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Futuristic autonomous cars don’t have to ‘lack soul,’ Peugeot designer says

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, Technology

French car maker Peugeot doesn’t think the future of self-driving cars has to look like sci-fi-inspired pods. Instead, a design...

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Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, News

It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. At the annual consumer electronics...

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Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident...

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Change is coming to automobile dealerships

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” I was...

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The beauty & the beast at #MondialParis

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, Technology

There were two cars that stole the show and competed for the most desirable automobile at the Mondial de l’Auto 2018 à Paris....

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Not everyone is ready to ride as autonomous vehicles take to the road in ever-increasing numbers

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Pennsylvania regulators this week gave the nod to Aurora, an autonomous vehicle software company, to begin testing its prototypes on state...

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Audi taps Huawei to help power self-driving cars in China

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in Cars, News

Huawei will develop self-driving technology with Audi for cars that will be sold in China, the two companies announced today....

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Arizona is creating an autonomous vehicle research institute

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in Cars, News

Arizona, a state that has been quite open to self-driving technology, has now created the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a...

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AI photo-processing start-up that can help driverless cars detect pedestrians wins GTC Inception Awards

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The GTC Inception Awards are the equivalent of Dragon’s Den for tech start-ups. Some 1,600 tech companies from across Europe entered the...

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Blockchain-connected autonomous vehicles for a congestion-free future

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) have launched the MOBI Grand Challenge to unlock new...

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Pennsylvania approves its first self-driving car tests (update)

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving startup Aurora is the first company to receive Pennsylvania’s blessing to test autonomous vehicles on its roads....

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Self-driving cars could change the way you get around in retirement

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News

At The Villages retirement community in central Florida, there are approximately 125,000 residents and about 750 miles of road. And by the...

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So, self-driving cars could make humans unhealthier than ever

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

CARS KILL PEOPLE. More than 37,000 in 2017—what would statistically be considered a good year. Big tech has a solution: Have the cars...

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Self-driving tech prototype Range Rover Sport completes trip around challenging UK road

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News

A production model Range Rover Sport modified with autonomous technology completed a lap around the Coventry Ring Road, a route that...

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Driverless cars that can predict human behaviour backed by Hyundai

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

US-based tech firm Perceptive Automata has developed an AI system to power driverless cars that can predict human behaviour with the...

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Uber-funded research project pushes new ways to measure safety of driverless cars

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News

A typical driving test considers basic skills: Can you parallel park? Do you merge safely? Do you know to yield to pedestrians? No such...

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Mercedes to offer level-3 autonomous driving on the next S-Class

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz announced that the next S-Class, the company’s flagship sedan, will offer Level 3 autonomous driving...

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Measuring automated vehicle safety

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

RAND Corporation, October 11, 2018 This report presents a framework for measuring safety in automated vehicles (AVs) that could be used...

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Arizona and Intel team up on Institute for Automated Mobility to develop driverless vehicle technology

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a...

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Everyone’s in the self-driving car game now

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

In 2004, the US military wanted cars to drive themselves 142 miles across California’s Mojave Desert without ending up in a ditch. None...

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