Autonomous Tech

Waymo racks up a million autonomous miles in one month

The self-driving company continues to pick up the pace.<p><b>History by the numbers:</b> In November last year, Waymo’s robotic cars hit four million miles …

Roads

Australian Tim Kentley-Klay quit his job to take on Google and invent world's best driverless car

Meet the Australian bloke on track to make billions after quitting his day job to take on GOOGLE - as he reveals the sneaky trick he used to make it …

Autonomous Cars

AI is hurting people of color and the poor. Experts want to fix that

New technology brings great promise, and as many problems. Smartphones put access to infinite knowledge in our pockets, but led to the rise of tech addiction. The social media platforms that connected billions of people were turned against democracy.<p>And so it is with artificial intelligence, which …

Artificial Intelligence

A glimpse inside the world’s artificial cities

The photographer Gregor Sailer negotiated access to 25 of these strange urban facsimiles, which are often built by the military or tech companies.<p>Legend has it that in 1787, Russian field marshal Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin spruced up the small, rundown villages in the newly conquered Crimea …

Demilitarized Zone

Zoox is Blackbird Ventures' largest single investment to date, with the self-driving car startup raising nearly $1 billion since 2014

Australian-founded self-driving car startup Zoox made international headlines last week for its whopping $675 million Series B funding round, with …

Venture Capital

What will self-driving cars mean for Massachusetts? Key findings from new report offer glimpse of roads in the near future

Traffic congestion is expected to increase<p>Our cars have been on the move! Waymo has now self-driven over 8 million miles on public roads across 25 …

Roads

Key reason Elon Musk will never fail

THE story of Elon Musk is like a comic book. At first he seemed like a hero — they called him Iron Man, and he seemed to be saving the world.<p>Now he …

Elon Musk

Special Report on Autonomous Vehicles – The Economist Store & Economist Diaries

<b>Autonomous Vehicles</b><p><b>Reinventing wheels</b><p>Driverless vehicles will change the world, just as cars did before them. What went wrong last time round holds …

Autonomous Vehicle

Will I Arrive Alive?

How do you build a self-driving car? OK, wait, that’s too loose a question. How do you build a <i>safe</i> self-driving car?<p>A part of the answer involves …

Autonomous Cars

Here’s what BMW says will eventually kill the manual ‘M’ car…

The head of BMW’s M division says that the Munich-based brand will strive to continue to offer manual performance vehicles as long as there is …

Customers

SpotHero is getting parking garages ready for driverless cars

Don’t ask SpotHero co-founder and CEO Mark Lawrence to pick his favorite parking garage in Chicago. He’s been in 1,000 of them, and several top his list.<p>“It’s like picking a favorite child,” he said.<p>The Chicago-based parking reservation service has helped usher parking garages into the digital age. …

Business

China is developing a fleet of unmanned AI subs

First, there were autonomous cars. Now, there are autonomous… submarines?<p>China is developing a fleet of unmanned submarines that could be used for …

Artificial Intelligence

A test track takes Hungary deeper into r&d

GUIDE TO AUTO INDUSTRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT<p><b>Nick Gibbs</b><b><br>Automotive News Europe</b><p>Hungarian officials believe the country's new $15 million Zalaegerszeg …

Carbon Fiber

Self-driving pioneer foresees industry future with autonomous vehicles

Sebastian Thrun is considered to be one of the advanced thinkers of Silicon Valley. He invented Google Street View for Alphabet, Google's parent, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Blockchain Provide an Overarching Solution for the Auto Industry?

<i>“Instead of having all connected cars report back to a single server, blockchain data is distributed amongst all members of the network. Hacking the</i> …

Automotive Industry

Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari Reverse But New Fiat CEO Manley Seen As 'Masterful'

The loss of CEO Sergio Marchionne leaves <b>Fiat Chrysler</b> (FCAU) with big shoes to fill, analysts said, while lauding the Italian-American automaker's …

Business

How Oxford became one of Britain's smartest cities

Oxford’s academic credentials are second-to-none. But what about the city’s approach to innovation and improving the lives of its citizens?<p>Llewelyn Morgan<p>Service Manager: Infrastructure, Innovation and Development, Oxfordshire County Council<p><b>Q. One of the biggest obstacles for local authorities has</b> …

Smart Cities

Blackmore to Bring Range and Velocity to Lidar Sensors

FMCW lidar technology can accurately perceive range and velocity while also reducing interference. (Image courtesy of Toyota AI Ventures.)<p>Blackmore …

Autonomous Vehicle

Here’s a Way for Self-Driving Cars to Become Better Citizens

Boston, nuTonomy Are Among First Partners for New Inrix Platform.<p>Self-driving vehicles won’t operate in a vacuum. They’ll deploy on the streets of major cities, where they hold the promise of transforming the way urban dwellers travel.<p>Despite a lot of feel-good chatter from automakers and …

Autos

Futuristically mobile

<b>How will the car industry change by 2050?</b> <br>Over the next decades we will witness a tremendous shake-up that will alter our approach to travel.<p>The …

Electric Vehicles

Detroit auto show organizers confirm calendar change, outdoor showcase

The North American International Auto Show, more commonly referred to as the Detroit auto show, isn't known for its sunshine and warm temperatures, …

Detroit Auto Show

The drone-filled skies

A decade from now, your order from Amazon will likely be delivered to your doorstep by a drone. Want to order a pizza? Drones will probably deliver …

Air Traffic

Closed for testing

As Israel attracts mobility investment, empty highways fill with self-driving cars<p>How can a country with almost no autonomous vehicle infrastructure …

Autonomous Vehicle

Hello, World

Nobody likes asking for help. Neuroscience researchers say the risk of rejection — the loss of control and autonomy and the potential for losing …

Smart Cities

Pave over the subway? Cities face tough bets on driverless-car future

Autonomous cars have entered policy debates — if not car lots — with remarkable speed. And everyone agrees that making the wrong bets now would be …

Autonomous Cars

This Self-Driving Car Conquered Goodwood Festival's Famous Hill Climb

It used to be a challenge for human drivers to succeed at Goodwood Festival of Speed's hill climb. Now, however, the challenge is being taken on by …

Autonomous Cars

Yanmar's robotic tractors bring autonomous vehicles out to farm

We've had autonomous cars, autonomous trucks, and autonomous buses, and now Osaka-based diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar is introducing a new line …

Tech Trends

Ask Dave Taylor: Will autonomous cars ever be safe?

Dave Taylor For the Camera<p><b>Q:</b> I keep reading about self-driving and autonomous cars, but I don't get it. How can a car that doesn't have a person …

Autonomous Cars

Mercedes to test autonomous cars in major California city

Project to include car sharing, ride-hailing and multi-modal platforms<p>Joe Duarte<br>Published: July 22, 2018, 2:30 AM<br>Updated: July 22, 2018, 4:12 …

Autos (Canada)

This Week in the Future of Cars: Sweating the Small Stuff

When tasks feel insurmountable, I have always retreated to a tried and true hack, the sort any self-help book worth the price of the Kindle it's …

Autonomous Vehicle