Driverless Cars

Your first look at Apple’s self-driving car is here, and it’s pretty unexpected

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley giant Apple has been working to develop a self-driving car in an attempt to compete with its rivals, including …

Apple

Why Amazon Is Forging Into Self-Driving Vehicles

Sitting at my kid’s soccer game the other day, I overheard two parents discussing how they bought balls, shin guards, and cleats on Amazon.com for their kids. One mom said, “I don’t have time to go to the store for that stuff.” This is the reality of the world we live in today.<p>Starting as an online …

Amazon

Apple, others want to tweak California's self-driving car rules

The input, posted online by the DMV, includes suggestions by Lyft, Tesla, Uber, Waymo and dozens of others.<p>Apple, Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla and dozens of other companies would like some changes to California's self-driving car policies.<p>The companies -- along with dozens of other organizations like …

Uber

Apple's self-driving car seen on the road for first time

It is no secret that Apple has been working furiously to develop self-driving car technology in a bid to compete with rivals including Google and Tesla. Until now, the operation has been kept from the public eye.<p>Images have emerged of Apple's first autonomous car on the roads of Silicon Valley. The …

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StreetDrone’s new autonomous electric car is made for the education market

Self-driving cars are popping up all over, but UK-based StreetDrone thinks it should be easier for the education market to pick one up, ready with all the sensors and tech on board they need to provide the basis for research and study. That’s why they created the StreetDrone ONE, an electric …

Transportation

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. A view from Europe

I attended the first ever European Commission European Conference on Connected & Automated Driving (CAD) in early April. Next generation …

Transportation

Tesla autopilot called 'dangerously defective' in lawsuit by driver

The next time you find yourself driving near a Tesla, give a wide berth to the amazing car of the future.<p>It is still very much of the present.<p>A Davie …

Tesla

Scary origin theory about the cars in 'Cars' will blow your mind

The kid-friendly film franchise “Cars” may actually be a horror show in disguise.<p>After years of fan speculation about where the cars originally came from, and what happened to the humans who presumably built them, the franchise’s creative director, Jay Ward, has shared his own theory with …

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Check Out The Lexus That Apple's Using to Test Self-Driving Car Technology - Bloomberg

Almost two weeks after Apple Inc. secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology in California, the first images of the vehicle have …

Transportation

Tesla Has Officially Started Releasing Its Revolutionary Autopilot Update

Tesla is again stepping up its autonomous driving game as it begins its roll out of a crucial feature to its Autopilot 2.0 hardware, as reported …

Tesla

More driverless cars coming to Massachusetts roads?

Three more companies have approached the Baker administration with plans to test self-driving cars on Massachusetts roads, including one considering …

Transportation

Which City Will Win the Fast and Furious Self-Driving Car Test Race?

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)In just a few short years, autonomous vehicles have gone from science fiction fantasy to something close to reality. And …

Transportation

Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon …

Transportation

Sedric is Volkswagen's first autonomous car

Video: Page (1) of 1 - 04/25/17<p>By IDG.TV<p>Sedric is all-electric, fully autonomous, and operated by a voice-controlled AI agent.<p>Page: 1<p>null<p><b>Related</b> …

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Ghost cars could be gliding down Sacramento streets by year’s end

Cars with no one in them may be cruising downtown streets as early as the end of this year if city and state motor vehicle officials have their …

Transportation

VIDEO: Heart-stopping moment driver-less car rolls into on-coming traffic on M1

This is the heart-stopping moment a car - with no driver - rolls into on-coming traffic on the busy M1 motorway.

Transportation

Google's Waymo just launched its self-driving car service in Phoenix

For years, Google — which recently renamed its self-driving car division “Waymo” — has been viewed as having the industry’s leading self-driving car technology. In the past couple of years, Waymo has had dozens of cars on the road racking up more than 2 million miles of real-world driving …

Autonomous Tech

Three Drivers Just Filed a Lawsuit Calling Autopilot “Essentially Unusable Vaporware”

Three drivers filed suit against Tesla recently for not following through on promised safety features and for knowingly selling “non-functional” …

Tesla

Former ‘Bachelor’ arrested after fatal car crash

Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules was arrested Monday night for allegedly crashing into a tractor-trailer, killing the driver and leaving the scene of …

Crime

Uber Plans To Launch Flying Cars By 2020

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to roll out flying cars with a pilot in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by 2020 and flights in Dubai at Expo2020, the company's chief product officer, Jeff Holden, said Tuesday. The goal is to cut in-transit time. In a live stream presentation from the Uber Elevate Summit, …

Autonomous Tech

You Can "Test-Drive" This Flying Car By the End of 2017

Kitty Hawk, a California-based company with financial backing from Google cofounder Larry Page, wants you to drive to work through the sky<p>Scientists, engineers, and innovators are, by nature, never satisfied with the status quo. This fact can most aptly be seen in such innovations as 3-D-printed …

Drones

Uber wants to carry you around in a flying car — here’s what it could look like

Uber just showed off their plans for on-demand flying cars capable of vertical take-offs and landings. The company is partnering with Aurora Flight Sciences, Pipistrel Aircraft, Embraer, Mooney, and Bell Helicopter to design the aircraft. This concept was designed by Aurora.<p>Uber wants to debut …

Aerospace

Why Apple Is Hiring NASA Staffers

Apple is hiring former NASA and Tesla employees as part of a self-driving car initiative, according to several reports.<p>The California Department of …

Autonomous Tech

A Battle for Flying Cars is Looming – Meet AeroMobil Flying Car Ready for Pre-Orders

The number of new startups and big corporates keen on building a flying car has exploded in the past few years.<p>Big and small companies including …

Transportation

Amazon is interested in self-driving vehicles, too

Apple and Alphabet aren't the only tech heavyweights branching out into self-driving vehicle technology. Amazon wants in on the action, too. Wall Street Journal sources hear that Amazon formed a small (roughly 12 people) team about a year ago to explore the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. …

Amazon

Waymo Self-Driving Pacifica Vans are Ready for Passengers

After eight years and about two millions miles Waymo is finally taking its autonomous vehicles where they were always meant to go. The Waymo fleet in …

Autonomous Tech

Woman Loses Ducks, Causes Two-Car Wreck

A Pennsylvania woman has been cited with summary disorderly conduct for losing her ducks, which made their way into traffic and caused a wreck.<p>I’m …

Delphi Is Building a Software Suite to Help Detroit Catch Tesla

The cars consumers are already driving could soon get over-the-air software updates like those pioneered by Tesla Inc. (IW 500/227) that fix flaws or …

Tesla

Apple's team of self-driving car experts

A secret team of NASA veterans, robotics experts and ex-Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) staffers - recruited by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to lead its self-driving car …

Autonomous Tech

Amazon wants to take advantage of the self-driving revolution

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon is exploring how to best leverage self-driving vehicles to improve its operations. The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon has had a team studying which applications of …

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