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Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Human operators will be in Waymo’s self-driving cars for years to come, as the company recently signed a multiyear contract with Transdev North America for transportation workers.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-20 08:00 PT

Mobileye CEO Claims Robotaxis Are Coming as Soon as 2022

Mobileye CEO Claims Robotaxis Are Coming as Soon as 2022

The idea of robotaxis shuffling passengers around isn’t all that farfetched, as Mobileye’s CEO stated that options could be on the road within the next two years.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-19 06:30 PT

Deloitte Study Finds Consumers Are More Interested in EVs, Not Self-Driving Cars

Deloitte Study Finds Consumers Are More Interested in EVs, Not Self-Driving Cars

Deloitte’s 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study finds American consumers are willing to consider an electric vehicle more than ever, but the majority of them aren’t interested in spending more money for autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-13 06:30 PT

Beijing Adds Extra 25-Square Mile Area of Testing for Autonomous Cars

Beijing Adds Extra 25-Square Mile Area of Testing for Autonomous Cars

The capital of China is looking to further push autonomous technology with a new testing area that includes 111 roads and roughly 200 miles in the suburb.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-05 06:00 PT

Honda Augmented Driving Concept Looks to Reinvent the Steering Wheel

Honda Augmented Driving Concept Looks to Reinvent the Steering Wheel

Instead of having traditional driver controls, Honda’s latest concept that will be unveiled at CES 2020 will come with a funky steering wheel that allows drivers to control all aspects of driving.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-29 07:00 PT

GM Holding Talks With NHTSA for Autonomous Cars Without Steering Wheels

GM Holding Talks With NHTSA for Autonomous Cars Without Steering Wheels

Roughly a few years after introducing a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors is close to getting an answer to self-driving cars without steering wheels or backup drivers.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-28 07:00 PT

Ford Purchases Property in Austin for Autonomous Car Command Center

Ford Purchases Property in Austin for Autonomous Car Command Center

A piece of property near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will become a command center for Ford’s autonomous vehicles in Texas.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-15 06:00 PT

MIT’s Trying to Teach Autonomous Cars to Look Out for Unpredictable Drivers

MIT’s Trying to Teach Autonomous Cars to Look Out for Unpredictable Drivers

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Delft University’s Cognitive Robotics lab have come together to create a mathematical formula that can help drivers cars predict what drivers are unpredictable.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-08 06:00 PT

Mobileye is Mapping 28,000 Miles of Spanish Roads a Day for Infrastructure Changes

Mobileye is Mapping 28,000 Miles of Spanish Roads a Day for Infrastructure Changes

In anticipation of autonomous cars, Mobileye is mapping 28,000 miles of Spanish roads a day through the country's safety program.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-07 06:30 PT

Daimler Starts Testing Autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class Taxis in California

Daimler Starts Testing Autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class Taxis in California

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, has started testing self-driving S-Class taxis in California that will be used to gauge consumer interest.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-06 11:30 PT

Waymo Puts out 14 Minute Video for First Responder Precautions

Waymo Puts out 14 Minute Video for First Responder Precautions

To try to educate first responders on its autonomous vehicles, Waymo put out a 14-minute video on YouTube to try to train emergency responders on how to interact with a self-driving vehicle in case of an accident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-29 09:00 PT

Pony.ai CEO Claims Autonomous Cars Coming to Public Roads in 5 Years

Pony.ai CEO Claims Autonomous Cars Coming to Public Roads in 5 Years

The real challenge to autonomous cars, claims the CEO, is from humans in the forms of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-25 06:00 PT

Waymo Exits Austin, Looks to Focus on Programs in Detroit and Phoenix

Waymo Exits Austin, Looks to Focus on Programs in Detroit and Phoenix

Waymo is saying goodbye to Austin, Texas, as the ride-hailing company is putting its autonomous vehicles out of the city.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-19 05:30 PT

Waymo Already Looking to Expand “Rider Only” Autonomous Taxi Service

Waymo Already Looking to Expand “Rider Only” Autonomous Taxi Service

Riders in Phoenix, Arizona may be picked up in an autonomous Waymo robo-taxi soon, as the company recently started offering “rider-only” trips in the city at the end of October.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-10 06:00 PT

Waymo’s Detroit Plant Helping With Autonomous Car Production

Waymo’s Detroit Plant Helping With Autonomous Car Production

Detroit may be home to the three largest American automakers, but Waymo has plans to make the city a hub for the production of autonomous cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-03 06:00 PT

MIT Teaching Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

MIT Teaching Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

Being able to see around corners is something multiple companies and researchers have been trying to do for years. MIT has developed a new system that senses shadows to mimic being able to see around corners.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-02 06:00 PT

Toyota Plans to Offer Level 4 Autonomous Rides Next Summer

Toyota Plans to Offer Level 4 Autonomous Rides Next Summer

The tests will be timed perfectly with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-01 14:45 PT

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo has hopes of lettings its autonomous vans give consumers ride around Los Angeles one day, but before that, it has to have accurate maps of the city.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-12 06:05 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

Latest Audi Study Finds Consumers Are Interested in Autonomous Vehicles

Latest Audi Study Finds Consumers Are Interested in Autonomous Vehicles

The survey questioned 21,000 participants over nine countries and found that those in Generation Z, individuals under 24 years old, were the most interested in self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-30 07:00 PT

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