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Driven to safety — it’s time to pool our data

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

For most Americans, the thought of cars autonomously navigating our streets still feels like a science fiction story. Despite the billions...

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Trump is tightening the screws on U.S. tech exports to China

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

The Trump administration is proposing sweeping new limits on U.S. exports of advanced technologies to China in an effort to stop the...

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Milton Keynes, the model town building itself around self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

In October, the largest self-driving car project backed by the British government wrapped up three years worth of testing aimed at getting...

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Driverless Volvo trucks take over dangerous mining tasks in Norway

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in News, Trucks

In a unique pay-for-work agreement, Volvo Trucks will use driverless trucks to take over mining tasks perilous to human operators. Six...

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Nvidia on the road to success with autonomous driving ‘AI’ chip

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Nvidia hasn’t had a wonderful time recently, what with the imploding cryptocurrency scene causing its stock to plunge — lower virtual-coin...

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The tech comfort zone: Is the UK public ready for driverless cars? It depends on your gender, age, and where you live

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

While more than half of the UK public (53 per cent) feel positive about the way technology is driving change in the country, there is some...

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Just launched: Conference on Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Public Transport

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

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Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News

Timelines presented by auto and tech companies have positioned 2018 and 2019 as milestones in the development of autonomous driving...

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New blockchain platform for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The blockchain comes from U.S. company Filament and it is called Blocklet for Trusted Vehicle Applications. The technology is described as...

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Congress considers extending electric vehicle tax credits, approval of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

With Congress returning to Washington on Tuesday for a flurry of legislative activity before the end of the year, transportation advocates...

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Continental and EasyMile are making self-driving vehicles for Singapore roads – here’s what it’s like inside

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

The future where self-driving vehicles roam the roads is coming at us full-speed. German automotive manufacturing company Continental...

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The UK’s geospatial data infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Open Data Institute, November 20, 2018 Geospatial data is about places. It might be about a specific building, a river or other natural...

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Combining real, virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles by 1,000 to 100,000 times, and reduce additional...

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Volvo’s first commercial self-driving trucks will be used in mining

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in News, Trucks

Volvo has announced a commercial first for its autonomous trucking endeavors. The Swedish automotive company has signed a deal with...

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Google, Apple, and Uber should be forced to share their mapping data

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News

The UK government should encourage companies like Apple, Google, and Uber to publish more map data to help the development of technologies...

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The biggest design questions facing (partially) self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, News

Until advanced technology that enables full automation is available, semi-autonomous cars (known as L2 and L3) will require driving input...

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Cook talks coming out, autonomous cars and more in CNN interview

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Shared in a 10-minute clip posted to CNN’s YouTube channel, the interview starts with Cook and Amanpour discussing why the Apple...

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Mapper is using Uber-precise road scanners to help develop autonomous cars for the future

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, Technology

San Francisco-based company Mapper is another startup looking to work in the development of self-driving cars. Unlike Waymo or Drive.ai,...

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Inside Uber before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian: Sources describe infighting, ‘perverse’ incentives, and questionable decisions

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, Technology

At 9:58 p.m. on a nearly moonless Sunday night, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg stepped into a busy section of Mill Road in Tempe, Arizona,...

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Paris allows driverless car on its tricky streets

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

FT Paris correspondent David Keohane talks to Jacques Aschenbroich, CEO of Valeo, the world’s largest supplier of car parts, about...

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