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Study says autonomous taxis will cost users more than car ownership

July 15th, 2020 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

When Sir Thomas More coined the term “utopia,” he lifted two words from Ancient Greek that roughly translate into “not a place.” Turns out people from the 16th century still understood satire, perhaps better than we do today. After all, we are the ones operating under the assumption that we can remap society in order […]



Chinese automaker plans satellite network to support autonomous vehicles

July 11th, 2020 at 12:01 am » Comments Off

Geely’s constellation will provide connectivity to its next-gen autos.  One of the most important components in an autonomous vehicle is its communications technology—which allows it to access the data needed to navigate its route. Chinese automobile company Geely has developed a solution to maintain a reliable data feed for its products: making its own satellite […]



Self-driving cars won’t eradicate the car crash, study says

July 3rd, 2020 at 9:50 pm » Comments Off

While self-driving cars won’t get distracted or drive drunk, that only accounts for a third of wrecks that occur, according to the insurance industry. Self-driving cars likely have a long, long way to go. In a blow to hopes for a future free of car crashes with the coming of self-driving cars, a study released […]



The Self-Driving car race between Tesla, GM and Ford takes a big turn

July 1st, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla’s Autopilot uses a different guiding technology than GM’s Super Cruise and Ford’s new ADAS. It took Tesla years to convince the old automobile world that electric is the future and drag the world’s largest gasoline carmakers into the race of electric vehicles. Now, the Elon Musk-run EV pioneer, which recently surpassed Toyota to become […]



Pandemic alters carmakers’ driverless plans. Here’s how

June 20th, 2020 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

Detroit — The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be yet another obstacle for the self-driving and ride-sharing movement, delaying the widely touted arrival of next-generation automotive technology. Ford Motor Co. is postponing for a year the commercial deployment of its autonomous vehicles. Waymo LLC, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., had to temporarily […]



The autonomous car industry is about to get hammered

May 24th, 2020 at 3:19 pm » Comments Off

Today on Speed Lines: The “coronavirus economy” means a huge potential setback for self-driving car tech. Good morning and welcome back to Speed Lines, The Drive’s morning roundup of what’s going on in the world of transportation. I think it’s Wednesday, although I’m not really sure anymore, let alone what that even means. A ‘Bumpy […]



Cars could go completely driverless ‘very soon,’ says CEO of Chinese autonomous driving tech start-up

May 17th, 2020 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

AutoX rolls out self-driving robotaxis in Shanghai’s ride-hailing market  KEY POINTS Despite current regulations and safety concerns over self-driving cars, the time that cars could really go driverless is coming “very soon,” according to Jianxiong Xiao, CEO and founder of AutoX, a start-up developing autonomous driving technology based in Shenzhen. It had received approval from […]



MIT tech lets self-driving cars “see” under surface of road

March 5th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

In poor visibility, your car could look for landmarks — under the surface of the road.  MIT is working on self-driving technology that allows cars to “see” through the ground up to a depth of ten feet below the surface of the road. The idea is to allow self-driving cars to figure out exactly where […]



Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph

February 25th, 2020 at 1:52 pm » Comments Off

McAfee researchers were able to trick a Tesla’s autonomous systems. Researchers at McAfee were able to trick two Teslas into autonomously speeding up by 50 mph. The researchers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign, and the car’s system misread it as 85 mph and adjusted its speed accordingly. The safety […]



General Motors wants to do away with the steering wheel

January 10th, 2020 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

Almost all major automakers are gearing up to enter the new era of self-driven cars. Taking this concept further is General Motors, which wants to do away with the steering wheel altogether in its latest self-driven model. The automaker has put in a request to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to allow it […]



Smart intersections could cut autonomous car congestion

December 26th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets of the future, reduce congestion and minimize accidents. In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to […]



Here’s how quantum computer supremacy will impact self-driving cars

November 23rd, 2019 at 1:08 pm » Comments Off

  Quantum supremacy, achieved? The news recently was agog with the claim that the so-called and highly sought “quantum supremacy” had been achieved via an effort undertaken by Google researchers. Not everyone agreed though that the Google effort warranted waving the superlative supremacy flag. That’s not to say that the use of their 54-qubit Sycamore […]



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