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Peter Suciu
Tesla's Autopilot Drifts Toward Driverless Cars
10/15/15 3:09 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 743 Words

The autopilot system is available in Tesla Model S vehicles. The hardware included in those models since last year allows for the gradual introduction of self-driving technology, including forward radar, a forward-looking camera, 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors situated to sense 16...

Quinten plummer
Google Car Stubs Toe
03/02/16 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 753 Words

... of Google's self-driving cars kissed a bus on Valentine's day, marking the first accident in which the one of the company's autonomous vehicles was at least partly at fault. Possibly too smart for its own good, the self-driving car was attempting to...

Richard Adhikari
Google Patents Driverless Car Tech for Sliding In and Out of Tight Spots
12/16/11 12:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 661 Words

Google has been awarded a United States patent for what, in legalese, is "transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode" -- essentially a self-driving car. To be more precise, U.S. Patent 8,078,349 covers a car being driven by a human that transitions to...

Quinten Plummer
California's Proposed Rules Could Stop Google Car in Its Tracks
12/18/15 1:09 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 515 Words

... California Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday proposed rules for autonomous vehicles , and Google isn't happy about one of the provisions. The new rules for autonomous autos were presented for public commentary. The DMV has invited the public to weigh in...

Jack M. Germain
Udacity Fuels Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Dreams
09/15/16 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 892 Words

Thrun will teach the courses, along with David Silver, who was an autonomous vehicle engineer at Ford before joining Udacity, and Ryan Keenan, who previously worked as a freelance data analyst.

Thrun is a pioneer in the development of the self-driving...

Peter Suciu
Laser Pointer Hack Easily Dupes Driverless Cars
09/08/15 3:16 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 705 Words

A setup that costs about US$60 could trick the Lidar system, which autonomous vehicles use to sense objects in the road, into responding as though there were obstacles ahead in situations where there were none, said Jonathan Petit, principal scientist at Security Innovation...

David Jones
Nevada Issues Historic License to Paralyzed Race Car Driver
10/07/16 12:14 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 618 Words

... state of Nevada last week issued paralyzed former Indy driver Sam Schmidt a license to drive a specially made autonomous vehicle, equipped with a series of high-tech sensors and other equipment that will allow him to operate it with head motions, voice...

Peter Suciu
Google Fine-Tunes Self-Driving Cars' Kid Perception
11/02/15 2:32 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 757 Words

Google last week announced that it has developed technology for its self-driving vehicles that would be able to detect people in costumes -- presumably children dressed for Halloween. The company is teaching its cars to drive more cautiously around children and thus be...

Peter Suciu
Self-Driving Concept Cars Impress at CES
01/08/15 3:29 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 816 Words

... Mark Fields on Wednesday took the stage at the International CES 2015 in Las Vegas and said that Ford Motor is focusing on bringing autonomous automobiles to the masses. Although Ford may not be the first company to produce a self-driving car,...

David Jones
Consumer Reports Urges Tesla to Pull Plug on Autopilot
07/15/16 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 770 Words

Questions recently have arisen over whether Tesla's Model S vehicles can operate safely without regular human intervention.

Consumer Reports' change request sprang from concerns over a number of recent test crashes, including a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Florida, which is...

Peter Suciu
DMV Meeting Revs Apple Car Rumors
09/21/15 9:13 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 531 Words

... executives recently met with officials from California's Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the company's plans to test an autonomous vehicle, The Guardian reported Friday. Mike Maletic, senior legal counsel for Apple, had an hour-long meeting in August with California's autonomous vehicle experts,...

Rob Enderle
Why Intel Is in Such Horrid Condition
01/28/19 11:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1512 Words

It continues to amaze me how quickly autonomous flying vehicles are advancing.

Negligent Executive Leadership
At the heart of Intel's problems are two things: 1) Its last CEO lacked board oversight and crippled the company; and 2) Lack of focus...

Peter Suciu
Ford R&D Facility Rolls Into Silicon Valley
01/23/15 1:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 791 Words

Ford Motor on Thursday announced the opening of its Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto, a 25,000 square foot facility that will help it accelerate the company's innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. This is the latest addition...

Peter Suciu
Veteran Car Guy to Steer Google's Driverless Cars to Market
09/14/15 12:54 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 720 Words

Google on Sunday named auto industry veteran John Krafcik to head up its autonomous vehicle division. Krafcik, former CEO of Hyundai's U.S. operations, will be the first CEO of Google's 6-year-old self-driving car project. "This is a great opportunity to help Google develop...

David Jones
Apple Snags Hotshot Engineer, Former Tesla VP, for Project Titan
04/20/16 2:24 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 674 Words

At Aston Martin, his group was responsible for the architecture of the VH Platform vehicles, including the DB9 and he V12 Vantage.

Porritt is credited with establishing Aston Martin's vehicle engineering team. He was chief engineer of its One-77 supercar, which...

Peter Suciu
Over-the-Air Tinkering Keeps Tesla's Model S New
03/25/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 715 Words

... CEO Elon Musk last week said that the company's line of high-end electric cars will get some autonomous driving capabilities via an over-the-air software update this summer. The new features will let drivers give their vehicles control of certain tasks on major...

Peter Suciu
New Ford Tech Shines Light Where Drivers Need It
07/20/15 4:08 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 814 Words

This technology could be helpful not only for cars that have a driver, but also for autonomous vehicles, he told TechNewsWorld.

"This will absolutely play into the future of self-driving cars," Carlson added.

Driver-to-Driver Safety
Ford's system is...

Chris Maxcer
Apple Car Talk Starts Making Sense
09/23/15 11:13 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1056 Words

Earlier rumors also made the assumption that Apple was developing a self-driving car , but the Journal's latest story indicates the first Apple car won't be fully autonomous.

It also establishes a timeline, sort of. The target ship date is...

Peter Suciu
Google Patents Tech to Limit Injuries in Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents
05/20/16 2:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 661 Words

Autonomous Feature
Google's patent application describes how the technology could be utilized with autonomous vehicles -- something that the tech giant has been hard at work developing. It's possible this technology could be intended as an added safety feature for...

David Jones
Sidewalk Labs: Taking It to the Streets in Columbus
07/07/16 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1012 Words

The plan calls for eventually incorporating ride-sharing and cycling, as well as the possible deployment of autonomous vehicles . Cloud Data The project leverages Flow, a collaborative effort of Sidewalk Labs and seven finalists in the Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge.


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