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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

How TomTom is evolving for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Cars, Technology

To many, TomTom is a brand synonymous with satellite navigation (“Sat Nav”) devices plastered to car windshields. But behind the scenes,...

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What the Boeing 737 Max can teach us about self-driving cars (and the dangers of machine learning)

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We don’t yet know exactly what happened with the Boeing 737 Max crashes. But it’s clear from other non-fatal 737 Max incidents...

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Is Tesla Autopilot way ahead of rivals in self-driving race? Video

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Sure, Tesla Autopilot is still a “hands-on” system. To say that there haven’t been problems caused by the technology would be a lie....

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Static analysis cracks the code to bug-free autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Unlike a glitch in a desktop computer, bugs found in autonomous vehicle (AV) software could be more than just inconvenient. Travelling at...

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Apple’s self-driving cars could automatically take pictures of points of interest for drivers

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving vehicle systems are complex to produce, with many different elements working together to monitor the local area for hazards...

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HD maps—the hidden sensors that help autonomous vehicles see round corners

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will use vision sensors to scrutinise all visible elements of the road, but cameras and laser scanners cannot...

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The dirty business of keeping autonomous vehicles clean

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Cars, Technology

For most drivers, keeping a car clean is a laborious task performed primarily for aesthetic reasons. However, for an autonomous vehicle...

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Toyota reveals ‘self-driving electric moon car’ as Japan prepares to land astronauts on the moon

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Japan is planning a moon landing for 2029 and wants its astronauts to explore the lunar surface in a vehicle built by Japanese automaker...

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Comma.ai founder George Hotz wants to free humanity from the AI simulation

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

What keeps George Hotz, the enigmatic hacker and founder of self-driving startup Comma.ai, up at night is not whether his autonomous car...

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14 experts choose their favorite tech from CES 2019

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology

There’s no better place to get the inside scoop on groundbreaking new tech than the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), organized by...

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5G’s important role in autonomous car technology

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The momentum for the realization of autonomous vehicles in mainstream use is reaching critical mass. Companies such as Tesla and Toyota...

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Self-driving cars could soon navigate the world via micropayments

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

With autonomous vehicles already debuting on our roads and in our airspace, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the idea of a new future...

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The future of autonomous shuttle design is modular and flexible

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in Buses, Technology

The challenge of automated transportation is one that is likely to keep the automotive industry scratching its head for years to come....

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Could unsupervised A.I. enable autonomous cars to learn as they go?

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Most autonomous vehicle tech ventures such as Waymo, GM Cruise and Nvidia rack up miles of deep learning experience to build reliably safe...

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Apple’s car of the future may use fiber optic heads-up display

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Passengers in an Apple-designed car of the future may find the vehicle to have a unique interior lighting system, consisting of fiber...

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Skoda’s Vision iV electric concept has self-driving tech

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Skoda said its Vision iV concept is a “concrete preview” of its first full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen...

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MWC Barcelona 2019: On the road to self-driving cars, 5G will make us better drivers

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

I’m not sure I can describe the apprehension you feel when you sit down to drive a semi-truck for the first time in your life—and that...

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More new cars in the UK feature park assistance systems as standard

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Remote parking, automatic lane-keeping support, drowsiness detection: these are just some of the many features that buyers of new cars no...

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Rightware and HERE reimagine the digital automotive user experience

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Rightware and HERE Technologies announce the availability of Kanzi Maps, the new map renderer from Rightware, with fresh mapping data from...

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The future of self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars are one of the hottest topics in the world of tech right now, and it’s not hard to see why. For as much as people...

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