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GM Files Patent That Adds Autonomous Driving Capabilities to Any Car

GM Files Patent That Adds Autonomous Driving Capabilities to Any Car

Why come out with multiple autonomous vehicles running different sensors, hardware, and systems? General Motors came out with a simple solution that makes it possible to turn any car intone that can drive itself.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-08 06:00 PT

Lyft Granted Patent for Tech Allowing Self-Driving Cars to Communicate with Pedestrians

Lyft Granted Patent for Tech Allowing Self-Driving Cars to Communicate with Pedestrians

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. was granted a U.S. patent for a “autonomous vehicle notification system” that communicates with pedestrians and other road users.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-12 12:24 PT

Ford Plans to Use Drones to Lend a Helping Hand to Broken-Down Autonomous Cars

Ford Plans to Use Drones to Lend a Helping Hand to Broken-Down Autonomous Cars

If a sensor on your autonomous Ford fails, a drone could fly to the driverless machine and act as a temporary fix to help the vehicle limp to a service center.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-22 09:00 PT

Ford Looks to Give Pickup Trucks Autonomous Capabilities for Off-Roading

Ford Looks to Give Pickup Trucks Autonomous Capabilities for Off-Roading

While other automakers are looking to completely take drivers out of the equation on the road, Ford’s recent patent reveals its plan to develop a driverless off-roading system for its pickup trucks.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-19 09:00 PT

German Automakers, Suppliers are Leading Self-Driving Car Patents

German Automakers, Suppliers are Leading Self-Driving Car Patents

A new survey from the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, German automakers and automotive supply firms rank at the top of the list when it comes patenting self-driving technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-03 10:30 PT

Will Patent Wars Stop Autonomous Vehicles in Their Tracks?

Will Patent Wars Stop Autonomous Vehicles in Their Tracks?

Waymo’s patent complaints against Uber could start a chain-reaction of tech companies and automakers turning towards legal matters to see who can make the most money.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-08-05 09:00 PT