Michael Cheng is a legal editor and technical writer with publications for Blackberry ISHN Magazine Houzz and Payment Week. He specializes in technology business and digesting hard data. Outside of work Michael likes to train for marathons spend time with his daughter and explore new places.
Dec 01, 2016 6:41 AM WST
To better understand who should take the blame (driver or the technology) during accidents involving autonomous cars, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is pushing for the collection of fundamental data that covers roughly 30 seconds before and 15 seconds after an accident occurs.
Nov 30, 2016 6:42 AM WST
Construction for the new testing site on the former General Motors (GM) factory and World War II bomber production plant is already in the works. The first phase of the facility could be open to developers as early as December 2017.
Nov 29, 2016 6:35 AM WST
Why is the car industry increasing its use of robots? The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) suggests it could be due to new developments in electric and autonomous vehicles.
Nov 28, 2016 6:12 AM WST
Dashbot was created by Next Thing Co., an Oakland, California and Shenzhen, China-based startup responsible for the release of CHIP and compact Linux computer PocketCHIP. The device is a rectangular dongle that is designed to sit on top of the car’s dashboard.
Nov 25, 2016 6:44 AM WST
Toyota President Akio Toyoda, a huge WRC fan, announced during the September Paris Motor Show that the Toyota Yaris WRC car that is due to compete in next year’s WRC 2017 circuit will be used as a medium for the advancement of autonomous driving research.
Nov 24, 2016 7:13 AM WST
While many car manufacturers are racing to meet the “2021 deadline” for releasing a self-driving car to consumers (some businesses are aiming for much earlier release dates), the full proliferation of the industry won’t actually happen until 2040 – according to Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Nov 23, 2016 6:23 AM WST
HEVO Power (stands for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Optimization), a New York-based startup, wants to change the way people charge their EVs using wireless charging pods.
Nov 21, 2016 11:25 PM WST
In Wuzhen, Baidu has brought out its fleet of autonomous cars from closed stimulations to public roads. To date, the program has transported over 200 people in the testing area, which includes a two-mile route that has been “mapped with centimeter accuracy.”
Nov 21, 2016 6:44 AM WST
Gregg Nelson, co-founder of California-based Trumark Homes, believes that this level of disruption will resonate to residential construction businesses worldwide and may eventually lead to new home designs without garages.
Nov 19, 2016 5:30 PM WST
On the software development side of the industry, keeping smart vehicles in their comfort zone does not help reinforce its autonomous features. In order to improve reliability (and safety), the vessels must be exposed to a myriad of unfavorable elements that today’s human-driven cars encounter on a daily basis.