Autonomous cars

 
BMW Highly Automated Driving prototype

Germany passes law to allow self-driving cars on public roads

Despite being home to some of the world's biggest automakers, Germany has lagged other countries when it comes to legislation allowing for self-driving cars to take to public roads. That changed on May 12 when the government there passed a law that lists the conditions under which self-driving cars... read more

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BMW Vision Next 100 Concept

BMW picks plant for iNext self-driving EV due in 2021

BMW CEO Harald Krüger in a press conference on Thursday outlining the company’s financial results revealed more details about the planned iNext. iNext is the code... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
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... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
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Samsung joins race to develop self-driving car tech just as Apple prototypes are spotted

Samsung has joined the long list of automakers and tech firms racing to develop self-driving cars and the software that controls them. The Korean conglomerate, along with... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
Elon Musk

Fully self-driving cars will be ready in 2019, says Elon Musk

It's no secret Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a pretty ambitious guy who likes to look to the future, and his latest prediction keeps pace with those of the past. In only two years... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo seeks human passengers to beta test its self-driving minivan

As technology companies and automakers race to be the first to introduce a mass-market driverless vehicle, Waymo is taking a significant step toward an autonomous future... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
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


 
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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


 
 

 
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