Autonomous cars

 
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 behind the wheel, which meant they'd be unable to resume control of the car if needed. Clearly, this speaks volumes as to how... read more

November 6, 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


 
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


 
2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Forget about a self-driving Lamborghini, says R&D boss

Major automakers are in a rush to introduce self-driving technology but Lamborghini, for obvious reasons, wants no part of it. That’s the word of the brand’s... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford has partnered with ride-sharing company Lyft to help accelerate the rollout of a fully self-driving taxi service. It’s a goal a number of firms spanning the... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Cadillac CT6

Hands-free highway driving now possible with Cadillac’s Super Cruise debuting on 2018 CT6

Cadillac’s self-driving system known as Super Cruise makes its debut on the 2018 CT6 on sale this fall. To mark the introduction, Cadillac on Monday kicked off a... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW Group's fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group’s Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn’t just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche InnoDrive first drive review: automating enthusiasm

With the self-driving car on its way, our days as drivers are numbered. Eventually, some accursed batch of engineers in a shadowy automotive tech center will put all the... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
 

 
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