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Waymo passes a milestone

TURIN — Waymo's vehicles have passed the 7-million-mile mark of fully autonomous driving on public roads, CEO John Krafcik says.<p>"The world keeps …

Waymo

UBS: These 8 stocks are going to dominate the self-driving car revolution

Uber<p><b>Self-driving cars will change which parts and suppliers automakers purchase from.</b>• <b><br>UBS' has identified eight parts suppliers set to reap the rewards of a self-driving future.</b><p>Cars as we know them are about to undergo a radical transformation.<p>As our four-wheeled transporters become more …

Ticker

Intel And Mobileye Are Tearing Down Nvidia's Self-Driving Car Strategy

I previously felt Intel (INTC) overpaid when it bought Mobileye last year for $15.3 billion. The estimated 2017 revenue of Mobileye was only around …

Autonomous Cars

This UK startup thinks it can win the self-driving car race with better machine learning

A new U.K. self-driving car startup founded by Amar Shah and Alex Kendall, two machine learning PhDs from University of Cambridge, is de-cloaking today. Wayve — backed by New York-based Compound, Europe’s Fly Ventures, and Brent Hoberman’s Firstminute Capital — is building what it describes as …

Machine Learning

Even Millennials Are Losing Confidence In Autonomous Cars, Surveys Reveal

A spate of recent crashes involving Tesla and Uber are taking a toll on public confidence in self-driving cars.<p>Two studies released this week, one by AAA and the other by Cargurus.com, show that roughly three-quarters of consumers don’t trust autonomous driving technology in its current state.<p>The …

Autonomous Vehicle

Self-driving car crashes put a dent in consumer trust, poll says

Nearly 75 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a driverless vehicle<p>Trust in self-driving cars is slipping after several high-profile crashes, two of them fatal, thrust driverless cars into a negative spotlight, a new poll finds. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of American drivers …

Autonomous Cars

General Motors is a 'raging bull' opportunity in autonomous car space: Citigroup

General Motors is a leader in the future autonomous vehicle network space, according to Citigroup, spelling a "raging bull" case for the …

General Motors

Here's the aspect of self-driving car testing that's not dominated by Apple or Google

Last week, Apple's secretive, self-driving car project got some attention for adding more cars approved for testing in California.<p>But despite the …

Autonomous Cars

It's Time to Stop Calling It 'Artificial' Intelligence

The fatal flaw in AI isn't the technology or its intelligence, it's something far more difficult to change.<p>The challenge of artificial intelligence isn't so much the technology as it is our own attitude about machines and intelligence. In doing research for my upcoming book <i>Revealing The Invisible:</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Five Things To Tackle Before Jumping Into AI

It seems like every day there is a new article or story about artificial intelligence (AI). AI is going to take over all of the jobs. AI is going to do all of the repetitive, menial tasks carried out by admins on a daily basis. AI is going to rise up and take over. AI is not going to take over but …

Artificial Intelligence

Consumer Trust in Self-Driving Car Technology Has Made a Sudden U-Turn

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has eroded following recent high-profile incidents involving autonomous vehicle technology, including a fatal …

Autonomous Vehicle

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday.<p>California Highway Patrol spokesman Daniel Jacowitz said rescuers pulled the Tesla Model S from the pond early Monday …

San Francisco

Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities

You don’t look for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban …

Urban Design

Here’s why Elon Musk disagrees with self-driving industry gurus on lidar

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Charles Morris<p>Just as animals use several different senses to perceive the world around them, cars and other vehicles …

Tesla

Why Tesla Autopilot Will Continue To Set The Pace In The Self-Driving Vehicle Industry

Tesla took an early lead in the race to offer customers vehicle autonomy, and its Autopilot system remains the state of the art. However, the …

Tesla

Everything self-driving cars calculate before changing lanes

Inside a self-driving car's lane-change calculus.<p>Changing lanes is simple for human drivers. Not so for autonomous cars. Instead of gray matter and muscle memory, self-driving vehicles make decisions using programming, artificial intelligence, and onboard perception systems such as lasers, cameras, …

Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving Cars Don’t See Cyclists Either

By Paul Rauber<p>This Bike to Work Day, spare a thought for Elaine Herzberg, the Tempe, Arizona woman who was killed by an Uber self-driving car driving …

Drive.ai offers a simple answer to safer driverless cars

Self-driving car companies promise a lot of positive changes, but the most intriguing is greater safety. Autonomous cars hint at a future without car …

If we end up sitting around in self-driving cars watching ads, Google is going to make billions

While producing cars and components is still expected to be a good business once cars are autonomous, providing the driving experience is seen to be the biggest and best opportunity. New research from UBS predicts that US autonomous-vehicle revenue will reach $2.3 trillion by 2030—and 70% of the …

Autonomous Cars

Alphabet's Self-Driving Cars Could Start Making Money Soon

Alphabet's self-driving program is inching closer toward monetization.<p>Self-driving cars haven't yet hit commercialization as they are still in the …

Intel just hit the nitro in the self-driving car race

Intel is all-in on autonomous cars.<p>The company's autonomous vehicle division, Mobileye, has signed a deal to provide self-driving technology to eight …

Lyft hires former Tesla Autopilot manager for self-driving car efforts

Sameer Qureshi has left his role as a senior manager of Tesla Autopilot Programs and has joined Lyft, according to his LinkedIn. We first saw the news over on Electrek. Tesla declined to comment, but Lyft confirmed Qureshi joined the team this week.<p>At Lyft, Qureshi is now director of product for …

Tesla

Boston Mayor Walsh on Amazon, Infrastructure and Self-Driving Cars

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh discusses Amazon's HQ2 search and the keys to the city's growth. He talks to Bloomberg's Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney on …

Driverless-car ripple effects

Recent news item No. 1: A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous driving system rear-ends a fire department truck in Utah; police investigate whether the …

Long Island

The real reason we get freaked out by self-driving car accidents

National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS<p><b>Self-driving cars have the potential to save lives.</b>• <b><br>But as the technology is being tested in</b> …

Apple Sued Over Alleged Keyboard Problem While Ramping Up Self-Driving Car Tests

Apple didn’t have much to say about its business over the past week—but that didn’t stop others.<p>Over the past week, Apple was hit with a class-action …

Why self-driving cars are safe

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a video aiming to alleviate some fears and set the ground work for the inevitable autonomous …

MIT Team Teaches Autonomous Cars to Drive Without a Map - Motoring

Along with sensors and software, mapping is a key component of self-driving technology. To operate safely, autonomous vehicles need to know not only …

Speaking of Psychology: Self-Driving Cars

<b>Kim Mills</b>: Hello and welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a podcast produced by the American Psychological Association. I'm your host, Kim Mills and …

The self-driving car revolution needs . . . rental car companies?

Someone’s gotta do the dirty work.<p>Self-driving cars may be the future, but there are still some things that technology can’t fully disrupt–like oil changes, refueling, and a good old-fashioned cleaning. After all, hopping into a driverless car won’t be so fun if the seat is mysteriously sticky. …

Autonomous Cars