autonomous cars

  • 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