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
Apple is typically secretive, but it's starting to open up and it has now released an intriguing research paper. The company is working on a new LiDAR-based system to improve object detection and navigation for self-driving cars.
Apple November 23, 2017
Intel has confirmed its acquisition of Mobileye in a massive $15.3 billion deal that could shake up the driverless car tech sector. This new alliance could pose a real challenge to Tesla and Nvidia, making the autonomous driving race more heated than ever.
Business Tech March 14, 2017
Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring self-driving car tech firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on March 13. As part of the deal, Intel will be shelling out $63.54 per share for Mobileye in cash.
Business Tech March 13, 2017
Faraday Future will push through with its factory in Nevada. The company says construction has entered a competitive bidding process.
Business Tech February 19, 2017
Google Waymo top executives have left the company after receiving a lot of money, says Bloomberg. Staff were leaving because they were more or less financially secure.
Business Tech February 15, 2017
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
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage at CES 2017 to make a number of exciting announcements, mapping the future of gaming, TV, and transportation with a big bet on A.I. Here's what you need to know about Nvidia's new GeForce Now, Shield TV, AI Co-Pilot, BB8 self-driving car and more.
CES 2017 January 5, 2017
Google parent company Alphabet has offered a first look at the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans in Waymo's fleet. Waymo is now a stand-alone Alphabet subsidiary and the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads next year.
Car Tech December 19, 2016
Uber's self-driving cars had a few rough encounters during its test run in Pittsburgh. A video showed a self-driving Uber vehicle turning into a one-way street and then making an intersection when the person behind the wheel recognized the mishap.
Car Tech October 8, 2016
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 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
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
Tesla China recently revamped its website, and some of the key words were changed. The company replaced the terms 'Autopilot' and 'self-driving' with more reality-based variants, following a Model S crash.
Car Tech August 15, 2016
Nissan announced that its ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology is ready to hit the road, launching in August on the new Serena in Japan. The automaker also plans to launch the system in Europe, the U.S. and China later on.
Car Tech July 14, 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
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
Intel continues its push toward a future-proof place in the market with the acquisition of Itseez, a computer vision and machine learning startup. The company is not at its first deal of the sort, but not everyone wins from it.
Car Tech May 27, 2016
Google patented a sticky adhesive coating on its self-driving vehicles. This patent is aimed to reduce cases of fatal road accidents involving autonomous cars.
Car Tech May 22, 2016
Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles eyes a long-term collaboration with Google for autonomous cars. CEO Sergio Marchionne is optimistic that the current deal will be the precursor of a long-term partnership between the two.
Car Tech May 9, 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 and four other companies are leading efforts to form a coalition to urge federal action for the adoption of self-driving cars. The coalition’s main aim is to eliminate patchwork autonomous driving laws and come up with a standard guide.
Car Tech April 28, 2016
Volvo has announced ambitious plans for its autonomous driving technology, with a new trial set to hit the UK next year. A fleet of self-driving cars will hit London in early 2017, and will take a different approach compared to other autonomous driving trials.
Car Tech April 28, 2016
Baidu launched a Silicon Valley office to house its Autonomous Driving Unit. The company revealed it aims to hire at least 100 researchers and engineers for the site.
Car Tech April 24, 2016
MIT's rubber duckie taxis called Duckiebots can navigate around the streets of Duckietown by self-driving. Cruisin' has never been cooler than this.
April 21, 2016
The Beverly Hills City Council voted to enable a public transport program containing autonomous vehicles. Mayor John Mirisch is convinced that the technology is ready, and the urban settlement’s infrastructure will soon follow.
FUTURE TECH April 20, 2016
Sidewalk Labs is reported to be working on Project Sidewalk, which involves planning a high-tech city. Testing autonomous cars and improving public transportation in urban areas are also part of the plan.
April 16, 2016
Volvo initiates plans to test drive their new autonomous vehicles in China. These cars will employ Volvo's 'Intellisafe System' that features a variety of safety technologies and automatic protocols that ensure autonomous driving and its occupant's well-being.
FUTURE TECH April 8, 2016
This puts the projection of self-driving cars being available by 2020 in jeopardy.
FUTURE TECH March 31, 2016
Automakers such as Toyota and General Motors seem to think so.
FUTURE TECH March 29, 2016
Google pushes proposal to set new framework for driverless cars. The framework would clear the way for other makers of self-driving cars to follow.
FUTURE TECH March 20, 2016
The Chinese search engine company wants to also increase the flow of communication between itself and the U.S. government to ensure its autonomous vehicles can flourish.
FUTURE TECH March 18, 2016
Some of these concerns are expressed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 136-page preliminary report.
FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016
Let's just say that Tesla isn't even close to the number of test permits for self-driving vehicles in California that the world's most-valuable company has obtained.
FUTURE TECH March 11, 2016
Andrew Ng predicts self-driving vehicles will be commercialized by 2019 and mass-produced by 2021.
FUTURE TECH March 9, 2016
The automaker filed a patent for an 'Autonomous Vehicle Entertainment System,' showing a retractable projection screen, paving the way for a self-contained drive-in movie theater.
FUTURE TECH March 7, 2016
A recent survey finds that 75 percent of people would be afraid to be driven around by an autonomous car.
FUTURE TECH March 2, 2016
A Google self-driving car is involved in an accident with a public transit bus on El Camino Real. Google says it 'clearly bears some responsibility' in this incident.
March 1, 2016
It seems like the most valuable listed company is trying to speed up the process of delivering an autonomous car.
FUTURE TECH February 16, 2016
Google just scored a major victory for its self-driving car endeavors, as U.S. regulators are warming up to the autonomous vehicle technology. AI computers piloting Google's autonomous vehicles can qualify as legal drivers, without requiring a human driver.
FUTURE TECH February 10, 2016
Ford's global manager of autonomous driving explains the automaker's challenges of testing its self-driving cars in the snow, why autonomous cars respond to skidding better than humans, and the give-and-take relationship between driver-assist technologies and full autonomy.
FUTURE TECH February 2, 2016
It's a well-known fact that Google has an autonomous vehicle project well underway - it has talked about it and even tested it publicly. Apple, however, has kept mum on its automotive endeavors, but Daimler's Chairman has further revealed that the iPhone maker is also going to be car maker too in the near future.
FUTURE TECH January 26, 2016
Taking a cue from POTUS' autonomous car plan, the Transportation Department and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced their plan to invest $4 billion in autonomous car research over the next 10 years.
FUTURE TECH January 15, 2016
The fear of missing out urged Samsung to make a step toward autonomous driving technologies. The OEM announced that the South Korean Everland Speedway race track will be retrofitted to become an urban conditions simulator for testing self-driving cars.
FUTURE TECH January 14, 2016
Have you always wondered how autonomous cars can be capable of handling snow-covered roads? Ford said that it’s currently testing its fully autonomous cars under snowy conditions while using LiDAR and high-resolution 3D mapping technologies.
FUTURE TECH January 11, 2016