autonomous cars

Taking a truly driverless ride in Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica

Today was a first for me: I drove in a fully autonomous vehicle on roads without anyone behind the wheel. They weren’t public roads, but they did have intersections, other vehicles, pedestrian t

Waymo focuses on user experience, considers next steps

Waymo is investing a lot of time and effort on building out the user experience of its self-driving vehicles, which includes both the external and internal user-facing features of its autonomous cars.

The race for the autonomous car is on, and hear FiveAI attack plan at Disrupt Berlin

There’s no doubt that the competition to develop self-driving cars is hotting up. There are over 1 billion cars, trucks and buses on the planet, and that’s not even including off-road vehicles or

Toyota will test autonomous cars at California’s GoMentum station

Toyota’s Research Institute will test its autonomous vehicle tech at GoMentum Station, a 5,000 acre proving ground for self-driving vehicle tech located in Concord, California. The proving groun

Waymo to start testing its self-driving cars in Michigan

Waymo’s next stop for its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica test vehicles is Michigan. The company that sprung from Google’s self-driving car project will be deploying its autonomous cars jus

Delphi buys Nutonomy for $400 million to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles

Delphi today announced it is purchasing the self-driving car company Nutonomy for $450 million. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Karl Iagnemma and Dr. Emilio Frazzoli, Nutonomy is Boston-based company that deve

Nvidia’s new Pegasus AI computer is designed to drive autonomous taxis

Nvidia revealed a new artificial intelligence computer based on its Drive PX platform designed specifically to bring Level 5 (completely self-driving) autonomous vehicles to market. The Drive PX Pegas

Udacity spin-out Voyage is testing self-driving cars in retirement communities

Voyage, the self-driving technology company that spun out of Udacity earlier this year when some executives and students decided to commercialize their work, has been testing its autonomous vehicles i

Judge delays Waymo/Uber trial until December 4th

This morning, Judge William Alsup ruled that the Waymo v. Uber trial would be delayed until December 4th. The trial had initially been expected to start with jury selection next Tuesday on October 10t

Delphi’s autonomous driving business is being renamed ‘Aptiv’

Delphi is renaming the part of its business that’s focused on automated driving and electrification, calling the new entity Aptiv starting from March, when it will formalize the separation of th

Toyota Research Institute debuts its next-generation automated driving platform

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) isn’t letting the grass grow long on its autonomous vehicle research platform: The research wing of carmaker Toyota is updating its self-driving test car to versi

Ford and Lyft’s new self-driving partnership likely to be a standard model

Ford and Lyft are working together on self-driving vehicle technology, but the focus of the collaboration is around Lyft’s positioning of itself as an open platform for future autonomous on-dema

Waymo clarifies it actually wants $1.8 billion from Uber

Last week, Uber’s legal team told Judge William Alsup that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion for an allegedly stolen trade secret related to the company’s autonomous vehicle efforts. Over th

Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech

Not to be outpaced in the connected car market by other tech giants, today the world’s largest smartphone maker, Samsung, announced two major pieces of news to take its automotive strategy up a

Cruise is running an autonomous ride-hailing service for employees in SF

Cruise, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year, is already operating a complete autonomous ride-hailing service in San Francisco for its employees. The service is called "Cruise Anywhere,"

Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat

Today, for most of us, air travel consists of a series of unfortunate lines, embarrassing checks and obscure ticketing rules that leave us in a confined space where we’re uncomfortably attempting to

Roborace DevBot learns during laps in NYC

The sleek, low-slung driverless Roborace car was on display in New York City for the Formula E races this weekend, but it was the workhorse DevBot that took to the track. You can recognize DevBot by i

Uber’s toxic culture risks its driverless future, too

Investors, first and foremost, are concerned with the value of a company. So make no mistake, Uber's investors have calculated the company's toxic culture under Kalanick's leadership is a risk to thei

Roborace autonomous car takes a lap in Paris

At the Formula E Paris ePrix over the weekend, the driverless Roborace navigated a lap of the 1.9 km course all by itself -- all 14 turns.

Judge ruling means Uber can continue self-driving work but Levandowski barred from LiDAR

A judge has ruled in the matter of a preliminary injunction related to Uber’s use of autonomous tech, finding that Google employee and Otto founder Anthony Levandowski can no longer work on any
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