Driverless Cars

Microsoft’s Autonomous Gliders Might Be Key for Driverless Car

Training a sailplane is actually not so different from training a car.<p>On Wednesday, Microsoft published a blog post on its website highlighting the …

Autonomous Tech

Porsche Will Never Build a Fully Autonomous Car

Porsche has slammed the brakes on the idea that it will ever develop a fully autonomous car. In an interview published Friday, marketing director of …

Transportation

Ford CEO Hackett Sets Aside 2021 Autonomous Vehicle Deadline

Ford is reviewing its plans for rolling out autonomous vehicles, chief executive Jim Hackett has said.<p>Hackett's predecessor, Mark Fields, was very …

Transportation

Will Autonomous Car Tech Help Drivers See Motorcyclists On The Road?

When drivers don't see us, it's good that sometimes their cars can<p>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 54 percent …

Autonomous Tech

Ford patents removable steering wheel for driverless cars

Ford has moved a step closer in its plans to make autonomous vehicles after it was granted a patent for a car with a fully removable steering wheel and foot pedals.<p>The US car giant's design would allow the steering wheel to be removed from the vehicle, placing the air bag in a compartment in front …

Transportation

Ford's CEO is ready for the driverless car future: Are we?

Ford is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world, and possibly the most forward-thinking. Its CEO is serious about leading the competition, when it comes to the autonomous vehicle-powered future of transportation.<p>When the 114 year old company announced, earlier this year, that it was …

Transportation

Fiat Chrysler says it has joined BMW's autonomous car partnership with Intel and Mobileye

Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to develop an autonomous-driving system.<p>The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-driving vehicles. It will be flexible so automakers can keep their unique brand identities.<p>The move is the latest in a …

Transportation

Uber’s self-driving lead engineer wanted to go after Tesla’s Autopilot with ‘faketesla’ campaign

Through the discovery process of the lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, in which the latter is accusing the former of having colluded with a former Google engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to steal technology from their self-driving car startup, we now learn that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Levandowski …

Autos

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW and Intel’s Autonomous Car Alliance

Just over a year since BMW Group teamed up with chipmaker Intel and sensor firm Mobileye to develop a driverless car platform, the alliance has …

Transportation

Raymarine EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot System Pack

Useful for small- to midsize powerboats with hydraulic steering systems.<p>Raymarine developed its new EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot System Pack for small- …

Sport Fishing

FCA joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye on autonomous car project

Today, BMW, Intel and Mobileye announced that FCA would be joining their effort to build a sharable and scalable platform for autonomous cars. This project has been moving ahead full steam, with Intel purchasing Mobileye earlier this year, not long after Tesla and Mobileye parted ways. Not long …

Autos

Fiat joins BMW's autonomous car platform initiative

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has joined the industry group developing an autonomous platform with car maker BMW.<p>The collaboration, which involves …

Transportation

Uber agrees to 20 years of user privacy audits in FTC settlement

Uber has come under fire more than once for failing to protect privacy, and now it's facing the consequences. The ridesharing outfit has settled with the US' Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it not only didn't adequately safeguard data, but misrepresented how secure that info really …

Privacy

Fiat joins autonomous driving consortium

Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) is joining a self-driving car consortium led by BMW (OTCPK:BAMXF), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and its Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) …

Business

In Paris, a Glimpse of Public Transportation's Driverless Future - D-brief

By Christina Reed | August 14, 2017 2:59 pm<p>The NAVYA. <i>(Credit: Christina Reed)</i><p>France may be famous for its cheese and wine, but it’s also a longtime …

Transportation

Why driverless car tech is ruining your driving skills

(Bloomberg) — If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may.<p>Driver-assist technology that keeps cars in their lanes, maintains a safe distance from other vehicles, warns of unseen traffic …

Transportation

This is what Tesla’s Autopilot feature looks like on the Model 3

Proving all the naysayers wrong, Tesla last month began delivering the Model 3 to early reservation holders. Though initial deliveries were made to …

Model 3

First video of Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot engaged

When Tesla launched the Model 3 last month, they let a few media drive the new electric car and they gave rides to employees and owners.<p>During my test drive, I wanted to try the Autopilot, but I was told that it wasn’t activated yet on the Model 3.<p>Now we get our first look at the level 2 autonomous …

Autos

Intel Is Too Late For The First Wave Of Autonomous Vehicles

Intel plans to build a fleet of 100 self-driving test vehicles.<p>Intel plays catch up.<p>Whatever Intel has to offer this year will not be mature enough …

Business

Waymo patents cars that soften to safeguard pedestrians

Self-driving cars are supposed to be safer by nature, as they shouldn't make nearly as many driving errors as humans. However, Waymo might not be willing to take any chances. The Alphabet-owned company recently received a patent for technology that would soften a car's body in the event of a …

Technology

Video: The mysterious ‘driverless’ car in Washington DC wasn’t driverless after all

A journalist from NBC Washington was able to get to the bottom of this urban mystery.<p>Here's me trying to talk to a man in a car seat costume …

Autonomous Tech

The Tesla Autonomous Ruse Rolls On

Tesla's supporters believe the myth that Tesla is ahead in self driving.<p>The company often feeds this myth, by promising what looks like yet another …

Autos

Pilotless Airliners Coming? Would You Fly On One?

Are pilotless airliners coming soon? Would you fly on one, even if the prices were lower? Here are some things that people think about.The post …

Airplanes

Baidu pledges to design your driverless car to ‘know you, and be your companion’

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant, is betting big on its “Apollo” driverless cars project which it claims will “make your car know you, and be your …

News (China)

Driverless Cars Could Be Hacked With Stickers on Traffic Signs, Study Suggests | Mental Floss

As driverless cars inch toward becoming regular sights on our streets, experts have started to warn that the connected cars could be vulnerable to …

Military History

Intel Races To First Place

Intel's acquisition of Mobileye give it access to the driverless car industry, which is valued to be worth $70b.<p>Apple and Qualcomm's legal disputes …

Business

Tesla has a new Autopilot ‘2.5’ hardware suite with more computing power for autonomous driving

Tesla has been equipping all its vehicles produced since October 2016 with a “supercomputer” as part of its Autopilot 2.0 hardware to run its deep learning neural net computer vision technology, which the company believes will eventually enable fully self-driving capability through future software …

Autos

Tesla Quietly Upgrades Autopilot Hardware in New Cars

The automaker's hardware might not have been ready for full self driving after all.<p>Getty Images<p>If you've bought a Tesla, chances are its autonomous …

Tesla

Crossing the road in the world of autonomous cars

VR prototyping for communicating autonomous vehicle intent to pedestrians.<p>Introduction<p>Crossing the road is a social interaction. Eye contact, …

Autonomous Tech