Next Monday, Audi will be demonstrating its progress towards autonomous driving in public. Continue Reading...
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According to Tesla, General Motors and Mercedez-Benz, driverless cars are coming soon, but the head of Toyota USA thinks those claims are being exaggerated. Continue Reading...
Try as they might, proponents for autonomous cars will always struggle to argue that a computer can drive safely around man-operated vehicles. That is, unless a group of scientists from Standford’s Revs program have their way. Continue Reading...
Google’s self-driving car is pretty ugly with its roof-mounted unit that allows for autonomous driving, but that isn’t stopping it from getting attention from a second state senate. Continue Reading...
Just a day after Google was awarded a driver’s license for its self-driving car, the tech giant brought one of its autonomous Toyota Prius out to Washington D.C. in hopes to make driverless cars legal in the United States. It appears that Google made its way to the nation’s capital in hopes to appeal to… Continue Reading...
The state of Nevada has just become the first to issue a driver’s license to a car. The vehicle in question is Google’s autonomous Toyota Prius, which company engineers have been testing on California roads for the past two years, logging 140,000 miles with just one traffic-incident. That accident, caused when a car driven by… Continue Reading...
With Google’s driverless cars making headlines, the public sentiment towards autonomous driving technology appears to be on the rise with a new J.D. Power study revealing that 37% of American vehicle owners are interested in such systems. Part of the findings in the larger 2012 US Emerging Technologies Study, it’s less of an endorsement of… Continue Reading...
A car that drives itself might seem cool — until you realize it’s probably a Toyota Prius. What if you prefer something a more upscale automated chauffeur? It seems Google feels the same way by giving a Lexus RX450h the autonomous treatment. The vehicle was spotted testing in Southern California and seems to be sporting a… Continue Reading...
Self-driving cars aren’t new, but if electric vehicles’ slow adoption rates among U.S. consumers are any measure of new technology acceptance then autonomous cars can’t be close at hand, or can they? According to a speech given by Larry Burns, former General Motors research and development head, we can expect such technology by 2020. Unless… Continue Reading...
What’s the real benefit to autonomous cars? To be able to eat your Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch while it drives you to your destination of course. In all seriousness, Google’s self-driving car just did its biggest and best promotional video yet. The autonomous Toyota Prius shuttled around Steve Mahan, a legally blind man, through… Continue Reading...
A major step towards self-driving cars, Volvo has announced its first successful test of what it calls a “road train”. As a part of the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project, a test fleet of cars fitted with special equipment becomes a caravan of sorts, bunching up behind a lead vehicle and acting… Continue Reading...
Google’s mission towards to mass market autonomous vehicles took another step forward this week when they were granted a patent for a method of controlling the self-driving car. The patent details how the vehicle can transition from being human-driven to autonomous mode. The technology raises an interesting thought, where the car could transition to autonomous… Continue Reading...
The idea is to see that, when the vehicles intervene, either to swerve or brake to avoid an accident, how those traveling in them, react. Automakers participating in the US program include Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen. Continue Reading...
A state made famous on for its loose laws and even looser morality, you can now add another item to the list of things you’re allowed to do in Nevada: ride along in a driverless car. Thanks to the passing of Bill No. 511, Nevada is the first state to allow Google’s autonomous cars. The… Continue Reading...
Following the news of Google’s self-driving car, there’s news that the German’s have been working on a pretty cool idea – an autonomous car controlled by an iPad. This latest addition to the market, brought to you by the AutoNOMOS Labs project at Germany’s Freire University, combines a modified Volkswagen Passat that is equipped with… Continue Reading...
UPDATE: Audi’s official statement below Jalopnik is reporting that an Audi commercial shoot at Pikes Peak took a tragic turn after a helicopter crashed during filming. Reports say that the pilot is in critical condition with the other three passengers injured as well. The commercial apparently involved the autonomous TTS, with the helicopter filming the… Continue Reading...
It’s always been a goal of mine to learn how to slide into a parking spot, similar to how all the cool guys do it in Hollywood blockbusters. It’s a totally frivolous thing to master, and the chances of ever being able to use it are negligible. In any case, it looks like it will… Continue Reading...