Driverless Cars

Self-Driving Cars Could Offer Older Adults Chance to Age in Place

Single, childless and 68, Steven Gold has begun to think about future mobility and independence. Although in good health, he can foresee a time when he won’t be a confident driver, if he can drive at all. While he hopes to continue to live in his suburban Detroit home, he wonders how he will be …

Autonomous Tech

Baidu and Tencent Just Invested in this Electric Vehicle Maker

Why did the two Chinese tech giants invest millions into this startup, which recently produced the fastest EV in the world?<p><b>Baidu</b> (NASDAQ:BIDU) and</b> …

Investing

Could Rolling Back Trucking Industry Regulations Lead to More Car Accidents?

The new administration has promised to cut regulations, and one industry that may benefit from this regulation rollback is the trucking industry. …

Logistics

When Autonomous Cars Won't Look Like Cars

Imagine: You exit the bustling Gare du Nord train station in Paris and walk toward a cluster of people standing in separate but quickly moving lines …

Transportation

Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars …

Drones

Tesla Model 3 will give ‘superhuman’ safety to driver and be ’10x safer than current cars’, says Tesla analyst Adam Jonas

Even though Tesla CEO Elon Musk already announced that the company aims for the Model 3 to score 5 stars in every safety category, Morgan Stanley’s Tesla analyst Adam Jonas says that the vehicle’s safety could be an underrated feature that will give the vehicle a competitive edge.<p>Jonas sent a new …

Tesla

Autonomophobia

Is it possible to get everyone comfortable with autonomous cars being on the road?<p>via Getty Images<p>Autonomous cars are coming, people. To quote Donald …

Autonomous Tech

The Tesla Model 3 could be the safest car on the road — and that's bad news for every other automaker

Safety has been a preoccupation of consumers and carmakers for the past few decades, with some companies — like Volvo — making it their key selling point.<p>Automobiles are already far safer now than ever before, but advances in technology keep raising the bar for what consumers expect. And Morgan …

Tesla

Furniture Row Racing hauler struck by passenger vehicle in hit-and-run accident

No injuries were reported in the accident that occurred just outside of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.<p>The Furniture Row Racing hauler carrying the cars of driver Erik Jones was involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident early Thursday morning just outside of Las Vegas, the team said in a statement.<p>The …

NASCAR

Microsoft Takes On Apple, Google; Partners With Toyota For Connected Cars

Three years after its failed "Windows in the car" venture, Microsoft is once again venturing into connected cars, a segment currently occupied …

Microsoft

3 Things That Could Hurt NVIDIA Corp.

The GPU company is flying high at the moment, but there are three potential problems investors should look out for.<p>There's a lot for <b>NVIDIA Corp.</b> …

Nvidia

Artificial Intelligence and Driverless Cars: An Interview with Vivek Wadhwa

Uber has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late. Among its many sins, he company's canterkours CEO Travis Kalanick recently argued with a driver over fares.<p>If you think that Kalanick doesn't really value the company's "driver-partners", you are correct. Uber may be exceptional in its …

Artificial Intelligence

AutoX Slaps $50 Webcams on a Car to Turn It Into a Robot

By this point, a modified Lincoln MKZ driving itself around San Jose isn’t anything special. With more than two dozen companies are testing …

Best Buy

Our streets may be clogged with self-driving cars

We keep saying how we won’t need so many cars when the autonomous vehicles hit the road, and often show this lovely rendering of London with a few …

Sustainability

Tesla May Get Sued Over Autopilot 2, But Not Because Of Safety

Tesla: Law firm solicits plaintiffs for a class action suit about Autopilot 2.<p>Qualcomm: Snapdragon 835 initial benchmarks are impressive.<p>Micron: …

Tesla

Self-Driving Cars Might Finally Make the Road Safe for Cyclists

The daily battle between cyclists and cars has raged in bike lanes (or lack thereof) across the world for years, but self-driving cars, with their …

Autonomous Tech

Honda on self-driving, AI and the future of the supercar

Autonomous city cars like the Neuv will act as a self-driving ride-share service when the owner is away.<p>The electric, autonomous car of the future …

Autonomous Tech

Self-Driving Tech Might Mitigate Terrorist "Truck Attacks"

So-called “truck attacks” have grown in frequency around the world in recent months, as the vehicles, chosen for both their size and offering of …

Autonomous Tech

Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self-driving cars

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future.<p>The country has emerged as a global leader in the fast-growing field of driverless cars, as illustrated by Intel's more than $15 billion acquisition of Israeli firm …

Autonomous Tech

Quarter of Brit drivers think its safer to drive using a mobile than speeding - despite new laws

A quarter of British motorists think it is less dangerous to drive while using a mobile phone - than speeding , according to new research.<p>The …

Autonomous Tech

TTC report looks at impact of driverless buses

While autonomous vehicles are years away Toronto’s transit agency wants to be a leader in their use.

Transportation

Ford Mustang, F-150, Fiesta gain pedestrian alert system

Ford introduces new technology that detects pedestrians at night along which also features an automatic emergency braking system.

Ford Mustang

Industry split on when first commercial self-driving vehicle will be ready

Industry opinion on when we will have the first commercial self-driving car is divided, with some, mostly automakers, gunning for 2020, while others expect it to take more than 10 years.<p>Ford and BMW have both said 2020 – 2022 is the goal for at least Level 4 autonomous vehicles, which should be …

Autonomous Tech

Australia's first driverless vehicle trial sees 2,000 passengers, technology can 'deliver many benefits'

Western Australia roads will require hundreds of millions of dollars to see driverless cars running on them by 2025. The RAC has called for an …

Autonomous Tech

A Wall Street analyst has some out-there ideas about the future of transportation

Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, is now also being described the bank as a "shared mobility" researcher — a clear signal that among Wall Streeters, he's continuing his campaign to be the most out-there student of the disruption currently going on in the transportation business.<p>Jonas …

Wall Street

Microsoft Licenses Patents to Toyota In Bid For Bigger Car-Tech Role

Microsoft Corp. agreed Wednesday to license a batch of patents to Toyota Motor Corp. as part of the software giant’s effort to leverage its vast intellectual-property portfolio to become a key provider of connected-car technology.<p>Microsoft has been racing to convince car makers to build …

Microsoft

How to Trap an Autonomous Car

A performance artist has devised a simple way to trap unruly autonomous cars. A guy going by the name “stml” has done this by using the dotted and …

Otto (self-driving truck company): The smart person's guide

In 2016, Uber purchased Otto, a self-driving truck startup, for $680M. TechRepublic's comprehensive guide explains Otto's technology, where it fits …

Autonomous Tech

The Top Car Safety Tech and Apps to Keep You Safe on The Road

There’s a lot of hype around self-driving cars and their ability to prevent accidents, save lives and free up people’s time. And while their …

Autonomous Tech

Anatomy of autonomy: A look at how self-driving cars think

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