What is the future of self-driving car regulation?

Driverless cars are making serious progress. Waymo’s most recent disengagement report showed that the self-driving car software performed much better in 2016 than it did in 2015. Despite the cars traveling more miles overall, the software system had fewer disengagements. California requires that all companies testing self-driving cars submit a disengagement report each year. Disengagements […]

What are the scary ripple effects of autonomous mobility?

By 2040, we think fifth-level, autonomy-enabled mobility will be available as a service for the majority of the transportation needs of urban consumers. In other words, 70% of the urban population wouldn’t need to own cars because they would be available on-demand through their favorite app.  Although several power players like General Motors and Ford are promising […]

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 […]

Five lessons learned for the coming of the connected car

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has caused stratospheric growth in the number of connected devices and sensors in enterprises across all industries. It’s estimated that more than 80 things per second are connecting to the Internet, and by 2020 there will be 50 billion things connected to the IoT. Industries such as […]

How AI and autonomy will usher in a new age for car insurance

When an autonomous vehicle causes an accident – who is liable for the fault? Given the passengers are not in control of the vehicle, it would make sense for the autonomous system designer to be holding the liability. At a high-level, autonomous vehicles conceptually disrupt traditional insurance. Tesla looking to bundle insurance with new vehicle […]

Busting the 5 biggest myths around the connected car

The connected car market in recent years has shifted into high gear, with the number of connected cars hitting our roadways growing rapidly. Analysts estimate that 94 million connected cars will ship in the year 2021, for a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent from the 21 million connected cars that shipped last year. […]

Who is responsible for autonomous car regulation?

Regulations surrounding autonomous vehicles are a mess right now. It seems like every city in the country are asking themselves how they will address an autonomous car on their roadways. Meanwhile, state and federal agencies are doing the exact same thing. The problem that autonomous vehicles present is a new one that has never been […]

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Does Baidu want to be the Android of self-driving?

Chinese search giant Baidu announced on Wednesday that it has open sourced its self-driving technology, through a new project named Apollo. Automakers will be able to look at reference designs for self-driving sensors and use Baidu’s software, which includes a cloud data service to transmit 3D maps and traffic updates to the car. See Also: […]

Automotive 2.0: The new road ahead to autonomous vehicles

We are witnessing the rebirth of the automobile. It’s quite remarkable if we press pause to think about it. One could argue that much hasn’t changed since the first true gasoline-powered automobile was patented in July 1886 by Karl Benz. Now in the early 21st century, Google (now Waymo), Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Ford, Volvo among […]

How the transformation of the automotive industry is IoT-driven

How the transformation of the automotive industry is IoT-driven

Of all the industries that the Internet of Things (IoT) has influenced, the automotive industry — with its connected car — seems to remain particularly successful at capturing the interest of consumers. From predictive maintenance of vehicles to smart cars that can offer you advice regarding parking reservations, today’s connected car comes equipped with a […]

Taking a look at the future of next-generation transportation

There has been a lot written about the impact of next-generation transportation technologies over the past year. From concerns over driverless trucks during the election to debates over regulation and policies, this booming growth area of technology is becoming unstoppable. We recently sat down with Elliot Katz of DLA Piper, an attorney in the firm’s Connected and Self-Driving Car practice, […]