Personally, I’m looking forward to a world where any given crowd scene is liberally peppered with robots of all kinds. The kind of thing movies like Star Wars have been preparing me for since I was a kid, dreaming of weaving around R2 units as I go anywhere. Finally, it looks like this dream will be happening, because
I’m here at Local Motors’ new National Harbor Facility just outside of Washington, DC, where Local Motors is introducing their new autonomous people-hauler, named Olli. Olli is a big, friendly-looking box, and, to a space-utilization fetishist like myself, that’s a good thing.
Autonomous cars are coming. In some ways, they’re already here. And as anyone who has watched a video game avatar run at full speed right smack into a wall can tell you, computer systems are not infallible. Right now, when there’s an issue in a near-autonomous car, the car cries to you for help. This is a bad…
In a statement that should surprise nobody who’s given it more than a few moments of thought, Barrie Kirk, Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Center of Excellence, stated that he believed there’s going to be a lot more car-fucking once we let the cars drive. No shit, Barrie.
Apple has been operating sensor-hatted vans for quite a while now, mostly, they say (and seen on signs on the vans) to capture data for Apple Maps. This one, though, spotted by Tech Radar, is a little different: different van, different sensor array. So what’s it doing?
Hopeful electric-autonomous automaker Faraday Future has patented its very own electric vehicle power inverter, which is pretty impressive considering the company has had a really hard time lately getting just about anything done.
A four day emergency legislative session to secure a deal for an in-state factory with electric automaker Faraday Future will end up costing the State of Nevada a quarter of a million dollars on top of the $335 million in tax incentives and public funding that resulted from the meeting.
Steve Zadesky, the Apple veteran said to be overseeing the tech brand’s alleged development of an electric vehicle, is reportedly leaving the project and the company for undisclosed reasons.
Faraday Future has, until now, remained a huge mystery to both the car and tech worlds. It has tremendous Chinese financing, teased an autonomous car concept, secured a billion dollar factory in Nevada, and hyped up a big hit-or-miss reveal at this year’s CES expo. Finally, we know what it claims to have in store, and…
If this report from Autocar is anything to go by, BMW may be planning to unveil an autonomous car concept for the company’s centenary, rather than the supercar we were all hoping for but knew not to expect. At least we know it’d be able to drift. Feel free to vent about BMW losing its way below, whether these rumors…
Google has been successfully testing their fully-autonomous cars for a while, and now they’re ready to give them a big behavioral upgrade. So what are they changing?
An unofficial demonstration of a Volvo XC60’s semi-automated driving functionality in the Dominican Republic ended with the Volvo slamming into a strangely stationary man, who folded forward like a book slamming shut. Volvo essentially blames the owner cheaping out on options. Classy move, Volvo!
There's been, to use the technical mathematical term, a crapload of speculation recently that Apple is developing a self-driving car. Almost all of this is stemming from one lousy picture of a sensor-and-camera-laden minivan. Never mind that the van is rigged for mapping, or any "facts" like that — Apple isn't…
We know Tesla is working on an auto-pilot system to bring some level of autonomous driving to its cars. And Elon Musk maintains that next year, Tesla cars will be able to handle 90 percent of the driving for you.
An interesting article over at IEEE Spectrum details how Google's autonomous Prius became the first self-driving car to pass a state driving test. Even if it was a special autonomous car test with the route and acceptable weather conditions set by Google. And a Google engineer had to take over. Twice.
What's going on here, exactly? We have a Zaztava 101 — a Fiat derivative from the good folks that gave us the Yugo — driving itself happily on a beach, meandering around until it finds one of those beach cellists. Got it.
Audi wanted to give Florida Governor Rick Scott a treat. After all, he's the man that signed the state's autonomous vehicle testing legislation into law, so Audi closed down the Selmon Expressway to give the Gov a ride. And then it broke. Twice.
We designed this infographic by taking expert predictions and announcements from automakers to build a timeline of when driverless cars will be available for you to buy.
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