The computers needed to make autonomous cars possible require so much power, they actually reduce overall efficiency and fuel economy. Is that a problem?
Cruise Automation has purchased Strobe, a startup company that says it has made a “LIDAR on a chip” that cost 99% less than traditional LIDAR sensors.
A Senate committee has given a green light to proposed legislation that would preempt states from imposing their own regulations on self driving cars.
Self driving cars from Cruise Automation were involved in 6 crashes in September — none of them due to failures by its autonomous driving technology.
Tesla may be working with AMD to design a proprietary computer chip for its Autopilot autonomous driving system. AMD has declined to confirm or deny the report.
Lyft is working with engineers and city planners on ways to reduce urban congestion using more ride hailing and car sharing programs in the future.
Renault and Nissan have laid out a joint vision for electric and autonomous cars with a target date of 2022.
Cruise Automation says it now has the first production ready self driving car. Tesla fans may dispute that claim.
AdaSky has developed a thermal imaging camera it says could improve the accuracy of autonomous driving system at a cost that is affordable.
Audi has two autonomous electric car concepts at the Frankfurt auto show — Elaine, an update of the e-tron sportback last seen in Shanghai, and the Aicon, a full Level 5 self driving luxury machine for those who have it and want to flaunt it.
The federal government has announced new rules for self driving cars,l preempting state and local regulations.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that permits the testing of up to 100,000 autonomous cars on American roads. The bill now goes to the Senate.
The Smart autonomous concept will be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show this week as part of the Mercedes EQ brand for electric cars.
Things are bumpy in Tesla’s Autopilot division, as the company is expanding its data collection protocols and pushing ahead with plans to have a Tesla drive cross country without human intervention before the end of the year.
Formula 1 May Get an Autonomous Safety Car in the next few years in an effort to help manufacturers educate the public about the technology.
Tesla is talking with officials in Nevada and California about conducting test of systems that will allow autonomous trucks to platoon together on highways.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF will introduce the company’s ProPILOT Level 2 autonomous driving system to America.
Ride sharing is expected to be the next big thing in transportation, especially when self driving cars eliminate human drivers. But there are hidden expenses involved that may make them less profitable than predicted.
Congress is considering legislation that would establish standards for connected and autonomous cars. The devil, as always, is in the details.
The Tesla Autopilot program has yet another new leader — its fourth in a little more than 7 months. Working for Elon Musk may pay well, but it is no bed of roses.