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Researchers Are Using Model Cars to Perfect Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers Are Using Model Cars to Perfect Autonomous Vehicles

While major companies are utilizing full-size cars for their autonomous tests, an assistant professor at Oregon State University believes that 1/10-th size model cars are the best way to develop autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-19 06:00 PT

Waymo, AAA Partner to Educate Children on Autonomous Cars

Waymo, AAA Partner to Educate Children on Autonomous Cars

Autonomous vehicles may be directly aimed at adults, but what about future generations that will grow up sharing the road with driverless cars? Waymo and AAA are partnering together to educate kids about self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-06 16:00 PT

Ford's Autonomous Executive Claims Driverless Cars Will Only Last Four Years

Ford's Autonomous Executive Claims Driverless Cars Will Only Last Four Years

The average U.S. car owner keeps their automobile for roughly 12 years, but that won’t be the case for autonomous vehicles. One of Ford’s autonomous executives believes self-driving cars will be built on a four-year timeline.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-30 17:00 PT

Sense Photonics Comes out With High-Tech Flash LiDAR

Sense Photonics Comes out With High-Tech Flash LiDAR

North Carolina-based startup Sense Photonics has developed a new LiDAR system that can perform better than current ones and isn’t as bulky on vehicles, either. It’s called flash LiDAR.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-12 06:05 PT

Four Autonomous Cars Facts That Are Hard to Believe

Four Autonomous Cars Facts That Are Hard to Believe

From the number of autonomous vehicles that will be sold annually in 2040 to the number of lives that will be saved every year, these four facts are difficult to believe.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-28 06:00 PT

Cars Are Being Reinvented to Keep Up With Autonomous Tech

Cars Are Being Reinvented to Keep Up With Autonomous Tech

Tires, seats, windows, headlights, these are just a few features on cars that are drastically changing to ensure autonomous vehicles are intelligent as possible.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-19 08:00 PT

World Economic Forum Executive Believes Autonomous Vehicles Face Two Challenges

World Economic Forum Executive Believes Autonomous Vehicles Face Two Challenges

Michelle Avary, the head of autonomous mobility at the World Economic Forum, claims that the self-driving industry has two challenges that it needs to overcome: technology and business models that are profitable.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-07 09:00 PT

Apple Buys Self-Driving Shuttle Startup Drive AI

Apple Buys Self-Driving Shuttle Startup Drive AI

Computer giant Apple Inc on Tuesday confirmed that it has acquired Silicon Valley-based self-driving shuttle firm Drive.ai.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-26 00:45 PT

Lyft, Aptiv Pass 50,000-Trip Mark With Autonomous Vehicles

Lyft, Aptiv Pass 50,000-Trip Mark With Autonomous Vehicles

The companies have reached another major milestone since starting the self-driving program at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-05 05:00 PT

California Introductions Regulations to Allow Light-Duty Self-Driving Truck Testing

California Introductions Regulations to Allow Light-Duty Self-Driving Truck Testing

Sorry Tesla, semi trucks haven’t been given the green light yet, but autonomous utility vans and pickup trucks are okay to begin testing on public roads in California soon.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-17 10:17 PT

Reuters Poll Finds American Drivers Still Aren’t Interested in Autonomous Cars

Reuters Poll Finds American Drivers Still Aren’t Interested in Autonomous Cars

The future of self-driving vehicles looks bleak, as Reuters’ latest poll reveals that half of the drivers in the U.S. think autonomous cars are more dangerous than regular human-operated vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-04 10:03 PT

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

In addition to getting self-driving vehicles onto Israel’s roads, the German automaker is set to open an R&D center in the country, too.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-03 10:16 PT

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

In an effort to keep up with its tremendous growth, Waymo announced that it will open a technical service center in Mesa, Arizona that will measure in at 85,000 square feet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-22 06:00 PT

President Donald Trump Isn’t a Fan of Autonomous Cars

President Donald Trump Isn’t a Fan of Autonomous Cars

“I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” Trump told golf club members at his Bedminster club in 2017.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-21 10:15 PT

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

At its GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced that it’s working with German standards body TUV SUD to come out with a driver’s license for autonomous cars. The company also announced all of the details behind its new Drive AP2X 9.0 platform.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-20 14:00 PT

Ford to Expand Autonomous Program to Texas Before Launching Taxi Service

Ford to Expand Autonomous Program to Texas Before Launching Taxi Service

The American automaker already has autonomous cars testing in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Miami, but will soon spread to Austin, Texas.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-16 10:00 PT

Report Claims Uber’s Autonomous Car Program Was Going Through $20 Million per Month

Report Claims Uber’s Autonomous Car Program Was Going Through $20 Million per Month

In order to reach its lofty goals, Uber’s self-driving arm was burning through $20 million a month – all in the name of developing technology for autonomous vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-14 06:00 PT

Pittsburgh Looks to Boost Confidence in Autonomous Vehicles, Now Requires Crash Reports

Pittsburgh Looks to Boost Confidence in Autonomous Vehicles, Now Requires Crash Reports

Last year’s incident involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars that struck and killed a pedestrian, the city of Pittsburgh will require companies to report crashes that result in any injuries in an attempt to boost the public’s confidence in driverless technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-10 10:00 PT

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

According to the study, image-detection systems in autonomous vehicles were 5 percent less accurate at detecting pedestrians with dark skin.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-08 10:26 PT

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a system that will help self-driving vehicles predict what pedestrians are going to do next.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-24 10:00 PT

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