Autonomous cars

 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for its self-driving fleet

Uber is in the race to develop a fully self-driving system to one day power a fleet of driverless taxis. To develop the system, Uber is using a fleet of Volvo XC90 SUVs fitted with all the necessary hardware required for self-driving capability, such as cameras and sensors. The vehicles also... read more

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Waymo self-driving car prototype

Waymo found drivers asleep, so it dumped partial self-driving feature

Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, has made a conscious decision to skip partial self-driving technology. Why? The company found its test drivers napping... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz gives grim prediction for the future of the automobile

Bob Lutz has been a senior figure in the automotive industry for longer than most, so when he speaks about where it’s headed there's a certain authority behind what he... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
nuTonomy self-driving taxi

Delphi buys self-driving startup nuTonomy for $450M

Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Albeit a trial only... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Lexus LS+ concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Lexus LS+ concept previews new design cues, self-driving tech

Lexus rolled out the LS+ concept car on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept is based on the recently introduced fifth-generation LS but is slightly longer... read more October 25, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan IMx is a self-driving electric SUV concept

Nissan is developing its next generation of cars around the three core tenets of connectivity, electrification and self-driving capability, which the automaker groups under... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

Apple’s self-driving system looks like it can attach to virtually any car

Apple in June finally confirmed it had abandoned plans to develop a self-driving car and would instead focus on the self-driving technology itself. We would learn in August... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
What a self-driving car sees

Say, what can you see? How self-driving cars view roads

When a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data... read more October 18, 2017 by


 
Toyota Concept-i series, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota tackles future mobility with Concept-i trio

Toyota at next week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will preview a potential future for mobility with a trio of concepts. The automaker’s vision for the future is one... read more October 17, 2017 by


 
Rinspeed Snap concept debuting at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Rinspeed imagines plug-and-play chassis with Snap concept

Swiss automotive think tank Rinspeed is returning to the Consumer Electronics Show next year with a concept that demonstrates a possible future where the chassis and body of... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

California will allow self-driving cars with no human driver on public roads next year

California is anything but the wild West when it comes to testing self-driving cars. The state requires automakers and technology companies to adhere to strict regulations... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Nvidia Pegasus supercomputer for Level-5 self-driving cars

Nvidia aims to make Level 5 self-driving cars a reality with supercomputer chip

Nvidia may be best known for its computer graphics cards, but its new supercomputer chip may one day be a car's brain—and in the not-too-distant future to boot. The... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

GM buys lidar developer for self-driving car projects

General Motors continues to pursue an ambitious self-driving car agenda. It recently acquired Cruise Automation to help speed up development of its own self-driving cars. Now... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
General Motors’ Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

SURUS: GM's modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.

Ford's new strategy: focus shifts to SUVs, trucks and EVs

After taking over the CEO position at Ford in May, Jim Hackett immediately set to work on a 100-day review of the company to develop a strategy to address the massive forces... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Passenger Drone autonomous manned flying vehicle

Passenger Drone the latest to unveil autonomous manned flying vehicle

America’s Passenger Drone is the latest startup to announce plans for an autonomous flying vehicle for personal use. Passenger Drone’s design is still in the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
 

 
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