Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars As we careen toward a future of self-driving cars, there are bound to be some bumps along the way. However, running down pedestrians is not what most would consider an acceptable growing pain for the technology. Uber faced serious questions in 2018 when one […]
Uber said it “will likely” have to strike a licensing deal with Waymo or opt for costly changes to its autonomous driving software, after an expert found the ride-hailing giant still used technology from the Alphabet Inc unit.
Whether Nvidia’s bold claim that its new Xavier NX ($399) is “the world’s smallest supercomputer for AI at the Edge” is true or not, there is no doubt it will be an impressive accomplishment when it ships in March. Packing similar power to the current Xavier into the tiny form factor of a Jetson Nano, […]
An Uber self-driving test vehicle that struck and killed an Arizona woman in 2018 had software flaws, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as it disclosed the company’s autonomous test vehicles were involved in 37 crashes over the prior 18 months.
Uber Technologies Inc’s autonomous test vehicles were involved in 37 crashes in the 18 months before a fatal March 2018 self-driving car incident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday.
The $100 billion Vision Fund of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has in just over two years burnt through much of its capital investing in money-losing, late-stage tech startups in areas as varied as autonomous driving, healthcare and finance.
We’ve seen engineers design some truly amazing robots that can walk, run, and even jump, but not all robots need to be so elaborate. MIT researchers have created a fleet of tiny robotic cubes that can move around and interact with each other autonomously. An individual “M-Block” robot is simple and not very useful, but […]
ATLANTA — Move over, Tesla Semi. Hyundai has the newest and coolest big rig in a fuel-cell-powered tractor and a nitrogen-cooled trailer introduced here today at a big truck show. The truck part (tractor) is the Hyundai HDC-6 Neptune concept with as many as eight hydrogen tanks propelling itself farther than even what Tesla promises […]
If you’ve been reading some of the sensationalist headlines about the paper Google published in Nature claiming “quantum supremacy,” you’d be forgiven for thinking the day of omniscient supercomputers and shattered security systems are nearly upon us. You may have been curious enough to wade through the paper itself to see what’s been actually achieved […]
We’re inching ever-closer to a world where cars can drive themselves. The most advanced autonomous vehicles in testing by companies like Alphabet’s Waymo can drive in many situations as well as a human, but the hope is to make cars better than human drivers. Ideally, a self-driving car would be able to use all its […]