Autonomous cars

 
BMW and Intel launch first self-driving test cars

BMW, Intel kick off self-driving car pilot program

As part of a self-driving car trial, 40 BMW 7-Series luxo-barges will soon hit the road—without the need for drivers, thanks to Intel's advanced computing technology capable of grabbing 4 terabytes of data every 90 minutes. BMW and Intel yesterday kicked off their self-driving vehicle trial... read more

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2019 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Audi A8 to be first with ‘Level 3’ self-driving capability, but regulations holding back tech

Last year’s death of driver in a Tesla Model S that crashed while in Autopilot mode is a strong reminder that self-driving technology is still in its infancy. That... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
Ford autonomous car development

New York approves self-driving car tests on public roads

Long an avid opponent of driverless cars, thanks to its law requiring drivers to keep one hand on the steering wheel at all times, the state of New York has approved the... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will automatically brake for bends and intersections

Self-driving capability is becoming a key selling point for luxury cars, and engineers are slowly, yet steadfastly improving the technology to the point where, perhaps some... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they’re staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
Self-driving taxi service envisioned by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch

Mercedes working on ‘Level 5’ self-driving car with Bosch

The scale and complexity, not to mention cost, of developing self-driving cars is causing a lot of consolidation behind the scenes. For example, Volvo has joined forces with... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Self-driving Uber prototype involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona

Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

One of Uber’s self-driving prototypes ended up on its side after a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday. Fresco News has a Twitter post showing the crash site... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Mobileye logo

Intel to buy Mobileye in $15.3B deal

Intel on Monday agreed to pay $15.3 billion to Mobileye, a leading supplier of driver assistance and self-driving technology. Mobileye’s claim to fame is its EyeQ... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

Nio previews US-bound electric car due in 2020

Chinese electric car startup NextEV launched its Nio brand in the United States on Friday with the unveiling of the Eve concept car at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Nio only burst... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
Cadillac vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications

Cadillac announces V2V communications, just as CIA hacking allegations emerge

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, along with vehicle vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, is seen as a key stepping stone towards the safe deployment of... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Airbus and Italdesign have created the Pop.Up

Airbus and Italdesign team up for a vision of future travel

Every year we get a new version of the same concept. It's a glimpse into a future that isn't here yet, but we do seem to be inching ever closer to it becoming reality. I'm... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Peugeot Instinct concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Peugeot Instinct concept previews hybrid, self-driving technologies

Peugeot is providing a glimpse of its vision of the automotive future with the Instinct concept unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It was later... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Sedric concept is VW Group’s first concept, first Level 5 self-driving car

The Volkswagen Group avoided its usual pomp and flair in the lead up to this year’s Geneva auto show by focusing on a single, community-minded concept car meant to be... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars

Uber seeks DMV permit to test autonomous fleet in California after all

Uber thought they were bigger than the California government. That didn't work out so well, as the company attempted to run its fleet of autonomous ride-sharing Volvo XC90s... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Nio EP9

Nio EP9 hits 160 mph while lapping COTA in self-driving mode

Last November, Chinese electric car startup NextEV launched the new brand Nio whose first product is to be a 1,360-horsepower supercar called the EP9. The EP9 isn’t... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

Waymo sues Uber over alleged stolen self-driving tech

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Otto and its parent company Uber over allegations of stolen technology and... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
 

 
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