By itself, the all-electric Nissan Leaf is a technological wonder, so what better car to show off Nissan’s next big automotive advancement, self-driving cars?
The Japanese government has granted an autonomous Nissan Leaf a license plate, making it the first road-legal self-driving car in the island nation.
Elon Musk claims that within just three years, Tesla will have an electric car capable of running on autopilot, handling 90% of driving decisions.
Autonomous cars are a reality on the roads today, and it might not be long before they become commonplace on America’s roads. This raises some serious issues though with the ethics of autonomous cars. One of the much lauded effects of having autonomous cars on the road is the predicted decrease in in traffic related deaths. […]
This week sees the opening of the Frankfurt Auto Show, but Ford Motor Company got a jump start on news week with the unveiling of a new concept car at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany this week. While the car itself is not new, the technology on board is a big step towards cars that eventually drive themselves.
There has been a lot of buzz as of late regarding autonomous cars and the future of the automobile. While Google kick started the conversation with a self-driving Prius that went 300,000 miles without an accident (save for one minor human-driven mishap), automakers around the globe are dog-piling onto the idea. But is the technology really there yet?
The traditional model of conventional automakers is being turned on its head by upstarts like Tesla Motors and tech companies like Google. The world is changing at a rapid pace, and unlikely allies are forming in between the automotive sector and other industries. One day you could end up in a self-driving Ford Taurus by IKEA.
The driverless car is here. Sometimes referred to as “autonomous cars”, they are on the roads, in the parking lots, and could be in your neighbor’s garage if you happen to live in or around Silicon Valley. Like it or not, in other words, cars that drive themselves are a thing that exists today – and I, for one, couldn’t be happier!
Since the invention of the so-called “automobile”, self-driving cars have never strayed far from the imagination of human beings. We finally appear to be on the cusp of seeing real progress in the world of autonomous vehicles, and as this next video of self-driving Japanese box trucks shows, the implications for both businesses and the environment are huge.
Some days it is hard not to marvel at the technology surrounding us on a daily basis. Smartphones, tablets, and electric cars are all in their beginning stages, and a team of U.K. researchers wants to integrate self-driving car technology into the Apple iPad. The result is a low-cost, self-driving Nissan Leaf that could pave the way for true “auto” mobiles.
Volvo is considered one of the safest cars on the road. So how do you improve on that? Well, for Volvo the solution is to remove the human element. Volvo has announced development of a self-driving car and plans on having a self-driving fleet by 2020. Volvo is planning to release the first batch of […]
Are we really getting closer to a world where cars drive themselves? The politicians in Washington D.C. seem to think so, which is why they are working out a new set of national laws and regulations guiding the development, and eventual deployment, of autonomous cars.