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CANVAS Technology unveils world’s first completely autonomous self-driving cart

January 14th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous cars are still a long way away from replacing human drivers on the road. But make no mistake: Intelligent, highly adaptable self-driving robots are here — and CANVAS Technology is leading the way. CANVAS has been on our radar for a while. The Boulder-based robotics company launched in stealth mode more than two years […]

7 arguments against the autonomous-vehicle utopia

January 13th, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

All the ways the self-driving future won’t come to pass. Self-driving cars are coming. Tech giants such as Uber and Alphabet have bet on it, as have old-school car manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors. But even as Google’s sister company Waymo prepares to launch its self-driving-car service and automakers prototype vehicles with various […]

This self-driving ‘hotel on wheels’ will take you to your destination in style

January 10th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The “Uber for everything” boom in tech has led to plenty of on-demand solutions for everyday life, but one problem we didn’t even know existed is apparently mobile hotel rooms. A new concept for a rolling room just won an award for its forward thinking, but will it ever become a reality? We have out […]

Teens trust driverless cars: Older folks, not so much

December 30th, 2018 at 3:51 am » Comments Off

A poll shows the plain truth: The youth of today is much more willing to get behind the wheel (but not use the wheel) of a driverless car than any other age group. In a poll featured on Statista and conducted by iAccenture and Harris Interactive of 21,000 respondents ages 14 and up, people were […]

Kroger-owned grocery store begins fully driverless deliveries

December 27th, 2018 at 2:14 am » Comments Off

Road-legal delivery vehicles don’t even have space for a human driver. Nuro, a startup founded by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car project, has reached an important milestone: it has started making fully autonomous grocery deliveries on public streets. Fry’s Food, a brand owned by grocery giant Kroger, launched a self-driving grocery delivery program back […]

The future of travel? A self-driving mobile hotel room

December 17th, 2018 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Imagine taking a road trip and never having to stop for a food or bathroom break. Steve Lee, a designer at Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio, has come up with an idea that could make that happen: The Autonomous Travel Suite. Think of it as a hotel room on wheels. The driverless mobile suite would have […]

Alphabet’s Waymo unveils its first commercial driverless taxi service: Waymo One

December 14th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

< Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo today took a huge step toward launching its first public self-driving taxi service. Waymo has been testing a driverless car service in Phoenix for a while already, but today the company officially lifted the lid on its first commercial service that riders can actually pay for. Waymo One, as […]

Honda is giving cars the ability to see around corners to avoid accidents

November 1st, 2018 at 7:17 am » Comments Off

Traffic accidents are an unfortunate reality, and what may be most frustrating about these sometimes fatal incidents is that they can often be avoided. Honda has a plan to help cut down on accidents in one specific and common road feature: intersections. The Japanese auto manufacturer is introducing, in a limited capacity, its “Smart Intersection” […]

New Volvo Trucks autonomous semi is a cables tractor pod

October 8th, 2018 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Unlike any other autonomous semi trucks concepts out there – from Daimler Trucks, Tesla or California startup Thor – Volvo’s Vera has no driver’s cabin and looks like a flat Tesla S with space for just the powertrain and the battery pack.VOLVO Volvo Trucks, the world’s second-biggest heavy-duty truck maker behind Daimler Trucks, unveiled Wednesday […]

Startup inks ‘world’s largest deal’ for driverless grocery deliveries

September 27th, 2018 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

  Whether or not your grocery delivery arrives in a van with a driver behind the wheel may not matter much to you, but an increasing number of companies are nevertheless investing heavily in autonomous delivery vehicles in the belief that they’ll improve efficiency and create significant cost benefits in the long term. Yes, you’ll […]

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