self-driving cars

New Denso partnership drives Toyota further into autonomous cars

A NEW partnership between Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle parts manufacturer Denso Corp. will boost the carmaker’s thrust into self-driving cars. News agency Reuters reported earlier this week that Toyota and Denso —already a supplier to the…

Daimler, BMW to cooperate on self-driving tech

NEXT-generation driver-assist systems, automated driving on highways, and automated parking are technologies Daimler AG and BMW Group will in future develop together. This comes as a result of the two companies having entered into a new agreement…

Self-driving Hyundais, Kias may arrive sooner than expected

BOTH Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors are accelerating their initiatives related to autonomous vehicle technologies through a new investment on Aurora, a firm developing self-driving systems for cars. The Seoul-based carmakers bared this in a statement, but…

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report, published Thursday, says roughly 36…

Nonprofit groups support industry in self-driving campaign

Advocacy groups representing the elderly and the blind launched an educational campaign to explain the benefits of self-driving cars.…

Toyota, Softbank unveil tie-up, eye autonomous vehicle services

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”…

Toyota pours $500M into self-driving cars tieup with Uber

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft Toyota, based…

Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars. Uber is among a number of technology and car companies racing toward…

Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending use of self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. The Uber vehicle was…

Autonomous cars get confused by vandalized street signs

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…