Here’s How Waymo Uses Hyper-Local Weather Data to Improve the Capabilities of its Self-Driving Vehicles
A self-driving vehicle relies on perception sensors, similar to how a human driver uses their eyes and ears to safely navigate. However, poor weather can be challenging for both humans and autonomous driving systems. In a recent blog post, Alphabet's autonomous driving unit Waymo shared some of the ways its robotaxis will deal with rain, fog and other poor weather conditions.
Eric Walz2022-11-15 15:25 PT
Waymo Has Tens of Thousands of San Francisco Residents on a Waitlist to Take a Ride in One of its Robotaxis
Alphabet Inc division Waymo plans to launch an app-based autonomous ride-hailing service in major U.S. cities called "Waymo One", which is similar to Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing providers. Waymo is planning to launch the service soon in San Francisco and co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana, said on Friday that tens of thousands of San Francisco residents are on Waymo’s waitlist to try out the service.
FutureCar Staff 2022-01-09 16:00 PT
GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise is Planning to Build One of the Largest EV Charging Stations in North America
Cruise LLC, the autonomous driving developer that's majority owned by General Motors, has filed a project application with the city of San Francisco to build what its calls one of the “largest electric vehicle charging stations in North America”, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.
Eric Walz2021-03-31 10:30 PT
Uber Gets Approval to Resume Testing its Self-Driving Vehicles in Pittsburgh
Uber received approval from the state of Pennsylvania to resume self-driving car testing on public roads this week following a deadly accident in Arizona in March. Uber said that when does resumes testing, it would do so with two employees in the front seat, enable an automatic braking system at all times, and more strictly monitor safety employees.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-24 17:39 PT
San Francisco Gives Skip, Scoot Permits for EV Scooters
Major players like Bird, Lime, Lyft, and Uber (12 in total) missed out on being able to participate in a 12-month program in the city.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-17 09:00 PT
One of General Motor’s Autonomous Vehicles Got a Ticket in San Francisco
Self-driving cars may touted as being safer than regular human drivers, but an autonomous vehicle from Cruise got a ticket in California for failure to yielding to a pedestrian.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-12 09:30 PT
Leaders in San Francisco Met With Autonomous Executives Over Driverless Car Safety
In light of the recent incident involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Arizona, leaders in San Francisco attended a summit on driverless machines.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-07 09:15 PT
Waymo is Testing its Self-Driving Minivans in San Francisco
After its Chysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with self-driving hardware were spotted on the streets of San Francisco, Waymo has confirmed that its fleet of self-driving vehicles are conducting testing in the city.
Eric Walz2018-02-18 16:26 PT
GM adding 1,100 jobs at San Francisco Based Cruise Automation
California officials announce an $8 million dollar tax credit to hire 1,100 workers at San Francisco based autonomous driving start-up Cruise Automation.
Eric Walz2017-05-20 17:26 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT