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Nuro’s awesome robot delivery pods are tootling into Texas

Robo-delivery startup Nuro is taking its cool-looking autonomous delivery pods to Texas. The pods will deliver Kroger groceries to customers' doors in Houston following a successful pilot program in Scottsdale, Arizona. The post Nuro’s awesome robot delivery pods are tootling into Texas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Houston, Kroger, Scottsdale Arizona, Nuro


Highlights From the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

From all-electric to truly dazzling, some of the best vehicles from this year's event Supercars, hypercars, accessible cars and concept cars from the world’s best-known and emerging brands made their debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Whether small and playful, wildly fast or glorious and sprawling, the cars reflect the industry’s exploration of electric vehicles. Some are opting for more accessible iterations while …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Flying Cars, Electric Cars, Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Ev, Alfa Romeo, International Motor Show, Car Shows


Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …
Tags: Auto, Space, Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Earth, Moon, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Linkaboutit, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar Rover, Moon Rover


Ford to expand autonomous-car research in race to launch robo-taxi service

Ford is in a race with Waymo and GM Cruise to launch large-scale taxi and delivery services using autonomous vehicles. Already testing its technology in four U.S. cities, the automaker looks set to expand its program to a fifth. The post Ford to expand autonomous-car research in race to launch robo-taxi service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Driverless Cars, GM Cruise, Waymo


GM Cruise to double its autonomous-car team for robo-taxi goal

With its eye on the launch of a robo-taxi service before the end of the year, General Motors' Cruise Automation has said it plans to double the size of its autonomous-vehicle team over the next nine months. The post GM Cruise to double its autonomous-car team for robo-taxi goal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Cruise Automation, GM Cruise, General Motors Cruise Automation


BMW Group & Daimler AG Partner For Autonomous Driving Technology

The partnership will focus on next-generation autonomous technology.  BMW and Daimler say they may partner with other companies along the way. The BMW Group and Daimler AG are partnering for a number of autonomous driving initiatives. The companies say they are looking to advance the development of next-generation driver assistance systems and autonomous driving, including up to SAE Level 4. Both have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop this and other new technologies relat...
Tags: Germany, Munich, Autos, Bmw, Autonomous Cars, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, BMW Group, BMW AG, Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Kallenius, Harald Krüger, Car News, Board of Management, Källenius


Brodmann17 nabs $11M for its automotive computer vision tech that runs on any CPU

Efficient computer vision systems are a critical component of autonomous and assisted driving vehicles, and now a startup that has developed a way to deliver computer vision technology without relying on costly and bulky hardware — by building deep learning software that can run even on low-end processors — has secured a round of funding as it gears up for its first services later this year. Brodmann17 — named after the primary visual cortex in the human brain — has raised $11 million in a Serie...
Tags: Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bmw, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Computer Vision, Ourcrowd, Bosch, Mobileye, ADAS, Pinhas, Brodmann17


Jaguar is creating a language so autonomous cars can talk to pedestrians

Jaguar wants to teach autonomous cars how to talk to pedestrians. After testing creepy eyes, it has switched to a technology which beams light bars on the ground that move to signal the car is stopping, turning, or accelerating. The post Jaguar is creating a language so autonomous cars can talk to pedestrians appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Jaguar, Autonomous Cars


Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough

Many companies talk about self-driving cars, but Lyft and Aptiv are already using a fleet of them to transport paying customers in Las Vegas. Hop in for a close look at the tech of autonomous cars, and the challenges they face. The post Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Aptiv, Las Vegas Hop


CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom


Bosch cautiously moving full-speed ahead with self-driving car tech

The automotive industry's brightest minds are working on making self-driving cars a reality in the not-too-distant future. Digital Trends talked to a self-driving car expert at CES 2019 to gain insight on how the technology is progressing. The post Bosch cautiously moving full-speed ahead with self-driving car tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Cars, Bosch, Digital Trends, CES 2019


This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep

Design studio Aprilli is reimagining the future of transportation with its new concept, describing a kind of self-driving sleeper van that’s like a hotel room on wheels. Coming soon to a freeway near you? It's not as crazy as it sounds. The post This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech


CES 2019: Tech trends to watch for at the consumer electronics show

With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, CES is overwhelming. Here's what to expect from the upcoming show, from A.I. and self-driving cars to 5G networks and 8K televisions. The post CES 2019: Tech trends to watch for at the consumer electronics show appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Wearables, News, Cars, Trends, Ces, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Ai, Autonomous Cars, Smart Home, 5g, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, 8k Tvs


Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. The post Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. The post Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Tech trends to watch from CES 2019

With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, CES is overwhelming. Here's what to expect from the upcoming show, from AI and self-driving cars to 5G networks and foldable phones and 8K televisions. The post Tech trends to watch from CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Wearables, News, Cars, Trends, Ces, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Ai, Autonomous Cars, Smart Home, 5g, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, 8k Tvs


Uber slowly resumes self-driving car tests nine months after deadly accident

Uber will resume testing self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh after a nine-month hiatus that followed a deadly accident in Arizona. The program will resume on a significantly reduced scale. The post Uber slowly resumes self-driving car tests nine months after deadly accident appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Pittsburgh


Autonomous pods are now delivering groceries to customers in Arizona

Check out these cool-looking autonomous delivery pods that are now trundling along the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona. Created by tech firm Nuro, the unmanned pods are part of a service delivering groceries to customers The post Autonomous pods are now delivering groceries to customers in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Grocery Delivery, Emerging Tech, Nuro, Scottsdale Arizona Created


Bosch’s CES-bound shuttle concept takes us on a trip to a not-too-distant future

Bosch envisions a future in which driverless shuttles occupy their own market segment. The German firm won't build the shuttles, but it wants to provide everything else, ranging from the drive system to the apps used to hail them. The post Bosch’s CES-bound shuttle concept takes us on a trip to a not-too-distant future appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ride Sharing, Autonomous Cars, Bosch, CES 2019


Uber is about to restart self-driving car tests but on a reduced scale

Uber is reported to be on the verge of restarting its autonomous-car test program. The company halted it in March 2018 following a fatal accident involving one of its vehicles, but its cars could be back on the road within weeks. The post Uber is about to restart self-driving car tests but on a reduced scale appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Bark’s Bites: Crossovers Are the Gateway Drug For Self-Driving Cars

Automotive Twitter really is the worst Twitter, for many reasons. First of all, it’s not very “automotive.” With the exception of our dear friend, Bozi Tatarevic, who is a must-follow for his encyclopedic knowledge and Holmesian sleuthing skills, nearly every other autowriter on Twitter views the platform as an opportunity to share the wonkiest political […] The post Bark’s Bites: Crossovers Are the Gateway Drug For Self-Driving Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Crossovers, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Bark's Bites, Barks Bites, Bozi Tatarevic


7 insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits

Self-driving cars are getting better all the time, but we won't ever be convinced of their readiness for prime time till we see them comfortably handle some of the world's craziest roads. Here are our picks. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Luminar lidar sensor aims to detect if you’re sipping a latte or crossing a road

Volvo and sensor company Luminar Technologies have made a breakthrough in lidar technology that will greatly improve the vision of autonomous cars. The lidar allows an autonomous car to see up to 270 yards away. The post Luminar lidar sensor aims to detect if you’re sipping a latte or crossing a road appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Cars, Volvo, Luminar Technologies, 2018 Los Angeles auto show


Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery

Last week it was Ford and VW, and this week Ford and Walmart are signaling a desire to work together on autonomous vehicles solutions. Ford and the giant retailer will study consumer reactions to self-driving delivery vehicles. The post Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Walmart, Vw, Ford, Autonomous Cars, Robotic Delivery Vehicles


Study suggests autonomous cars could become red light districts on wheels

Fully autonomous cars can change the way we commute, but they can also have a far-reaching impact on the tourism industry. Two researchers published a study that outlines how self-driving technology could create a new dimension in tourism. The post Study suggests autonomous cars could become red light districts on wheels appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Cars


Safety driver in Waymo autonomous car causes collision with biker

Safety drivers are supposed to take control of a self-driving car when a potentially dangerous situation occurs during road tests. But a recent takeover by a Waymo driver resulted in an accident with a motorcyclist. The post Safety driver in Waymo autonomous car causes collision with biker appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Waymo


Tesla drivers in N. America will soon be able to put lane changing on autopilot

Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot feature, which goes live tonight, will assist drivers by guiding the car from the on-ramp to the off-ramp of a highway, including making suggestions for lane changes and navigating highway interchanges. The post Tesla drivers in N. America will soon be able to put lane changing on autopilot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, America, Trends, Tesla, Autonomous Cars, Autodrive, Navigate On Autopilot


Should A.I cars put passengers before pedestrians? Here’s what millions said

Should a self-driving cars value the life of its driver over that of pedestrians? The results of a large scale study show what 2.3 million people from all over the world think about it. The post Should A.I cars put passengers before pedestrians? Here’s what millions said appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Mit, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech


Should A.I cars put passengers before pedestrians? Here’s what 2.3 million people said

Should a self-driving cars value the life of its driver over that of pedestrians? The results of a large scale study show what 2.3 million people from all over the world think about it. The post Should A.I cars put passengers before pedestrians? Here’s what 2.3 million people said appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Mit, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech


ZF’s New Camera System Focuses on an Oft-ignored Danger: the Driver

The rollout of semi-autonomous driver assist systems designed to turn long highway slogs into stress-free, breezy jaunts isn’t in any way perfected, but OEMs and suppliers are working on it. Depending on who builds what, lane-holding can be dodgy, automatic braking can be capricious, forward-facing cameras and radar can misidentify or ignore objects, and drivers […] The post ZF’s New Camera System Focuses on an Oft-ignored Danger: the Driver appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Cameras, Autos, Autonomous Cars, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles



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