Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.
Business Tech September 21, 2017
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
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
Google’s legal battle against Uber over allegedly stolen plans and trade secrets gather more steam. Who will truly finish first in the tough race to pioneer widespread driverless technology?
Business Tech March 11, 2017
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
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that allows the testing of self-driving cars without human backup drivers and manual controls. The bill, however, applies certain limitations to such tests.
Car Tech October 1, 2016
Grab announced its partnership with nuTonomy, a software developer startup specializing in self-driving technology. Together, the companies will begin their test run of self-driving services in Singapore.
Car Tech September 23, 2016
Self-driving car companies are now required to submit a safety assessment letter to the NHTSA under the new guidelines of the United States. The safety assessment contains 15 points, and here they are in a nutshell.
Car Tech September 21, 2016
The Department of Transportation will publish the country's first federal guidelines for self-driving cars on its website on Sept. 20. The new policies will require companies to pass a 15-point safety assessment before their vehicles are unleashed on public roads.
Car Tech September 19, 2016
Uber launched its first self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this week. While the company sees a bright future in robot cars, its driver partners are growing concerned that they could soon lose their jobs to machines.
Car Tech September 15, 2016
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
Delphi and Mobileye are teaming up to develop a complete automated driving solution. The fruit of their work won't be seen until 2019, which is around the same time most companies will be releasing driverless cars to consumers.
Car Tech August 24, 2016
Germany is planning new legislation that will require vehicles with self-driving capabilities to have black boxes installed. The black boxes will help in determining whether the driver or the vehicle is responsible in case of any accidents.
Car Tech July 19, 2016
BMW, Intel and Mobileye have teamed up for the development of self-driving car technology that will be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle. The iNext is slated for a 2021 release.
Car Tech July 1, 2016
The NHTSA launched an investigation into the Autopilot system of Tesla Motors, as a Model S driver was killed in an accident while the feature was activated. The incident is the first death related to a self-driving car.
Car Tech July 1, 2016
The California Department of Motor Vehicles approved Faraday Future's request to test its driverless car within the Golden State. Production prototypes are expected to roll out later this year
Car Tech June 26, 2016
There's an impending social dilemma threatening the progress of driverless cars. People's ideas on AI morality could cause regulators to step in.
Car Tech June 24, 2016
Rolls-Royce just unveiled its luxurious take on the driverless car. This thing will have an engine unlike anything available today.
Car Tech June 19, 2016
Google self-driving cars now know how and when it's appropriate to honk. More than that, it can also make sounds similar to traditional vehicles to let pedestrians and cyclists know of its presence.
Car Tech June 3, 2016
Google is setting up a facility in the Greater Detroit area that will focus on developing self-driving car technology. The structure covers 53,000 square feet, with Google expecting to move into the structure before the year ends.
Google May 27, 2016
Google and Fiat Chrysler are officially working together to develop the next fleet of self-driving cars, and to be exact, they're going to use 2017 Pacifica minivans.
Car Tech May 4, 2016
Chinese automaker and Ford’s partner Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. said that its self-driving cars have successfully traveled across China covering more than 1,200 miles. The journey lasted for six days at an average of 200 miles a day.
FUTURE TECH April 20, 2016
Uber is reported to have ordered 100,000 autonomous Mercedes S-Class in a bid to expand its own car fleet. The cars will cut costs on drivers and offer premium services to customers.
Business March 19, 2016
Finance minister George Osborne will soon announce the approval of self-driving car testing in the United Kingdom motorways starting next year. The move looks to invite investments from high-profile companies developing autonomous cars such as Google.
FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016
Google could test its self-driving cars in London, where transport officials of the capital and the tech company are in 'active discussions.' The UK government appears to be keen in adopting the technology, with plans to invest £20 million (about $29 million) in eight self-driving car projects.
FUTURE TECH February 6, 2016
A study commissioned by Google revealed that self-driving cars were involved in fewer accidents compared to human-driven vehicles. Is this a definite proof that autonomous cars are safer, or are further studies needed?
FUTURE TECH January 12, 2016
Tesla has rolled out driverless valet to Model S cars. You still have to stick around for the parking though.
FUTURE TECH January 10, 2016
BlackBerry showcased its QNX self-driving technology at CES 2016 on a modified Toyota Highlander and a Jeep Wrangler. Read on to see the prospects of BlackBerry’s autonomous driving technologies in a market divided between Google and Tesla.
Automotive Tech January 9, 2016
Ford announced it is preparing to unleash a fleet of autonomous Fusion hybrid cars on California's roads. Motown Cali's back again, doing another West Coast research.
FUTURE TECH December 16, 2015
Researchers from Stanford University built an electric, self-driving DeLorean that is capable of drifting and doing donuts. The vehicle is named the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control, or MARTY.
FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015
The reports reveal Google's autonomous cars being involved in eight accidents, none of which can be blamed on the tech company's driverless technology.
FUTURE TECH October 9, 2015
The automaker's CEO and president, Håkan Samuelsson, will make that part of his announcement during a seminar on autonomous cars Thursday in Washington D.C., while also reportedly planning to urge the United States to push national uniform regulations for driverless cars forward.
FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015
Alphabet, Tesla and BMW – as well as US, China and Belgium – are racing to craft the smoothest driverless vehicles. But the world is missing out completely on something else.
FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015
Toyota plans on introducing its autonomous vehicles around 2020 and thinks it may have an advantage over its competitors since the automaker has been developing the technology longer than the rest.
October 6, 2015
Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, thinks that car lovers should embrace driverless cars. While Brin concedes that open-road driving is enjoyable, drivers would want cars to drive themselves in most situations.
FUTURE TECH October 5, 2015
Self-driving cars will soon be hitting the roads of Japan next year. The country aims to commercialize driverless transport service by 2020 if the experiment on using the service initially to 50 people in an area near Tokyo proves to be successful.
FUTURE TECH October 2, 2015
Google is making its driverless cars act in a more 'humanistic' fashion. Will introducing human features beat the project's entire purpose of removing human error and making roads safer?
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015
Honda joins Mercedez-Benz, Tesla, Nissan and BMW as recent auto manufacturers to be granted a testing permit for driverless cars on California roads.
FUTURE TECH September 14, 2015
University of California researchers have figured out a new laser technology, by which they can move mirrors with the lasers themselves -- allowing for a lighter, cheaper sensor to work as the eyes of autonomous vehicles and robots.
FUTURE TECH September 4, 2015
Uber just recruited two hackers to spot security issues it may have overlooked. Meanwhile, it works on giving its driverless cars better eyes.
FUTURE TECH August 31, 2015
A Forbes report pinpoints more auto manufacturers offering lane-departure warnings and possibly lane-keeping as advanced technologies that will help bridge the gap between now and the day autonomous vehicles are mass produced.
FUTURE TECH August 31, 2015
Correspondence exclusively obtained by The Guardian reveal that Apple's self-driving car is further along than most have suspected.
FUTURE TECH August 15, 2015
States like Virginia and Florida are building roads and mini cities, like Michigan did with M City, to attract the autonomous car industry and give them the space to test their cars. The hope is that states boost their job growth and tax revenue by accommodating these car manufacturers.
FUTURE TECH August 7, 2015
As companies like Google and Delphi Automotive continue to test autonomous vehicles on the road, issues concerning the safety in regard to accidents and vulnerability in the software continue to rise. How safe are autonomous cars?
FUTURE TECH July 28, 2015
Google has officially announced that it is testing its self-driving Lexus SUVs in Austin, Texas. The autonomous vehicles have been roaming the streets of Austin since last month.
FUTURE TECH July 7, 2015