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Jaguar Involved in Project to Develop Cars That Can 'see' Around Corners - Techfinancials.co.za (blog)

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million (R80 million) project to develop self-driving cars that can 'see' at blind junctions and through obstacles. The project called AutopleX aims to combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more ...

In Democratic runoff for governor, White is fighting but Valdez is favored - San Antonio Express-News

His job-creation plan includes not only self-driving cars — a long-term prospect — but also an at-best-difficult plan to require gas stations to post what percentage of the oil in their fuel was pumped in Texas, with the idea that would prompt ...

Driverless cars could be boon for blind, but will automakers pay attention? - The Columbus Dispatch

OCALA, Fla. — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru window of a Taco Bell in a video that has been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece, produced by ...

Tesla Vs. Waymo: Why A Data Strategy Makes The Difference - Forbes

A lengthy piece in The Verge, "How Tesla And Waymo Are Tackling A Major Problem For Self Driving Cars: Data" is one of the best I've read on the subject lately, not just for the interesting details on both companies' self-driving development strategies ...

Driverless cars giving hope to the blind - Shine News (press release)

In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece, produced by Google, captured the ...

The Brave New World of Autonomous Vehicles - The Good Men Project (blog)

While my girlfriend drove on a particularly pot-holed section of the highway the other day, I asked if she would ever buy a self-driving car. She said she wouldn't—the idea gives us both anxiety—but reiterated the fact that the automatic brakes on ...

Emails show Arizona governor's tight connection with Uber - Fisher Business News

They show that Ducey's staff worked closely with the company as it began experimenting with autonomous vehicles that the company began testing on public roads in August 2016 without informing the public. The governor's staff pushed back, saying Ducey's ...

Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021 - FutureCar

By 2021 Ford Motor Company plans to set up its self-driving taxi service at scale. The company aims to use its robo-taxi network to move both goods and passengers. Most of the vehicles will be custom built for the robo-taxi network and Ford is not ...

Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-driving data quests - Engadget

How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: Data Sean O'Kane, The Verge. In order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require loads of data. And gathering those details are one of the main goals for ...

Student Views: Self-Driving Cars - Ipfwcommunicator

Written By: Ben Bailey. A woman in Arizona was killed after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle on March 18. The car, which was an Uber-owned Volvo SUV, was traveling at around 40 mph when Elaine Herzberg stepped out into the road and was hit ...

Forget Self-Driving Cars – In These 10 City Centers, Officials May Ban Cars Altogether - TFLcar.com

Here in the U.S., we largely view the car as a symbol of personal freedom. There's something about being able to just hop in your car and drive that feels liberating. At least that's the ideal scenario – cruising down the open road, sun shining, with ...

Tech Giant Alibaba Starts Testing Its Own Autonomous Systems In China - Carscoops

China could become the home of autonomous cars. South China Morning Post asserts that China could emerge as the world's largest market for self-driving vehicles and mobility services. As a matter of fact, the industries could be worth more than $500 ...

Tesla is now using Autopilot cameras of Model 3 to collect self-driving data - EV Bulletin

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has added its Model 3 electric car to its Autopilot data collection program. The move gives the automaker the ability to gather self-driving data with the help of the Autopilot cameras installed in Model 3 ...

Autolist poll results: Tesla is most trusted brand to bring self-driving cars to market - EV Bulletin

According to the results of a recent Autolist consumer poll, US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has received the highest trust rating among automakers presently involved in developing self-driving technologies. The Autolist poll results show ...

Heat-Seeking Cameras Could Help Keep Self-Driving Cars Safe - WIRED

The company has been applying machine learning techniques to infrared readouts, helping the computer learn to identify things like pedestrians and cyclists, just as others do with conventional camera data. Flir hopes to produce a system that can use ...

5G Network: India Will Benefit Greatly From It, But Data Should Be Kept Close - Swarajya

In addition, the National Security Council in the US proposed a 'moonshot' solution, of the government investing in a single national 5G backbone so that it could prevent snooping by China on the massive data it would handle, and on which critical ...

Insight: Waymo - Google's self-driving division - Autocar

The boss of the most powerful self-driving car technology company in the world has a Porsche 911 GT3 on order. And a Caterham in his garage. And two more Porsche 911s nestling alongside that: a 997-series C2 S and a 964-series Targa. Easy natured and ...

Snowbanks a big obstacle for self-driving cars - Boston Herald

“When we think about infrastructure for autonomous vehicles, it's not about technology, it's also about street design and maintenance,” Carter said. Snow and construction zones are often listed as the chief obstacles that Optimus Ride and nuTonomy, the ...

The Uberization of e-scooters - San Francisco Chronicle

Last October, ride-share service Chariot briefly suspended service in San Francisco due to licensing issues. Chariot did the work to comply with the laws and got back on the road, but not without interrupting service for its customers. And way back in ...

New video highlights improved performance from Tesla's Autopilot feature - BGR

Tesla loves boasting that its Autopilot feature can reduce the likelihood of an accident by a significant margin. Most recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an interview with CBS that while “Autopilot will never be perfect,” the feature over the ...

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.

Waymo's fully self-driving cars are here

Waymo, which started as the Google self-driving car project in 2009, is ready for the next phase. Starting now, Waymo's fully self-driving vehicles — the most advanced self-driving vehicles...

The state of self-driving cars: 2018

Autonomous cars are supposed to be right around the corner, right? Well, not exactly. Every year car companies flock to CES and the Detroit Auto Show to show off their cool self-driving car...

How Do Self-Driving Cars Actually Work? (Tesla, Volvo, Google)

Tesla has just launched its new self-driving semi truck, and other companies like Google and Volvo are hot on their tails in the self-driving automobile industry. But how do these cars actually...

We Drove In Google's Newest Self-Driving Car (HBO)

Waymo's self driving minivans - the Chrysler Pacifica - hit public roads for the first time in Mountain View, CA and Phoenix, AZ by the end of the month. The project is a collaboration between...

The Complicated Ethics Of Self-Driving Cars | Think | NBC News

On March 19, a driverless car operated by Uber caused what is believed to be the first pedestrian death involving self-driving cars. Who's at fault is still yet to be determined, but as driverles...

MIT Self-Driving Cars: Sacha Arnoud, Director of Engineering, Waymo

This is a talk by Sacha Arnoud for course 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars (2018 version). Sacha is the Director of Engineering at Waymo and his talk is titled "The rise of machine...