Tag: cars

19
Aug

Will ‘Invisible Messages’ in Street Signs Steer Self-Driving Cars? | News & Opinion

Self-driving cars are coming, but they’ll clearly need external guidance, something I heard more about at a recent Ford event. One of the most common and potentially pervasive solutions is vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, which Cadillac has already implemented on its latest CTS sedan. In fact, ahead of the recent self-driving car craze, the federal government mandated that

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17
Aug

Ford Patent Tips Cars With Optional Steering Wheel/Pedals | News & Opinion

For when cars truly are autonomous, but Ford still wants to give owners the option of driving themselves around. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Self-driving vehicles look inevitable now, just like the move to fully electric vehicles does. But transitioning from cars we drive to cars we don’t requires overcoming

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28
Jul

How Autonomous Cars Could Turn NYC’s Mean Streets Into Parks | News & Opinion

If you buy into the long view futurists have on autonomous vehicles, cities stand to reclaim a great deal of space currently being used—some would say wasted—on cars driven by humans. The space taken up in urban area just for parking, which could be eliminated in the age of robo-taxis, is enormous. There are a billion parking spots in the

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3
Jul

Volvo’s Self-Driving Cars Confused by Kangaroos in Australia | News & Opinion

Volvo’s self-driving cars use the ground as a reference point for distance, and the kangaroo’s hopping makes it hard to determine how far away they are. If staying inside the lines while steering clear of pedestrians and other vehicles isn’t enough, self-driving cars in Australia have to contend with another particularly challenging obstacle: kangaroos. Volvo has been testing it autonomous

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30
Jun

Mini Driverless Cop Cars to Hunt for Criminals in Dubai | News & Opinion

Criminals in Dubai already have robot cops to watch out for, and soon the tech-savvy city will be getting autonomous cop cars that patrol the city looking for criminals and other persons of interest. The miniature police cars, which are about the size of child’s electric toy car, are expected to start patrolling streets before the end of the year,

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26
Jun

Want Safer Self-Driving Cars? Let Them Chat! | News & Opinion

The University of Michigan finds short-range messaging between self-driving cars makes makes them even safer. Self-driving cars are only as good as the sensors they use to detect the world around them. But the University of Michigan believes sensors alone aren’t good enough. They want self-driving cars communicating with each other directly and have carried out the tests to prove

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23
Jun

Tesla in Talks to Build Cars in China | News & Opinion

But such a deal is far from easy thanks to China’s strict rules on foreign companies operating there. Elon Musk wants Tesla electric cars to be offered on a global market, with both the US and European business already becoming well established. The next target is China, but it doesn’t come without quite a few headaches. Reuters is reporting that

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2
Jun

Self-Driving Cars: Job Killers or New World Order? | Doug Newcomb

The debate over job-killing automation is raging in a number of sectors, but it made headlines in automotive circles this week after a top VC downplayed the effects of autonomous vehicles on jobs. Large-scale unemployment forecasts due to vehicle automation is “a fallacy,” Marc Andreessen said at this week’s Code conference. “It’s a recurring panic. This happens every 25 or

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25
May

In Cars, Tech Is the New Luxury

Nobody would mistake my car for a luxury vehicle. It’s small, reliable, affordable, and the perfect size for an urban dweller, but it’s unlikely to appeal to drivers who want a bit more. And these days, “a bit more” doesn’t simply refer to the latest advances in design and mechanics; in 2017, luxury is all about technology. Recently, I had

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24
May

Sphero’s latest app-controlled toy is a ‘Cars 3’ tie-in

Sphero’s made a name for itself with connected, rolling toys like the Ollie, SPRK and, perhaps most famously, the Star Wars-inspired BB-8. Of course, the company couldn’t have brought its replica of the Force Awakens character to market without Disney’s approval, and the two seem to be keen on working together. Today, Sphero introduced its first app-controlled car, based on

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