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Tesla updated its new autopilot hardware version to achieve “Full Self-Driving Capability”

Tesla updated its new autopilot hardware version to achieve “Full Self-Driving Capability”

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

Why Do Self-Driving Cars Need Smart Roads?

Why Do Self-Driving Cars Need Smart Roads?

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

NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany

NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany

LydiaOct 24, 2016 2:30 AM PT

GM invests in Chinese car sharing company “Yi Wei Xing”

GM invests in Chinese car sharing company “Yi Wei Xing”

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

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Public Roads Before Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Public Roads Before Self-Driving Cars

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 Chuxing looks to Silicon Valley for more talents in self-driving technology

Didi Chuxing looks to Silicon Valley for more talents in self-driving technology

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

Google’s self-driving car crash sent its test driver to the hospital

Google’s self-driving car crash sent its test driver to the hospital

ClaireOct 20, 2016 11:25 PM PT

TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?

TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?

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

Scheduling algorithms in Vehicular Communications Part III

Scheduling algorithms in Vehicular Communications Part III

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 is Turning Outdated Vehicles into Smart Cars

Vinli is Turning Outdated Vehicles into Smart Cars

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 Maverick Nano Degree Program-A New Wave in Educating the Creators of Future Cars

Udacity’s Maverick Nano Degree Program-A New Wave in Educating the Creators of Future Cars

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

A 3D-Printed Car? Honda says it could be around the corner

A 3D-Printed Car? Honda says it could be around the corner

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

Understanding Sensitive Moral Issues Surrounding Self-Driving Cars

Understanding Sensitive Moral Issues Surrounding Self-Driving Cars

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 and Vehicular Communication Systems Part II

Sensor Fusion and Vehicular Communication Systems Part II

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

Meet the "Oasis," the car with a living room

Meet the "Oasis," the car with a living room

Rinspeed’s new concept car could be something special. The Swiss automobile manufacturer announced recently that it will usher in another concept car with jack-of-all-trades abilities to next year’s CES.

ClaireOct 18, 2016 11:25 PM PT

Google Self-Driving Cars Cross the Two-Million Mile Mark

Google Self-Driving Cars Cross the Two-Million Mile Mark

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

Google Cartographer SLAM Library Now Open-Source

Google Cartographer SLAM Library Now Open-Source

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

Nevada issues nation’s first semi-autonomous driver’s license to Sam Schmidt

Nevada issues nation’s first semi-autonomous driver’s license to Sam Schmidt

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

Concerned About Smart Key Hacks Try Storing Them in the Fridge

Concerned About Smart Key Hacks Try Storing Them in the Fridge

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

Introduction of Vehicular Communications Part I

Introduction of Vehicular Communications Part I

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