No new car, but Apple is definitely working on autonomous vehicle OS

Tim Cook recently opened up on one of Apple’s most highly anticipated projects: autonomous cars. For the first time, during an interview with Bloomberg Television, Tim Cook revealed that Apple has been working on autonomous systems. This includes the type of autonomous technology powering self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles. This doesn’t necessarily mean that […]

How will maintenance change with the autonomous vehicle?

All machines eventually break down. Self-driving vehicles are no exception. Autonomous vehicles pose two problems for the future of vehicles. The removal of the driver means there is no person providing feedback on how the vehicle performs over time. You are removing the point-person who says “something feels wrong, this needs to be checked out.” […]

3 reasons self-driving cars aren’t driving public support

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released their long-awaited guidelines for automated vehicles. On the same day of release, Obama published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, declaring his support for self-driving car technology and stating a focus on automated vehicle safety. He also promised the public that the government would have the authority […]

Self-driving? You’re gonna need a bigger data plan

Smart technologies promise to connect us to our environment in new and exciting ways, but this increased connection comes at a cost. As more devices go online and transmit mass amounts of data to the cloud, the cloud itself needs to be capable of quickly receiving, analyzing, and returning that data. During his keynote at […]

Uber China merging with Didi in $35 billion deal

Uber China merging with Didi in $35 billion deal

After investing billions of dollars in the Chinese market, and failing to turn a profit, Uber China is merging with its biggest competition in the region, Didi Chuxing. This deal, which is set to grow Didi’s valuation to a healthy $35 billion, will improve profitability as the two companies will be able to combine their […]

Will IoT totally reshape how, when and where we get content?

The internet of things (IoT) is only in its infancy, and it is already raising the bar for what consumers expect from their media experience. IoT promises unprecedented levels of personalization, easy access to content, and technology that enables unique, immersive experiences beyond what has been offered before. In fact, as suggested in the EY […]

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Baidu looks to mass produce self-driving fleet quickly

Marking a heightening of interest in autonomous vehicle technology, China’s largest search engine Baidu announced plans to mass-produce self-driving cars within five years Forbes reported in an article that Baidu’s senior vice president Wang Jing announced that his firm is planning to launch autonomous vehicles simultaneously in multiple countries within five years. This indicates a […]

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Self-driving car market worth trillions by 2030?

As the world’s biggest players in IT and the car makers dive frantically into self-driving cars, a new report estimates this market will grow to an astonishing $2.6 trillion annually within 15 years. The site Gas2.org reports the startling growth prospects for self-driving cars revealed in a new Mogran Stanley report led by Katy Huberty. […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander hacked, raising car security stakes

Researchers at Pen Test Partners have wirelessly hacked the Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid SUV, allowing them to take control of the vehicle’s electric charging and even turn off the alarm system. In a five minute video, security researcher Ken Munro demonstrates how easy it is for a potential hacker to take control into the system and […]

Self-driving tech startup Otto wants truckers to keep on…napping

Founded by Google and Tesla vets, new long-haul trucking tech startup Otto wants to truckers to take it easy — but hopefully not the point of the sound of their own wheels driving them crazy. The firm is building unique sensors, vehicle hardware, and state-of-the-art self-driving software that, when combined, offers a safe, scalable self-driving solution for the […]

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Hack a car in Michigan, get a life sentence?

A new cybersecurity bill pushed by Michigan Senators Ken Horn and Mike Kowall will send car hackers to jail for life, if it manages to pass through the Senate. Senate Bill 927 and 928 detail the type of crime, punishment, and felony. Near the bottom, the bill states that “a person shall not intentionally access […]

Busy hands: will self-driving cars lead to more road sex?

The freeway of love may be about to get a lot more lovin’ thanks to self-driving cars’ ability to allow drivers to, ahem, multitask. The Daily Mail reveals that a report by the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence is warning that self-driving cars will up the incidents of sexual congress in moving cars. “I […]

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Baidu building a self-driving team in Silicon Valley

The Chinese web search giant Baidu is looking to expand its autonomous car program to the United States by bringing a 100-person team to Silicon Valley. This puts it in the same space – and now, same neighborhood – as its closest American equivalent, Google. Baidu isn’t a household name here in the United States, […]

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PSA Group hits the self-driving road from Paris to Amsterdam

Last week, two modified Citroën C4 Picasso cars drove all the way from Paris to Amsterdam in “eyes-off” mode, the third and highest level of car automation currently sanctioned on a few European roads. The 300km drive was part of demonstration by the PSA Group — the shared company of Citroën, Peugeot, and DS Automobiles […]