Every automaker and car start-up is currently working on the same technology, and now two tech behemoths are pitted against one another. Waymo, the self-driving car project of Google, filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Uber that alleges one of its former employees stole the proprietary design of Waymo’s self-driving…
Waymo, the recently-unveiled name for Google’s self-driving program, has reportedly planned to launch a ride-hailing service with Fiat Chrysler as early as this year, and a new patent that could connect driverless cars to people who would like to use one suggests it’s serious about developing an autonomous…
If you happened to Google “Tesla autopilot” in the last 24 hours, you were greeted by an inundation of headlines that suggested the automaker’s famed feature on a driver’s Model X “predicted,” and helped the motorist avoid, a crash. While it’s notable the vehicle did in fact stop, it seems appropriate to remind Tesla…
As if we haven’t heard enough already about Waymo this month, Honda Motor Co. announced today that it has entered into discussions with the less-boring sounding rename of Google’s self-driving project, a move that could bring the company’s self-driving technology to the automaker’s vehicles.
If you’re getting ready to make a joke like: “In Ukrainian, armored car drive you...” Yeah, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Standing in line; what’s up with that? Nissan is not up with that, instead deciding to be down with self-driving chairs. WALL-E was an animated movie about a robot judging people in chairs, uh, basically. Those people are us now.
The Obama administration is trying to check as many policy boxes as it can on the way out of the door, and today it finally announced a flexible framework for companies and governments involved in developing self-driving cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s information request to Tesla following the death of Joshua Brown in a Tesla Model S with Autopilot activated has been set back a week after Tesla missed the August 26th deadline.
Roborace, the new autonomous racing series set to run alongside Formula E, has just released the final design for its unbelievably cool race car designed by the guy who created the Tron: Legacy Light Cycle, and it’s both a beautiful design achievement and an engineering breakthrough.
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.
Ford, Volvo, Google, Lyft and Uber are joining forces to push the U.S. government to pen regulation that supports autonomous vehicle development and deployment, according to a Reuters report. That’s good news for people yearning to be driven around by robots, because these are some seriously rich and powerful…
Mercedes-Benz’ autonomous ambitions have been pretty clear. It’s the future of luxury and all that. Now Darren, a Jalop reader in western Ireland, caught this prototype S-Class fitted with a massive LIDAR array on its roof. But what the hell is Mercedes doing with it?
After last month’s collective media freak-out about Google’s self-driving vehicles being involved in – but not responsible for – 11 crashes since the program launched, Google is now issuing monthly reports about the progress of the project. Oh, and they’ve been involved in two more crashes in just the last week…
It’s safe to assume that if you’re reading these words on this particular webpage you enjoy the act of driving. When you’re behind the wheel, that is your sole focus. You are the exception, and two new studies on phone use while driving prove it.
Over the past six years, Google claims that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 “minor” accidents with light damage and no injuries. More importantly, it says its autonomous vehicles were never the cause of the crash. And it only took one report from the Associated Press for Google to finally release the…
If you want to understand the future of the car world, look at this chart. It's the way things are going, according to one analyst, who says, "Telling the story of this chart will occupy the remainder my professional life. It's sort of sad that my life can be boiled down to one chart… but it's so true."
Unlike nearly every other automaker, Hyundai has kept relatively quiet about the development of its autonomous driving technology. But at an event today in Seoul, the automaker announced plans to introduce its first round of self-driving technology beginning later this year.
For self-driving cars to work, they've got to do it all, and that includes navigating city streets where one of the biggest issues isn't just other cars, it's pedestrians. Humans have a sense of what a person will do based on their movements. Computers, not so much. Toyota has an idea how to fix that.