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Project Titan price rumours: Apple car will cost £36,000 and arrive in 2019

Technology analysts believe Apple will produce a car to go on sale in 2019, its average selling price will be $55,000 (£36,000) and the iPhone maker …

Google's 'Self-Driving Toaster' Finally Rattles Automakers

Before Google introduced the prototype of its autonomous car -- aka the "self-driving toaster" -- to the public last year, the search-engine giant …

Toyotaが“自動運転車”ではなく“完全無事故車”の研究開発に$50Mを投じ、研究主幹にDARPAのGill Pratt博士を招聘 | TechCrunch Japan

Controversial 'Taxi of Tomorrow' finally hits the streets of NYC

1/3<p>Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow<p>After a fairly arduous start to their new relationship, New York is finally welcoming the yellow Nissan NV200 as the city's …

Why Google's self-driving cars will be great for cyclists and pedestrians

Last week, Matt McFarland of the Washington Post relayed an amusing anecdote about a cyclist on a fixie and one of Google's self-driving cars.<p>As the Austin, Texas, cyclist wrote on a biking forum, he recently came to a four-way stop sign a moment after the Google autonomous car. To let the car go …

Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans.<p>Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety …

Google's self-driving cars can't handle bicycle track stands

Ever performed a track stand, where you keep your bike upright at a stop without taking your feet off the pedals? If you have, you'll want to avoid trying that around Google's self-driving cars, at least for a while. One Austin-based cyclist reports an encounter where one of the autonomous cars was …

Google’s Self-Driving Car Tests Continue In Austin (And Don’t Worry, It Can Handle Deer)

Google announced in July that it’d be taking its self-driving car test on the road…to beautiful Austin. It has done just that, and the company looks to be expanding the tests it’s doing as well. Texas is the fifth state to legalize the self-driving technology.<p>According to Google, the tests are now …

Self-driving cars are the future, but there’s a tech traffic jam in their path

Even the insurance industry is trumpeting the impact of Google’s innovation in driverless vehicles – but there are a few practical potholes<p>Here’s an interesting parlour game for a wet Sunday afternoon: list the most significant technological innovations of the last two decades. The two items at the …

What Driverless Cars Mean for Today’s Automakers

The rumors have finally been confirmed: Apple is building its own autonomous car. With Apple’s entry, it’s clear. The automotive industry has opened up again. The manufacturers we’ve become so familiar with over the last century — Daimler, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors — aren’t …

サムライ投資先のParklifeは駐車完了時刻が分かる駐車場検索アプリ | TechCrunch Japan

Auro Robotics Is Testing A Driverless Shuttle System On College Campuses

College students may soon be taking autonomous shuttles between classes and wherever else they need to go on campus.<p>Y Combinator-backed Auro Robotics is currently testing their driverless shuttle system at several universities, and is actually beginning to deploy shuttles on the campus of Santa …

Tesla Hands Self-Driving Technology to Select Customers

Tomorrow, Tesla is to begin uploading the latest version of its Autopilot software to a select group of of its Model S electric cars. The owners of …

Forget valet apps — SpotHero raises $20 million to let people park their own cars

SpotHero, a Chicago-based startup whose mobile app drivers can use to reserve a parking spot near their destination, announced on Wednesday that it …

Vinli Wants To Turn Old Cars Into Connected Cars

Vinli, an aftermarket connected car hardware and platform, lands its second round of funding.<p>Given a choice between purchasing a new car outfitted with its own infotainment system or installing an aftermarket infotainment system in an older car, many people would choose the former -- or opt to …

Robot vehicles, connected homes move towards mainstream

Analyst Gartner lists which technologies are hot - or not - on its latest hype cycle for emerging tech.<p>The tech industry - for better and for worse - …

Internet of Things

Among the States, Self-Driving Cars Have Ignited a Gold Rush

Whether it is fuel savings, safer commutes or freed-up time behind the wheel, motorists have many reasons to embrace self-driving cars.<p>But another group is just as eager to see these vehicles on the road: politicians.<p>Lawmakers from California, Texas and Virginia are wooing the autonomous-car …

The Disruption Uber Has Brought To The Taxi Business Is Coming To Trucking

In the U.S., over 70 percent of all freight movement is hauled by trucks of various types and sizes. Needless to say, any improvements in freight efficiencies will have a cascading positive impact on all corners of the world’s largest and most dynamic economy. The last time the U.S. transportation …

Trucking

Toyota officially rejects Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

In a move that's puzzled industry insiders, Toyota has decided to shun Apple and Google in its next-generation navigation and in-car entertainment …

Android Auto

Automakers trying to prevent hackers from commandeering cars

DETROIT (AP) — When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a glaring security gap.<p>Five years later, two friendly hackers sitting on a living room couch used a …

Cybersecurity

Elon Musk: Tesla ‘almost ready’ to go driverless

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday the company is “almost ready” to make its cars go driverless on highways and parallel-park …

Tesla

Our Cities Will Be Beautiful In The Driverless Future–But First We Have To Get There

By Charlie Sorrel7 minute Read<p>Imagine a city where cars roam free, dropping off their relaxed occupants and then sliding back into a sea of …

Autonomous Cars

Mapping the automation of automobiles

Luke Pulaski circled a Berkeley block in a white Volkswagen hatchback looking for a place to park. After several loops, he found a spot — right in front of a research outpost of Here, the mapping software division of Nokia.<p>He proceeded to make his way to the entrance before stopping, patting his …

BMW visit could signal Apple is working on its own car

Apple's not in the car business yet, but you can bet it will still generate headlines when it eyes other car businesses.<p>The latest is a report that …

How Volvo Plans To End All Traffic Fatalities By 2020

The XC90 SUV is crown jewel of Volvo's audacious pledge<p>It’s hard to get excited about safety. But Volvo’s new XC90 SUV is so packed with life-saving technology, it’s an exception. The car has a number of radar sensors and camera monitors used by its crash-avoidance software to keep passengers safe. …

Don’t Miss The Bus

Delhi government should learn from failure of BRT project in order to revive it.<p>Written by |<p>No responsible city government can afford to ignore the …

How to Think About the Future of Cars

The average American in prime working age drives more than 15 thousand miles a year. For these commuters, the thought of not owning a car is ludicrous. With hours each day spent in transit, it’s no surprise they often obsess over what type of car to own and what routes to work to take.<p>But despite …

Driverless trucks could mean 'game over' for thousands of jobs

Driverless trucks have long seemed a far-fetched notion of the future, technology that would never materialize in this generation.<p>The future may be closer at hand: Suncor Energy Inc. is working to replace its fleet in the oil sands with autonomous trucks "by the end of the decade." The shift isn't …

UK Government Launches £20 Million Competitive Fund, Guidelines for Testing Self-Driving Cars

Back in February this year, the UK Government launched a £20 million multi-agency, government-backed study into autonomous vehicles with the …

Welcome to Mcity: The Fake Town Built for Testing Driverless Cars

It’s been a tough road for driverless cars: We recently learned, for example, that all of the crashes involving Google’s test-phase autonomous …