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Autonomous cars face big hurdles; They will succeed, but when?

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Cars, Technology

The automotive industry is spending fortunes developing autonomous vehicles with no payback in sight, while the technology required to...

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Parking garages can solve traffic problems in driverless future

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in Cars, News

This week, Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Waymo got the green light to test its driverless vehicles in California, an expansion of the program...

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China’s Baidu sees hotpot, backseat karaoke in driverless future

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Baidu Inc.’s making a concerted effort to catch up in the driverless car race. The search giant showcased its “Apollo” self-driving...

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The East and West have very different ideas on who to save in a self-driving car accident

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News

As countries race to put self-driving cars on road, these vehicles, like human drivers, will inevitably one day be in sole charge of...

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Tesla autopilot lawsuit may affect autonomous driving rules

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News

Let’s say you are driving down the highway at 80 mph when a stopped vehicle suddenly appears in your lane. What do you do? Swerve? Brake...

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Report: Ford, VW ‘want to join forces’ on electric, driverless cars

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, News

Ford and Volkswagen are discussing a “wide-ranging partnership that stands to change the German industry,” German media is reporting....

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DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is...

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Simulation becomes increasingly important for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Simulation has long been an essential part of testing autonomous driving systems, but only recently has simulation been useful for...

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Ford and Volkswagen taking their self-driving efforts abroad

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Cars, News

In recent days both Ford and Volkswagen have announced plans to work on self-driving vehicles outside of their home markets. In...

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DENSO to open new facility at Haneda Airport for automated driving technology development and testing

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

DENSO Corporation (DENSO), the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today announced it will establish a new facility at Haneda...

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Autonomous car Lidar

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Cars, Technology

The RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR system from RoboSense is a hardware- and software-algorithm-based solution for the mass...

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Driver’s ed, for the car: Autonomoose learns to drive like a human

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Cars, News

After logging more than 100 kilometres driving on public roads, the University of Waterloo’s autonomous car — affectionately named...

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Time running out for self-driving car bill automakers sought

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A push on Capitol Hill to speed development of self-driving vehicles may not cross the finish line in time for this Congress —...

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Ford and Baidu team up to test self-driving vehicles in China

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Cars, News

Ford and Chinese internet giant Baidu announced a tie-up Wednesday that will see the two firms jointly test self-driving vehicles in China...

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The fully autonomous Tesla: A scam?

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It’s been two years since Tesla started selling the full self-driving option. Was Elon Musk too optimistic? Or did he know that his...

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New driverless car technology could make traffic lights and speeding tickets obsolete

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Imagine a daily commute that’s orderly instead of chaotic. Connected and automated vehicles could provide that relief by adjusting to...

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Waymo gets the green light to test fully driverless cars in California

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has been granted permission to operate fully driverless cars without human drivers...

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Toyota, Tri-ad, and Tokio Marine & Nichido fire insurance to establish business alliance to develop advanced automated driving technology

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire...

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Introducing crowdsourced pavement quality maps

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Lvl5, a company that creates HD maps for self-driving cars, today released a list of states with the best and worst road quality. The...

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Volkswagen looking to Waymo among others for autonomous tech partnership

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Cars, News

Volkswagen is looking to expand relationships with autonomous mobility companies for future intel developments. Working with giants in the...

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