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These 6 companies are making the self-driving truck a reality - Salon

It is easy to be distracted by the autonomous car industry, as shiny, self-driving vehicles from Waymo, Tesla, GM and others navigate without (much) human guidance. However as glitzy as this may be, autonomy is also shaking up the trucking industry in ...

Growing list of lawsuits facing Google could reduce it to the ranks of tech has-beens - Global Times

The European Commission's $5 billion fine on Google is the least of parent company Alphabet's worries. A companion order requiring it to stop forcing handset makers to pre-install its Google search app and Chrome browser may cause much more damage ...

Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Have Driven 8 Million Miles On Public Roads - Ubergizmo

Google's parent company Alphabet has its own self-driving division called Waymo. It has been testing its self-driving cars on public roads for quite some time and the division has now passed a major milestone. It has been confirmed that Waymo's self ...

From Here to Human-Level Artificial General Intelligence in Four (Not All That) Simple Steps - Singularity Hub

In the 15 years since I first introduced the term “artificial general intelligence” (AGI), the AI field has advanced tremendously. We now have self-driving cars, automated face recognition and image captioning, machine translation and expert AI game ...

Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Hit Eight Million Miles Traveled - Android Headlines

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Alphabet, announced that its self-driving cars have already traveled eight million miles on public roads across the United States as of this month. Just within the past 30 days, the company's autonomous ...

Gov't outlines bold plan for Sejong, Busan smart cities - Korea JoongAng Daily

For example, regulations currently prohibit the driving of autonomous cars on roads and the transportation of passengers via non-taxi private vehicles outside of commuting hours. In other words, it is currently impossible to travel by self-driving car ...

Self-driving cars: Where they are and what to expect? - Khaleej Times

Self-driving cars, what were once only seen on Hollywood screens, are now making headlines every couple of weeks, whether in global news or right here in the UAE. The most notable of which are likely Tesla's efforts with their semi-autonomous Model 3 ...

Autonomous Vehicle Safety Back at Square One - Eetasia.com (press release)

As Koopman noted, the self-driving car industry needs to “make a safety goal, build a strategy for meeting the goal, and show evidence that the strategy actually works” for their autonomous vehicles. This must come, he emphasized, before they start ...

Strategic trade policy to prevent crisis - The Nation

SAN FRANCISCO (Xinhua): Google's sister company of autonomous car business Waymo announced Friday that its self-driving cars have hit a new milestone with a record 8 million miles (about 12.8 million kilometers) on public roads. "Our cars have been ...

Ask Dave Taylor: Will autonomous cars ever be safe? - Boulder Daily Camera

Q: I keep reading about self-driving and autonomous cars, but I don't get it. How can a car that doesn't have a person driving it possibly be safe on the road? A: You ask a complicated question, but one that's quite interesting to explore. Let's start ...

This Self-Driving Car Conquered Goodwood Festival's Famous Hill ... - Interesting Engineering

The iconic hill climb challenged an autonomous car to safely navigate its brick and hay lined streets as fast as it could.

Re-imagine 'National Lampoon's Vacation' 30 years later, this time with autonomous cars - USA TODAY

Elon Musk recently announced that full self-driving vehicle capability will be available in the August update of Tesla's AutoPilot software. Waymo has ordered 62,000 minivans that will allow it to expand autonomous taxi service to the general public ...

Better Buy: Ford Motor Co. vs. Tesla - Motley Fool

Internal combustion engines are slowly but surely being replaced by electric vehicles that offer the potential for both lower cost of ownership and cleaner operations. On top of the growth of EVs, self-driving vehicles are on the horizon, and they ...

FLIR Creates Open-Source Dataset for Driving Assistance - Photonics.com

“This free, open-source dataset is a subset of what FLIR has to offer, and it provides a critical opportunity for the automotive community to expand the dataset to make ADAS and self-driving cars more capable in various conditions,” said Frank Pennisi, ...

Google Translate spews doomsday messages, Facebook snatches boffins, and more in AI - The Register

Roundup Hello, welcome to this week's roundup in AI. The machines have been sending us spooky messages on Google Translate, Facebook is hiring more academics to start new labs and some prat decided to step on a self-driving car in California.

Global Self-driving Cars Market 2018 | SWOT Analysis, CAGR, Market Outlook, Market Growth - faircolumnist.com

The all-encompassing prospects of Global Self-driving Cars Market are given in the exploration report. The market size of the Self-driving Cars report over the globe is featured in the exploration report. The Self-driving Cars report likewise tosses ...

Waymo's self-driving car fleet has racked up 8 million miles in total driving distance on public roads - TechSpot

Despite public concern regarding self-driving car tech following numerous crashes from Uber and Tesla vehicles in recent months, companies like Waymo have forged ahead relatively uninhibited. Indeed, Google's self-driving car branch has done quite well ...

Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Have Traveled 8 Million Miles on Public Roads - Fortune

Autonomous vehicles are getting closer to becoming the norm every day—specifically 25,000 miles closer in Waymo's case. Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced Friday at the National Governors Association in Santa Fe, N.M. that his company's self-driving ...

Logistics Marines Use Huey Drone, Self-Driving Cars to Get Gear to the Fight - Military.com

Logisticians could soon turn to heavy-lift drones, 3-D printing and self-driving vehicles to distribute vital supplies -- think ammunition, medical gear, replacement parts or food -- to small teams of ground troops operating far from forward-operating ...

Nvidia Is Taking Over the Autonomous Driving Industry -- Here's How - TheStreet.com

To start, Nvidia's DRIVE Pegasus is the onboard source that makes self-driving cars a reality. It's roughly the size of a license plate and Shapiro calls it the most energy-efficient solution in the market right now. The system can deliver 320 trillion ...

An autonomous car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

Junior, a robotic Volkswagen Passat, at Stanford University in October 2009.

An autonomous car (driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

Autonomous cars can detect surroundings using a variety of techniques such as radar, lidar, GPS, odometry, and computer vision. Advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage. Autonomous cars have control systems that are capable of analyzing sensory data to distinguish between different cars on the road, which is very useful in planning a path to the desired destination.

Some demonstrative systems, precursory to autonomous cars, date back to the 1920s and 30s. The first self-sufficient (and therefore, truly autonomous) cars appeared in the 1980s, with Carnegie Mellon University's Navlab and ALV projects in 1984 and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University Munich's Eureka Prometheus Project in 1987. Since then, numerous major companies and research organizations have developed working prototype autonomous vehicles.

Among the potential benefits of automated cars is a significant reduction of traffic accidents, and the resulting deaths and injuries, and related costs, including lower insurance costs; major increases in roadway capacity, with the potential to more than quadruple capacity, resulting in significantly less traffic congestion; enhance mobility for the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income citizens; relieve travelers from driving and navigation chores, freeing commuting hours with more time for leisure or work; less fuel consumption, producing less air pollution and a lower carbon footprint from road travel; significantly reduced parking space needs in cities, freeing space for other public and private uses; and facilitating or improving existing and new business models of mobility as a service, including carsharing, e-hailing, ride hailing services, real-time ridesharing, and other services of the sharing economy, all contributing to reduce car ownership.

Among the main obstacles and disadvantages due to a widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles, in addition to the technological challenges, are disputes concerning liability; the time period needed to turn an existing stock of vehicles from non-autonomous to autonomous; resistance by individuals to forfeit control of their cars; customer concern about the safety of driverless cars; implementation of legal framework and establishment of government regulations for self-driving cars; risk of loss of privacy and security concerns, such as hackers or terrorism; concerns about the resulting loss of driving-related jobs in the road transport industry; and risk of increased suburbanization as driving becomes faster and less onerous without proper public policies in place to avoid more urban sprawl.