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Mercedes-Benz safety-car concept monitors the road ahead and your kids

The Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle 2019 was designed for a world where humans and machines share driving duties. It can use lights to communicate with other road users and even monitor an infant's vital signs. The post Mercedes-Benz safety-car concept monitors the road ahead and your kids appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Concept Cars, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class


Ford CTO Ken Washington at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

A conference dedicated to transportation and mobility wouldn’t be complete without hearing from Ford, the U.S. automaker with a storied 116-year history. We’re excited to announce that Ford CTO Ken Washington will participate in TechCrunch’s inaugural TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on July 10, 2019 in San Jose, Calif., that’s bringing the best and brightest minds — founders, investors and technologists — who are determined to invent a future Henry Ford might never have imagined. Or maybe...
Tags: Transportation, Technology, California, Los Angeles, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Bird, San Jose, Automotive Industry, Self-driving Cars


It’s My First Day: Self-driving Mobility Shuttle Pulled Over in Rhode Island

Self-driving shuttle company May Mobility expanded its operations to include Rhode Island this week. The state agreed to pay the firm $800,000 for the first year of operations, allowing it to get its six-passenger micro shuttles running between an Amtrak station and downtown Providence as part of an ongoing pilot program. However, one of the shuttles […] The post It’s My First Day: Self-driving Mobility Shuttle Pulled Over in Rhode Island appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Cops, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Rhode Island, Amtrak, Providence, Avs, Shuttles, News Blog, May Mobility


TC Sessions: Mobility announces its July 10 agenda

TechCrunch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 and we’re thrilled to announce our jam-packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the transportation industry. With Early Bird ticket sales ending soon, you’ll want to be sure to grab your tickets after checking out this agenda. Throughout the day, you can expect to hear from and partake in discussions about the future of transportation, the promise and problems of autonomous vehicles, the pote...
Tags: Google, Food, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Ceo, Intel, AV, Nasa, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Chrysler


Faith in superior abilities of machines is key to accepting self-driving cars

A survey into what affects people's acceptance of self-driving cars has found the biggest factor is whether people believe that a machine can perform the task of driving more effectively than a human could. The post Faith in superior abilities of machines is key to accepting self-driving cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Ai, Self-driving Cars, Posthuman Ability, Survey Data


Uber Completes $8.1B Public Market Debut in Spite of Tumultuous Past

Ride-hailing giant Uber secured $8.1 billion in new capital late Thursday as it priced an initial public offering that set its market capitalization at $82.4 billion, according to calculations by The New York Times and other news outlets.Uber announced late Thursday it will sell 180 million shares of common stock at $45 apiece when it completes the IPO. That price is near the lowest end of the range Uber set at $44 to $50 in the amended prospectus it filed on April 26.Uber (NYSE: UBER) will sta...
Tags: Google, Deals, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Marketplace, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech


Lyft taps Waymo for driverless robo-taxi rides in Phoenix

Lyft is about to begin offering a robo-taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to its partnership with autonomous-vehicle specialist Waymo. It'll begin with 10 vehicles, with Lyft customers able to request rides in the usual way. The post Lyft taps Waymo for driverless robo-taxi rides in Phoenix appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Ridesharing, Phoenix, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Lyft taps Waymo for robo-taxi rides in Phoenix, Arizona

Lyft is about to begin offering a robo-taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to its partnership with autonomous-vehicle specialist Waymo. It'll begin with 10 vehicles, with Lyft customers able to request rides in the usual way. The post Lyft taps Waymo for robo-taxi rides in Phoenix, Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Ridesharing, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


GM’s Cruise Sees Another Billion-dollar Investment

General Motors’ self-driving vehicle unit, Cruise, has attracted new investors and an equity infusion of $1.15 billion as it continues work on its commercial fleet of autonomous taxis. The new investment, which effectively brings the operation’s valuation to $19 billion, is primarily fronted by Baltimore-based asset management company T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and existing partners like […] The post GM’s Cruise Sees Another Billion-dollar Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tech, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Industry News, Avs, News Blog, Autonomous Development, Cruise AV


Populus AI CEO, co-founder Regina Clewlow at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Behind all those on-demand shuttles, ride-hailing vehicles, dockless scooters, bikes and someday even autonomous cars is data. A lot of data. Numerous startups have popped up and several large, established companies have rolled out products all aimed at capturing and making sense of that data. One such company is Populus AI, a startup that has launched a data platform for cities to better understand and manage how people are moving from Point A to Point B.  The idea is that real-time data and an...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Intel, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bmw, Self-driving Cars, UC Davis, Daimler, SVP, Mobileye, Dave Ferguson, SF Bay Area


Waymo wants you to know its autonomous driver recognizes children and cyclists

Self-driving car company Waymo published the first in a series of promotions that depict safe behavior of Waymo's autonomous vehicles. The initial release shows how Waymo technology recognizes and responds to children and cyclists. The post Waymo wants you to know its autonomous driver recognizes children and cyclists appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Waymo


May Mobility COO and co-founder Alisyn Malek at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Even as the giants of the autonomous vehicle industry were setting ambitious timelines for their robotaxi deployments, May Mobility was already hitting the streets. The startup launched its first low-speed autonomous shuttle service in Detroit in summer 2018. By March, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company was operating in at least three U.S. cities. It’s a rapid acceleration for a company that was founded less than two years ago. We’re excited to announce that May Mobility COO and co-founder Al...
Tags: Transportation, Events, Linkedin, Tech, General-motors, Intel, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Smithsonian, Self-driving Cars, Detroit, Henry Ford, SAN JOSE Calif, Malek, SVP


How Are Autonomous Vehicles Supposed to Make Automakers Money?

As we continue reporting on how costly mobility projects, connectivity, and autonomous development are weighing on automakers’ bottom line, readers want to know exactly when these endeavors will become profitable. While the path for data acquisition and in-car marketing is fairly clear, self-driving cars are new territory. But it’s all speculative. Logistical, ethical and regulatory […] The post How Are Autonomous Vehicles Supposed to Make Automakers Money? appeared first on The Truth About Cars...
Tags: Editorials, Finances, Autos, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Business Partnerships, Avs, News Blog, Corporate Strategies


Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Long before there was an autonomous vehicle industry, there was Project Chauffeur — a secret endeavor staffed by about a dozen engineers and housed under Google’s moonshot factory X. That venture, popularly known as the Google self-driving car project, would eventually graduate from its project status to become a standalone company called Waymo in 2016 — along the way helping launch an entire industry and numerous careers. And Waymo’s CTO and VP of engineering Dmitri Dolgov has been the...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Technology, California, Tech, Intel, Companies, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Cto, Henry Ford, Emerging-technologies


Nvidia agrees with Tesla’s take on self-driving cars, but corrects specifics

Nvidia vice president Rob Csongor agreed with broad statements by Elon Musk at Tesla's April 22 Autonomy Investor Day. Csongor then took exception to what he termed were inaccuracies about Nvidia's self-driving car chip. The post Nvidia agrees with Tesla’s take on self-driving cars, but corrects specifics appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Computing, Nvidia, Self-driving Cars, Rob Csongor


Waymo picks Detroit factory to build self-driving cars

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle technology startup under Alphabet, is setting up shop in a Detroit factory on American Axle & Manufacturing’s campus. Waymo said Tuesday it will partner with American Axle & Manufacturing to repurpose the existing facility, which was most recently used as a sequencing center for a local parts supplier. The goal is to begin moving into the facility by mid-2019 and begin preparing the site for manufacturing Level 4 autonomous vehicles. Level 4 is a designation by...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Chrysler, Jaguar, Michigan, Self-driving Cars, Detroit, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Magna, MEDC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Waymo


Horses and Guinea Pigs: Elon Musk’s Lofty Promises Raise Safety Advocates’ Ire, Sink Stock

Did you miss Autonomy Day yesterday? If you’re unaware, that’s the name given to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s promise-filled, self-driving-focused speech to investors yesterday in the cradle of dreams (also known as Silicon Valley). There, Musk promised cars a driver can sleep in; cars that will make its owner money. Cars that, despite their self-driving […] The post Horses and Guinea Pigs: Elon Musk’s Lofty Promises Raise Safety Advocates’ Ire, Sink Stock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Autos, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Musk, News Blog


Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars on Monday, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automation, Robots, Nvidia, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars


Tesla Autonomy Software

Tesla Autonomy Investor Day described their software. Tesla has a shadow mode where they can compare alternative software algorithms against the current software. Tesla will only proceed from shadow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Self Driving Cars, Tesla Autonomy Software


Tesla will have ‘autonomous robotaxis’ in 2020, Elon Musk says

Tesla will deploy self-driving cars in a "robotaxi" service in 2020, CEO Elon Musk said at the automaker's Autonomy Investor Day. Musk has promised autonomous Tesla electric cars before, but will he finally deliver this time? The post Tesla will have ‘autonomous robotaxis’ in 2020, Elon Musk says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Promise Hour: Tesla Broadcasts Self-driving Tech to Perk Up Investors

Tesla celebrated “Autonomy Day” on Monday, broadcasting a web presentation to investors touting its self-driving strategy — part of CEO Elon Musk’s attempt to prove that the manufacturer’s longstanding commitment to the technology will bear fruit. While the mood was undercut by news of one of its vehicles spontaneously combusting in a Shanghai parking garage, the company […] The post Promise Hour: Tesla Broadcasts Self-driving Tech to Perk Up Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Shanghai, Autos, Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Chips, Neural Networks, Tesla Motors, Automotive Technology, Avs, FSD, News Blog, Autonomy Day


Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving

At its “Autonomy Day” today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon Musk rather peremptorily called it “the best chip in the world…objectively.” That might be a stretch, but it certainly should get the job done. Called for now the “full self-driving computer,” or FSD Computer, it is a high-performance, special-purpose chip built (by Samsung, in Texas) solely with autonomy and safety in mind. Whether and how it actually outperfor...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, Samsung, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Gpu, Self-driving, Bannon, Pete Bannon, Autonomy Day, FSD computer


Tesla’s full self-driving computer is now in all new cars and a next-gen chip is already ‘halfway done’

The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3, X and S vehicles, CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s Autonomy Day. Tesla switched over from Nvidia’s Drive platform to its own custom chip for the Model S and X about a month ago and for the Model 3 about 10 days ago, Musk said. “All cars being produced all have the hardware necessary — computer and otherwise — for full self-driving,” Musk said. “All you need to do is impro...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nvidia, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Model S, Model X, Musk, Model 3, Autopilot, FSD


Audi self-driving unit taps newcomer Aeva for its unique lidar

Audi’s self-driving unit has tapped a startup with a unique approach to lidar as it ramps up testing in Munich using a fleet of autonomous electric e-tron crossover vehicles. Audi subsidiary Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID, said Wednesday it’s using lidar sensors developed by Aeva, a startup founded just two years ago by veterans of Apple and Nikon. Aeva, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company started by Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, has developed what it describes as “4D lidar” th...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Munich, Automotive, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Nikon, Audi, Lidar, Emerging-technologies, Velodyne, Mountain View Calif, Canaan Partners


Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China

Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development and eventual deployment of its technology on public roads. The expansion marks the fifth market where Aptiv has set up R&D, testing or operational facilities. Aptiv has autonomous driving operations in Boston, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Singapore. But China is perhaps its most ambitious endeavor yet. Aptiv has never had any AV operations in China,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, China, Boston, Singapore, Tech, Automotive, United States, Automation, President, Shanghai, Transport, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars


Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play

Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open up its service to more Phoenix residents. The company, which spun out to become a business under Alphabet, launched a limited commercial robotaxi service called Waymo One in the Phoenix area in December. The Waymo One self-driving car service, and accompanying app, was only available to Phoenix residents who were part of its early rider program,...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Self-driving Cars, Self-driving Car, Alphabet, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, Chandler, Waymo


Economic Impact of Self-driving Trucks

Trucks are the backbone of the supply-chain delivery system. 70% of goods are delivered by truck. The U.S. trucking industry generated $700.3 billion in economic activity in 2017. Self-driving trucks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Gadgets, Business, Science, Technology, Jobs, Future, Cars, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Robotics, Self Driving Cars, Economic Impact


Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year

Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will continue to invest heavily in the futuristic tech even though it expects to rely on human drivers for years to come, according to the company’s IPO prospectus filed Thursday. R&D costs at Uber ATG, the company’s autonomous vehicle unit, its eVTOL unit Uber Elevate and other related technology represented one-third of its total R&D spen...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, AV, Automotive, Ford, Toyota, Travis Kalanick, Self-driving Cars, New York Stock Exchange, Robotics


Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Some of the first users of autonomous taxis are senior citizens living in a massive retirement community in Florida. It’s there, in a 40-square-mile area known as The Villages, that autonomous driving startup Voyage has planted its flag. Once the door-to-door self-driving taxi service is fully operational, all 125,000 residents will have the ability to summon a self-driving car to their doorstep using the Voyage mobile app. Voyage’s strategy to target retirement communities makes the startup,...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Cameron, Transport, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Voyage, Robotics, Udacity, TechCrunch


Volkswagen puts self-driving cars to the test on the streets of German city

Volkswagen is testing prototype self-driving cars in Hamburg. The automaker claims this is the first test of autonomous cars on the streets of a major German city. Five self-driving cars operate with human safety drivers on board. The post Volkswagen puts self-driving cars to the test on the streets of German city appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Germany, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Hamburg, Hamburg Germany, Volkswagen E-golf



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