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Robot Taxis Can Save The World—Here’s How

Google’s eye-popping $258 million investment in the car-hailing app company Uber made headlines last week. It’s the search giant’s biggest-ever …

Venture Capital

Nissan's autonomous future

Nissan launched its all-electric Leaf back in 2010; other manufacturers are now committing to electric cars with conviction<p>After BMW has now fully …

Nissan

Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, And 3-D Printing Are All Nearing The Top Of The Hype Cycle

Think 3-D printing and big data is a little overhyped? You’re not alone. Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle report reveals all the technologies that are at the “peak of inflated expectations”–and the technologies have already let us down.<p>Is that new gadget you’re developing on the “Slope of …

Data Warehousing

Ford is ready for the autonomous car. Are drivers?

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>The auto industry has already developed all the technology necessary to create truly autonomous vehicles, Ford (s f) …

Mobile World Congress

Self-driving cars: Yes, please! Now, please!

The drumbeat is growing for autonomous vehicles. Despite legal, manufacturer, and emotional issues, self-driving cars will save lives, improve traffic, and reduce oil dependence, says CNET's Molly Wood. So, get on it, already!<p>I love to drive. And yet, I cannot <i>wait</i> for self-driving cars. Question …

What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars

Self-Driving Cars Will Take Over By 2040

<b>Written by Jim Motavalli</b><p>Even without a debate over we really want our cars to drive themselves, autonomous vehicles keep gaining ground. There aren’t any on the market yet, but the momentum is clearly building. Why? Because the technology is moving fast, and both researchers and automakers see a …

Volvo Announces Low-Speed Autonomous Functionality for Next-Gen Models Arriving in 2014

Everyone, we suggest you run inside and hide—the robots are here, and they’re going to take over your car! Well, not really, but computer brains that can pilot your car for you are becoming a reality—and just two short years from now, Volvo is putting full-autonomous capability on the road. You …

Nextgen

Audi ready to test autonomous cars on public roads

Audi announces that it has been granted the second-ever license for testing self-driving cars in Nevada.<p>LAS VEGAS--At its press conference at CES 2013, Audi didn't just vaguely announce that it was working on developing self-driving cars. Rather, the automaker boasted that is about to begin …

Lexus LS-Based Research Car Demonstrates Latest Toyota Automated Driving Tech - CES 2013

The Lexus LS introduced an early form of semi-automated parking technology, and now a Lexus LS 600h L is serving as the base of Toyota‘s Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle (AASRV), which debuts at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>The AASRV is seen as a way to help increase …

Meet Ropits, the Japanese robot car that drives itself

Navigating could become a thing of the past thanks this driverless car for the elderly and disabled from Hitachi<p>The Knight Rider dream of gliding around in sentient vehicles has taken a step closer to becoming reality this month with the launch of Hitachi's new self-driving car. Designed less with …

Oxford researchers modify Nissan Leaf for cheaper autonomous car

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Is the future of the self-driving car one of full autonomy, or, as car manufacturers such as Ford have suggested, one of …

Six reasons to love, or loathe, autonomous cars

We are approaching a point where cars can drive themselves better than humans, but society will take some time to accept the autonomous car. Here are six reasons why I want autonomous cars now.<p>The technical reality of autonomous cars is coming sooner than you think, but societal acceptance of …

Student wins Intel science fair with super cheap autonomous car tech

One of the largest hurdles facing autonomous vehicles is cost. The technology to implement driverless cars is already here. Google, Audi and other companies have proved over and over again that the tech is viable and at least theoretically safe for public streets, but few people feel comfortable …

Do autonomous cars need to cost so much?

Google's self-driving car is as expensive as it is ingenious, but some cheaper, less exotic rivals are quietly flourishing<p>'The best is the enemy of the good," said Voltaire. It's a maxim that has a particular resonance for tech designers, because it highlights the intrinsic tension between ambition …

Gizmag takes a ride in Volvo's most autonomous car yet

Talking to Gizmag on Monday, Toscan Bennett Volvo Vice President of Product Planning & Management explained that, according to WHO figures, 1.3 …

Volvo

The self-driving car of the future can’t come soon enough

Self-driving cars have the potential to completely transform America’s highways — for the better.<p>Once fully-autonomous cars become safer than human drivers, insurance companies will adapt quickly, penalizing those who drive their own cars and offering incentives — in the form of lower premiums — to …

Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

A promotional video by Volvo details many of the active safety technologies it has developed and is in the process of developing, all with the goal of eliminating accidents.<p>In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This …

Bosch self-driving car spotted in California

CNET catches a car equipped with a sensor array and sporting a Bosch sign on its door roving the streets of Palo Alto, Calif., near a Bosch research office.<p>Google's fleet of autonomous cars, based on the Toyota Prius and Lexus RX, have become almost a common site in the high-tech environs of the …

Yet More Evidence of Peak Car

Thread of the Day: Will You Welcome Autonomous Driving Systems?

The future foretold in science-fiction films like “I, Robot” and “Minority Report” may soon be upon us, as automakers and other companies are doubling their efforts to develop self-driving cars. Government agencies are also pushing for autonomous transportation in an effort to remove driver error – …

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

Another Big Promise By Nissan's Carlos Ghosn: Affordable Autonomous Cars

Nissan Motor Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn has a history of making bold promises, whether it’s about his company’s financial performance or its commitment to new technology. Most of the time, he delivers, although occasionally, as in the case of slower-than-expected sales of the plug-in Nissan Leaf, …

Nissan Promises to Deliver Autonomous Car by 2020

Nissan just got serious about autonomous cars. The automaker is promising to deliver the first "commercially-viable" self-driving system by 2020, and …

A Ride in the Semi-Autonomous Leaf

Nissan wants to put a bevy of autonomous systems into production vehicles by 2020. To catch a glimpse of the future, we take a ride-along in their semi-autonomous car.<p><i>Steve Rousseau</i><p>The semi-autonomous car exists, but it hasn't arrived, much in the same way Google Glass exists on a select few …

Electric Vehicles

Nokia is working on self-driving cars with Mercedes-Benz

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>When Nokia(s nok) announced the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft(s msft), I surmised that what was left – …

Nokia, Mercedes-Benz to create maps for self-driving cars

The two are jointly developing smart 3D maps for connected cars and will expand that concept to autonomous automobiles, according to Nokia.<p>Nokia is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz with the goal of designing 3D maps for self-driving cars.<p>The mapping feature will be provided by Nokia's Here, a …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

With the 2018 XC60 plug-in hybrid crossover, Volvo has demonstrated that it is a luxury brand at the vanguard of electrification.<p>Electric trucks are having a moment in the spotlight, but they won't replace diesel-powered trucks in big numbers until they overcome costs and other limitations.<p>Tesla …