California’s public utility regulator signaled on Friday it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a big step forward for autonomous car developers as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns.
FutureCar Staff 2018-04-09 16:33 PT
In what could be described as the darkest hour in the very young life of the autonomous vehicle (AV), two people have lost their lives in less than a week in accidents involving vehicles operating in self-driving mode. The automotive industry can ill-afford to ignore questions consumers are raising around the safety of self-driving vehicles.
Peter Els2018-04-06 13:27 PT
Much of the work developing self-driving cars has focused on what the car “sees” outside of the vehicle, such as lidar, cameras, and radar used to help an autonomous vehicle navigate. Now, a new startup is focusing instead on what’s going on inside of the vehicle—the facial expressions and emotional state of the occupants.
Eric Walz2018-03-21 11:54 PT
Lyft is joining the growing list of major automakers and tech companies working on autonomous driving and related technology at California’s GoMentum Station, the sprawling, former military base in Concord, California.
Eric Walz2018-03-08 15:27 PT
While the introduction of autonomous vehicles is set to change how cities operate, driverless cars will also have a large impact on suburbs.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-03 10:30 PT
The Ford Motor Company has been busy putting the pieces together for its self-driving delivery business. The company has spent the past several years researching and developing its self-driving technology, studying customer behaviors, and serving some of the largest fleets in the country. Now, Ford will begin testing its self-driving business efforts in Miami, Florida.
Eric Walz2018-02-27 15:33 PT
The California DMV has put in place new rules for self-driving vehicles, allowing testing with no one behind the wheel—or in the car at all. Under the new rules, companies are now permitted to test autonomous vehicles using a “remote” human backup capable of taking over the vehicle in case the onboard systems encounter a problem on the road.
Eric Walz2018-02-27 11:30 PT
Electronics giant Samsung first formed an automotive team back in 2015 to offer components to car makers, including displays, batteries and memory chips. Now, the company has announced that it has started mass production of eUFS 2.1-compatible storage devices for automotive applications.
Eric Walz2018-02-12 16:53 PT
Silicon Valley-based Phantom Auto is working on a unique solution to address the anxiety of being a occupant in a self-driving car without a human in the driver’s seat — by providing a human backup driver who is able to control the vehicle from miles away using a remote console.
Eric Walz2018-02-06 10:36 PT
An autonomous vehicle, piloted by artificial intelligence (AI), will drive across the U.K. emulating the style of a human driver at the end of next year as part of a driverless car development program by a consortium of technology partners.
Eric Walz2018-02-01 11:05 PT
Samsung Electronics is confirmed as the second autonomous driving developer to begin operations at a new planned hub for high-tech automotive research in Merced, California.
Eric Walz2018-01-30 11:32 PT
CARFIT today announced it has joined the NVIDIA Inception Program, which is designed to support startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in artificial intelligence and data sciences.
Eric Walz2018-01-24 12:19 PT
Speaking to the Associated Press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Uber’s Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer said that Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as its competitors, which is sometime next year.
Eric Walz2018-01-18 11:02 PT
Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai said that it has raised an $112 million in early-stage funding round in an effort to pull out in front of many well-funded rivals working on self-driving technology.
Eric Walz2018-01-17 11:53 PT
Chery, one of China’s leading automakers, announced today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that it is adopting the new ZF ProAI system, powered by NVIDIA’s DRIVE AI self-driving technology, to bring Level 3 autonomous driving to the world’s biggest auto market.
Eric Walz2018-01-17 08:00 PT
China’s internet search giant Baidu shared updates about is progress in autonomous driving today at CES in Las Vegas. Among the announcements was that Baidu’s open Apollo platform is poised to transform autonomous driving, and Baidu is releasing version 2.0 its autonomous driving platform.
Eric Walz2018-01-08 18:05 PT
Hyundai Motor Company and Aurora, a startup working on autonomous vehicle technology, today announced a strategic partnership to bring self-driving Hyundai vehicles to market by 2021. This partnership will incorporate Aurora’s self-driving technology into Hyundai vehicles starting with models custom-developed and launched in test programs and pilot cities.
Eric Walz2018-01-04 11:28 PT
Chinese technology giant Baidu is suing a former executive, claiming he stole proprietary information and used it to form his own self-driving car startup, Sunnyvale-based JingChi.
Eric Walz2017-12-27 08:00 PT
Ford Motor Company today announced plans to move its key autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams to the city where the company got its start —Detroit, Michigan.
Eric Walz2017-12-14 17:19 PT
Automotive technology supplier Denso Corp. has announced joint technology agreement to develop cabin sensing innovations with image recognition technology developer FotoNation Ltd., a subsidiary of Xperi Corp. The partnership will help Denso improve the performance of its Driver Status Monitor.
Eric Walz2017-11-03 10:41 PT
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