Driverless Cars

Driverless 'pods' set to hit the road in the US as part of FirstGroup trial

UK bus and rail company FirstGroup has started testing driverless vehicles at a major US test facility.<p>The company’s First Transit division, which runs transport services for businesses, will be working on driverless ‘pods’, as it dubs them, at the 2,000-hectare GoMentum test facility in Concord, …

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Volvo's Driverless Cars Can't Figure Out Kangaroos

The Swedes, geniuses that they are, have long led the world in conquering the moose test. But here’s one thing they don’t seem prepared for: the …

Transportation

Report: Apple partnering with Hertz to lease autonomous vehicle fleet

As Google’s Waymo announced a deal with Avis this morning to store and service a fleet of its autonomous vehicles, Apple is reported to be partnering with Hertz as a part of its self-driving vehicle efforts.<p>The arrangement between Waymo and Avis will be based on vehicle storage and light service …

Apple

Tesla Grapples With The Gargantuan Regulatory State

Tesla faces a mountain of regulations related to its plans to engage in mass production of electric, autonomous vehicles.<p>The emergence of an …

Autos

Waymo teams with Avis to manage autonomous vehicle fleet

The multi-year agreement brings in Avis to store and service Waymo's 600-vehicle fleet of Chrysler self-driving vans at select rental …

Transportation

The CIO and the driverless car

Well, not many of us have seen one yet (The closest I have come to one is the Tesla with its many autonomous driving features). But it could very …

Autonomous Tech

Avis jumps right into the autonomous car race

Stock Markets25 minutes ago (Jun 26, 2017 10:43AM ET)<p>Saved. See Saved Items.<p>This article has already been saved in your Saved Items<p>© Reuters. Avis …

Stock Markets

Tesla loses head of Autopilot team after only six months

Tesla's team developing self-driving car capabilities lost a top engineer hired less than six months ago from Apple, adding to a spate of executive …

Autos

Regulators scramble to stay ahead of self-driving cars

Some believe that the federal government must step in to create a national standard pertaining to testing, crash liability and design requirements<p>Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation's streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up.<p>In the race to deliver cars that can …

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Waymo picks ex-Tesla engineering chief to build them a driverless car

Google’s self-driving division Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, the former director of hardware engineering at Tesla, a close competitor in the self-driving race.<p>Jeyachandran will lead the hardware division, according to Bloomberg, focused on building Lidar, radar, cameras, sensors, and silicon …

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Your Tesla May Soon Pay For Itself

Will there come a day when your Tesla simply pays for itself? According to the Wall Street Journal, that day may be coming soon. "Thanks to ride …

Tesla

Is Elon Musk Downplaying Both Model 3 And Autopilot?

Musk finished hosting the 2017 shareholder meeting a few weeks ago; I analyzed it.<p>Model 3 was not the first.or second.or third most talked-about item.<p>…

Autos

Uber Made an Unusual Legal Pledge to the Head of Its Driverless Car Project - Bloomberg

Uber made an unusual commitment to the engineer it hired to lead its driverless car project: It would cover the costs of legal actions against him …

Uber

LTA adds new areas for driverless car trials, extending circuit by 55km

SINGAPORE is extending the length of roads that driverless vehicles can be tested on by more than four times, in the hopes of speeding up technology …

Transportation

Google's Waymo hires ex-Tesla engineer

Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) self-driving vehicle spin-off Waymo announces the hiring of Satish Jeyachandran as the new lead of the hardware …

Waymo

Tesla loses 3 more computer vision experts on the Autopilot team

After several changes in the Autopilot team’s leadership over the past few months, Tesla ended up hiring one of the leading AI and computer vision researchers this week.<p>At the same time however, we learn that several of the team’s top computer vision experts have left the company over the past few …

Autos

Tesla hired a top AI expert to lead a critical aspect of Autopilot — here's what we know

Tesla has completely shaken up its Autopilot team, and its newest addition is Andrej Karpathy, the new director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot vision.<p>Karpathy will replace David Nistér, Tesla's VP of Autopilot vision, who left the company quietly in March to join NVIDIA, according to his …

Machine Learning

Nissan Is Planning a Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

Nissan Motor on Thursday said it plans to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services in coming years, as the automaker looks beyond …

Transportation

South Korea's First Autonomous Car Drives Like A Mom

South Korea took a leap for mankind on Thursday as a self-driving car called SNUver made its debut on the city road. Having been fostered by a research team at Seoul National University for two years, the official kickoff jump-starts newly opened local industry.<p>SNUver — SNU’s “people mover” — has …

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Tesla's Autopilot shakeup comes at a crucial time for the company

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Tesla is shaking up the top of its Autopilot unit, responsible for developing its autonomous systems, reports Business Insider.<p>The company is parting ways with Chris Lattner, the …

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Tesla's Autopilot may be in trouble — here's why that doesn't matter

Tesla is shaking up its Autopilot self-driving team, making what might be called a marquee termination by saying goodbye to Chris Lattner, who joined the carmaker from Apple just six months ago to run Autopilot day-to-day.<p>In classic management doublespeak, Lattner said the arrangement was a bad fit …

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Seat adjustments still manual, as Tesla shuffles Autopilot execs

Tesla has hired Andrej Karpathy to be the new Director of AI and Autopilot Vision, following the departure of Autopilot software leader Chris Lattner.<p>Karpathy will split his duties on Autopilot with Jim Keller, the head of Autopilot hardware.<p>Lattner has only been around for six months and hinted …

Autos

Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn't Paying Attention: Feds

The Tesla driver who made history as the first man to die at the wheel of a semi-autonomous vehicle was not distracted by a movie while driving. But …

Autos

Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen Leaf

The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Activated by a button on the steering wheel, it can control steering, braking and acceleration, but only in a single freeway lane. The driver can …

Transportation

This University Is Launching Driverless Shuttle Buses in the Fall

Students at the University of Michigan will be able to use the first-ever driverless shuttle bus on a campus this fall.<p>Two autonomous buses will be …

Transportation

Junk Science Week: A bleak scene from the driverless, fried-foodless, freedomless utopia envisioned by our central-planning overlords

It’s 2041. As predicted by corporate executives and urban-planning activists, nobody needs to own a car. In fact, ownership is forbidden. Remember …

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Driverless cars speed onto political agenda

Washington is racing to keep up with the rapid development of self-driving cars.Lawmakers in the House and Senate are crafting a package of …

Transportation

Nvidia's Presence In Cars Is Threatened By Intel And Qualcomm

Nvidia investors should be wary of competing platforms from Intel and Qualcomm that are more holistic in addressing full autonomous …

Autos

Autonomous car tech given green light in the UK

The UK’s largest collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has been given the green light to move out onto city streets.

Autonomous Tech

Tesla’s Autopilot team grew by ‘over 50%’ in the past 6 months, says former VP of software

There are a lot of comings and goings in Tesla’s Autopilot team and that reached the highest level in leadership on several occasions. Again yesterday when Chris Lattner, VP of Autopilot Software, left and was replaced by an AI expert, Andrej Karpathy, and Jim Keller, VP of Autopilot Hardware (and …

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