Tag: selfdriving

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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4
Aug

Stop With the Fancy Names for Self-Driving Car Tech | Doug Newcomb

Not everyone understands the differences between semi- and fully autonomous cars, much less the various levels of self-driving technology. As a result, consumers may wrongly assume that a car can take over the controls, a dangerous miscalculation, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Thatcham Research Center warned in a recent whitepaper. This has already caused at least one death

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14
Jul

The Missing Self-Driving Puzzle Piece? Hyper Local Maps | News & Opinion

BERLIN—Thanks to advances in sensor and artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles are almost as smart as competent human drivers. But while a person instinctively knows how to quickly deal with, say, a road or lane closure due to construction, autonomous vehicles could easily become confused and take too long to deal with the situation as traffic backs up. This is why

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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

Don’t Let Partisan Bickering Slow Self-Driving Car Development | Doug Newcomb

There’s no shortage of issues for Republicans and Democrats to disagree on, but judging from the hearings this week by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which debated 14 bills that Republican lawmakers believe could clear a path for federal autonomous vehicle legislation, both parties are far apart on specific aspects of self-driving car policy. Lawmakers do agree that they

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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

New Nissan Leaf Will Come With Self-Driving Tech | News & Opinion

Nissan plans to equip the next-generation Leaf with its ProPilot system, which can control brakes, steering, and acceleration on the highway. Future Nissan Leaf owners will be able to mostly skip one of the most unpleasant parts of driving: navigating stop-and-go highway traffic. Nissan announced on Thursday that the next-generation Leaf will come with the automaker’s ProPilot Assist feature, which

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6
Jun

Lyft Plans Self-Driving Car Experiment in Boston | News & Opinion

Don’t expect to get a ride from a self-driving car in Beantown just yet, though: the company still has to secure the necessary permits. Boston is set to become the latest US city in which you can fire up a ride-hailing app to request a self-driving car. A partnership between Lyft and autonomous vehicle startup Nutonomy will launch in a

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2
Jun

Waymo Moves in on Uber (Again) With Self-Driving Truck Plans | News & Opinion

Waymo is testing how its technology can be integrated into trucks, it told BuzzFeed. Google parent company Alphabet’s self-driving car division has some big plans. Literally. As BuzzFeed reports, Waymo is now looking to integrate its autonomous driving technology into a semi truck. “Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the

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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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