Tesla and Google are the two main pioneers in autonomous driving, but the companies are taking different approaches. What is more, recent tragic events brought concerns about the safety of self-driving cars back on the table.
Car Tech July 4, 2016
Google just released its self-driving car report for the last month and it shows a couple of accidents. Two traffic incidents were reported, involving one of the company’s Lexus cars, as well as one of the autonomous prototypes.
Car Tech May 7, 2016
Google announced that it will begin testing its autonomous vehicles in the dry weather conditions of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is the fourth place where the self-driving cars will be deployed, but some preparations are necessary.
FUTURE TECH April 8, 2016
Google started recruiting for its driverless car division, and the jobs are as diverse as they are interesting. Dubbed X after its rebranding, the self-driving car department has big plans for expansion and it may even start manufacturing autonomous driving hardware.
FUTURE TECH February 13, 2016
For normal people, Halloween is a time meant to be spent with the family and kids. However, Google's engineers deem Halloween as the ideal time to do further testing for its self-driving car and showcase how careful it can become when children are present.
FUTURE TECH November 2, 2015
Honda announced that it is looking to build its own self-driving car by 2020. This makes it the third Japanese automaker to join the race towards a future of autonomous vehicles.
FUTURE TECH October 21, 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
A New York Times report illustrates how the tech company's self-driving cars err on the overly cautious side with a failure to recognize human driving tendencies.
FUTURE TECH September 1, 2015
When a cyclist met a Google driverless car at a four-way stop in Austin earlier this month, the biker claims performing a track stand confused the autonomous vehicle and brought it to a full stop.
August 28, 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 started publishing monthly reports about its autonomous cars, showing that the cars have been involved in 13 accidents since the program first started in 2009. Google says none of the accidents have been the fault of its cars.
FUTURE TECH June 5, 2015
Google's vision of future transportation is a small, white self-driving car that looks like a beetle and can drive better than a human being.
FUTURE TECH December 23, 2014
Journalists taken on a 30-minute test drive onboard Google’s robot cars around Mountain View, California said the ride was uneventful – and that’s a good thing.
FUTURE TECH May 14, 2014