Monthly Archives: February 2019
What will the cars of the future be like? It’s fun to imagine how new technologies and design trends will influence future cars. Car bodies of the future might be completely 3D printed. They may be completely autonomous — and now, they might have multi-directional spherical tires. — This feed and its contents are the property […]
GM is acquiring Cruise Automation to help it make truly autonomous driving happen. The post GM Takes Another Smart Step Toward Autonomous Robo-Cars appeared first on WIRED.
WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet Inc Google self-driving car in California. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) chief Mark Rosekind told Reuters on the sidelines of an event on highway safety that the […]
HERE’S proof that autonomous car technology still has a long way to go. We nearly crash at 100km/h testing an automatic overtaking system.
Google’s driverless car earned the dubious distinction last month of being the first autonomous vehicle to hit another car — and now we have footage of the incident. A new video published Wednesday by the Associated Press shows the inside of the bus as the driverless car bumped it while on the road in Mountain View, […]
Ford received a patent this week for an “autonomous vehicle entertainment system” that’s basically a big projector screen. The post Ford Reckons Your Self-Driving Car Needs a Movie Projector appeared first on WIRED.
BEIJING (Reuters) – The southern city of Shenzhen became the first in China to issue electronic IDs to 200,000 vehicles as part of a pilot project that could eventually allow the real-time tracking of all cars, the state-owned company providing the technology said. The first batch of IDs was issued to eight types of vehicles […]
On the fifth encounter between Space’s Falcon 9 rocket and its autonomous drone barge, the rocket’s first-stage booster crashed into the boat. Hard. The post SpaceX’s Rocket Loses Its Battle Against a Robot Boat (Again) appeared first on WIRED.
Google’s determination to build a self-driving car as soon as possible is highlighted with its advertisements for nearly 40 positions, many of them related to manufacturing. The search giant is expanding its self-driving division rapidly and is hiring more people with automotive industry expertise. According to Reuters, the operation now employs at least 170 workers, with […]
A Google self-driving car finally was the cause of a crash on Valentine’s Day after traveling more than 1.3 million miles since 2009, reported Wired. No one was hurt and the damage was minimal, but the crash shows that companies developing the technology still have a ways to go before autonomous vehicles are actually commonplace. […]