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Waymo’s self-driving minivans are now offering rides to real people in Arizona

Major milestone for the Google spin-off<p>Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area can sign up to go for a ride in a self-driving minivan. As often as they want. For free.<p>Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun off from Google late last year, announced today that it’s …

Read This Before You Buy a Car With 'Autonomous' Technology

Every autonomous car--from a Tesla to a Mercedes-Benz--feels different when you enable automated features. The only way to see which one fits is to do a test drive and forget the techie terms.<p>Last week, two big milestones in autonomous driving slipped by almost unnoticed.<p>One had to do with a …

Autonomous Tech

These 19 companies are racing to put driverless cars on the road by 2020 (apple, google)

When 2020 hits, you can bet it will start the decade of driverless cars.We rounded up 19 companies aiming to have driverless car technology ready by …

This Innovative Highway Design Decreases Traffic Collisions by 60%

It’s tempting to think of technological advancement in terms of radical new materials or near-magical computer science—for example, the way …

Emerging Technology

Michigan takes the lead in the race to support driverless cars on public roads

The state of Michigan is not idling along in neutral, waiting for the rest of the country to get it together with autonomous cars. Technology …

The math, and evidence all around you, that shows shared autonomous vehicles powered by solar power and batteries are inevitable

In the above image in 1900, we see that there is a single car out of many horse drawn carriages in New York City. Within thirteen years it transformed into one of many cars and one horse. Technology disruptions made this happen – and the evidence from the past several decades seems to show that …

Electric Vehicles

How long until we have fully driverless cars?

As outlined in the Modern Transport Bill, which was referenced in the 2016 Queen’s Speech, delivered yesterday, steps are being taken to ensure that the UK is at the forefront of driverless car technology. But what will that look like to motorists?<p>Thatcham, the motor insurers’ automotive research …

Deluxe CMOY Headphone Amplifier Unveiled By Lucid Labs

Anyone looking for a portable headphone amplifier to be able to get the most out of their hi-fi headphones, may be interested in a new pocket 9v …

Audiophile

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

A Google self-driving car caused a crash for the first time

A bad assumption led to a minor fender-bender<p>Google has prided itself on the fact that its self-driving car fleet has never been responsible for any of its crashes — they've always been caused by another (decidedly more human) force — but that may have just changed. According to a California DMV …

Driverless Cars Could Drive Car Insurance Companies Out Of Business

When autonomous vehicles rule the roads, they will eliminate the estimated 90 percent of traffic accidents caused by human error, which could save 30,000 lives per year and, according to an advisor to car insurance companies, wipe out car insurance companies.<p>“Cars are not going to crash nearly as …

Car Insurance

Here's why Google's driverless cars don't have steering wheels

Google's latest driverless car prototype is built without a steering wheel or brake pedal. It is, in other words, fully autonomous.<p>That wasn't always the plan.<p>Three and a half years ago, Alphabet's X unit (formerly known as Google X), tested retrofitted Lexus self-driving cars. The project was …

20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Every Day

Think about the best boss you've ever known. Here are 20 things I'll bet he or she never stopped doing.<p><i>(Check out the related article: 20 Phrases the Most Respected Bosses Never Say)</i><p>Think about the best boss you've ever had.<p>Maybe you're fortunate, and we're talking about the person you call your …

eBooks

Google computer ruled a 'driver' in a big win for autonomous car technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that, for regulatory purposes, the software controlling autonomous cars ca be …

Google Car got major boost from U.S Regulator. NHTSA agrees AI of Self-Driving Cars as Driver.

What a world with 5G will look like

What will a world with 5G look like?<p>Your smartphone will have a faster connection, for sure. But that just scratches the surface of what 5G could be capable of.<p>Everyone in the wireless industry agrees that 5G is coming by the end of the decade. But what will it be used for? That's still up in the …

Virtual Reality

Driverless Wepod Public Testing Kicks off in the Netherlands

A new test of driverless cars on public roads has kicked off in the Netherlands. The testing is using a Wepod shuttle bus to carry passengers along a …

Gear & Gadgets

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 …

People hated operator-less elevators at first, will self-driving cars differ?

Images by Jordan Chittley<p>Toward the end of a business day, men and women in suits stream out from metallic doors indented between towering white marble at First Canadian Place in Toronto. They have stepped onto one of 29 elevators servicing 72 floors, pressed a button and stepped off at the ground …

2017 Volvo S90 Coming Standard With Autonomous Mode For Highways

Volvo at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show confirmed that its all-new S90 sedan going on sale later this year will be fitted as standard with its …

Quanergy Says Its Solid-State Lidar For Driverless Cars Will Cost $250 Or Less

Quanergy, a California-based maker of 3D sensors for real-time mapping and navigation, has put a price on its forthcoming solid-state Lidar which, if it lives up to the company’s claims, could help shave significant cost off the build price of driverless cars.<p>Early Lidar sensors — such as from …

Mobile Devices

Self-driving cars hog the road at CES

The Ford boss has set the target of an autonomous vehicle on the road this year as Detroit races Apple and Google<p>Self-driving cars will be the most significant development in motoring since Americans swapped horses for cars, the chief executive of Ford has said.<p>Speaking at the Consumer Electronics …

11 New Airline Routes That'll Change The Way We Travel Next Year

Fasten your seat belts.<p>Passengers, you are now free to move about the planet.<p>In the last few months, major airlines added exciting new routes from the U.S. to destination cities all over the world. Even more are slated to debut in 2016, making this a BIG year for travelers everywhere. As such, The …

Quantum dot solar windows go non-toxic, colorless, with record efficiency

A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy; It …

Clean Energy

Samsung's new SmartThings home automation Hub ships next month

Samsung quickly announced a second generation of SmartThings home automation hardware after acquiring the tech for $200 million last year... and then just as quickly delayed their release in March. Fortunately, there's good news: the new Hub and sensors are just about ready to go and the company …

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week 16th May 2015

We have had some great deals in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store this week, so it is time for our round up of the most popular ones.<p>Some of the most …

Geek

The Best 4K Monitor Deal We've Seen, GoPro Bundles, and More Deals

Monoprice is currently taking $20 off any $100+ order with code JAN20. There's no shortage of great stuff to use this discount on, but here are some …

Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

Kickstart your home theater with one of these 7 amazing A/V receivers under $1,000

You can get a lot of A/V receiver for under $500, but if you’re looking for distortion-free sound that will light up larger rooms, you’ll want the …