Monday, June 27, 2022

A month after its car hit a bus, Google awarded a patent for robot...

On Feb. 14, one of the company’s several dozen test vehicles struck a bus, the first accident where the autonomous system was at fault. On March 8, a pair of Google researchers filed a...

Wall Street tours Tesla factory — and loves what it sees — as company...

Wall Street analysts have been touring Tesla’s massive factory in Fremont, Calif., and they’re returning with the same conclusion: Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle company is getting ready for something big. In a sign of this enthusiasm,...

At 100, BMW sees radical new future in world of driverless cars

After a century building what it calls the “ultimate driving machine,” BMW is preparing for a world in which its customers will be mere passengers, and the cars will do the driving themselves. Days before...

Google’s Self-Driving Car Gets Into A Minor Accident While The AI Was Driving

It was bound to happen eventually: one of Google’s self-driving cars has gotten into a minor accident – and, for once, it was while the AI was in control. Google’s cars have actually gotten into...

Google’s self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say

U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on...

BMW’s Klaus Fröhlich talks artificial intelligence and EVs

Klaus Fröhlich is BMW’s head of research and development. Who better to talk to about the future of the automobile? His job is to think 10 years or more down the road. He says today...

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars

GENERAL MOTORS IS quietly developing autonomous vehicle technology and plans to have a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts roaming the campus of its technical center in suburban Detroit next year. The company has been relatively quiet...

Artificial intelligence meets human ingenuity

What happens when the boss of a trail-blazing global racing series teams up with a tech entrepreneur with $500million burning a hole in his back pocket? Driverless car racing. Obviously. “For me, the motor industry...

Human Driver, Taking Over From Computer, Crashes Autonomous Car

A driver crashed a test car earlier this month from Cruise Automation, a startup that makes an autopilot system that can added to existing cars, following a tricky hand off from computer to human. Read...

They’re Racking up the Miles, but Are Self-Driving Cars Getting Safer?

Headlines about robot cars this week make the driverless revolution seem imminent, and yet still a long way off. It’s a big week for robot cars. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is in Detroit today to...






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