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Robocar: Watch the world’s fastest autonomous car reach its record-breaking 282 km/h

November 6th, 2019 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous cars are set to take over the world’s roads, transforming the way we travel. Leading the pack is Robocar, a futuristic self-driving electric vehicle from British start-up Roborace. Roborace demonstrated its robot’s capabilities by taking the car to 282.42 km/h (175.49 mph) – an average confirmed by the UK Timing Association – at RAF […]

Waymo tells riders that ‘completely driverless’ vehicles are on the way

November 6th, 2019 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

‘You can enjoy having the car to yourself’ Waymo, the self-driving division of Alphabet, is about to put more passengers its fully driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The company emailed its customers in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, to let them know that “completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way.” It’s a sign that Waymo […]

Baidu wins China’s first commercial license for self-driving buses

October 23rd, 2019 at 12:15 am » Comments Off

  A self-driving bus with Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving open platform is displayed at the 2018 Baidu World conference. © Reuters  City of Wuhan also picks two other operators for network using Huawei 5G CHONGQING — Chinese search engine giant Baidu is among three companies to win a license from the city of Wuhan to […]

Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to toss the steering wheel out the window

September 23rd, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

Waymo, Cruise, and others call on the NHTSA to take action on human controls The federal government should rewrite the safety rules for automobile manufacturing so self-driving carmakers can deploy vehicles without traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals, according to public comments submitted by top car and tech companies. And they should be quick […]

Meet Olli 2.0, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle

September 11th, 2019 at 2:42 am » Comments Off

From afar, Olli resembles many of the “future is now!” electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years. The tall rectangular pod, with its wide-set headlights and expansive windows nestled between a rounded frame, gives the shuttle a friendly countenance that screams, ever so gently, “come along, take a ride.” But Olli is […]

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