Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi head sees self-driving dominance in 5 years

Autonomous cars will dominate the streets by 2022, according to Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn. The firm, which has an established autonomous car program, wants to give drivers control of their cars; their autonomous cars are not driverless cars — instead, drivers can decide when they want to drive and when they want the car […]

Scan this leaders’ list from the growing world of LiDAR startups

LiDAR — yes, it sounds like a tool that any professional journalist covering politicians should carry with them. Unfortunately for political reporters everywhere, LiDAR doesn’t detect fibs. Instead, it stands for Light Detection and Ranging, and it’s a critical technology for self-driving cars. That makes it a particularly appealing product category for startups looking to […]

Report predicts 95% of US cars will be autonomous by 2030

Report predicts 95% of US cars will be autonomous by 2030

A lot can happen in 13 years. New technologies emerge and become commonplace in the market, political and economic climates shift several times over, and industries rise and fall with changes in consumer demand. If a new report titled Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030 is correct, the transportation industry is about to undergo a very transformative decade. […]

Bosch and Nvidia create an AI supercomputer for self-driving tech

Bosch is creating the brain for the self-driving cars of the future. At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin this week, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the computer can apply machine learning methods. The AI onboard computer is expected to guide […]

How AI is driving the future of autonomous cars

Over the past decade, the United States has seen an explosion of autonomous vehicle technology that has swept across the auto industry. This wave of progress encompasses all aspects of computer technology, software engineering, and thought-leaders from major automakers like Tesla, BMW, Ford, Audi, and even Google. While many have only started hearing about autonomous […]

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Uber told to pull over self-driving fleet by California’s DMV

Uber appears to be standing their ground and not planning to conform to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ request for them to acquire a permit first before testing its self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco. The DMV explains that it approves the responsible exploration of self-driving vehicles; however, the permit process for […]

Ford will test driverless cars in Europe next year

Ford announced it will plans to start testing its autonomous vehicles on European roads by next year as it ramps up its robot car strategy. According to Digital Trends  the U.S. car manufacturing goliath is moving ahead with European testing as it pursues its ambitious strategy to introduce fully autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing by 2021. […]

Connected cars driving consolidation in chip sector

The world’s largest car chipmaker, NXP Semiconductor, expects self-driving cars and connected devices will drive a wave of consolidation in the microprocessor sector. Euronews recently discussed an accelerating consolidation trend currently underway in the chip manufacturing market. A pivotal tie-up in the sector was Qualcomm’s $38 billion acquisition of NXP last week. Much of the business […]

California self-driving dreamin’ hits industry’s sour reality

California’s recently proposed rules for autonomous vehicle testing are getting a thumbs down from developers of robotic cars. Yahoo! announced the state released its proposal for regulations that govern the testing of autonomous vehicles. But industry leaders, including representatives from Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, are raising fears that these regulations will significantly bog down development of […]

Apple picks Blackberry talent for driverless car OS

In a move to bulk up its future self-driving car software platform, Apple has set up a Canadian unit to develop an automotive operating system. Bloomberg says Apple has poached dozens of software engineers from QNX, a subsidiary of cell phone maker Blackberry. Apple’s new unit will be based in a suburb of the Canadian capital of […]

Big thinkers wanted for the future of automated transport

Big thinkers wanted for the future of automated transport

As the future of self-driving cars becomes a reality, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is now looking for a few bright lights to join its Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT). According to the DOT, it is seeking 15 people for ACAT that have expertise on such topics as robotics, intelligent transportation systems, enhanced […]

Driverless cars will definitely need smart road infrastructure

While much ink is spilled about car-to-car communication by the autonomous vehicle press, the concept of car-to-infrastructure communication is now gaining traction. A recent article by the Application Resource Center discusses the importance that smart road infrastructure will play in the development of autonomous vehicles. “If we look at it in a very basic level, […]

Bloomberg project to help ten cities gear up for self-driving cars

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a project to help 10 cities around the globe get ready for autonomous vehicles. An article by State Scoop reports that the billionaire announced the launch of the “Bloomberg Aspen Initiative on Cities and Autonomous Vehicles.” The new initiative will partner Bloomberg’s philanthropy organization with the Aspen […]

Volvo bets you’ll still want private, luxurious self-driving cars

While many experts predict the demise of individually owned autonomous cars, Volvo is hedging its bets on premium private self-driving vehicles. The Car and Driver blog featured an interesting discussion with Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson. In it he said Volvo sees a future in premium self-driving cars, with buyers willing to shell out $10,000 extra […]