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A timeline of when self-driving cars will be on the road, according to the people making them

Cars are already driving themselves on roads in California, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Though they are still restricted to specific test areas and driving conditions, it’s pretty clear that at some point in the future, completely driverless cars will be a mainstream …

Autonomous Cars

Scaling Law of Urban Ride Sharing

Altmetric: 185<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>R. Tachet<br>• , O. Sagarra<br>• , P. Santi<br>• , G. Resta<br>• , M. Szell<br>• , S. H. Strogatz<br>• & C. Ratti<p><i>Scientific Reports</i></b> …

Algorithms

Uber is winning the driverless race, even though it isn't using its own cars — here's why

Uber just edged ahead in the driverless car arms race.<p>The company made a huge move Wednesday when it released its self-driving car to the public for the first time. As part of its pilot program, select Uber users in Pittsburgh will be able to hail and ride in a driverless car. At first, the trips …

Autonomous Cars

My ride in a self-driving Uber; or how I learned to stop worrying and trust the algorithm

Parked outside a warehouse by the Allegheny River was<p>Uber’s vision of the future: 14 Ford Fusions, each mounted with conspicuous cameras, antennae and sensors. A lumpy lidar unit, which uses light to map its surroundings, spun atop each car’s roof like a high-tech propeller hat.<p>Stylish? Not quite. …

We Take a Ride in the Self-Driving Uber Now Roaming Pittsburgh

My Uber ride starts the same way as they always do. I pull out my phone and fire up the app. I confirm my location, punch in my destination, and …

What It Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Uber

PITTSBURGH — I’m parked on a patch of gravel outside the old Heinz ketchup bottling factory here early on a Monday morning, and I’m frustrated. My Uber self-driving car will not start driving itself.<p>The engineer in the passenger seat next to me, an Uber employee for all of three weeks who asked if …

Autonomous Cars

Behind the wheel of Uber's new self-driving car, which hits the road today

Get ready, Pittsburgh<p>On Monday, I found myself behind the wheel of a Ford Fusion driving down a Pittsburgh street lined with gorgeous Romanesque brick factories. The sky was a cloudless blue, the Allegheny River sparkled seductively through the trees, and I was able to drink in all the splendor of …

Autonomous Cars

Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month

Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s …

Driverless Cars

Oh You’ll Get Used to Robo-Cars—Uber Will Make Sure of It

When Uber's self-driving Volvos hit the streets of Pittsburgh later this summer, each vehicle will be crewed by a couple of Uber employees, just in …

Really, you don't want a steering wheel in your self-driving car

Google's prototypes of driverless cars don't have steering wheels. Simply put, they don't need them. That's because the driving system is the driver, …

Meet The First Autonomous Car That Can Drive Stick

The first autonomous car designed and built in India is a big deal. So is the fact that the project was done by a small team, led by Dr. Roshy John …

Driverless Cars

Allstate: Driverless cars could threaten our business

The "Good Hands People" are getting a little worried about cars that don't require anyone's hands on the wheel.<p>In its 2015 annual report, filed Friday, Allstate acknowledged that driverless cars are a potential threat to its business. The Northbrook-based insurer also is concerned that increasingly …

Steering Wheel-Free, Driverless Bus Shows the Future of Mass Transit

The first self-driving bus to operate on fully public roads debuted in the Netherlands last week. The bus, known as a WEpod, had an inaugural …

Autonomous Cars

This robot didn’t even use the right club and still got a hole-in-one

Two months after it first held a golf club, LDRIC — pronounced Eldrick — can already hit shots most golfers only dream of. The robot turned heads Wednesday at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a hole-in-one on the 16th hole, defying his co-creator’s expectations.<p>“If I got close I was going …

Golf

Big Automakers Need Nokia’s Maps For Their Driverless Car Future

Audi, BMW, and Daimler fight Uber and Google with sweet, sweet data<p>The future landscape of the autonomous car industry is beginning to take shape with the impending acquisition of Nokia’s mapping software, Here, which already has a focus on “humanised driving.”<p>German companies Audi, BMW, and …

Ford Puts Its Driverless Cars on the Snowy Streets of Michigan

Ford is getting a head start on making their autonomous cars feel at home in the snow, a condition that can be tricky for driverless vehicle systems. The winter weather coats the ground, covering up lane markers, signs and other features the cars use to navigate the road — and, of course, it's …

Autonomous Cars

Ford Talks CES News, Self-Driving Cars, and Autonomous Liability

An interview with Raj Nair, Ford's vice president of product development and chief technology officer.<p>We didn't hear anything about the rumored partnership between Google and Ford at CES this week, but Ford had lots of other news. Two of the company's biggest announcements was that it would be …

Driverless Cars

5 questions raised by self-driving cars — and what they mean for B2B

The thought of self-driving cars on the road seems like a distant dream, yet they’re on the road today, and will be available to the general public within five years. Similarly, in the B2B world, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive technologies represent a disruptive shift that’s forcing …

This is what London looks like through a self-driving car’s eyes

If cars could talk, they’d say, “Wow.” At least, if those cars were of the self-driving variety and are as impressed as we are by stunning …

Driverless Cars

Will your driverless car kill you so others may live?

It's 2025. You and your daughter are riding in a driverless car along Pacific Coast Highway. The autonomous vehicle rounds a corner and detects a crosswalk full of children. It brakes, but your lane is unexpectedly full of sand from a recent rock slide. It can't get traction. Your car does some …

Uber Partners With University to Work on Mapping, Self-Driving Cars | Inc.com

Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology.<p>The partnership announced Tuesday between the San Francisco-based company and the university includes a $25,000 grant to UofA's College of …

Autonomous Cars

Robot bricklayer that can build a home in two days lists on the ASX

Australian investors have begun buying in to the rise of the machines, as a company promising to replace the humble brickie with a robot that can …

Robotics

The future of autos: fewer humans at the wheel

In the not-so-far-off future, teens won't bother getting driver's licenses, consumers will shun owning their own cars, and taxis will be replaced by "taxibots."<p>That's the world described by speakers on the first day of the<p>Los Angeles Auto Show, which was devoted to the connected car. The two-week …

Transport minister in driverless car runs over stuffed kangaroo

South Australian Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan was left ruing the day after misadventure struck during a driverless car demonstration in …

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Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com …

Business Technology

5 Cities With Driverless Public Buses On The Streets Right Now

Last week it was announced that the US will be getting its first driverless bus fleet in a Bay Area office park as soon as next year. But say you …

Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian?

Imagine you’re in a self-driving car, heading towards a collision with a group of pedestrians. The only other option is to drive off a cliff. What should the car do?<p>Philosophers have been debating a similar moral conundrum for years, but the discussion has a new practical application with the …

Autonomous Cars

Self-flying drone dips, darts and dives through trees at 30 mph

<b>A researcher from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed an obstacle-detection system that allows a drone to</b> …

Drones