Monthly Archives: January 2019
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Volvo’s North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker’s semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “It can’t find the lane markings!” Kerssemakers griped to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was at the wheel. “You need to paint the […]
Roborace has unveiled a race car that’s as crazy as its dream of autonomous car racing. The post The Roborace’s Self-Driving Race Car Is Every Kind of Absurd appeared first on WIRED.
View, Jawbone, and Sonos don’t ring a bell when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the idea of connecting devices to the internet for remote data exchange. Instead, we often associate IoT with Google (driverless car), Apple (Apple Watch and Apple TV), and Samsung (SmartTv) and expect IoT products will come from these […]
Cars of the future may drive themselves, but teenagers aren’t excited to give up their keys. A full 72 percent of American high schoolers said they don’t like the idea of driverless cars and prefer “a vehicle that I can control myself,” according to new research by Nielsen. That’s understandable, given that a driver’s license is […]
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ride-hailing service Uber has sounded out car companies about placing a large order for self-driving cars, an auto industry source said on Friday. “They wanted autonomous cars,” the source, who declined to be named, said. “It seemed like they were shopping around.” Loss-making Uber would make drastic savings on its biggest cost […]
It’s becoming increasingly clear that when autonomous cars really become mainstream – in reality, years away – they will be nothing less than a revolution.
Google told U.S. senators that the federal government should fast-track rules to enable automated cars on U.S. roads so America can remain ahead of Europe, Japan and China in the technology. On Tuesday, Google’s director of its search giant’s driverless car unit, Chris Urmson, said other countries are “hot on our heels.” Congress can empower the […]
We should make modest changes to our infrastructure, emphasize predictable behavior, and teach the public new ways to interact with autonomous vehicles. The post Self-Driving Cars Won’t Work Until We Change Our Roads—And Attitudes appeared first on WIRED.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of Alphabet Inc’s Google self-driving car program will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to grant national auto safety regulators new authority to speed the introduction of self-driving cars on American roads. Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving cars program, will tell the Senate Commerce Committee that legislators should grant […]
General Motors Buying Driverless Car Technology For $1 Billion by Kyle Stanford, PitchBook Taking its next step toward the future of cars, General Motors (GM) has announced that it’s acquiring autonomous vehicle startup Cruise Automation for a reported $1 billion in a deal expected to close in 2Q. Once the deal is completed, Cruise will operate […]