Driverless taxis – the transport of the future? I’m guessing you are scoffing in disbelief at the very suggestion of this article, but bear with me. A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than 20 years we’ll all have stopped owning cars, and, what’s more, the internal combustion engine will have […]
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Cars without steering wheels will be allowed under certain conditions, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today in an 80-page report. The report gives guidelines, which are voluntary. Precise rules, which are binding, have yet to be spelled out. But the policy clearly is to cut rules whenever possible while reserving the […]
Look, no hands! Big car and technology companies such as BMW, Apple and Google are investing in driverless technology. Widespread adoption of driverless cars would release thousands of acres of land for new housing and reduce the strain on transport infrastructure, according to research published today. The report, centred on Edinburgh, suggests that congestion is […]
Its battery-electric platform can be used for a wide variety of purposes. The advent of battery-electric “skateboards,” powertrain platforms that can accommodate a bunch of different bodies on top, means that vehicles can become even more versatile than they already are. Mercedes-Benz has applied this thinking to its vans to create the wild Vision Urbanetic […]
Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management. In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: […]
A Waymo self-driving vehicle is parked outside the Alphabet company’s offices where its been testing autonomous vehicles in Arizona. New study calls on Goverment to take active role in making most of opportunities present. As many as 100,000 high-end direct and indirect jobs could be created in Ireland by 2030 as driverless cars become the […]
Less than a month after Uber’s fatal accident in Arizona, California regulators issue a proposal for a pilot test of passenger-carrying autonomous vehicles. California may start allowing self-driving cars, like this one for Lyft, to carry passengers without a human driver behind the wheel. Regulators in California are moving closer to allowing driverless cars to […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has doubled down on his vision of car driving of the future. During a conference call on its latest earnings announcement, Musk said he foresaw individuals sharing their electric, self-driving vehicles. “The way things are obviously rolling towards is a shared electrical autonomy model,” said Musk.
Didi and Volkswagen partner to develop a ‘purpose-built’ fleet and scale up autonomous driving capabilities
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is nearing an agreement with Volkswagen (VW) to deploy a “purpose-built” fleet of VW vehicles in its home country, according to The Wall Street Journal. As part of the joint venture, the German carmaker would provide around 100,000 vehicles, electric and autonomous vehicle technology, and manage the fleet.
Two mega trends are coming together: The Collaborative Economy and the Autonomous World, which means shared mobility from self-driving cars. Early this year, we published a research report on the Business Models of Self-Driving Cars, and we’ve presented our findings at a number of industry events. A commonly asked question is: “In the future, will […]