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Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People

Donald Trump apparently belongs to the 71 percent of Americans who remain averse to the thought of riding in self-driving cars. It’s a position that appears to be incongruous with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s deregulation strategy. But there’s always a little room for someone’s personal preference to exist in tandem with public policy. At least, […] The post Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Donald Trump, Automotive Technology, Trump, Nhtsa, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us an update on the public’s feelings toward autonomous vehicles. Its surveys continue to place the number of individuals made uncomfortable by the idea of riding in a self-driving car at around 3 in 4. While the ratio did come down slightly in 2017, high-profile fatalities involving autonomous (or Autopilot-enabled) […] The post Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Studies, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Pave, Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education, Public Acceptance


71 Percent of Americans Still Don't Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey

Most Americans are terrified of riding in autonomous vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA. And rather than getting more comfortable with the futuristic technology, people are becoming more afraid.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Tesla, Automation, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, AAA, Driverless Car, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Don t Trust Autonomous Cars According


Uber’s self-driving car unit was burning $20 million a month

Uber thought it would have 75,000 autonomous vehicles on the roads this year and be operating driverless taxi services in 13 cities by 2022, according to court documents unsealed last week. To reach those ambitious goals, the ride-sharing company, which hopes to go public later this year, was spending $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies.  The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is w...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Travis Kalanick, Anthony, Otto, Tempe Arizona, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Brian McClendon, Eric Meyhofer, John Bares


Toyota Among Investors Backing Airbiquity With $15M for Vehicle Tech

Airbiquity, a Seattle-based developer of connected vehicle systems powering navigation, entertainment, and other software in cars, has raised $15 million in new financing from three Japanese automotive corporations, the company announced Monday.The investors that participated in the equity funding round are Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), and Toyota Tsusho Corp, which supports Toyota Motor’s automobile business, including the integration of Internet-connected technologies and device...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Cars, Trends, Tech, Vc, Automotive, United States, AT&T, Autos, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Seattle


Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation

Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle subsidiary Waymo may raise outside capital for the first time at a valuation “at least several times” that of Cruise, the General Motors-owned autonomous vehicle business worth nearly $15 billion, according to a report published by The Information on Monday. We’ve reached out to our sources to confirm. Waymo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Waymo, which is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is a cash-intensive unit. Raising capit...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Softbank, Tech, General-motors, Cruise, Automotive, Gm, Venture Capital, Autonomous Vehicles, Shell, Silver Lake, John Krafcik, Ruth Porat, Phoenix, Ford Google


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire at least 1,000 engineers by end of year

GM Cruise plans to hire hundreds of employees over the next nine months, doubling its engineering staff, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary, which has more than 1,000 employees, is expanding its office space i...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire 1,000 engineers by the end of the year

GM Cruise plans to hire 1,000 more engineers over the next nine months, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary is expanding its office space in San Francisco to accommodate the growth. GM Cruise will keep its head...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


Volvo goes big, puts autonomous driving tech into a full-size bus

Forget self-driving cars, and even self-driving shuttles. Volvo put its autonomous vehicle technology into a full-size electric bus and has been testing it in Singapore. Check out the video to see it in action. The post Volvo goes big, puts autonomous driving tech into a full-size bus appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Singapore, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Singapore Check, Self-driving Bus


Volvo has put its autonomous driving technology into a full-size bus

Forget self-driving cars, and even self-driving shuttles. Volvo put its autonomous vehicle technology into a full-size electric bus and has been testing it in Singapore. Check out the video to see it in action. The post Volvo has put its autonomous driving technology into a full-size bus appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Singapore, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Singapore Check, Self-driving Bus


Prosecutors find Uber not criminally liable in 2018 Arizona self-driving crash that killed a pedestrian

Yavapai County prosecutors said today that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year when one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The autonomous SUV, which had a backup driver behind the wheel, collided with Elaine Herzberg while she was walking across the street. She later died as a result of her injuries. After the crash, Uber suspended its self-driving test program on public roads for nine months. In a letter to the Maricopa County Attorney, pro...
Tags: Auto, Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Polk, Tempe, Yavapai County, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Sheila Polk, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg


Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


WI Watchlist: Kauffman Ranking, Driverless Shuttles, Space Research

Here are some of the latest headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Well, it’s not last place, but it’s still not a great showing for Wisconsin in the latest assessment of entrepreneurial activity in each state by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Wisconsin ranked 45th in the foundation’s “early-stage entrepreneurship index” , which examined a variety of data from 2017. The index is a modified version of the group’s annual national entrepreneurship report, which went on hiatus las...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Space, Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, It, Nasa, Vc, Software, M&a, Wisconsin, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars


Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida Prompts Investigations by Federal Agencies

A man driving a Tesla Model 3 in Delray, Florida was killed in a collision with another vehicle early Friday that has prompted investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Model 3, Self Driving Cars, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Agencies, Delray Florida


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


Report: VW to Invest $1.7 Billion Into Ford’s Autonomous Arm

It appears that a presumed rough patch in Ford and Volkswagen’s relationship is over, now that The Wall Street Journal is reporting on VW preparing a nearly $2-billion investment into the Blue Oval’s autonomous development unit, Argo AI. Earlier this month, claims arose that negotiations had reached an uncomfortable crossroad, with Volkswagen balking at Ford’s proposed […] The post Report: VW to Invest $1.7 Billion Into Ford’s Autonomous Arm appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Deals, Vw, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Wall Street Journal, Ford Motor Co, VW Group, Avs, Volkswagen AG, Blue Oval, News Blog, Argo AI, Automotive Alliances


Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves

University of Michigan researchers are developing a system that teaches self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement. Humans don't always act in their own best self-interest, so autonomous cars will need to practice protective driving. The post Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Neural Networks, University Of Michigan, Pedestrian Detection


How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask?

Back in 2015, it was rumored that Apple was sinking significant resources and manpower into an electric vehicle program that also incorporated autonomous driving. But updates on “Project Titan” have been infrequent. Apple takes pains to keep its self-driving program under wraps. There are, however, ways to track its progress. Since Apple tests its vehicles in […] The post How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, California, DMV, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Reports, Avs, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Autonomous Development, Project Titian


Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection

Lucas Dahlin Contributor Lucas Dahlin is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, with a particular experience in patent and trade-secret litigation. Julius Jefferson Contributor Julius Jefferson is an associate in Goodwin’s IP Litigation group. Prior to joining Goodwin, he clerked for judges of the District of Delaware and of the Eastern Di...
Tags: TC, Column, Congress, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Pfizer, Intellectual Property, Delaware, Goodwin, Julius, Darryl, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Quo Vadis, Lucas Dahlin, Julius Jefferson


U.K.’s ‘advanced’ self-driving car trials won’t require human safety drivers

The U.K. government has announced plans for 'advanced' trials of self-driving cars, with no human safety drivers on board. The U.K. has promised fully self-driving cars on the road by 2021. The post U.K.’s ‘advanced’ self-driving car trials won’t require human safety drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Emerging Tech, U K


QOTD: Feeling Less Than Optimistic About Hands-off Driving?

Sorry for another winter-themed post, but real life has a way of pointing out weaknesses in man’s systems. If you’re enjoying life down in Del Boca Vista, Phase III, this should provide some amusement. Here goes: It’s a mess up north. Mother Nature’s not asking consent, and the roadways around Casa Steph are dirtier than […] The post QOTD: Feeling Less Than Optimistic About Hands-off Driving? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Qotd, Avs, News Blog, Question of the Day, Driver Assistance Technology, Del Boca Vista Phase, Casa Steph


Autonomous vehicles could cause gridlock by trying to avoid parking fees

A new study raises a concerns that autonomous cars could cause severe traffic jams. Autonomous vehicles don't have the same incentive to park as manually controlled vehicles, and can keep cruising around to avoid parking costs. The post Autonomous vehicles could cause gridlock by trying to avoid parking fees appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Urban Planning, Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transport, Car Parking, Parking Fees


Don’t worry, this rocket-launching Chinese robo-boat is strictly for science

It seems inevitable that the high seas will eventually play host to a sort of proxy war as automated vessels clash over territory for the algae farms we’ll soon need to feed the growing population. But this rocket-launching robo-boat is a peacetime vessel concerned only with global weather patterns. The craft is what’s called an unmanned semi-submersible vehicle, or USSV, and it functions as a mobile science base — and now, a rocket launch platform. For meteorological sounding rockets, of course...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Asia, Science, Hardware, Climate Change, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Boats, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Antarctic, Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bohai Bay


California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based firm Ford pumped $1 billion into and handed responsibility for educating its self-driving vehicles, just received a go-ahead for testing in the State of California. The company gained a testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, making its autonomous trials perfectly legal on public roads. Ford’s current trajectory has its […] The post California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, California, General Motors, Ford, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Pittsburgh, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, Avs, California Department of Motor Vehicles, News Blog, Waymo, Argo AI, Autonomous Testing


I Just Drove the Car of the Future – No, It’s Not a Tesla

If you love cars you’ll be blown away by what this $100 million startup is doing to change the driving experience. The journey into the future is rarely going to take place on a smooth well-paved multilane highway. Most often it involves uncounted detours along bumpy and narrow back roads that we never even knew ...
Tags: Technology, Cars, Innovation, Suspension, Autonomous Vehicles, Automobiles, Autonomous Systems, Ride Comfort, Shock Absorbers


Finding the ‘blind spots’ in autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence

Researchers from MIT have been studying the differences between how autonomous systems learn in training and the issues that arise in the real world to better understand the blind spots of autonomous vehicles' A.I. The post Finding the ‘blind spots’ in autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Ai, AI training


The Killer App For Driverless Cars

Few of us have even thought about this particular use of driverless cars. But once you know you won’t want to live without it. This is the second in my series of columns on Autonomous Vehicles. Of all the potential benefits to driverless cars, and there are many, I’m going to bet that there is ...
Tags: Technology, Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Car


Autonomic CEO Gavin Sherry on Mobility, China, and Data Privacy

In a tech culture that looks toward self-driving cars as the pinnacle of mobility innovation, we’re still debating whether fully autonomous vehicles are an imminent reality for our roads or an ever-receding Shangri-La.But looking back from the viewpoint of 2019, it’s worth considering whether the really pivotal, world-changing advances in transportation have not already been launched. It came in relatively quick steps:—The first time a person with a smartphone stepped into a car, that vehicle b...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Marketplace, Entertainment, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, E-commerce


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