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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Oklahoma Governor signs autonomous vehicle legislation

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Cities and counties are banned from regulating autonomous vehicles, according to legislation signed Tuesday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt....

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11 myths about GPS for autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Everyone knows that GPS uses satellites to deliver position information to things like smart watches and your car’s navigation system. But...

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Tesla claims affordable autonomous cars aren’t possible without China

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News

President Donald Trump’s 25% tariff on a variety of imports from China has sent a ripple throughout the entire automotive industry....

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Startup says end-to-end machine learning is “only scalable solution” for self-driving cars

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It’s a solution that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would approve. No lidars, no high-definition maps. No hand-coded rules. A small startup in...

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Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?That’s the philosophy of...

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Toyota looks to an autonomous and electric future

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Toyota announced creation of a $100 million venture fund to invest in autonomous driving and robotic technology start-ups as automakers...

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An inconvenient truth: Human drivers and autonomous cars mix like oil and water

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

For those automakers and tech firms aiming to produce a truly autonomous car, considered a Level 5, they are using our public roadways as...

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Apple self-driving car could use ‘confidence’ algorithm to speed up sensor processing & decision-making

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving vehicles in Apple’s “Project Titan” could reduce the amount of processing required to recognize objects and...

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Confidence that your self-driving car won’t drive off a cliff while you’re sleeping

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The high-tech and automotive industries are coming to terms with the likelihood that a truly driverless car – one in which it’s safe...

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What’s the piece-of-the-pie for driverless cars in $2 trillion infrastructure plan?

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

There are emerging discussions that perhaps Congress and the White House might agree to a rather significant spend on America’s...

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Elon Musk calls Lidar “a fool’s errand” … & other autonomous driving experts starting to agree

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla presented its latest and greatest vehicle autonomy features at its recent Autonomy Investor Day. The brain of the system is the...

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GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors. Cruise...

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Waymo’s self-driving cars are now available on Lyft’s app in Phoenix

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Lyft riders in the Phoenix area will soon be able to summon one of Waymo’s self-driving minivans for a ride, the companies said Tuesday....

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Nissan markets ProPilot cautiously

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla infamously pushes the envelope with the promotion of its semi-autonomous tech- nology. Even the brand name, Autopilot, has sparked...

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Special report: Mastering the autonomous vehicle map

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Technology

Maps used by humans will not be sufficient when the driving is taken over by artificial intelligence (AI). Proponents of high definition...

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‘Special report: Mastering the autonomous vehicle map’ by Automotive World

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

A new Automotive World report looks at the role of maps in the development and roll-out of autonomous vehicles. Maps used by humans will...

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ETFs for investing in self-driving cars

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News

The three words – connected, autonomous, and electric – have become an integral part of the automobile bibliography. The...

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MIT paper tackles the challenging economics of autonomous taxis

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Several of the most high-profile mobility technology companies are increasingly betting their futures on the dream of autonomous...

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Autonomous vehicles: The mix of opportunity and uncertainty

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

A Rapidly Changing World We have been engulfed with ideas, spirited discussions and emphatic opinions on what it would take to create the...

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Watch crazy video of Tesla Model 3 autonomously picking up owner in parking lot

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla is currently working on a new version of its Summon feature that enables its vehicles to autonomously navigate parking lots and pick...

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