Despite the sudden upswing in competition, Google still has a very large lead in the development of autonomous technology. To show its dominance over the space, the company revealed that its self-driving car program has completed over two million miles of autonomous driving on public roads.
Michael ChengOct 18, 2016 7:05 PM PT
As mentioned in Google’s announcement, self-driving cars, automated forklifts in warehouses, robotic vacuum cleaners, and UAVs could be the areas that use the SLAM system.
AmandaOct 17, 2016 8:20 PM PT
This past September of 2016, the Nevada state government issued Schmidt a special driver’s license, allowing him to drive in a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
ClaireOct 17, 2016 7:30 PM PT
Cars with smart features, such as keyless-entry systems, are staggeringly prone to wireless hacks. In order to compromise a vehicle, thieves could theoretically initiate a relay attack by amplifying the car’s signal and tricking the car into unlocking its doors even though the actual key is far away.
Michael ChengOct 17, 2016 6:25 PM PT
How will the vehicles of the future talk with each other? To answer that question, we must first explain that Vehicular Communication Systems are networks in which vehicles and roadside units are in fact communicating nodes busy providing each other with information
Jing Yi Oct 16, 2016 11:05 PM PT
According to a later report by Reuters, Fisker said the new battery technology uses graphene to reduce charging time and extend both its range and operating life, but refuse to release more details on the new product.
ClaireOct 16, 2016 10:05 PM PT
According to a ZEV market report, 15 percent of cars on the road in the Golden State should be hybrid or electric cars by 2025. Currently, this figure is stuck at three percent. Closing the 12-percent gap within nine years is no easy task. Without major changes to the current EV program, the Natural Resources Defense Council (in a July 2016 report) expects adoption rates to reach roughly 7.5 percent by 2025.
Michael ChengOct 16, 2016 5:30 PM PT
Karamba Security raised $2.5 million to keep cars safe from hackers
ClaireOct 14, 2016 10:30 PM PT
Honda patented a unique arm-equipped EV that can charge on the rails
ClaireOct 13, 2016 6:30 PM PT
Paris Motor Show reveals automakers in new alliances driving innovation
ClaireOct 12, 2016 6:30 PM PT
The "Chinese Uber" Didi Chuxing pushes its information security by hiring experts in US
ClaireOct 11, 2016 7:00 PM PT
Another Tesla crashes into a tourist bus in Germany
ClaireOct 10, 2016 6:30 PM PT
California unveils new bill allowing fully-autonomous car testing on streets
ClaireOct 09, 2016 5:00 PM PT
Last week, UPS kicked off trials of drone delivery — carrying a “mock” asthma inhaler in a small package, a CyPhy drone branded with UPS badging and colors successfully delivered the emergency medicine to the destination.
ClaireOct 06, 2016 6:00 PM PT
Uber self-driving cars spotted on San Francisco’s hilly roads
ClaireOct 05, 2016 10:25 PM PT
Federal officials announced for the first time ever a 15 point safety checklist for autonomous car makers on September 19th, 2016, revealing its much-anticipated policy that seemingly gives hope and support to self-driving manufacturers.
LydiaOct 05, 2016 5:30 PM PT
Electric car giant Tesla filed a lawsuit last Thursday to sue the Michigan state government as a “last resort” after years of battle to sell cars directly to consumers. This suit will involve dealership networks and whether the traditional monopoly practices should embrace new changes.
ElenaOct 04, 2016 11:00 PM PT
Lyft president John Zimmer believes, “a majority” of rides will be in autonomous vehicles by 2021. However, currently only nine states and Washing-ton, D.C., have laws on the books related to autonomous vehicles. And in terms of being completely autonomous, there still remain quite a few big challenges, according to USAToday.
LydiaOct 04, 2016 6:30 PM PT
LeEco, a web video company based in Beijing that now extends its business to almost every corner of the tech field from television to transportation, recently raised US$ 1.08 billion in order to build its electric car.
AlanOct 03, 2016 11:00 PM PT
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