Monthly Archives: January 2020
NASA has inched closer to completing its next Mars rover with a milestone driving test. The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California fired up the Mars 2020 rover and allowed to to drive around the Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room. NASA reports the rover passed the test with flying colors, signaling it’s […]
Nvidia’s Jensen Huang announced some exciting autonomous vehicle news at the company’s GTC keynote. First, the company is making its pre-trained Drive models publicly available for research and development. Along with that comes a set of transfer learning tools to make the models customizable and deployable. Second, a new family of automotive SoCs called ORIN […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will investigate the 12th Tesla car crash where Autopilot, its semi-autonomous driver-assist, may have been involved. This one took place Dec. 7 in Norwalk, Connecticut. A 2018 Tesla Model 3 driving Interstate 95 rear-ended a parked police car early Saturday. There were no injuries to the […]
Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it plans to invest more than $1.45 billion at two of its manufacturing facilities in Detroit to make electric, autonomous and sports utility vehicles, and add 3,000 jobs.
2020 Mazda CX-30 The hits keep on coming: Mazda is on a roll again with the 2020 CX-30. The latest small SUV from Mazda rolls past the competition on fun-to-drive, handling, passenger comfort, and fit-and-finish. Virtually all the safety features and driver assists are standard. It may well be the leader in reliability. The CX-30 […]
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx space probe reached the asteroid Bennu just over a year ago, and now the agency has decided where it will descend to pick up a sample from the space rock. The site, known as Nightingale, is a gravel-strewn pit near the asteroid’s north pole. It’ll be a delicate operation to collect samples from […]
The chief executive of autonomous vehicle company Cruise signaled on Wednesday the General Motors Co subsidiary intends to offer shared rides “at a radically lower cost” as part of a bid to move eventually “beyond the car.”
The chief executive of autonomous vehicle company Cruise signaled in a blog post on Wednesday that the General Motors Co subsidiary is shifting its focus to shared rides “at a radically lower cost.”
Alliances and partnerships involving development and deployment of autonomous vehicles continue to mushroom.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a strong exception to the rule that “sedans are dying.” The car looks sleeker and sportier, significant safety gear comes standard, the upper trim line lets you press a key-fob button to summon your car out of the garage before you get in, blind spot detection cameras show video of […]