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Flash - Driverless taxi firm eyes operations in 10 cities by 2020 - France 24

SINGAPORE (AFP) -<p>A US software firm which chose Singapore for the world's first public trial of driverless taxis hopes to be operating in 10 Asian and US cities by 2020, an executive said Monday.<p>Doug Parker, nuTonomy's chief operating officer, said the firm is eyeing tests by early next year in …

European News

Oh You’ll Get Used to Robo-Cars—Uber Will Make Sure of It

When Uber’s self-driving Volvos hit the streets of Pittsburgh later this summer, each vehicle will be crewed by a couple of Uber employees, just in …

Driving

Tesla Autopilot with new v8.0 software update is able to handle highway interchanges

Since our original report on the beta version of Tesla’s 8.0 software update 2 months ago, the automaker has been improving on the system and has released several new versions for external beta testing. Last week, CEO Elon Musk said that the update was going to final review and added that “the …

Autonomous Tech

Is the Google Car in trouble?

The much-hyped self-driving Google Car may have reached the end of the road, with its technology boss Chris Urmson, who led the project for seven …

Google

Tesla will soon introduce new Autopilot safety restrictions after recent accidents

After the recent and widely covered series of Tesla accidents while on Autopilot, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about focusing on better educating Tesla owners on how to use Autopilot features. Last month, he mentioned an upcoming blog post to highlight “how Autopilot works as a safety system and what …

Autonomous Tech

Grab, Uber’s Rival In Southeast Asia, To Join The Self-Driving Car Battle

Grab has partnered with nuTonomy, which is testing self-driving taxis in Singapore.<p>Grab, Uber’s major rival in Southeast Asia, is partnering with nuTonomy, the self-driving taxi company in Singapore that began offering rides to passengers earlier this week, according to a source familiar with the …

Southeast Asia

It New Tech Could Be the End of Traffic Lights As We Know Them

How many times have you sat waiting at a red light only to realize that there is no one else around, and you are essentially waiting for nothing? Or, …

Traffic

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.<p>Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, …

Singapore

With Improved Range and Speed, Electric Cars Move Into the Fast Lane

They're slow and expensive, can't travel very far, and could leave you stranded waiting on an overnight charge.... Or so is the popular perception of the electric vehicle. But a wave of new models, including such offerings as the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model S P100D, are set to challenge that …

Electric Vehicles

Uber Is Playing a $16 Billion Game of Chicken | Motherboard

Your current Uber experience is unsustainable.<p>A Bloombergreport Thursday revealed that Uber continues to lose an astounding amount of money as it tries to figure out a business model that works internationally. Uber lost $1.27 billion globally in the first half of 2016, according to the report. But …

Economics

Goodyear is working on spherical tires

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Goodyear thinks that if we're going to reinvent the car, we might as well reinvent the tires too.<p>The tire maker has revealed a new concept: spherical rubber tires that can move in any direction. For a self-driving car without a steering wheel, why not try something radically …

Automotive

Why Alphabet Thinks Minivans Make Perfect Self-Driving Taxis

Electronic doors could be the killer feature for autonomous vehicles.Alphabet raised some eyebrows when it announced recently that it had teamed up …

Uber

Michigan may soon allow self-driving cars on the road with no one behind the wheel

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Michigan may soon become the first state to allow self-driving cars on the road without a human driver sitting behind the steering wheel.<p>Lots of companies are already testing self-driving cars on the road all over the country, but they have an actual driver at the controls, ready …

Michigan

Self-Driving Cars: Half-Assed Automation Is Stupid and Dangerous

Yet, that is just the future that a lot of automakers seem to be aiming for as they inch toward full self-driving capability. A nice article in the</i> …

Automation

Young will spearhead Brazilian driverless revolution | TU-Automotive

While older generations have an unshakable love of driving, young consumers are targeted by autonomous tech reports Heloiza Canassa. …

Revolution

Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module

The whole <i>Internet of Things</i> trend is hardly a trend anymore. It’s now basically omnipresent. Vehicles are a good example of this since virtually every new car is equipped with an option for an Internet connection. Tesla is at the forefront of technology in the auto industry as the first automaker …

Wi-Fi

Uber Is Positioned To Slingshot Ahead Of Google In Driverless Cars

A classic move in car racing is the slingshot maneuver, where a trailing car drafts the lead car, riding in a reduced air pressure pocket to ease its movements, waits for the right curve, smashes on the gas and uses the extra power to slingshot ahead.<p>With three moves announced last week, Uber makes …

Google

End-to-End Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars

Training data contains single images sampled from the video, paired with the corresponding steering command (1/r). Training with data from only the …

Machine Learning

Porsche launches Digital Lab in Berlin

Porsche is moving one step closer to digital transformation. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has now opened the Porsche Digital Lab in …

Berlin

Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge

This year’s Paris motor show will host the unveiling of Volkswagen’s first all-electric car, according to an interview with company chairman Herbert Diess in German magazine WirstschaftWoche. The car will be roughly Golf-sized, according to the chairman, but will feel as roomy as a Passat on the …

Automotive

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

Intel Corporation

Can Uber Compete with Self-Driving Cars?

Jacob Serebrin - 1 second ago<p>Share<p>Uber’s announcement that it plans to start testing self-driving cars on city streets later this month seems like …

Economists see ride-hailing industry as ripe for competition

A driver leaves the office of taxi-hailing service Uber Inc during a driver recruitment event in Hong Kong, China December 29, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo<p>| SAN FRANCISCO<p>Chinese powerhouse Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc's China operations marked the biggest move yet …

Venture Capital

Get ready to say goodbye to a lot of electric cars

We are nearing the beginning of what I'm calling the "second great electric-car extinction." The first extinction happened after the financial crisis, when numerous electric-vehicle startups went bankrupt and vanished.<p>Since then, the EV market has been dominated by the single significant survivor, …

Electric Vehicles

Ford Bets on India Car-Rental Startup Zoomcar

Leads $24 million investment in Bangalore-based operation that allows users to rent its vehicles for as little as an hour<p>ENLARGE<p>A Ford Motor Co. investment arm is among the companies pouring $24 million into a vehicle-rental startup in India, the latest development in the race to use technology in …

Startups

Tesla's Lightning Fast Model S P100D Does 0-60 MPH In Just 2.5 Seconds

Having already made a name for themselves as the brand that consistently shatters our collective expectations for what an electric car is and could …

Electric Vehicles

This is How Google’s Project Wing Drone Delivery Service Could Work

Patent filing reveals a drone "delivery receptacle" to securely store packages<p>Google’s Project Wing is the code name for the company’s drone delivery service it hopes to launch in 2017. The company first publicly announced Project Wing in a YouTube video back in 2014, but since then has been …

Drones

Flying Sauces: Domino's Testing Drone Pizza Delivery

Soon, a drone bringing you a pizza will no longer be a pie-in-the-sky-fantasy. No, the pie will literally be <i>in</i> the sky.<p>That is, in New Zealand, …

Pizza

Singapore starts trial of world's first self-driving taxis

The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting on Thursday.<p>Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, …

Singapore