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Ford Patents Autonomous Robocop Police Car That Can Give Out Tickets

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 Publishes Research Detailing Enhanced Obstacle Detection For Self-Driving Cars

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's $15B Mobileye Acquisition Could Be A Game Changer For Driverless Car Tech: Should Tesla And Nvidia Be Worried?

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 Confirms Acquisition Of Mobileye Self-Driving Car Tech Firm For $15.3 Billion

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 Promises To Jumpstart Construction Of Nevada Plant Amid Financial Turmoil

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 Staff Leaves After Being Paid Loads Of Money

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

40,000 Sign Up For BMW ReachNow, First To Test BMW Driverless Cars

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

Here's What Nvidia Announced At CES 2017: GeForce Now, Nvidia Shield TV, Nvidia BB8 Autonomous Car And More

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 Waymo Fully Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Smile For The Camera: First Look

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 Car Venture Not Going According To Plan: Autonomous Vehicle Drives Wrong Way Of One-Way Street

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

US Sets Unprecedented Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars: Safety First [Video]

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 Vows Transportation Revolution: Self-Driving Cars To Rule Rides, Abolishing Car Ownership By 2025

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

Google Taps Airbnb's Shaun Stewart To Spearhead Commercialization Of Self-Driving Cars

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 'Autopilot' Removed From Chinese Website After Beijing Crash

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 Semi-Autonomous ProPilot Takes The Cautious Approach To Self-Driving Cars

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

Faraday Future Gets Green Light To Test Driverless Car In California

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 Learn Basic Driving Skill: Honking The Horn

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 Diving Deeper Into IoT And Self-Driving Cars With Itseez Computer Vision Startup Acquisition

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 Patents Sticky Car Hood, Self-Driving Vehicles Could Soon Catch Pedestrians Like Flies

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

Fiat Chrysler Wants A Long-Term Relationship With Google Over Self-Driving Cars

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 Self-Driving Car Had Two Accidents In April, Reveals Monthly Report

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, Uber And Three Other Companies Band Together To Speed Up Adoption Of Self-Driving Cars

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 Self-Driving Cars Will Roam London Streets Next Year In UK's 'Most Ambitious Autonomous Driving Trial'

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 Forms Silicon Valley Team For Self-Driving Car Project

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

Cruisin' In Duckietown: MIT's Rubber Duckie Taxis Can Self-drive

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

Beverly Hills Unanimously Votes 'Groundbreaking Resolution': Self-Driving Car Program As Public Transportation

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

Project Sidewalk: A High-Tech City Where Alphabet Can Test Its Self-Driving Cars, Futuristic Public Transport And Other Innovations

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 Plans To Test A Fleet Of Self-Driving Cars In China, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

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

Autonomous Cars Confused By Some U.S. Roads

This puts the projection of self-driving cars being available by 2020 in jeopardy.

FUTURE TECH March 31, 2016

Will Massachusetts Be The Next Significant State For Self-Driving Cars?

Automakers such as Toyota and General Motors seem to think so.

FUTURE TECH March 29, 2016

Google Asks Feds To Fast Track Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

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

Baidu To Test Self-Driving Cars In The United States

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

Federal Regulators Have A Long List Of Issues With Self-Driving Cars

Some of these concerns are expressed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 136-page preliminary report.

FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016

Public Records Show Google Is Leading Autonomous Driving Race And It's Not Even Close

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

Baidu's Chief Scientist Thinks Autonomous Cars Could Be Ready Before 2020

Andrew Ng predicts self-driving vehicles will be commercialized by 2019 and mass-produced by 2021.

FUTURE TECH March 9, 2016

Ford Envisioning Autonomous Cars As Mobile Movie Theaters

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

The Thought Of Sitting In A Self-Driving Vehicle Still Scares Most People

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

Google Self-Driving Car Hits A Bus In Los Angeles And It's At Fault: Here's What Happened

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

Google Hiring More For Its Self-Driving Car Project

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 Self-Driving Car AI Can Legally Be The Only Driver, Rule US Vehicle Regulators

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

Interview: Talking Autonomous Cars And Driver-Assist Advances With Ford's Greg Stevens

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

Google And Apple Are Serious About Making Cars, Says Daimler Chief

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

The US Government Will Invest $4 Billion In Autonomous Car Research Over The Next 10 Years

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

Samsung Plans To Modify Its Speedway Race Track To Test Self-Driving Cars

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

Ford Testing Fully Autonomous Vehicles In The Snow [Video]

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

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