Self-Driving Cars

Amazon Is Reportedly Working On A Secret Home Robot Called 'Vesta'

The quest to dominate every area of your life continues<p>Remember when all Amazon wanted to do was ship you a nice Jeffrey Archer book within 3 to 5 business days?<p>Now they're hellbent on making futuristic shops without queues, patenting cyber mirrors that help you try on clothes and breaking into …

Amazon Echo

We now know how much Alphabet gained on investments like Uber and how well Nest was doing

Alphabet reported the total book value of its equity investments for the first time on Monday, revealing that it has gained about $3 billion on its …

Investing

Nvidia Uses AI to Reconstruct Damaged Images

Software maker Nvidia (intc) has introduced a new way to edit or reconstruct images using artificial intelligence.<p>The deep learning method uses a …

Artificial Intelligence

Technology reporter Christopher Calnan claims he was dismissed from Austin Business Journal in 2016 after the paper caved into pressure from Dell over coverage

Paperless Office

Self-driving cars and humans face inevitable collisions

In 1938, when there were just about one-tenth the number of cars on U.S. roadways as there are today, a brilliant psychologist and a pragmatic …

Autonomous Cars

In Tesla We Trust, New Study Reveals

Who do consumers trust most to bring the first self-driving car to market? Tesla Inc. (TSLA) , it turns out.<p>In a survey just published by car …

Investing

Accidents Show Smart Cars Need Wide Vision to Spot Cyclists

Automatic emergency braking systems need 180-degree frontal vision to help cars avoid hitting cyclists Photo: iStockphotoAutomatic emergency braking …

Autonomous Cars

Japan Wants Robots to Help Build Its Skyscrapers

It takes about half a million man-days to erect a 30-story office tower, a number that hasn’t changed much over the years, because building sites …

Business

Amazon Eyes Home Shopping and Home Robots | Investopedia

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is reportedly keen to add robots and a home shopping TV network to a constantly growing list of products and services it hopes …

Market Capitalization

Amazon Is Working on a Real Life Rosie the Robot

Not content to just live on your countertops, Amazon now wants to become part of the family by building real-life Rosie the Robots to come live with …

Prototypes

Voyage Tries to Open-Source Self-Driving Car Safety - The Drive

Startup Voyage Wants to Open Source Self-Driving Car Safety<p>It will make safety procedures, materials, and test code available to the public.<p>Luke …

Autonomous Cars

Voyage open-sources autonomous driving safety practices

Voyage, the self-driving car spinout from Udacity, is open-sourcing its approach to autonomous driving safety. This comes at a time when autonomous driving programs are under intense scrutiny following two fatal crashes — one involving Tesla’s Autopilot and the other one involving one of Uber’s …

Autonomous Cars

Meet the car mechanics of the future

In a community college outside Detroit, students are learning skills that could become commonplace on roadside garages over the world in the decades …

Autonomous Cars

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

SAN FRANCISCO: Google parent Alphabet on Monday (Apr 23) reported a surge in quarterly profits, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising …

San Francisco

UK and Michigan join forces to get self-driving cars on the road sooner

By working together, Michigan and the UK could share “test facilities, protocols [and] learning experiences”<p>The UK and the US state of Michigan, home …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon robot that will follow you around the home could arrive in 2019

<b>Amazon is currently working on a domestic robot − an Echo with legs (or wheels), if you like − it has been reported.</b><p>The company is planning to bring …

Robotics

General Motors lacks vision for what Cadillac should become

Building great cars is not necessarily the same thing as building successful cars. Just ask former Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen. Most of the …

General Motors

This startup’s CEO wants to open-source self-driving car safety testing | Ars Technica

Post Uber death, robo-taxi startup will share safety documents, processes, and code.<p>Uber's fatal car crash last month continues to have …

Autonomous Cars

Carol Swain Embarrasses the City Once Again

"Today's shooting shows how important it is to have well-trained and armed citizens in the community," Swain said in a statement condemning the …

Nashville

Arizona Tragedy Will Not Slow Autonomous Vehicles

It happened. A self-driving car has killed a pedestrian. Skeptics are calling for development to end.<p>According to reporting from <i>ABC News</i> in Tempe, Ariz., Elaine Herzberg was struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle as she attempted to cross Mill Avenue on Sunday evening. She later died from her …

Autonomous Cars

Google parent’s revenues beat projections, but investors wary

Google parent company Alphabet on Monday delivered another stellar performance, reporting first-quarter profit and revenue that beat forecasts — as …

Markets

Tom Siebel Is Both Delighted and Worried about AI

“Have you ever ridden in a self-driving car?” Tom Siebel asks me, over a lunch of grilled salmon and tuna Niçoise in midtown Manhattan. "I wouldn’t …

Autonomous Cars

Who should be liable for robot misbehavior?

Ryan Jenkins, assistant professor of Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University, discusses ethical dilemmas manufactures face when …

Autonomous Cars

Despite delays, self-driving cars might still be in the works for Disney World

Last year, just days after a press event for the self-driving test facility in Polk County, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> broke a major story about Disney …

Orlando

Briefing: Amazon Is Testing “Domestic” Robots

Amazon is testing some kind of “domestic robot,” according to Bloomberg, that could navigate through homes. The story says its unclear what the …

Smart Homes

Jaguar Land Rover developing system to ‘see around corners’

The world’s car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the …

Autos (Australia)

Michigan to reportedly work with the UK on rules for self-driving cars

Michigan is to work with Britain on the development of rules for self-driving cars and technology for smart motorways, the Financial Times reported …

Autonomous Cars

Bloomberg: Amazon secretly working on domestic robots

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is secretly working on robots for the home, according to Bloomberg sources.<p>The domestic robot, codenamed “Vesta,” is overseen by …

Autonomous Cars

Sources: as Tencent Music prepares for a potential H2 2018 IPO, recent private deals have valued the firm at $25B+, double the $12.5B valuation of late 2017

Paperless Office

After Google, Apple, and Facebook, Alibaba is making its own AI chips - Artificial intelligence

On Monday, Chinese website Yi Cai reported that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is designing its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips tailored for …

Artificial Intelligence