After a series of accidents regarding Tesla’s “autopilot” system causing controversy internationally, the company announced on Oct 19th that now its cars are equipped with hardware for fully-autonomous driving.
ClaireOct 26, 2016 11:25 PM PT
In order to meet European clean-air standards, authorities plan to roll out special benefits for EV drivers, such as priority at traffic lights and access to one-way streets. The latter privilege would work by allowing EVs to go against the normal flow of traffic in an extra lane.
Michael ChengOct 25, 2016 11:05 PM PT
A self-driving car (driverless, autonomous, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.
Jing Yi Oct 25, 2016 7:45 PM PT
The New York State Department of Labor has ruled that two Uber drivers are employees of Uber rather than independent contractors, therefore, they are eligible for jobless benefits, on the other hand, Uber is appealing the determination.
ClaireOct 25, 2016 5:30 PM PT
Chinese consumer electronics company Anker is about to release its automotive brand “Roav” this coming November, which is very similar to Navdy, but might come with an affordable price.
ClaireOct 25, 2016 12:25 AM PT
Tesla announced its new auto pilot feature on their official website. As it explains; “The system is designed to be able to conduct short and long distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed.
AmandaOct 24, 2016 11:25 PM PT
Today’s roads were designed to support Henry Ford’s vision of humans driving cars. Since the release of the first automobile in 1908 (the Ford Model T), not a lot has changed in the way cities build and use roads. For self-driving cars, this could be a problem.
Michael ChengOct 24, 2016 6:50 PM PT
NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany
LydiaOct 24, 2016 2:30 AM PT
General Motors announced recently that it has made strategic investment into the emerging Chinese car sharing venture “Yi Wei Xing”, which is the latest move that GM had on “exploring personal mobility in China”.
ClaireOct 23, 2016 10:30 PM PT
While most popular automobile brands, such as Ford, BMW and Chrysler, focus on passenger vehicles, other companies are applying autonomous technology to commercial trucks. In fact, some analysts believe that self-driving trucks will beat self-driving cars in the race to release a reliable autonomous vehicle on public roads.
Michael ChengOct 23, 2016 6:45 PM PT
Didi wants to extend its blueprint to grab a slice of the autonomous vehicle field, just like what Uber is doing now.
ClaireOct 21, 2016 10:05 PM PT
Google’s self-driving car crash sent its test driver to the hospital
ClaireOct 20, 2016 11:25 PM PT
Sam Harris hosted an interesting TED talk addressing modern society’s collective fear that artificial intelligence could ultimately destroy us or inspire us to destroy ourselves. These ideas were popularized in the famous “Terminator” Hollywood film franchise.
AmandaOct 20, 2016 11:05 PM PT
In vehicular communication, since resource blocks of base stations are limited, just how to distribute them will significantly impact communication efficiency.
Jing Yi Oct 20, 2016 10:25 PM PT
Vinli, a Texas-based startup that specializes in cloud-based driving devices, wants to bridge the gap between analog and smart cars through the release of a tiny dongle that aims to breathe life into cars stuck in the Stone Age.
Michael ChengOct 20, 2016 6:50 PM PT
Udacity’s “Nano Degree Program” which attracted more than 12,000 applicants, has put forth the notion that it able to “offer world-class curriculum, expert instructors, and exclusive hiring opportunities.
AmandaOct 19, 2016 11:05 PM PT
Car manufacturer Honda recently cooperated with Japanese 3D printing specialist Kabuku to make an electric delivery car out of 3D printed auto parts.The car, called the Hato sablé delivery van, was unveiled at this year’s CEATEC Japan show.
ClaireOct 19, 2016 8:10 PM PT
In a scenario wherein both groups are on the verge of losing their lives due to mechanical failure (for example, the brakes suddenly stop working) or bad weather (causing wet, slippery roads), which one will the car’s algorithm choose?
Michael ChengOct 19, 2016 5:45 PM PT
Sensor fusion is a hot topic for autonomous vehicle developers. Exactly how can engineers get cars to “talk” with one another in an effort to maximize safety? At the forefront of this endeavor is “LTE.” For novices new to the EV engineering game, LTE systems are widely used in vehicular communications.
Jing Yi Oct 19, 2016 12:25 AM PT
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