Driverless Cars

$75,000 per car? How competition is driving down costs of technology used in driverless vehicles

As the real-world deployment of driverless cars draws near, the race is on to make them even remotely affordable. The systems that currently drive robot cars cost upward of $100,000 per vehicle – not counting the cost of the car itself.<p>Until that price comes down, there will be no mass market for …

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Beer Buzz – Stone Brewing Tanks In Richmond, Anheuser-Busch’s Driverless Tesla Trucks And More!

The beer biz never sleeps at American Craft Beer. And here’s some more of what’s been happening in the beer world, while you were drinking your way …

Stone Brewing

Anheuser-Busch Makes Major Investment in Tesla Self-Driving Trucks

The beer behemoth wants to buy 40 fully electric-powered semi-trucks, “one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders.”<p>Back in October 2016, a driverless …

Anheuser-Busch

Apple supplier Foxconn wants to build self-driving vehicles into its new U.S. campus

MILWAUKEE—The shuttles ferrying workers onto Foxconn's sprawling new U.S. campus could forego one worker: The driver.<p>The Taiwan-based electronic manufacturer's plans to use driverless vehicles to move thousands of workers a day at its 22 million-square-foot campus about 30 miles south of Milwaukee …

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Stories | Amid rush to deploy driverless cars, federal regulators urged to keep hands on the wheel

<i>This story was produced by FairWarning (www.fairwarning.org), a nonprofit news organization based in Pasadena, California, that focuses on public</i> …

Transportation

How safe is ‘safe enough’ to put driverless cars on the nation’s roadways?

There’s a number that is all the buzz these days in the world of autonomous vehicles: 94 percent. That’s the percentage of car crashes caused by driver error. The implication: Once cars become driverless, there will be hardly any crashes at all.<p>Not so.<p>As fully autonomous cars become a reality, …

Transportation

Uncertain effects with driverless vehicles

The next revolution in transportation is expected to be shared autonomous vehicles, with personal cars yielding to driverless ones summoned on …

Transportation

In a driverless world, what’s the difference between Zipcar and Uber?

If the future looks as some urban planners and business interests predict, city dwellers increasingly will abandon their cars and instead use a …

Transportation

Committee green lights another step in road to Calgary being a test bed for driverless vehicles

A future where driverless vehicles zip around Calgary landfills could be on the horizon as the city embraces autonomous vehicle testing in hopes of …

Transportation

Anheuser-Busch Will Use Driverless Electric Trucks to Deliver Beer

Plus, more Hello Kitty wines are coming<p>Beverage behemoth Anheuser-Busch has ordered 40 of Tesla’s all-electric semi trucks to deliver its beer. The trucks, which are slated to roll out in 2019, will help the brewing giant reduce fuel emissions — and they’ll also be equipped with autonomous driving …

Tim Hortons

Taxi or Uber? Doesn't matter to a company owning the vehicles rented out to drivers

The chief executive of P2P Transport, a fleet management company which owns 720 vehicles leased out to taxi drivers, Uber drivers and operators of …

Uber

Honda signs five-year R&D contract with Chinese AI startup SenseTime to develop AI tech for driverless cars

Autonomous Tech

China turns space debris into in-orbit Internet of Things

Satellite in outer space over earth.[File photo: VCG]<p>Chinese scientists have turned the final stage of a launch rocket, which is discarded in space …

News (China)

This giant skateboard is actually a car's base frame

Rinspeed, a think tank for the automotive industry, presented a modular driverless concept car. Snap consists of a giant skateboard, on top of which …

Transportation

How Will Driverless Cars Change How We Travel?

The idea of a completely autonomous vehicle is exciting — and a bit scary. As we envision future advancements on the road, many would like to know …

Transportation

You Can Now Hail a Self-Driving Lyft in This U.S. City

From Wednesday, some passengers in Boston were able to hail a self-driving car through their Lyft rideshare app as part of a highly anticipated trial …

Uber

How Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cities And More E-Commerce Will Affect Advertising

At a conference curated and hosted by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) in New York City on December 1st, the best minds on the subject of <i>Anticipating Driverless Cities</i> shared their insights. As a marketer, implications emerged for how outdoor advertising might be delivered, and mobile …

Mobile

Rio Tinto puts its faith in driverless trucks, trains and drilling rigs

FOR millennia, man has broken rocks. Whether with pickaxe or dynamite, their own or animal muscle, in a digger or a diesel truck, thick-necked miners …

Rio Tinto

Using the Lyft app in Boston could get you picked up by a self-driving car

Autonomous vehicles won't arrive overnight, but almost every week they seem to inch a bit closer to becoming an everyday reality.<p>The latest example …

Transportation

Ford to Move Electric Car Production to Mexico, Tags U.S. Plant for Driverless Car

Auto maker plans to convert suburban Detroit factory into manufacturing hub for future driverless vehicles<p>Ford Motor Co. plans to produce a future electric car in Mexico rather than make it in the U.S., reversing plans announced in January to make its Flat Rock, Mich., assembly plant near Detroit …

Electric Vehicles

How much would you pay for self-driving technology?

DETROIT — Some consumers say they are wary of a driverless car future, but a new survey says the beginnings of the technology that will power that …

Transportation

Legitimacy of driverless driving still questionable

The use of vehicle automation that allows drivers to switch between manned and unmanned operation is still raising questions about safety and legal …

News (China)

Lyft riders can now take a driverless-car trip in Boston

How long will it be before ridesharing services dispense with drivers altogether and start sending autonomous cars out onto the streets? Pretty soon, …

Autos

You can now hail a self-driving car in the Seaport

Now available on the South Boston waterfront: rides in a self-driving car.<p>Lyft customers in the Seaport District may be offered the chance of a trip …

Boston

Lyft's self-driving cars are now on the road in Boston

Bostonites have a new way to get around the city's famously contentious streets: robotaxis.<p>Lyft and autonomous driving company nuTonomy announced …

Transportation

Rinspeed Snap is a modular driverless pod and chassis concept

Transportation

Driverless Lyft Cars Touching Down In Seaport

The future is now in Boston. But would you trust it?<p>The future is now in Boston. It's up to you if you want to jump aboard.<p>Ride-share service Lyft …

Boston

The Woman Engineering Uber’s Driverless Trucks - MIT Technology Review

Uber is publicly dealing with a lot of nasty problems, from a revelation that it paid hackers to conceal a huge data breach, to a lawsuit filed by …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Lyft's self-driving car pilot launches in Boston

It took several months, but Lyft and nuTonomy have made good on their promise to test autonomous ridesharing cars in Boston. The two have launched a pilot program that gives "select" Seaport-area passengers a ride in one of nuTonomy's self-driving Renault cars. If you're one of the few to hop in …

Autonomous Tech

Nissan’s driverless ‘robo-taxi’ hits the streets

Nissan will begin public tests of its all-electric, driverless “robo-taxi” on Japanese roads from March next year, BBC News reports.<p>The car giant has …

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