tesla on Tuesday nudged up the price... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Otto self-driving truck prototype

Uber buys autonomous truck startup Otto

Ride-sharing giant Uber sees a future where it not only has a fleet of self-driving cars offering rides to the public, but also self-driving trucks transporting goods on the... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype

Volvo and Uber partner to develop autonomous cars

Volvo and ride-sharing giant Uber have announced plans to join forces in the area of autonomous driving technology. Similar to the deal between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

No steering wheel, brake pedal or gas pedal: Ford promises fully autonomous vehicle in 5 years

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] today announced plans to build a fully autonomous vehicle within five years. The car will have no steering wheel, gas pedal or brake pedal, and it... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Traffic intersection

New Audis will tell you when traffic lights are about to turn green

Audi is set to become the first automaker with vehicle-to-object (V2X) communication technology available in its cars. V2X enables cars to communicate with surrounding... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car

Roborace autonomous racing edges closer to reality with reveal of final car design

While autonomous driving technology may still be in its infancy, there are efforts underway to get a fully autonomous racing series up and running. The series has even been... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla and autonomous tech firm Mobileye end partnership

Technology firm Mobileye, which worked closely with Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to develop the semi-autonomous Autopilot system that debuted on the Model S, has confirmed its... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Part 2 of Tesla Master Plan revealed, includes semi and pickup trucks

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday revealed an overarching strategy that lays out the electric car company’s plans for the coming decade. It is the... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Bus concept

Mercedes-Benz unveils autonomous bus concept

Mercedes-Benz is working to bring autonomous technology to not only cars but virtually all forms of road transport. One of the most logical areas to introduce the technology... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2018 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Report: Audi A8 to be first with hands-free, eyes-free ‘Level 3’ autonomous capability

The recent death of driver in a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S that crashed while in Autopilot mode is a good reminder that autonomous driving technology is still in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover connected car and autonomous car technology

Jaguar Land Rover to start real-world testing of connected cars

One of the vital steps towards the full automation of cars is the development of a communications network where cars aren’t only linked with other cars but also the... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Traffic light

Stopping at intersections could be a thing of the past with autonomous cars

The traffic light's nearly 150-year run—which predates motor vehicles by about 30 years, since they were also used for horse carriages—may be coming to an end... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover off-roading autonomous driving technology

Jaguar Land Rover develops autonomous system for off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover is in the process of developing autonomous technology that can handle any type of terrain a vehicle may encounter. The automaker that builds some of the... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Starship robotic delivery

Autonomous robots to begin making deliveries in London

Your next delivery guy may not be a human at all, at least if you live in London. That's where the new Starship autonomous delivery vehicle—which may be better known as... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

NHTSA probes Tesla Model X crash that allegedly happened in Autopilot mode

Within days of it emerging that a driver of a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S died on May 7 when his electric sedan in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode ran under a trailer... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
 

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