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South Korea to open largest autonomous car test site in October

In October 2017, the <b>South Korean government</b> will open what it claims is the <b>world’s largest facility for testing self-driving vehicles</b>.<p>Dubbed K-City …

This Infographic Shows How Tesla Autopilot Sees the World

Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system allows a car to drive autonomously along highways and other limited scenarios using a series of sensors. In …

Driverless Cars

Baidu Will Release a Free Operating System for Self-Driving Cars - MIT Technology Review

Baidu is releasing much of the technology behind its self-driving car, a move that it hopes will fast-track the technology’s progress while cementing …

Autonomous Cars

Top 10 Companies in the Autonomous Car Race

Autonomous driving has been an ongoing development since the early 1900s, and its importance continues to grow. As automated vehicles near a viable …

You May Not Live Long Enough to Ride a Driverless Car

With all of the buzz from companies like BMW, Google and Tesla, it’s easy to get the impression that autonomous vehicles will be hitting the roads …

Order Up! Ford, Amazon and Starbuck Team Up, Give Hint of Connected Car's Future

For many Americans, the day doesn’t begin without a cup of coffee to go for the commute. Now, a new alliance between Ford, Amazon, and Starbucks should make it a little faster and easier to order and pay for that morning brew.<p>At its annual shareholders meeting in Seattle on Wednesday, Amazon …

Seattle

How V2X technology will change how you drive

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology has been proving its merits in one field test after another for nearly 10 years, but recently the technology has really started to take off. What was the pivotal moment for V2X? Some experts might say it was when Tesla launched its innovative Autopilot feature …

Orlando wants to turn its entire city into a theme park for self-driving cars

The Florida resort destination better know for boy bands and Disney World is vying to become the self-driving car capital of the world. Orlando has a smooth plan for embracing the new technology: Turn the city into the globe’s largest test track, and give the tourist, defense and tech industries a …

Autonomous Cars

BMW self-drives to Level 5 autonomy by 2021?

German automaker BMW is confident it can field a car capable of Level 5 autonomy capabilities by 2021, the launch date for its first fully autonomous vehicle.<p>Elmar Frickenstein, the senior vice president of autonomous driving at BMW, said as much during an automotive panel in Berlin. He also said …

Driverless Cars

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

With your windows down and music blaring, you hit 65 mph as you cruise down the highway. Nearing your exit, you flick your turn signal and make towards the exit on your right.<p>The path seems clear, but as you prepare to make that final lane switch, an alarm sounds through your stereo and a …

Autonomous Cars

Ford’s chief engineer for driverless cars reveals 3 big issues holding back the technology

Before switching her focus to Ford's self-driving-car ambitions, DiMarco oversaw several core projects at the company. Most notably, she was behind the launch of the six-cylinder "EcoBoost" turbocharged engine in the F-150. She's also spent time as a plant vehicle team manager for Mustang.<p>But now …

Autonomous Cars

The future of driverless cars in the UK: A roadmap

In yesterday’s Spring Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a £270m investment fund for ‘disruptive technologies’ including driverless …

Autonomous Cars

10 shocking predictions about driverless cars

Driverless disruption – brace yourselves, it could be bumpy ride<p>By Thomas Frey<p>Published: 2017.03.03 03:21 AM<p><i>(Editor's note: This is the first of two</i> …

THE FULLY AUTONOMOUS CAR UPDATE: How self-driving cars are poised to move into the mainstream and upend the automotive industry

The self-driving car is no longer a futuristic fantasy. Consumers can already buy vehicles that, within a few years time, will get software updates enabling them to hit the road without the need for a driver.<p>This autonomous revolution will upend the automotive sector and disrupt huge swaths of the …

Autonomous Cars

'Drunk robots': How driverless cars could leave humans behind within five years

Volvo Australia Managing Director Kevin McCann said in his submission that self-driving cars will "revolutionise society" and transform how people …

Driverless Cars

Industry Schools Government About the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Earlier this week, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment. I …

Driverless Cars

The state of your self-driving car

Last year, the car industry was abuzz with interest in autonomous vehicles, largely spurred by technology companies like Google, Tesla, and Uber. Since then, more than a few car makers have entered the space, and during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show there was plenty of talk about an …

These are all the things holding back self-driving cars

If you read the news these days, you may come away thinking that self-driving cars are about to dominate our roadways. And <b>while there has been a lot of progress towards that goal, we’re nowhere near it yet</b>.<p>That was the overriding conclusion of Altimeter Group principal analyst Brian Solis‘ new …

Roads

GM, Tech Industry at Loggerheads Over Self-Driving Cars

Car maker backs state legislation that tech companies say could put them at a disadvantage in autonomous vehicles. GM denies the claim.<p>When Illinois state Rep. Michael Zalewski crafted state legislation that would allow car makers to operate self-driving taxi services, he leaned heavily on General …

Autonomous Cars

Ford to skip Level 3 autonomy to keep sleepy drivers happy

Ford plans to skip ‘Level 3’ autonomy and shoot right for Level 5, the highest level of car automation. The automaker decided to skip the midway point after it noticed a few of its engineers dozing while testing semi-autonomous vehicles.<p>Even with “bells, buzzers, warning lights, vibrating seats and …

Driverless Cars

Mobileye Just Blew Up and Elon Musk Should Be Nervous

Elon Musk has some serious competition — and it’s from a company he turned his back on last year. Mobileye, the computer vision company that used to …

Tesla

BMW and Mobileye to crowdsource real-time data for self-driving from 2018

BMW and Mobileye are working together, with the automaker employing Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) software in its vehicles from 2018 onward. The tech, which Mobileye also recently announced would be coming to future Volkswagen cars, helps crowdsource real-time road data captures by …

Autonomous Cars

Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week.<p>FILE PHOTO -- General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary …

Autonomous Cars

Toyota gets into its first-pick schools, spends millions on AI

Toyota has announced a new partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, aimed at accelerating the development of artificial intelligence and robotics.<p>The Japanese car maker will pump $50 million into newly formed research centers at MIT and Stanford. Any …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Self-Driving Cars *Can't Even* With Construction Zones

If you're a human driver, road construction probably annoys you: one more thing clogging traffic on your way home. If you're a self-driving car, …