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Apple Strengthens Its Self-Driving Car Collection In California

Apple has increased its autonomous vehicle fleet with 55 self-driving cars. Eighty-three of the technology company’s employees are registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to operate the cars.

Apple May 15, 2018

Uber Self-Driving Car Detected But Ignored Pedestrian In Arizona Crash

Uber determined that its self-driving software did, in fact, detect the pedestrian who was killed in a recent crash in Arizona. However, it failed to react on time as it may have flagged the victim as a 'false positive.'

Car Tech May 8, 2018

MIT's New Self-Driving Car System Loves Off The Beaten Paths

Researchers from MIT showcased its self-driving car system called MapLite, which is designed a little different. Unlike most autonomous driving vehicles that can navigate through the city, the car can reportedly navigate off-road trails

Car Tech May 7, 2018

Police Release Video Of Uber Self-Driving Car Crash That Killed A Woman

Police in Arizona has released the footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car crash that killed a woman. The self-driving car failed to stop in time.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian, Raising Questions About Safety Of Autonomous Cars

An Uber self-driving car has killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, one of the ride-hailing company’s testing locations for a driverless future. The tragic accident comes as a reminder that self-driving cars aren’t 100 percent safe yet.

Car Tech March 20, 2018

Humans Attacked Robot Cars In Two Of Six Crashes Reported This Year

Robots are taking over society slowly. Humans are trying to resist the change. In two of six crashes involving robot cars, humans attacked the vehicles.

Car Tech March 6, 2018

Ford Patents Autonomous Robocop Police Car That Can Give Out Tickets

Ford has filed a patent for an autonomous Robocop police car that can give out tickets. Ford's autonomous police car will come with cameras, road sensors, microphones, and license plate readers.

Car Tech January 30, 2018

General Motors Announces Cruise AV Self-Driving Car

General Motors (GM) announced plans to release a self-driving car in 2019. Here's everything you need to know about General Motors new self-driving car, the Cruise AV.

Car Tech January 13, 2018

Nissan Wants Its Future Cars To Read Their Drivers' Minds With Brain-To-Vehicle Technology

Nissan is set to reveal its 'brain-to-vehicle' or 'B2V' car feature that is envisioned to assist in manual and autonomous driving in the future. The technology is up for unveiling via the CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Car Tech January 4, 2018

What To Expect In Self-Driving Cars? Entertainment And Advertisements, Of Course

Intel announced its collaboration with Warner Bros. to develop virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) innovations in self-driving cars of the future.

Car Tech December 1, 2017

Uber To Buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs For Driverless Fleet

Uber has signed a deal to purchase 24,000 Volvo SUVs for its driverless fleet, starting from 2019 till 2021. The premium carmaker is one of the most advanced car makers in the world and produces one of the safest architecture for driverless cars.

Car Tech November 21, 2017

Nvidia Unveils Drive PX Pegasus, Claims It Will Enable Level 5 Autonomous Driving: Here’s What That Means

Nvidia has just proven everyone that it’s at the forefront of autonomous driving technology with the unveiling of its new Drive PX Pegasus computer. Built on the Drive PX platform, Pegasus can pave the way for level 5 autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech October 10, 2017

Waymo vs Uber Legal Battle Sees 3 Out Of 4 Patent Claims Against Ride-Hailing Company Dropped

Google’s self-driving unit, Waymo, has dropped three of its patent infringement claims against Uber. The move comes as the latest development in Uber and Waymo’s high-stakes dispute over autonomous car technology.

Business Tech July 8, 2017

Tim Cook: Apple Is Focusing On Autonomous Cars

Apple has spent the last few years toiling away on a car project but hadn't announced what it was. Tim Cook has finally revealed what it is, and unsurprisingly, it's autonomous cars.

Apple June 13, 2017

Uber Ordered To Hand Over Otto Due Diligence Report In Waymo Lawsuit, Judge Rules

Uber now has to provide the due diligence report related to its $680 million acquisition of Otto, which it has so far tried to keep secret. Waymo believes the report can show evidence about Uber’s trade-theft practices.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Uber Fires Self-Driving Chief Anthony Levandowski After Waymo Lawsuit

Uber and Waymo’s legal battle is heating up even more. The ride-hailing company has now fired top engineer Anthony Levandowski, the one who allegedly stole documents from Waymo.

Business Tech May 31, 2017

Uber Ordered To Return 'Pilfered' Self-Driving Car Files To Waymo

Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Lyft And Waymo Team Up To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Streets First

More companies are investing in bringing self-driving cars to the public. Lyft and Waymo look to shake up the landscape with a collaborative deal to become the first to get autonomous vehicles on the streets.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Uber's Self-Driving Venture Might Live On As Judge Says Waymo Has No 'Smoking Gun'

The plot embroiling Google’s Waymo and Uber in a trade secret theft case thickens. A judge has now said there’s no 'smoking gun' evidence suggesting that Uber had actually used documents Anthony Levandowski stole from Waymo.

Business Tech May 4, 2017

Uber's Anthony Levandowski Steps Down As Self-Driving Chief As Waymo Lawsuit Intensifies

Uber’s head of self-driving, Anthony Levandowski, is stepping away from LiDAR-related work, according to his email to employees. The move is the latest in Google and Uber’s high-profile legal battle.

Business Tech April 27, 2017

Apple's Self-Driving Car Plans Revealed Via DMV Documents: 'Apple Automated System' To Compete With Google, Uber Autonomous Tech

Documents detailing Apple’s self-driving plans, which includes an autonomous software in addition to a training program, have now surfaced on the web. Reports say the plans are part of Apple’s forthcoming self-driving road tests in California.

Car Tech April 22, 2017

Uber-Waymo Dispute Takes A Turn As Stolen Files Were Found On Employee’s Computer

The Uber-Waymo ongoing legal dispute has gone into overdrive. Uber admits it found the stolen Waymo documents on the computer of the latter's ex-employee.

Car Tech April 7, 2017

Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Testing Program Days After Arizona Autonomous Car Accident

Uber has resumed its self-driving program in its three pilot cities: Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Arizona. The program was temporarily halted in light of a car crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo vehicles in Tempe, Arizona.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Testing Program In Light Of Car Crash In Arizona

Uber has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its self-driving test program in Arizona following a car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles. It’s pausing self-driving tests in Pittsburgh, too.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Uber Car Crash In Arizona: Self-Driving Car Safety Questioned Again Amid Other Uber Scandals

A self-driving car from Uber's fleet was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, and ended up flipped onto its side. The autonomous vehicle was not at fault, but the accident still sparks a new round of questions regarding the safety of self-driving cars.

Car Tech March 26, 2017

Say Goodbye To The 60 kWh Model S: Tesla To Stop Production In April

Tesla announces a halt in the production of the more affordable Model S 60 and 60D in April 2017 after offering them for only one year.

Car Tech March 19, 2017

Tesla Model Y Render Boosts Anticipation For The Next Compact SUV After Model 3

Tesla has become the sweetheart of the electric vehicle market and the stakes are high. While the future Tesla Model Y (based on Model 3) is still a mystery for now, a render now envisions what it could look like.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Bosch Partners With Nvidia For Developing AI-Powered Self-Driving Car System

Nvidia has announced that the company would collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch to develop AI-powered autonomous cars. These cars would use the recently launched Xavier chips from Nvidia.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Startup NIO Unveils Eve, A Driverless Car That’s Really More Of A Luxurious Living Room

Meet NIO’s Eve, a concept consumer car designed to offer passengers a mobile living area experience thanks to driverless technology. NIO plans to release the car by 2020.

Car Tech March 13, 2017

California May Soon See Companies Testing Self-Driving Cars Without A Steering

According to a new proposal, California may soon allow testing of autonomous cars in its roads. This new policy would allow car companies to test these vehicles without a back up driver as well as steering wheels.

Car Tech March 12, 2017

Didi Chuxing Opens AI Development Lab In US, Here's What Uber Rival Is Planning

Didi Chuxing has opened its new AI development in Mountain View California on March 8. The lab will be majorly focusing on AI-based security, as well as intelligent driving technologies.

Car Tech March 9, 2017

Elon Musk Gives A Preview Of Tesla Model 3: Production Still On Track

The Tesla Model 3 is back on track after many production delays. Elon Musk makes the wait more bearable by showing off some design sketches of the newest EV.

Car Tech February 25, 2017

Elon Musk Predicts Driverless Cars To Be The Norm In 10 Years

Elon Musk believes that in 10 years, every car from automaker will be built with full autonomous driving capabilities. The effect of such a change, however, will take time.

Car Tech February 14, 2017

Ford Invests $1 Billion In Artificial Intelligence Startup Argo AI And Here’s Why

Ford drops big dollars in artificial intelligence startup founded by Google and Uber veterans. Here’s what it is trying to accomplish as it becomes majority stakeholder of Argo AI.

Car Tech February 11, 2017

Tesla's Autopilot Crash Rate Reduced By 40 Percent After Autosteer Installation, NHTSA Probe Reveals

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not found any evidence suggesting that there are defects in Tesla’s vehicles. Hence, the agency has decided not to perform a Tesla vehicle recall.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

40,000 Sign Up For BMW ReachNow, First To Test BMW Driverless Cars

ReachNow, a BMW car-sharing subsidiary based in Seattle, plans to use driverless cars in the future. The company has about 40,000 users to date who could soon test BMW autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech January 14, 2017

Most Americans Don't Trust Self-Driving Cars Yet: Survey

Kelley Blue Book recently published a survey into autonomous vehicles and the majority of Americans are pessimistic about the upcoming technology. The poll found out a couple of and somewhat surprising things about tech-friendly drivers in the U.S.

Car Tech September 28, 2016

G-7 Nations Welcome US Guidelines On Self-Driving Cars

The United States proposed guidelines for the next generation of self-driving cars, and G-7 Nations warmly welcomed the document. The guidelines mark the beginning of a time when autonomous technology will be safer and easily to deploy.

Car Tech September 26, 2016

US Sets Unprecedented Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars: Safety First [Video]

In an unprecedented, but long-overdue move, the U.S. Department of Transportation has outlined some safety guidelines for self-driving cars. The 116-page document aims to set the stage for the safe testing and deployment of driverless cars.

Car Tech September 20, 2016

Lyft Vows Transportation Revolution: Self-Driving Cars To Rule Rides, Abolishing Car Ownership By 2025

Lyft cofounder and president John Zimmer has outlined bold ambitions for the company's future. In what it calls the 'third transportation revolution,' Lyft plans to eliminate the need to own a car in the U.S. by 2025, instead relying on its self-driving cars.

Business Tech September 18, 2016

You Can Now Hail A Self-Driving Uber In Pittsburgh

Uber announced that a fleet of self-driving cars will be tested in Pittsburgh starting this week. Users of the ridehailing app will be able to experience autonomous driving in top safety conditions.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

Ford To Start Selling Affordable Autonomous Cars By 2025

Ford intends to sell affordable autonomous vehicles that the masses can buy for themselves by 2025. The Michigan-based car manufacturer is investing a lot of effort and resources to meet its projected timeframe.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

As Self-Driving Cars Gain Ground, Volvo And Autoliv Join Forces To Develop Autonomous Driving Software

Volvo and Autoliv said that they are teaming up to create a venture focused on delivering autonomous drive and advanced driver assistance systems. A part of the workforce of the companies will be dislodged to create the new venture.

Car Tech September 6, 2016

Tesla Planning To Limit Auto Pilot Feature

Tesla Model S drivers will now find it more difficult than ever to ignore autopilot warnings. The company has taken this decisive action after a recent fatal crash, and another non-fatal crash soon after. Only time will tell if drivers take the necessary precaution.

Car Tech August 31, 2016

Google Taps Airbnb's Shaun Stewart To Spearhead Commercialization Of Self-Driving Cars

Former head of Airbnb's vacation rental business Shaun Stewart is joining the ranks of Google's self-driving car project in the latest hire of the company, where his role is to lead the commercialization of the technology.

Business Tech August 27, 2016

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