At Tesla’s Autonomy Day, Elon Musk shared his vision of a robotaxi network that could launch as soon as 2020. It would involve having a million self-driving cars on the road ready to take people where they need to go.
Car Tech April 23, 2019
Engineers at Stanford University tested self-driving cars on a race track, against a real race car driver. Can autonomous vehicles handle extreme and unknown conditions just like human drivers?
Car Tech April 1, 2019
Apple is letting go some of its employees under its autonomous vehicle program, Project Titan. The layoffs, which will mostly affect engineers, takes effect in mid April.
Apple February 28, 2019
Apple's self-driving car project reached a new milestone, but not the kind that the company wants. A modified Lexus SUV, outfitted with Apple's driverless vehicle technology, was recently involved in an accident for the first time.
Apple September 3, 2018
Self-driving truck technology is no longer a priority for Uber as it shuts down the project altogether. The move comes as the ride-hailing company faces increased scrutiny for its self-driving car test fleet.
Business Tech July 31, 2018
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 (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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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