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Google Waymo to add Honda cars to its fleet

Google Waymo to add Honda cars to its fleet

Honda announced last week that it is entering discussions with Google to become a new partner, to supply cars for Waymo’s testing fleet.

ClaireDec 28, 2016 6:35 AM PT

Auto Suppliers Stand to Benefit from Tech Gold Rush

Auto Suppliers Stand to Benefit from Tech Gold Rush

Self-driving tech provides opportunities for suppliers to provide automakers with tech, such as radar-based cruise control, as one example of how suppliers may take advantage of the changes that autonomous cars will bring in the future.

Timothy Healey Dec 27, 2016 3:09 PM PT

Maryland Proposes I-95 “Testing Grounds” for Autonomous Vehicles

Maryland Proposes I-95 “Testing Grounds” for Autonomous Vehicles

Should federal officials move forward with setting up programs on the busy interstate that supports major junctions at Daytona Beach, Florida (I-4); New York City, New York (I-87); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (I-76); and Richmond, Virginia (I-64); Maryland could be a hotspot for driverless car manufacturers.

Michael ChengDec 27, 2016 6:07 AM PT

After getting turned down by California, Uber heads to Arizona to test driverless cars

After getting turned down by California, Uber heads to Arizona to test driverless cars

After facing a ban from state officials for testing driverless cars in San Francisco, Uber quickly responded last Thursday that it will be launching a new pilot program in Arizona.

ClaireDec 26, 2016 3:00 PM PT

Norway Expresses Interest in Driverless Car Pilot Programs by 2017

Norway Expresses Interest in Driverless Car Pilot Programs by 2017

To streamline their efforts, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communication is proposing a law to enable self-driving cars to be tested in the area by mid-2017. When it comes to sustainable technology, the country has always taken a proactive stand in adopting green practices.

Michael ChengDec 26, 2016 7:41 AM PT

LIDAR Hits Several Developmental Milestones for Driverless Cars

LIDAR Hits Several Developmental Milestones for Driverless Cars

In order to use LIDAR systems on autonomous cars that will one day become the norm for private and public transportation, the components have to be more cost effective, compact and user-friendly.

Michael ChengDec 24, 2016 9:30 AM PT

DOT: All cars should talk to each other by 2023

DOT: All cars should talk to each other by 2023

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced a new proposed rule on communication between cars – to require all cars to talk to each other by 2023.

ClaireDec 23, 2016 1:40 PM PT

Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars from San Francisco Streets

Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars from San Francisco Streets

California has strict rules regarding self-driving cars, including rules against unsupervised testing and the use of self-driving cars in a commercial ride-sharing fleet.

Timothy Healey Dec 23, 2016 8:00 AM PT

Montana-based startup Blackmore raised $3.5 million to build better lidar for driverless cars

Montana-based startup Blackmore raised $3.5 million to build better lidar for driverless cars

Blackmore in Bozeman, Montana recently completed a successful Series-A funding round of $3.5 million, to develop a more advanced lidar system for autonomous vehicles.

ClaireDec 22, 2016 11:16 PM PT

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Talks EVs and Demand

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Talks EVs and Demand

He wouldn’t say how many cars the company expects to build this year or when it will reach the one-million per year mark, but he did note the brand built more than 500,000 cars last year.

Timothy Healey Dec 22, 2016 7:33 PM PT

Could Legacy Automakers be Threatened by Self-Driving Cars?

Could Legacy Automakers be Threatened by Self-Driving Cars?

In other words, will it matter if you own a Ford or Chevy if you aren’t driving it yourself? After all, brands differentiate themselves on image as much as anything else.

Timothy Healey Dec 22, 2016 11:35 AM PT

Hyundai Ioniq: Affordable, Smart and Autonomous

Hyundai Ioniq: Affordable, Smart and Autonomous

Based on results of the test drive, which included a three-mile loop around the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s very clear that the Ioniq is the real deal.

Michael ChengDec 22, 2016 6:57 AM PT

BMW, IBM Team Up on Driver-Assist Tech

BMW, IBM Team Up on Driver-Assist Tech

You’ve heard of driver-assist tech in cars and you’ve heard of IBM supercomputer Watson. Now, be prepared to think of Watson in a new light.

Timothy Healey Dec 21, 2016 5:13 PM PT

BMW to leverage IBM’s Watson to improve AI driver-assist features

BMW to leverage IBM’s Watson to improve AI driver-assist features

Germany luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW announced recently that it will partner with IBM Watson research center, to help develop its line of next-generation cars.

ClaireDec 21, 2016 12:26 PM PT

BlackBerry Eyes Driverless Car Program in Canada for Growth

BlackBerry Eyes Driverless Car Program in Canada for Growth

What many people don’t know is that BlackBerry has a handful of other products it can rely on for growth.

Michael ChengDec 21, 2016 5:45 AM PT

China’s eye-catching "straddling bus" now facing financial trouble and abandoned

China’s eye-catching "straddling bus" now facing financial trouble and abandoned

Recent reports suggest that China's futuristic Traffic Elevated Bus (TEB) has been deserted due to financial shortage.

ClaireDec 20, 2016 3:46 PM PT

Why is Ford Interested in Using Drones with Driverless Cars?

Why is Ford Interested in Using Drones with Driverless Cars?

By using a drone that can see over tall trees, large bushes and rolling hills, the vehicle could map its surroundings with greater accuracy. Ford mentioned that passengers will be able to control the quadcopter via the vessel’s infotainment or navigation components.

Michael ChengDec 20, 2016 6:19 AM PT

Mercedes launched its “Croove” app for peer-to-peer car renting

Mercedes launched its “Croove” app for peer-to-peer car renting

The German auto giant Mercedes Benz recently launched its app “Croove”, to let any vehicle owner - not confined by Benz drivers, to rent their car when they’re not using it.

ClaireDec 19, 2016 5:54 PM PT

GM Expands Testing and Deployment of Self-Driving Cars in Michigan

GM Expands Testing and Deployment of Self-Driving Cars in Michigan

Michigan, with unpredictable weather and dilapidating roads, presents several challenges for engineers. These new obstacles in development may help groups in the area hone their autonomous driving products more effectively to thrive in such undesirable conditions.

Michael ChengDec 19, 2016 12:06 PM PT

Six Auto Tech Trends to Watch Next Year

Six Auto Tech Trends to Watch Next Year

Cars that can talk to each other is the first item on the list. This technology, also known as vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, has been in development for some time, but Cadillac will actually bring it to market in 2017.

Timothy Healey Dec 18, 2016 10:40 AM PT