If autonomous driving is going to succeed, those vehicles will need primo data to know how safely move from A to B. According to National Transportation Safety Board, there’s plenty of work to be done, and tech companies are reportedly slow-walking their response.
Despite a recent ad campaign touting the new 2017 Mercedes E-Class and its “Drive Pilot” driver assistance system as the “first self-driving car,” you actually still have to actively drive it. Sorry.
Mobileye, a supplier of vision-based sensor chips for self-driving cars, has cited concern over the reputation of autonomous technologies following the ending of its supply deal with Tesla, likely due to the fatal crash involving a Model S in May.
We learned this morning that Google plans to continue to develop its autonomous vehicle technologies with Fiat Chrysler, but only because initial talks with General Motors fell through—for the exact same reason BMW and Daimler backed out of a deal to help Apple with their its vehicle development. So what’s going on?
Tesla Motors has sent out a software update for the Model S which tweaks the car’s Autopilot feature, as well as adding a feature allowing owners to autonomously park and “summon” the car.
Ford will be tripling its autonomous testing fleet to accelerate development of its virtual driving software, and in doing so will have the largest autonomous fleet in the industry, with vehicles testing in California, Michigan and Arizona.
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…
Hey kid, wanna see the future? How about a company with billions of dollars in Chinese financing and enough promises to make a politician seem trustworthy fall flat on its face? Well, either way, you don’t want to miss it! Here’s where to watch the Faraday Future CES livestream.
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…
The idea of streets swarming with robot-piloted vehicles paints a scary picture for some urban-dwellers. But a new project called FutureNYC showcases how autonomy will benefit New Yorkers, by highlighting what residents will get back when our cars can drive themselves.
The Los Angeles International Auto Show opened with the Connected Car Expo and the announcement of the creation of the Coalition of Transportation Technology established by the City of Los Angeles, which is quite possibly the most important urban planning project of the 21st Century.
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?
Despite our international obsession with drones—both their awesome powers and terrifying repercussions—the truth is that they're an incredibly immature technology. And, like most immature technologies, that means they’re not quite all they’re cracked up to be.