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Tesla Navigate on Autopilot drives itself poorly, Consumer Reports finds

June 22nd, 2019 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

  Tesla says it has improved its self-driving Navigate on Autopilot system with its latest software update. Consumer Reports begs to differ. Last month, Tesla updated its Navigate on Autopilot software to allow its cars to change lanes automatically, without prompting or warning the driver. This gives the system the ability, for example, to navigate […]



Lyft’s robo-taxis have made more than 50,000 rides in Las Vegas

June 19th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

If you’ve been to Las Vegas in the last year, you might have seen one of Lyft’s self-driving cars tootling up and down the Strip. Heck, you might even have ridden in one. The company has just revealed it’s now given more than 50,000 automated rides to paying passengers in the city, up from 30,000 […]



Autonomous cars : Consumer excitement soars despite barriers

June 12th, 2019 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

  Consumers believe autonomous cars will take on a larger role in their daily lives, going beyond the act of driving to also have autonomy in running errands and completing chores. Consumer preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next five years. While only 25% of consumers would prefer to […]



China just held a car race without any drivers

June 6th, 2019 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Driverless cars compete during the 3rd World Intelligent Driving Challenge in Tianjin. China’s annual driving challenge attracts dozens of hopefuls. China’s road to mastering driverless-car technology is bumpy and full of surprises — literally. Just ask those attending the country’s top autonomous-vehicle race . In hot and windy conditions this week in the eastern city […]



What’s the piece-of-the-pie for driverless cars in the $2 trillion infrastructure plan?

June 5th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Potholes and roadway decay, it’s messy and dangerous, among other infrastructure crumblings. There are emerging discussions that perhaps Congress and the White House might agree to a rather significant spend on America’s infrastructure. Some say it could be on the order of $2 trillion potentially allocated. Whether or not you favor such an expenditure, most […]



Fleets of driverless cars could smoothen traffic by at least 35%

June 5th, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Driverless cars that are networked and in constant communication on the road could improve the flow of traffic by at least 35%. The findings were reported by researchers at the University of Cambridge who programmed miniature robotic cars to drive on a multi-lane track where various traffic obstructions occurred. Each tiny robotic car was fitted […]



How electric and driverless vehicles will change building design

May 19th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  The world’s first affordable automobile had a dramatic impact on residential design. On October 1, 1908, the first Model T Ford was built in Detroit. Unlike horses, most people could afford to have their own private car and keep it at their home. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford built some 15 million Model T […]



China’s rolling out dedicated highway lanes for self-driving cars

April 24th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

  KEEP LEFT In a bid to lead the race to fully-autonomous vehicles, China is building highways with dedicated lanes for self-driving cars. A new 62-mile stretch of freeway will have two lanes dedicated to autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to FutureCar. The idea is that the infrastructure investment will give AVs access to real-world traffic […]



Ford CEO says the company ‘overestimated’ self-driving cars

April 17th, 2019 at 12:59 am » Comments Off

Ford thinks there will be limits on what first self-driving cars can do. Ford CEO Jim Hackett scaled back hopes about the company’s plans for self-driving cars this week, admitting that the first vehicles will have limits. “We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles,” said Hackett, who once headed the company’s autonomous vehicle division, at […]



Self-driving cars will change over 30 industries in the long run

April 9th, 2019 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

   Self-driving cars were just s sci-fi-like idea 10 years back, but today it is a reality. They have caused a commotion in the market, affecting a great number of industries with the revolutionary AV technology. It is said that with this technology driverless cars will save more than half million of lives between 2035 […]



Self Driving cars have the driving part down. It’s sharing the road with humans that’s hard

March 30th, 2019 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

In the not-too-distant future, Americans will be sharing the road with self-driving cars. Companies are pouring billions of dollars into developing self-driving vehicles. Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving-car project, says that its self-driving cars have already driven millions of miles on the open road. In the not-too-distant past, beer has already been delivered by a […]



Self-driving cars might kill auto insurance as we know it

February 27th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

I Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. Dan Peate, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Southern California, was thinking of buying a Tesla Model X a few years ago—until he called his insurance company and found out how much his premiums would rise. “They quoted me […]



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