autonomous cars

  • Marketing In The Fast Lane With Self-Driving Cars Crunch Network

    Marketing In The Fast Lane With Self-Driving Cars

    From George Orwell predicting the overwhelming reach of television in 1984 to the video phone calls in Back to the Future, it seems that technology often imitates pop culture. Nowhere could that be truer than with the new developments in self-driving vehicles. These self-driving vehicles won’t just change the way we look at transportation. They will shift people’s behavior in a… Read More

  • The Federal Government Must Act To Ensure That The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Takes Place In The U.S. Crunch Network

    The Federal Government Must Act To Ensure That The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Takes Place In The U.S.

    The advent of autonomous vehicles is around the corner, and the economic and social benefits will be vast. The U.S. government must do more to ensure that the United States remains the global center for this transformative technology. Much is at stake: If the federal government does not act, there is a very real risk that development of autonomous vehicles — one of the defining… Read More

  • The Myth Of Autonomous Vehicles’ New Craze: Ethical Algorithms Crunch Network

    The Myth Of Autonomous Vehicles’ New Craze: Ethical Algorithms

    The shear magnitude of the inevitable transition from human-driven vehicles to autonomous vehicles (AV) requires the careful consideration of a vast array of potential issues. Chief among them are cybersecurity, job loss and an appropriate regulatory schema to handle the fast-moving technology. However, not crucial to this comprehensive review of an AV world is a recent craze known as… Read More

  • The Self-Driving Car Revolution Will Be Slow And Help Us All, But It Won’t Kill Driving Anytime Soon Crunch Network

    The Self-Driving Car Revolution Will Be Slow And Help Us All, But It Won’t Kill Driving Anytime Soon

    A very intelligent piece by BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan said that Google’s self-driving car would bring about the “ugly end of driving.” He’s correct in almost every way; cars are “giant, inefficient, planet-and-people-killing death machines,” killing, as he cited, 1.2 million people a year. This is a good enough argument that removing a whole bunch of… Read More

  • The Cloud-Connected Car Drives IoT Monetization Crunch Network

    The Cloud-Connected Car Drives IoT Monetization

    The car is well on its way to becoming the most sophisticated mobile device in the Internet of Things (IoT), or, to use a phrase that’s more to the point, the Monetization of Things™ (MoT). Linked to the cloud by way of wireless technologies, smart chips, onboard computers and mobile apps, connected vehicles are driving new business models and disrupting old ones. Here’s a look… Read More

  • The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market Crunch Network

    The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market

    After decades of subtle developments that largely went unnoticed by much of the working world, artificial intelligence has taken center stage in the last 2-3 years as a “hot” technology. From Google’s surge of acquisitions (DeepMind, Boston Dynamics, etc.), to increased venture capital attention, to the safety concerns of Elon Musk and Bill Gates about potentially… Read More

  • Autonomous Cars Break Uber Crunch Network

    Autonomous Cars Break Uber

    As Bill Gurley (General Partner at Benchmark Capital and board member of Uber) notes, Uber will be the dominant player in the ride-hailing business. Why? Because Uber’s business model is predicated on localized marketplaces of supply and demand for drivers. These localized marketplaces create strong network effects and “winner-take-most” markets. Read More

  • Mobile Devices Will Either Have 3D Sensors Or Suffer Flat Sales Crunch Network

    Mobile Devices Will Either Have 3D Sensors Or Suffer Flat Sales

    When Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6” ad campaign covered billboards and posters in 24 cities around the world, it proved two things: The quality of mobile camera technology is astronomical, and mobile device manufacturers badly want you to know about it. Read More

  • The Race To Frictionless Parking Crunch Network

    The Race To Frictionless Parking

    Parking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily frustrations that ignites stress. Traditionally, drivers will circle the block for a coveted on-street parking space or a parking garage that has an affordable hourly rate. However, there is more to parking than white lines, garages… Read More

  • Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

    Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

    Today, Toyota announced that it has hired Gill Pratt to drive its autonomous car research. Pratt is best known in this field for his work at DARPA and MIT, including starting the Robotics Challenge. The company is also investing $50 million in the research over the next five years as well as partnering with MIT and Stanford. Read More

  • When The Bus Will Be Its Own Boss Crunch Network

    When The Bus Will Be Its Own Boss

    Thousands of cabs make their way through the streets of London. Hundreds of buses pick up and drop off passengers. Trucks carry their cargo. They are, of course, autonomous; like Google’s self-driving car, they all move without a driver. This vision is almost a cliche. Everyone is already talking about a future where professional drivers are unemployed and all vehicles will drive… Read More

  • Driving Your Car Will Soon Be Illegal Crunch Network

    Driving Your Car Will Soon Be Illegal

    Driving a car will be illegal by 2030. Our economy will be severely impacted as millions of truck drivers, cabbies and delivery people are put out of work. In this era of endless innovation, man’s century-long relationship with the automobile is about to be permanently disrupted. Read More

  • Understanding The Future Of Mobility Crunch Network

    Understanding The Future Of Mobility

    We recently had the opportunity to participate in two important conferences focused on the future: one on the on-demand economy (On Demand Economy 2015) and the other on mobile communications (Rutberg Future Mobile 2015). While each conference covered a range of fascinating topics, if taken together, one can develop from the conversations and presentations a clear picture of the future of… Read More

  • A Car Full Of People With No One Driving Crunch Network

    A Car Full Of People With No One Driving

    Since the days of the horse and buggy, there has been a fundamental relationship between vehicle and driver. The advent of driverless cars will invert this dynamic as we all roll forward into the future. What should cities do now to prepare? Due to the popularity of application based on-demand vehicle services, we have some foreshadowing of what may arise. Read More

  • Autonomous Cars Are Closer Than You Think

    Autonomous Cars Are Closer Than You Think

    “In the next five years, you’ll see somebody introduce autonomous vehicles,” Ford CEO Mark Fields said at a small dinner for press and analysts during CES. He was quick to qualify that statement (only in very defined areas, during good weather, etc.), but that’s one of the few statements that stuck out from the fog of war that is spending a week in Vegas during… Read More

  • Google Awarded Patent For Free Rides To Advertisers’ Locations

    Google Awarded Patent For Free Rides To Advertisers’ Locations

    Google may soon offer a new service that combines its advertising business with its knowledge about local transport options, taxis and – in the long run – autonomous cars. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week granted Google a patent for arranging free (or highly discounted) transportation to an advertiser’s business location. Read More

  • Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting

    Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting

    Google’s self-driving car project is probably one of the most audacious experiments the company has embarked upon. Today, Google announced another milestone for this project: its fleet of about a dozen autonomous cars has now driving 300,000 miles without a single accident under computer control. While this is obviously very positive news for the project, Google warns that… Read More