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Japanese car giant Toyota and conglomerate Softbank on Thursday announced they would create a joint venture to provide “new mobility services” including autonomous vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company will be called “Monet” — short for “mobility network” — and will be 50.25 percent owned by Softbank, with the remainder held […]
At a time when some doubt is being cast about the public’s attitude to driverless cars and manufacturers, including Volvo, appear keen to introduce new electric vehicle sub-brands, Volvo instead gave another glimpse of its own autonomous electric vehicle, the 360c. Not too long ago, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker teased a single tone from an […]
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, United States — A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it’s unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged. The cause of the Friday evening crash, involving a Tesla Model S and a […]
Self-driving buses aren’t new, but Toyota’s concept vehicle unveiled Monday aims to be more than just that: a mobile platform for e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, for a start.
Nissan has announced it’s having success with developing technology that will enable vehicles to be controlled by interpreting signals from the driver’s brain.
Researchers have discovered that like human drivers, autonomous vehicles can also get confused when encountering vandalized road signs. A team composed of members from the University of Washington, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Stony Brook University, and University of California Berkeley did a study on how defacing road signs can affect the artificial intelligence in […]
Intel will buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the companies said Monday, in a deal signaling the American computer chip giant’s commitment to technology for self-driving vehicles. Israeli media reported that the deal worth approximately $15.3 billion was the largest ever cross-border acquisition for an Israeli tech […]
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — The US state of California is easing its rules for autonomous car testing, by allowing testing of vehicles in which there is no human driver. The new rules have yet to be submitted for public consultation, with a final version expected by the end of the year, according to its […]
The car of the future doesn’t just want to drive you. It wants to know you. The automotive technology showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show over the past week was in part about self-driving vehicles, but also about personalizing the driving experience. Artificial intelligence and facial recognition will allow vehicles to let you in (if […]
Google was one of the pioneering companies when it came to developing self-driving cars. Alas, the company has given up on the tiny steering-wheel-less Google car for more practical ventures. Instead, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is looking to partner with big car manufacturers for traditional-looking vehicles that would incorporate Google’s self-driving car technology, reports Tech […]