Posts Tagged ‘selfdriving’

Uber CEO says self-driving cars won’t replace human drivers in the near term

Uber CEO says self-driving cars won’t replace human drivers in the near term

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company’s efforts to automate vehicles is an “existential” decision to be able to survive the next big shift in transportation. Yet when speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco this evening, Kalanick says that the technology won’t eviscerate millions of jobs, as many economists...

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I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month

I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month

DeNA, the Japanese company you might remember as the key collaborator in Nintendo’s smartphone efforts, wants to be a player in the transportation game. After announcing initiatives related to self-driving taxis, car-sharing, and parking space-sharing, the company has now detailed plans for an autonomous bus service called Robot Shuttle. Robot Shuttle is a joint...

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Amazon and Microsoft are very close to investing in mapping tech for self-driving cars

Amazon and Microsoft are very close to investing in mapping tech for self-driving cars

Last week’s news that Amazon and Microsoft were both considering getting involved in the world of self-driving cars was no April Fools’ prank. This week, Daimler, the German automobile manufacturer that owns Mercedes-Benz, confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the two tech giants were close to taking an ownership stake in Here, the digital mapping...

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Kia launches Drive Wise brand to build self-driving cars by 2030

Kia launches Drive Wise brand to build self-driving cars by 2030

It’s getting perilously difficult to find a major automaker that isn’t funneling cash into autonomous research; the latest is Kia, which pulled the wraps off its “Drive Wise” brand at CES today. Drive Wise is basically Kia’s phrase for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the broad umbrella of autonomous-like features ranging from active cruise...

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Google antsy as California slow on self-driving car rules

Google antsy as California slow on self-driving car rules

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles. The tech titan wants the freedom to give the public access to self-driving prototypes it has been testing on public roads since...

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Google’s tiny self-driving cars just got a new coat of paint

Google’s tiny self-driving cars just got a new coat of paint

Google’s cute little self-driving cars have been on public roads since this summer — first in Mountain View, California, and then in Austin, Texas. But the bubbly-looking vehicles are now getting a facelift. Shortly after the program launched in each city, Google asked local artists to submit designs for the cars’ doors as part...

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Toyota’s $1 billion AI company will develop self-driving cars and robot helpers

Toyota’s $1 billion AI company will develop self-driving cars and robot helpers

As the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota knows a thing or two about getting people from point A to point B. But how do you make this process easier? The answer: artificial intelligence. Toyota announced today that it’s establishing a new company, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), to develop AI technologies in two main areas:...

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Mercedes-Benz’s Vision Tokyo is a self-driving car for the megacity

Mercedes-Benz’s Vision Tokyo is a self-driving car for the megacity

“A chill-out zone in the midst of the megacity traffic mayhem,” Mercedes-Benz calls its latest self-driving concept car, the Vision Tokyo — so named because it’s being introduced this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. “Chill-out zone” actually seems fair, because the interior of this smooth, silver bean of technology is an arc-shaped couch,...

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Toyota to Invest $50M to Boost Self-Driving Car Technology

Toyota to Invest $50M to Boost Self-Driving Car Technology

Filed under: Company News, Technology, Toyota, Automotive Industry, Transportation & Logistics Jeff Chiu/APFei-Fei Li, associate professor at Stanford, speaks Friday at a news conference in East Palo Alto, Calif., where Toyota announced it is investing $ 50 million to accelerate the phase out of human drivers. By MICHAEL LIEDTKE EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. —...

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Google’s self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

Google’s self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

Google’s self-driving cars are cautious by design, but in at least one instance, it may be a bit too much. A cyclist posting on a road bike forum says that an encounter between themself and a self-driving car ended up with neither moving more than a few inches for a good two minutes. The cyclist...

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