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New Volvo Tech Could Intervene During Distracted & Intoxicated Driving

Volvo’s new monitoring system aims to reduce the impacts of distracted and impaired driving. The technology allows the vehicle to automatically intervene if a driver fails to respond to warnings. As part of a larger conversation, Volvo asks if automakers have an obligation to produce such technology.  Volvo is showcasing new technology that may prevent fatal accidents involving impairment, speeding, and distraction. The automaker is doubling down on their vision of a future with zero traffic f...
Tags: United States, Autos, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Volvo, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volvo Cars, National Safety Council, New Volvo, Flegel, Car News, Henrik Green, Jim Flegel, Ken Kolosh


Autonomous shuttle rides coming to New York City via Optimus Ride

Workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NY City will soon be able to make their way around the 300-acre industrial park in Optimus Ride's self-driving shuttles. The tech startup says it's the first trial of its kind in the state. The post Autonomous shuttle rides coming to New York City via Optimus Ride appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, New York City, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Optimus, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY City, Optimus Ride


Waymo boosts robo-taxi plans with new service center in Arizona

Waymo has announced plans for a facility in Phoenix, Arizona, that will help to service, maintain, and grow its fleet of autonomous Waymo One cars. The vehicles operate as part of the company's robo-taxi ridesharing service. The post Waymo boosts robo-taxi plans with new service center in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Yandex inks deal with Hyundai to build self-driving car tech for its Mobis OEM division

On the heels of becoming the latest investor in Ola, today Hyundai announced another key deal to further its ambitions in next-generation automotive services. Yandex, the Russian search giant that has been working on self-driving car technology, has inked a partnership with Hyundai to develop software and hardware for autonomous car systems. This is Yandex’s first partnership with a carmaker, and specifically, Yandex will be working with Hyundai Mobis, the car giant’s OEM parts and service di...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, China, Russia, India, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Toyota, Estonia, Las Vegas, Autonomous Cars, Baidu, Hyundai, Kia


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


Apple layoffs hit nearly 200 employees in self-driving car division

IMAGE: 3000 Kifer Road, a site of layoffs reported by Apple to the State of California, believed to involve Apple's self-driving car division. Google Street View via SF Chronicle. Apple confirmed today that it is laying off about 190 people from its self-driving car division. Most of the people who are losing their jobs in Santa Clara/Sunnyvale are engineers, and they'll be departing in April. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The layoffs were disclosed, along with new details, in a letter th...
Tags: Apple, Post, Business, Technology, News, California, San Francisco, Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Santa Clara Sunnyvale, Picks, Tom Neumayr, SF Chronicle Apple, California Employment Development Department CNBC


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


Britain's Gatwick Airport Is Experimenting With Robot Valets to Park Cars

If there’s one driving job I think I’d be fine with giving up to a robot, it’s finding a place to park in a colossal, jam-packed parking lot or parking deck. That’s not really where driving enjoyment lives. Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Robots, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Gatwick Airport


Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Icar, Self Driving Cars, Apple Car, Project Titan, Doug Field, Xmotors


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


Testing ZF’s Autonomous Ride-Hailing Taxi

We try out a robo-taxi at CES, and learn where the industry really is at on the road to autonomous lifts As Silicon Valley and the car industry continue to converge, we’re seeing an increasing presence of autonomous cars at the Consumer Electronics Show, including an autonomous robo-taxi that we caught a ride in this year. The ZF Autonomous Ride-Hailing Taxi is a prototype that’s meant …
Tags: Design, Tech, Ces, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Cars, Taxi, Consumer Electronics Show, Autonomous Driving, ZF, CES 2019


Even Tesla Seems to Be Getting Real About Self-Driving Car Tech in 2019

You’d barely even know it, but CES just happened this week. In the last couple years the big technology trade show was very much a car show, where automakers and startups alike showed off the latest in hopeful self-driving systems always billed as just “a few years away.” In 2019? Barely a peep from anyone, and that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Self Driving Cars


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


Robot delivery startup woos Walmart for trial run in Arizona

Last year saw plenty of partnerships struck between big retail firms and tech outfits interested in robot delivery services. It looks like more of the same this year, with Walmart and Udelv launching a trial service this month. The post Robot delivery startup woos Walmart for trial run in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Walmart, Arizona, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech, Robot Delivery, Udelv


Robot delivery startup Udelv woos Walmart for a trial run in Arizona

Last year saw plenty of partnerships struck between big retail firms and tech outfits interested in robot delivery services. It looks like more of the same this year, with Walmart and Udelv launching a trial service this month. The post Robot delivery startup Udelv woos Walmart for a trial run in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Walmart, Arizona, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech, Robot Delivery, Udelv


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 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


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


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


2018 Was a Hard Reality Check For Autonomous Cars

As the automotive industry continues to throw all of its weight behind developing self-driving technologies for the near-future, looking back on 2018—which included lawsuits, wake-up calls about limitations and the first known pedestrian fatality from a self-driving car—does anything but sell the promise of having…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autonomous Cars, Year In Review, Self Driving Cars