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Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents

Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents

Before letting driverless cars free on streets, experts believe they should be able to meet specific standards on their ability to detect hazards.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-15 09:30 PT

Leaders in San Francisco Met With Autonomous Executives Over Driverless Car Safety

Leaders in San Francisco Met With Autonomous Executives Over Driverless Car Safety

In light of the recent incident involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Arizona, leaders in San Francisco attended a summit on driverless machines.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-31 09:15 PT

China to Adopt Germany’s Laws to Lay Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

China to Adopt Germany’s Laws to Lay Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

According to a report by Reuters, China could adopt the same law as Germany on driverless cars to create the proper groundwork for the machines to thrive in the country.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-25 09:30 PT

Ford Plans to Use Drones to Lend a Helping Hand to Broken-Down Autonomous Cars

Ford Plans to Use Drones to Lend a Helping Hand to Broken-Down Autonomous Cars

If a sensor on your autonomous Ford fails, a drone could fly to the driverless machine and act as a temporary fix to help the vehicle limp to a service center.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-22 09:00 PT

Starsky Robotics Becomes One of the First With a Fully-Drivers Semi-Truck

Starsky Robotics Becomes One of the First With a Fully-Drivers Semi-Truck

Starsky Robotics out of San Francisco recently completed a seven-mile stretch of road in Florida with its autonomous semi-truck, but the run didn’t go exactly as planned.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-18 10:30 PT

Autonomous Cars are Giving Mapmakers a Chance to Compete with Larger Companies

Autonomous Cars are Giving Mapmakers a Chance to Compete with Larger Companies

Google may be the king of automotive-related maps, but smaller mapmakers are giving larger companies some competition, as an all-out war over maps is imminent.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-03 20:00 PT

The Financial Times Names Five Roadblocks Holding Driverless Cars Back

The Financial Times Names Five Roadblocks Holding Driverless Cars Back

The Financial Times believes these five areas are worth keeping an eye on between now and the next five years when autonomous vehicles are expected to come out.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-01 09:00 PT

Keeping Drivers Awake Behind the Wheel of an Autonomous Vehicle is a Challenge for Researchers

Keeping Drivers Awake Behind the Wheel of an Autonomous Vehicle is a Challenge for Researchers

Before moving towards Level 3 and 4 autonomous vehicles, automakers and technology companies will have to solve the issue of keeping drivers away behind the wheel.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-22 09:00 PT

Self-Driving Cars Are Using so Much Power It’s Decreasing the EV’s Range

Self-Driving Cars Are Using so Much Power It’s Decreasing the EV’s Range

In order to bestow autonomous capabilities onto a vehicle, automakers and tech companies are having to pack cars with high-tech hardware, which is sapping energy away from the cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-15 09:00 PT

15 Transit, Tech Companies Sign Compact to Shape Future Cities

15 Transit, Tech Companies Sign Compact to Shape Future Cities

Fifteen large transit and tech companies, including Lyft and Uber, have signed a pact to shape how transport is conducted in the future. Unfortunately, that plan involves banning city-dwellers from riding in their own autonomous vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-10 09:15 PT

Autonomous Cars Entering Dangerous Stage of Limbo, Claims Report

Autonomous Cars Entering Dangerous Stage of Limbo, Claims Report

With semi-autonomous good enough to handle the majority of driving and consumers willing to ask risks behind the wheel, cars are lulling owners into a false sense of security.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-04 09:00 PT

Don’t Get too Excited For Driverless Cars, Initial Examples Won’t be For Sale

Don’t Get too Excited For Driverless Cars, Initial Examples Won’t be For Sale

A lot of automakers and technology companies may be aiming to get their autonomous vehicles onto the road by 2020, but those machines won’t be on dealership lots anytime soon.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-21 08:30 PT

Here Are Six Challenges Autonomous Cars Face in the Future

Here Are Six Challenges Autonomous Cars Face in the Future

Motor Trend lays out six issues holding driverless cars back from being released in the near future.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-14 09:00 PT

Minnesota Winters Are Proving to be Difficult for Autonomous Cars

Minnesota Winters Are Proving to be Difficult for Autonomous Cars

Inclement weather, especially in colder winter months, is proving to be tricky for driverless vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-30 09:00 PT

Finnish Company Claims to Have Created a Robot for Driving in the Snow

Finnish Company Claims to Have Created a Robot for Driving in the Snow

Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland believe they have cracked the code to autonomous driving in wintery conditions with Martti, the first fully-self-driving car capable of tackling snow-covered roads.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-28 09:15 PT

There Are Still Too Many Unknowns With Autonomous Cars, Claims Science Mag

There Are Still Too Many Unknowns With Autonomous Cars, Claims Science Mag

There are far too many unknowns when it comes to autonomous vehicles and that, as Science Mag points out, creates an extremely dangerous situation for self-driving vehicles on public roads.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-22 09:15 PT

Cities Have Switched From Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles to Openly Testing Them

Cities Have Switched From Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles to Openly Testing Them

According to research from the National League of Cities, urban areas have gone from being skeptical about driverless technology to becoming the proving grounds for the vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-07 10:45 PT

Are Autonomous Cars Ready to Decide Who Dies in Accidents?

Are Autonomous Cars Ready to Decide Who Dies in Accidents?

The question of who dies in an automotive accident when autonomous cars are driving hasn’t been answered yet and is a lot more complicated than the majority of drivers can imagine.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-03 09:15 PT

Forget About Millennials, Autonomous Cars Offer More for the Elderly

Forget About Millennials, Autonomous Cars Offer More for the Elderly

While driverless cars are being pushed on millennials who are looking for ways to avoid owning a vehicle, the elderly should be the key focal point for automakers and technology companies.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-02 10:00 PT

California Wants in on Fully Self-Driving Car Testing

California Wants in on Fully Self-Driving Car Testing

While California was against autonomous-vehicle testing at the beginning of the year, the state has warmed up to the idea of having fully-driverless vehicles traveling throughout the state as it looks to make fully-autonomous-vehicle testing okay by the beginning of next year.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-25 09:00 PT

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