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Former Apple Employee Stole Project Titan Trade Secrets, Then Tried To Flee To China

A former Apple hardware engineer, who allegedly stole Project Titan trade secrets, was arrested while boarding a flight to escape to China. The criminal complaint on the matter also revealed interesting information about the secretive self-driving car project.

Apple July 11, 2018

Can A Waymo Engineer Help Apple’s Allegedly Behind-Schedule Autonomous Driving Project?

By hiring Waymo and NASA engineer Jaime Waydo, Apple’s self-driving software project gains a speed boost. With her expertise, she could reorient Apple’s problematic venture into autonomous driving.

Apple June 16, 2018

Apple Self-Driving Car Project To Make Driverless Employee Shuttles With Volkswagen

The once ambitious Project Titan, Apple's efforts on self-driving car technology, has been relegated to driverless Volkswagen shuttles for employees. The partnership comes after Apple was rejected by BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Apple May 24, 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

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Waymo To Add 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo announced that it has teamed up with Jaguar to add 20,000 electric SUVs to its self-driving, ride-hailing service by 2022. The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs were described as 'the world's first premium electric fully self-driving vehicle.'

Car Tech March 28, 2018

Arizona Governor Suspends Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Testing On Public Roads

The Arizona Governor temporarily suspended Uber's autonomous car testing operations. The ride-hailing service could no longer perform trials on public roads until further notice.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

Toyota Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Uber Crash Kills Woman

After the death of the first pedestrian caused by a self-driving car, Toyota is suspending its self-driving car program. This death is currently rocking the car industry.

Car Tech March 22, 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

Waymo To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Atlanta, Transporting Cargo To Google Data Center

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has announced plans to put self-driving trucks on the streets of Atlanta. The trucks will carry cargo bound for Google's data center.

Car Tech March 10, 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

Driverless Cars May Soon Feature This Laser Technology To See Around Corners

The future looks accident-free, thanks to a new laser-based imaging technique being developed at Stanford University. By bouncing laser beams off surfaces, it could record a still image of an object hidden behind a corner.

Material Science March 6, 2018

Uber Pays $245M To Settle Self-Driving Tech Dispute With Waymo, Setting The Tone For Its Future

Uber reached a $245 million settlement with Waymo to end their legal dispute over stolen self-driving technology. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also released a statement that sets the tone for the company's future.

Car Tech February 9, 2018

Apple Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Expands To 27 Lexus SUVs In California

Apple has increased the number of its self-driving car test fleet in California to 27 Lexus RX450h hybrid SUVs. The company, however, remains very secretive about Project Titan.

Apple January 26, 2018

Uber CEO Promises Self-Driving Vehicles In 18 Months, Profitability Before 2022, And Flying Cars Within Next 10 Years

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in charge of repairing the reputation of a company besieged by a variety of alleged shady practices and scandals. The ride-hailing service's future looks bright, though, due to promises that the executive made.

Car Tech January 24, 2018

Hey Atlanta, Waymo's Self-Driving Car Is Being Tested In The Metro Area

Waymo has announced it's testing its self-driving car in Atlanta. Read everything you need to know about Waymo's self-driving cars in the metro area.

Car Tech January 23, 2018

GM Unveils Self-Driving Electric Vehicle With No Steering Wheel And No Pedals: Is It Safe?

General Motors unveiled the Cruise AV, which is a self-driving electric vehicle that offers no way for humans to take control. The Cruise AV may go into mass production as soon as next year.

Car Tech January 14, 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

CES 2018: Get Ready For Uber Self-Driving Cars With Nvidia Tech On Board

Uber and Nvidia have taken to CES 2018 to announce a new collaboration for Uber's next-generation fleet of self-driving cars. Nvidia will provide the advanced AI computing system for Uber's future autonomous vehicles, aiming to revolutionize transportation.

CES 2018 January 8, 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

Apple Self-Driving Car Tech Spotted In Silicon Valley, And It Looks Kind Of Weird

The self-driving car technology that Apple is working on has been spotted in the streets of Silicon Valley., but it looks weird compared to other such systems. What does it mean for the future of Project Titan?

Apple October 18, 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: Alphabet Pushes To Postpone Legal Battle Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'

Business Tech September 18, 2017

General Motors, Cruise Unveil Modified Chevrolet Bolt EVs As First Self-Driving Car For Mass Production

General Motors and Cruise Automation have launched a modified version of the Chevrolet Bolt as the first self-driving-capable vehicle in mass production. However, this does not mean that customers can go driverless any time soon.

Car Tech September 11, 2017

Lyft Is Now Working On Its Own Technology For Self-Driving Cars

Lyft has announced that it will begin work on technology for use in self-driving cars. Previously, the company said it would allow self-driving cars on its network, but would not develop the technology itself.

Car Tech July 21, 2017

The New Self-Driving Audi A8 Will Reduce Headaches From Traffic Jams: How Will The Traffic Jam Pilot Feature Work?

The new Audi A8 will offer the Traffic Jam Pilot, a self-driving system that will take full control of the vehicle at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. How will the feature work?

Car Tech July 12, 2017

Apple Rents SUVs From Hertz To Test Self-Driving Vehicle Tech: Is Project Titan Too Far Behind?

Apple leased a small fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs from the Donlen fleet management unit of rental company Hertz to test its self-driving vehicle technology. Project Titan is still alive, but is it too far behind from its competitors?

Apple June 28, 2017

Google's Parent, Alphabet, Announces Deal With Avis To Manage Self-Driving Cars

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has announced a deal with Avis to manage its line of self-driving cars. Such a partnership will allow Alphabet to expand its hold in the industry.

Car Tech June 27, 2017

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Knew Self-Driving Car Chief Stole Google Secrets, Says Waymo

As the Uber-Waymo lawsuit keeps unraveling, a new court filing claims that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew about the information stolen from Google. Kalanick reportedly became aware of the matter last year.

Business Tech June 23, 2017

In Self-Driving Car Case, Tesla Is Found To Be Not At Fault, Here's Why

In the first fatal car crash involving a self-driving car, Tesla has been found not at fault. The investigation is ongoing, but a recently released report concludes that Tesla's autopilot systems did not cause the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 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 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 Legal Problems Pile Up Because Of Waymo Case And Self-Driving Trucks

The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.

Business Tech May 26, 2017

Uber Wanted To Partner With Tesla For Self-Driving Cars, But Elon Musk Said No

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.

Business Tech May 17, 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

A Look At Lidar, The 54-Year Old Technology Fueling Google And Uber's Self-Driving Ambitions

Google and Uber went to court over a half-century-old technology known as lidar. Here's a lowdown on lidar and how it affects the self-driving car industry.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Uber Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Stealing Waymo Secrets: No Private Arbitration, Says Judge

Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.

Business Tech May 12, 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

Uber Engineer's Fifth Amendment Argument To Keep Documents From Waymo Legal Bout Denied, Appeals Court Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Anthony Levandowski’s pleading of the Fifth Amendment cannot keep Uber from holding the Waymo documents. Levandowski is a former Waymo employee accused by Waymo for stealing documents.

Business Tech April 26, 2017

Google's Waymo Offers Free Self-Driving Car Rides To The Public In Phoenix And You Can Apply Now

Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.

Car Tech April 25, 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

California DMV Confirms Apple Is Now Permitted To Test Self-Driving Cars, Adds To List Of Companies Testing In State

Apple Inc., is now officially added to the list of companies permitted to test autonomous vehicles in California. Their name on the list stands as a silent confirmation to the company’s movements in the growing autonomous vehicle industry.

Car Tech April 15, 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

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