A study of data compiled from self driving cars in California shows Uber cars require their drivers to take control from the computer once for every mile driven. By comparison, Waymo’s stat is once every 5,128 miles.
” A child born to day may never drive an automobile” says one expert. Is that a good thing?
It’s an ethical dilemma: how do we program self-driving cars to save some people while killing others?
California is proposing new rules to allow self driving cars to operate with no human driver on board. They can even pick up passengers. But a AAA survey suggests drivers are nervous about autonomous cars.
Volkswagen is showing off Sedric, its first autonomous transportation vehicle, at the Geneva auto show this week.
Sources tell Reuters that the GM autonomous car fleet could number in the thousands as soon as 2018. GM will use the Chevy Bolt as the basis for is self driving cars.
Representatives from GM, Toyota, Volvo and Lyft told a house sub-committee this week that NHTSA should loosen the rules that govern the use of autonomous cars on US highways.
Tesla’s current data collection capacity pushes it to the top of the autonomous driving race.
Volvo will differentiate its Autonomous Cars by Putting People First in the Drive Me project to learn how we interact with self driving cars.
NHTSA has closed its investigation into the crash that killed Joshua Brown and found no defect in the car’s Autopilot system. The report praises the ability of self driving features like automatic emergency braking to save lives and reduce highway injuries.
Elon Musk tweets that the next round of software updates for its Enhanced Autopilot system will be downloaded to beta testers this week while all cars with the Hardware 2 package will begin getting updates this week.
Chrysler has finished building 100 specially modified Pacifica Hybrid minivans that will be outfitted with a suite of sensors by Waymo to test self-driving technology.
Here is a video of Tesla Autopilot negotiating a snow covered road with no visible lane markings and no car ahead to follow. This is a car equipped with the original Autopilot hardware package and latest software updates.
On a Dutch highway, a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged “sees” a dangerous situation developing two cars ahead and initiates emergency braking before the driver the driver can react.
Uber is resisting pressure from the California DMV to obtain a state permit before allowing its semi-autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco and claiming it has the moral high ground in the dispute.
General Motors will build some autonomous Chevy Bolt cars at the same factory where the regular cars are manufactured. They will be used in test fleets in Michigan, San Francisco and Scottsdale.
Michigan has become the first state to approve the sale of self driving cars with no steering wheel, no accelerator, no brake pedal, and no driver for use on its public roads.
Apple has sent a letter to NHTSA indicating it still is interested in self driving car technology and requesting the agency not impose burdensome restrictions on testing autonomous cars.
Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that the first over the air update needed to activate the new Tesla Vision Autopilot system will arrive in about 3 weeks.
Tesla has release a video of a Model X equipped with latest hardware driving itself on the streets of Palo Alto. This is stunning stuff to us. It will be ordinary to our children.