Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet Inc , said on Thursday it will start testing autonomous trucks and vans in Texas and New Mexico this week.
Boeing Co said on Wednesday it has agreed with Israel-based Tactical Robotics to explore development of a ducted fan propulsion technology with potential uses for piloted and autonomous light aircraft.
General Motors Co’s self-driving car unit, Cruise, on Tuesday unveiled a prototype electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service.
General Motors Co’s self-driving car unit, Cruise, on Tuesday unveiled an electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service, but did not say when it would go into production.
Tesla has made waves in the car industry, recently becoming the most valuable US auto manufacturer. It reached this lofty position on the strength of its all-electric designs and a robust autonomous system called Autopilot. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating reports that Tesla’s vehicles are suffering from unintended acceleration. When […]
InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Have you heard of 5G? It’s a groundbreaking new technology, just starting to roll out nationwide. Not only will it make your cell phone faster and smarter, but it will finally make things like artificial intelligence… driverless cars… and virtual reality go mainstream. 5G technology […]
CES 2020 Las Vegas Hyundai is taking Uber into the third dimension with flying taxis. Sorry, electric flying taxis. Okay, one more time: electric-power Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs). They’re part of a Hyundai Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative, which also includes hubs where the air vehicles can set down and connect with local people-movers, or […]
LAS VEGAS – Can you engineer a planned city that works over the long haul? Toyota wants to give it a try with Woven City, a 175-acre site at the base of Mount Fuji, 90 miles southwest of Toyota’s Tokyo headquarters. There will be hydrogen fuel cells and rooftop solar panels providing power, native vegetation, […]
LAS VEGAS – If self-driving cars are failing to live up to their initial hype, it isn’t for lack of investment in lidar, which is broadly agreed to be a key sensor technology needed for their eventual success. With Bosch’s recent announcement that it’s making lidar sensors for autonomous cars, it seems like the list […]
As fun as it is to get a ride in a self-driving car (even if it does have a safety driver) there are only so many times that is exciting enough to write about. So, for a change, Aptiv, a leading automotive component supplier and innovator in self-driving technology, offered me a behind-the-scenes tour of […]