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Meet Sedric, Volkswagen's Vision for Self-Driving Cars

Volkswagen’s latest vision of the future is a “subtly wedged shaped” electric and autonomous concept vehicle that looks a little like the portable …

Volkswagen

Trump administration is reevaluating Obama era rules for self-driving cars

Transportation secretary issues a challenge to Detroit, Silicon Valley<p>US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday that she would be reevaluating the Obama administration’s rules for self-driving cars and challenged the automotive and technology industries to better educate the public about …

Autonomous Cars

Uber's self-driving vehicles are picking up folks in Arizona

Uber's fleet of self-driving vehicles are now cruising the streets of Tempe, Arizona. After a spat with the California Department of Motor Vehicles in December, Uber moved its line of 16 custom, autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs to Arizona, where Gov. Doug Ducey welcomed the company with open arms (and no …

Representación proporcional de las lenguas más habladas en el mundo

Por Nacho Palou — 17 de Junio de 2015<p><b>A world of language</b> de Alberto Lucas López es una representación visual de <b>los 23 idiomas más hablados en todo el</b> …

What if the state provided everyone with a basic income?

Trials around the world are about to explore what happens when people are guaranteed a minimum amount of money to live on. The radical policy could reinvent our relationship to work.<p>This month Finland is embarking on a radical economic experiment. Its government is giving 2,000 people free money …

Income Inequality

Tesla hires Apple’s creator of Swift as new VP of Autopilot Software

Tesla has a new vice president heading up Autopilot efforts — Chris Lattner, whose departure from Apple was reported only earlier today. Lattner worked at Apple for 11 years, where his chief contribution was creating Swift, Apple’s most recent programming language, which is relatively easy for …

Tesla

Google’s new self-driving minivans will be hitting the road at the end of January 2017

Now with all-new tech produced in-house<p>Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun-off from Google late last year, will be deploying its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads for the first time later this month, the company announced at the North American International …

Autonomous Cars

Boston’s first self-driving car tests will start next week

But don’t expect any taxi rides yet<p>Massachusetts transportation officials have approved self-driving startup nuTonomy’s application to test autonomous cars in Boston. Now that it has the go ahead, NuTonomy — which was originally spun out of MIT — will start testing on January 3rd.<p>“We are ready to …

Autonomous Cars

Watch a Tesla predict a car crash 2 vehicles ahead

Dash cam footage from a Tesla shows the car's autopilot function predicting a car accident before anyone saw it coming.<p>In the clip, first uploaded to …

Google shows off its sleeker self-driving Chrysler minivans

Waymo, Google's new autonomous vehicle division, has finally unveiled its latest model: a heavily modified Chrysler Pacifica. The hybrid minivan, which can go 30 miles in pure electric mode, was glimpsed earlier in spy photos at a Google facility. It's now fixed up with the custom computer, sensors …

Michigan Just Passed the Most Permissive Self-Driving Car Laws in the Country

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of automaker-backed bills Friday that aim to clear the way for self-driving cars to operate on public …

Autonomous Cars

Self-driving car startup nuTonomy will begin testing its cars in Boston soon

NuTonomy is already running a commercial pilot program in Singapore.<p>NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup spun out of MIT and based in Cambridge, Mass., will soon begin testing its autonomous vehicles in Boston.<p>The company, which launched a commercial self-driving pilot in Singapore in August, has …

Driverless Cars

BIG and Hyperloop One Unveil Designs for Unprecedented Autonomous Transportation System

<b>Bjarke Ingels Group</b> (BIG) and <b>Hyperloop One</b> have unveiled joint designs for an autonomous transportation system and the world’s first Hyperloop pods …

The road to tomorrow: streets need to be as smart as the cars driving on them

Subscribe to WIRED<p><b>Flying-car enthusiasts may plan to make roads redundant, and</b> virtual telecommuting evangelists seek to do away with the need to …

Driverless Cars

This Is What Every Element Is Used For

When it comes to the elements, humans are pretty good at ensuring that nothing goes to waste. We've put nearly every element on the periodic table to …

Chemistry

Here's what the US Transportation Secretary thinks about the future of self-driving cars

In a recent interview with The Verge, US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx discussed the country's automotive future — specifically, autonomous vehicles and their impending deployment on the roads:<p>Foxx said that in 2021 fully autonomous technologies will be in operation across the country …

Autonomous Cars

How Google's self-driving car project rose from a crazy idea to a top contender in the race toward a driverless future

Now, it's seven years later, and Google's test cars have driven two million miles in four cities around the nation and have learned everything from how to honk politely to how to sense cyclists and pedestrians.<p>But Google has also failed to commercialize its cars so far — falling behind competitors …

Autonomous Cars

Automakers balk at California’s proposed self-driving car rules | Ars Technica

The state’s DMV wanted to get more restrictive while also allowing driverless vehicles.<p>On Wednesday, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) …

Driverless Cars

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Driverless car in Singapore collides with lorry, no injuries

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A self-driving car being tested on Singapore public roads collided with a lorry on Tuesday, the city-state's transport regulator said, adding that no one was hurt.<p>"The test vehicle was changing lane when it collided with a lorry," the Land Transport Authority said in a …

Autonomous Cars

Driverless cars, electric vehicles and mass transit could transform cities

Three early transportation trends could soon transform the way global city dwellers get around, analysts say.<p>The switch to electric cars, use of car …

Self-driving cars hit the road for first public test in the UK

Jolly good timing<p>Self-driving cars — or more accurately self-driving pods — took to the road in a city outside of London Tuesday in what organizers are calling the first public test of driverless cars in the UK. To be sure, it was at extremely low speeds in a sparsely trafficked area, but was still …

Autonomous Cars

Self-driving vehicles and Baby Boomers: A budding relationship

As people age, health issues can make it unsafe or physically impossible to drive, but that won't matter if we all have robotic chauffeurs.<p>Automakers …

Driverless Cars

The Parking Garage of the Future

There's a big makeover coming in the autonomous age.<p>Back in January, Tesla Motors introduced "Summon," a feature that allows many of its newer vehicles to park themselves. Using a smartphone or key fob, car owners can remotely command their vehicles to open garage doors, enter, park themselves and …

Bill Ford says governments need to be involved as transport changes

Ford Motor Co will become less capital intensive and will be open to partnerships as it develops new businesses such as ride sharing and autonomous vehicles, Chairman Bill Ford said on Thursday.<p>"There will be partnerships," Ford told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Detroit on the …

Google's self-driving car is the victim in a serious crash

Google's self-driving cars don't have a flawless safety record, but it's clearer than ever that careless human drivers remain the greater threat. A commercial van running a red light struck one of Google's autonomous Lexus SUVs as it crossed a Mountain View intersection, seriously damaging the side …

The brains behind autonomous vehicles may need a license to drive

Self-driving vehicles are already on the nation’s roads and many more are coming. Uber, Google, Tesla, and the major automobile manufacturers have plans to develop and deploy tens of thousands of such vehicles on America’s roads over the next decade.<p>A key point on the government’s just-released …