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: […]
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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 […]
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.
If there’s one patent that I hope an automaker shelves for the remainder of human existence, it’s Ford’s patent for an autonomous police car.
Imagine a car with no steering wheel and no pedals, like the one General Motors says it will mass-produce by next year. The automaker made the announcement Jan. 12, creating a big splash just prior to the annual Detroit Auto Show.
General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.