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Uber and Volvo Partnered to Present a Production-Ready Self-Driving Vehicle

Uber and Volvo Partnered to Present a Production-Ready Self-Driving Vehicle

Autonomous driving is always an interesting subject to explore, whether it’s the technology behind self-driving vehicles or the concerns around safety. Many automakers are vying for the top spot when it comes to “who to trust” with this innovative tech. To get a step ahead of its competition, Volvo recently partnered with Uber to present […]

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Five Automakers Join Toyota’s Self-Driving Vehicle Venture

Five Automakers Join Toyota’s Self-Driving Vehicle Venture

Fully autonomous self-driving cars are now on the horizon, but it’s an expensive process to get there. Last October, Toyota and Softbank teamed up to establish a joint venture, called Monet, devoted to developing businesses that offer new services via driverless car technology. Toyota believes that the future of mobility will only arrive at a […]

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Waymo and Uber’s Self-Driving Cars are Getting Bullied

Waymo and Uber’s Self-Driving Cars are Getting Bullied

According to corporate giants Waymo and Uber, driverless cars are catching heat from drivers and pedestrians alike. Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber’s self-driving car unit, said that the vehicle-mounted cameras captured the bad behavior. Check Out: The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Rudeness on the road Commonly, self-driving cars are subject to rude gestures and words from […]

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New Self-Driving Car Track Up and Running in Ottawa

New Self-Driving Car Track Up and Running in Ottawa

A future of self-driving cars is a big goal for several of the world’s car manufacturers. While many of them make it sound like you might able to drive a fully autonomous vehicle very soon, there is still a lot of testing to be done. The latest self-driving vehicle facility in Ottawa just opened last […]

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5 Recent Books About Self-Driving Cars

5 Recent Books About Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicle technology continues to advance rapidly, but there’s still a lot of confusion about how immediate its impact will be, how safe the technology is, and how much it will disrupt life as we know it. These five recent titles provide a variety of perspectives to help readers understand the technology, ethics, and ramifications […]

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USPS Tests Self-Driving Trucks

USPS Tests Self-Driving Trucks

Earlier this year, we discussed how the USPS was testing out electric mail trucks in California. To elaborate on this eco-friendly trend, the organization is currently testing self-driving trucks between Phoenix and Dallas. About the pilot Per Wired, TuSimple will supply the self-driving trucks used in the pilot. Each truck will incorporate a Level 4 […]

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Safety Hurdles in Self-Driving Car Market Expansion

Safety Hurdles in Self-Driving Car Market Expansion

In recent years, innovators have been working on creating vehicles that are able to drive without the need for a human pilot. These autonomous vehicles have the capacity to significantly change the way that society experiences transportation as a whole. There are, however, hurdles that must be transversed before autonomous vehicles can be adopted on […]

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Toyota Leads $1 Billion Investment in Uber Self-Driving Tech

Toyota Leads $1 Billion Investment in Uber Self-Driving Tech

The race to develop self-driving cars continues to accelerate, and Uber just received a major push forward in the form of a $1 billion investment from Toyota, Denso, and SoftBank Vision Fund. Toyota says the purpose of the investment is to “accelerate the development and commercialization of automated ridesharing services.” The Japanese manufacturer led the […]

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New AAA Survey Shows that Americans Are Still Wary of Self-Driving Vehicles

New AAA Survey Shows that Americans Are Still Wary of Self-Driving Vehicles

Due in part to a series of incidents involving autonomous vehicle testing, 71 percent of Americans are still afraid to be a passenger in a self-driving vehicle

Back in late 2017, a survey conducted by AAA found that 63 percent of American drivers were afraid to be a passenger in a self-driving vehicle. However, a series of accidents involving autonomous automobiles last year eroded public trust in self-driving vehicles. AAA’s 2018 survey stated that 73 percent of American drivers were afraid to […]

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Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Heading to the Henry Ford Museum

Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Heading to the Henry Ford Museum

The latest addition to the Henry Ford Museum will actually come from Ford's largest automotive rival

General Motors and Ford are among the most famous automotive rivals. Therefore, the latest addition to the Henry Ford Museum might seem a bit strange at first. GM is donating a pre-production Chevrolet Bolt with self-driving capabilities to the Henry Ford Museum. Making History: How General Motors was a major contributor to the history of […]

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President Trump May Have a Self-Driving Car Phobia

President Trump May Have a Self-Driving Car Phobia

And He’s Not the Only One

Are you afraid of the car? The autonomous car, that is. You are in company if you identify with a self-driving car phobia. Even the President of the United States has doubts about fully automated vehicles, stating that they “will never work.” “I would never get in a self-driving car,” President Donald Trump said. “I […]

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BMW and Daimler Join Forces for Self-Driving Technology

BMW and Daimler Join Forces for Self-Driving Technology

As part of a new billion-euro mobility partnership, Daimler and the BMW Group are teaming up to take self-driving AI to the next level. The two giants plan on developing next-generation technologies focused on highway driving, driver assistance, and parking features. 24-Hour Travel Protection: BMW Roadside Assistance So what does “Next-Generation” really mean? While promises […]

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Self-Driving Cars Could Increase Traffic Instead of Reducing It

Self-Driving Cars Could Increase Traffic Instead of Reducing It

Automated vehicles (AVs) promise consumers some unique luxuries that conventional vehicles just can’t provide. Since fully-autonomous vehicles won’t need human drivers, it’ll give consumers more opportunities to relax and get work done while on the road. For example, commuters can catch up on emails or call personal contacts to minimize the tasks they must complete once […]

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Rainy Weather Confounds Self-Driving Cars in Michigan State Study

Rainy Weather Confounds Self-Driving Cars in Michigan State Study

Recent Michigan-based research shows that self-driving cars have a long way to go before they can safely handle nasty weather conditions. Autonomous vehicles have managed to operate effectively (with some notable exceptions) in the sunny Southwest. But they haven’t fared so well in testing at Michigan State University, where the weather tends to be much […]

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California Allows First Self-Driving Car Transport Permit

California Allows First Self-Driving Car Transport Permit

Autonomous vehicles are getting closer to reality. Last Friday, California added to the 60 companies that have testing permits for the latest driving phenomenon. It gave the first self-driving car transport permit to Zoox Inc. under a pilot program that began back in April under the California Public Utilities Commission. While this is huge news […]

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Self-Driving Toyota Prius Drives Coast-to-Coast Unaided

Self-Driving Toyota Prius Drives Coast-to-Coast Unaided

Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, has posted a time-lapse video in a lengthy Medium post that shows a Toyota Prius driving itself across the United States in just four days without any human assistance. The video starts at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, on October 26, and finishes four days later at […]

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Honda Presents Self-Driving Off-Road Prototype

Honda Presents Self-Driving Off-Road Prototype

A new self-driving off-road Honda prototype called the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle will be presented at CES 2019 in early January, where the automaker hopes to find additional partners to evolve the technology. The Autonomous Work Vehicle is based on Honda’s four-wheel-drive ATV chassis and equipped with sensor-based autonomy and GPS that allow it to […]

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Merging: The Latest Challenge for Self-Driving Cars

Merging: The Latest Challenge for Self-Driving Cars

If you were to ask a group of motorists what their least favorite part about driving was, “merging” would probably rank high on their list. Apparently, self-driving cars think merging is tricky, as well.  The challenge of merging When a human driver merges their vehicle onto the highway, they have to navigate the “person-to-person ballet” […]

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