Researchers have found that even a few autonomous cars on the road can reduce or eliminate waves of stop and go traffic on the highway that are caused by human behavior.
The QLine electric street car line is set to open along Detroit’s famed Woodward Avenue this weekend. Supporters hope it will reinvigorate business in the downtown area and lead to demand for more regional transportation development.
As a result of a story in the New York Times recently, a grand jury in San Francisco is now investigating Uber to see if it violated any laws by using an app called Grayball in Portland Oregon to disguise its activities from public officials in April, 2014.
Elon Musk sat down with Chris Anderson, curator of TED2017, in Vancouver and laid out his vision for the future of transportation.
Volvo + Autoliv Autonomous Car Project, Zenuity, is finally Live after a $125 million investment- plans to start building cars in 2019.
Every organization reflects the values of its leader. In the case of Uber, that may not be such a good thing.
Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, is planning to lower its investment in internal combustion powertrains and boost investment in electric car components.
Croove, a private car sharing experiment from Mercedes, is expanding to several German cities including Berlin. Anyone with a car may rent it out to other drivers using the Croove peer to peer network.
Baidu, known as the Google of China, has embarked on a three year plan to develop an open source autonomous driving platform that any manufacturer could use to manufacture self driving cars.
Hyperloop One has slashed the length of its test track from 2 miles to under a half mile and pushed back its next scheduled test to May or June. It the Hyperloop anything more than a gleam in Elon Musk’s eye?
AAA will launch Gig, its new car sharing service, in Oakland and Berkeley California on April 30 using 250 Prius C hybrid cars.
A new JD Power survey shows more people are uncomfortable with the idea of autonomous cars this year than last year. Overall, younger people are far more accepting of new technology than older people.
Volkswagen showed off its I.D. Crozz electric SUV concept at the Shanghai auto show this week. It features a range of about 240 miles, autonomous driving, hand gesture controls, and an augmented reality heads up display.
San Francisco start up Luminar has developed new Lidar technology that sees further and in greater detail that any other system on the market.
The Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan was on display in Shanghai recently. Owned by Geely, the car will offer a lifetime warranty and full connectivity. US sales are expected to begin in 2019.
The introduction of autonomous vehicles requires us to rethink everything we know about driving decisions and rationality.
Technology is encouraging more car companies and suppliers to work together to bring self driving cars to market. Daimler and Bosch have forged a new alliance and Porsche says it will cooperate more closely with Audi on autonomous driving systems.
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?