Autonomous cars

Nissan Autonomous Emergency Steering System

Watch Nissan’s New Autonomous Safety System In Action: Video

A few weeks ago Nissan revealed a special Leaf prototype, which was able to park itself, sans driver, thanks to Nissan’s own autonomous driving system. It turns out this was just a teaser for more comprehensive autonomous driving technology from the Japanese automaker, which it plans to start... read more

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SARTRE self-driving road train testing on Spanish highway

Volvo Concludes SARTRE Autonomous Car Research, Looks To Implementation

Europe’s SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) project, first established in 2009, has come to an end, with the results proving positive for all those involved... read more September 17, 2012 by 

GM working on car-to-car and car-to-object communications technology

GM Participating In U.S. Car-To-Car Communications Trial

Coinciding with a similar program being run in Germany, the U.S. Department of Transportation is about to start a trial of technology relying on car-to-car and car-to-object... read more August 21, 2012 by 

Stanford/Audi TTS autonomous Pikes Peak car, aka 'Shelley'

Stanford's Autonomous Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH In Track Testing

The thought of autonomous, self-driving cars brings doom and gloom to most gearheads. It's hard not to imagine a future where driving for fun is a thing of the past. We... read more August 21, 2012 by 

Mercedes-Benz is participating in car-to-car and car-to-object research program

Mercedes-Benz Brings Car-To-Car Communication Research To U.S.

Yesterday we brought you the first details about a new initiative taking place in Germany where a number of firms, including major automakers, are working to develop a common... read more August 8, 2012 by 

Ford conducts real-world testing of car-to-car communication technology

Ford Powers Ahead With Development Of Car-To-Car Communication Technology

In the future your car will be able to warn you of an impending crash, or perhaps even take action itself to avoid one, by ‘knowing’ well ahead that another car... read more August 7, 2012 by 

ford advanced collision avoidance tech 007

Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems May Soon Be Required In Europe

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems combine adaptive cruise control with full automatic braking to avoid frontal collisions, even without driver input. Still in their... read more August 6, 2012 by 

GM working on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-X communications systems

GM Working On Cars That Use Smartphone Signals To Detect Pedestrians

Several automakers have introduced advanced technology in their cars that can read the road ahead and anticipate whether a vehicle in front is slowing down or a pedestrian or... read more July 26, 2012 by 

Technology advances will be key to self-driving cars. Image: © GM Corp.

Research Shows Autonomous Tech Is Reducing Crashes: Video

One of the strongest arguments for the introduction of autonomous cars is the increased safety brought about by eliminating the possibility of human error, believed to be the... read more July 16, 2012 by 

Testing of Volvo's safety technology

Volvo Outlines Three Upcoming Safety Technologies

Volvo has a well-established reputation of building some of the safest cars in the world but the firm believes it can improve on its own standards by reaching the ultimate... read more July 10, 2012 by 

Ford's Traffic Jam Assist

Ford Wants To Lower Your Commuting Stress: Video

According to Ford’s research, the average driver spends more than 30-percent of his time commuting in heavy traffic. By the automaker’s own logic, that’s... read more June 26, 2012 by 

Cadillac's Super Cruise system undergoing testing.

Cadillac To Offer Hands-Off 'SuperCruise' Driving...Very Soon

It appears that Cadillac will offer its hands-off adaptive cruise control on one or more vehicles for the 2014 model year--at least if one high-ranking executive is to be... read more June 13, 2012 by 

SARTRE self-driving road train testing on Spanish highway

SARTRE Self-Driving Road Train Takes To Public Roads: Video

While in the U.S. firms such as Google are attempting to revolutionize mobility by doing away with the driver completely, over in Europe researchers are taking smaller steps... read more May 31, 2012 by 

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

California On Track To Be Next State For Autonomous Car Trials

Google’s fleet of self-driving cars may soon be heading to California, with the state’s Senate passing a bill this week that would allow the autonomous cars to be... read more May 23, 2012 by 

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Google Awarded First Autonomous Car License By Nevada DMV

Yesterday marked a significant milestone in the advancement of self-driving cars with Internet and technology giant Google being awarded the nation's first license for... read more May 8, 2012 by 

Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Google Seeks Automotive Partner For Autonomous Car Research

After first announcing its self-driving, autonomous car project in 2010, Google is now about to embark on the next major advancement of the technology and that is to team up... read more May 1, 2012 by 


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