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Tesla Model S Hits Barrier With Autopilot ON

Just as things were beginning to quiet down regarding Tesla’s Autopilot system and its alleged faults, this incident could add a bit more fuel to the …

George ‘geohot’ Hotz on his new open-source autonomous car platform: Tesla is iOS, we want to be Android

In order to circumvent the regulations imposed by NHTSA on his aftermarket driver assist device, the ‘comma one’, George ‘geohot’ Hotz announced that his startup is releasing a new version of the product, ‘comma neo’ (an anagram for one), for free as an open-source platform.<p>Hotz, who describes the …

Tesla

Elon Musk shows how Tesla self-driving cars will be fun and easy

Tesla founder Elon Musk made waves last month when he announced that the company would begin equipping all new vehicles with self-driving …

AImotive demos recognition software for self-driving cars

AImotive is introducing a suite of software for self-driving cars. The Budapest, Hungary-based company that was previously known as AdasWorks has now opened an office in Mountain View, Calif., to partner with Silicon Valley’s self-driving car companies.<p>AImotive has trained its artificial …

Oryx nano antennas allow autonomous cars to see farther, better

Oryx Vision has created a “coherent optical radar system,” according to CEO Rani Wellingstein, that improves the depth perception of autonomous vehicles. The Israel-based company has emerged from stealth after Series A fundraising and is positioning itself as a competitor to lidar …

Autonomous Cars

[Geohot]’s Self-Driving Car Cancelled

George [Geohot] Hotz has thrown in the towel on his “comma one” self-driving car project. According to [Geohot]’s Twitter stream, the reason is a …

Autonomous Cars

Wheego and Valeo get California road driverless testing permits

Self-driving car testing in California is becoming a badge of progress for companies working in the space. Only 17 companies in total have the honor, including two just added to the list: Wheego Electric Cars and Valeo North America.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that both of these new companies …

Autonomous Cars

Bosch deploys a Tesla Model S self-driving prototype in Australia

As we previously reported, Bosch, an important supplier for Tesla’s Autopilot program, also likes to use Tesla vehicles for its own autonomous driving programs. The latest example is a new self-driving Model S prototype financed in part by the Victorian Government and deployed in Australia today.<p>It …

Driverless Cars

comma.ai releases 7 hours of self-driving car data, calls for Tesla, Google and others to do the same

comma.ai CEO George Hotz recently praised Tesla, Google and Otto for being fairly opened about their self-driving car programs, but he is taking his own company a step further in openness with the release of a dataset of 7.25 hours of comma.ai’s prototype at work.<p>We’ve often discussed at Electrek …

Tesla

Tesla’s first Supercharger in Czech Republic is in an impressive charging station [Gallery]

Electric vehicle enthusiasts and some automakers have been calling for more homogeneity in charging standards. Some progress has been made, but ultimately, it looks like we will have to wait to see which standards will prevail and which will become obsolete.<p>In the meantime, we are starting to see …

Czech Republic

Tesla says autopilot was not on during Pennsylvania crash

Tesla refuted a driver's claim that his car was in autopilot when it crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike earlier this month.<p>Logs from the Model X driven by 77-year-old Albert Scaglione on July 1 show the vehicle took itself out of autopilot about 25 seconds before the crash because Scaglione did …

Tesla

Automakers Are Recalling Over 12 Million U.S. Vehicles for Defective Airbags

Eight automakers announced a recall affecting more than 12 million vehicles on Friday related to defective Takata air bags, documents posted by U.S. …

Automotive Industry

Queen’s speech legalizes autonomous cars in U.K.

Autonomous car manufacturers might start to look at the United Kingdom as a viable alternative to Europe or the U.S., thanks to proposed new reforms on insurance legislation that now covering autonomous cars.<p>Announced in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament earlier today, the reforms allow autonomous …

Driverless Cars

Uber’s First Self-Driving Car Is Now Rolling Along Pittsburgh’s Streets

There’s a new self-driving car on the block, and it’s currently roaming the streets of Pittsburgh. Uber’s first autonomous vehicle, a hybrid Ford …

Driverless Cars

Automakers to recall another 35 to 40 million Takata airbag inflators

This shit never stops, does it?<p>Takata admitted to selling a whole bunch (over 100 million) of airbag inflators that might explode in a cloud of shrapnel when exposed to moisture. Not all of its inflators have been recalled, but this week, we're getting a little closer, as the company announced that …

Automotive Industry

Google and Fiat Chrysler team up for 'first of its kind' self-driving car project

The tech giant and car manufacturer announced merger of engineering teams in Michigan to integrate autonomous vehicle technology into hybrid minivan<p>In a move that marks a major step in the inexorable march towards making self-driving cars a reality, Google have announced what it is calling a “first …

Autonomous Cars

Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety

Alternative testing methods needed, RAND report finds<p>Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some …

South Australia has just legalised driverless cars

South Australia has become the first Australian state to pass legislation around driverless cars.<p>The new laws will allow manufacturers to test …

Autonomous Cars

Toyota promises auto-braking for nearly all cars by 2017

Auto-braking is coming early to Toyota -- and most of the Lexus lineup will get it too.<p>There's getting ahead of the curve, and then there's <i>really</i> getting ahead of the curve. Toyota's latest move falls firmly in the latter category. Whereas most automakers plan to make automated emergency braking …

Lexus

From B-24 Bombers to Autonomous Car Testing

Grounds next to the Willow Run, Michigan, airport that once contained a 5-million-square-foot factory where the Ford Motor Company built B-24 …

Driverless Cars

Hi-Res 3D Flash LIDAR will supplement Continental´s existing portfolio for automated driving

Technology from Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. critical as a breakthrough enabler for highly or fully automated driving Lindau, Germany/Auburn …

Autonomous Cars

How George Hotz Plans To Beat Tesla And Google With His Robocar Startup

George Hotz has a knack for showmanship. When I visit him on a cloudy San Francisco day in February, the brash 26-year-old hacker has decked out his basement office with everything he needs to make an impression. On top of a bookshelf, there’s a photo of Elon Musk with two darts hanging from his …

Machine Learning

We Are Coming for You, Tesla, And You, Too, Google, Says Hacker Hotz

The legendary hacker <b>George Hotz</b>, known by his nom de guerre "<b>geohot</b>," who first came to public attention by hacking <b>Apple</b>'s (AAPL) first <b>iPhone</b>, spoke …

Building confidence in driverless technology | DriveBlog.co.uk - Topical motoring news, views and road tests

Driverless cars have been big in the news for some time. But, recent news stories this month have brought renewed focus on the issues involved.<p>First …

Uber Reportedly Shopping For Driverless Cars But Ordered 100,000 S-Class Mercedes-Benz: Ultra-Premium Service Perhaps?

Ride-hailing service Uber has ordered at least 100,000 autonomous S-Class Mercedes Benz cars, says reports.<p>Autonomous cars are expected to hit the …

Automakers Asked to Put The Brakes On Autonomous Car Development

An expert on autonomy has told American legislators that automakers should slow down when it comes to autonomous-car technology.<p>Mary Cummings, the …

Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving Cars: China's Come To U.S.; Automakers Adopt Braking

Self-driving cars are inching forward with developments this week -- 20 automakers say they'll add automatic emergency braking by 2022, and China's</b> …

Autonomous Cars

Alaska officials court Google's driverless car industry

A row of Google’s self-driving cars spotted Oct. 2, 2015. (Creative Commons photo by Alan)<p>It may be awhile before ice road truckers become ice road …