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This Could Be the World’s Single Largest Industry By 2050. Are You Ready For It?

Every so often an innovation comes along that becomes a watershed for the next 100 years. For the 21st Century, this is it. Few things are getting as much attention as driverless cars. Google’s Waymo spinoff recently announced that its driverless cars have driven over 3 million miles, rumors are floating about Apple patents for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Future, Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo


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


Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles

Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the launch of Apollo Enterprise for vehicles that will be put into mass production. The company claims that Apollo is already used by 130 partners around the world. One of its newest partners, Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motors, plans to deploy level 3 autonomous vehicles by 2021. Apollo Enterprise’s main product lines will include solutions for high...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, China, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, United States, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu, Apollo, San Francisco Bay Area, Changsha, China Baidu, WM Motors, Apollo Enterprise, Hunan province The robo


The Power Combo of A.I. Devices with Cloudlets Comes with Cyber Risks

When we have a chance to view it from a distance, the year 2018 may be seen as a period when innovations in a number of technological fields came together to transform not only the future of computing, but also the very structure of the Internet.First, entrepreneurs vying to invent self-driving vehicles, virtual assistants, and intelligent industrial machines created a hunger for more powerful semiconductors that could enable scattered devices to take over sophisticated calculations powered by ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Vc, Software


Toyota’s Newest Autonomous Technology, “Guardian”

The brand's new system will work in tandem with the driver to prevent accidents but take over in learned situations While the capabilities of autonomous technology continue to expand, Toyota is emphasizing the importance of a balance in responsibility. The Toyota Research Institute is testing its 100% autonomous “Chauffeur” system, but it’s the “Guardian” program that is garnering a large portion of the brand’s attention, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Technology, Cars, Tech, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Toyota Research Institute, Automotive Design, CES 2019, Newest Autonomous Technology


Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019

Bell, the storied aviation manufacturer, dropped a surprise at CES 2019 by unveiling its design for a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) passenger vehicle - in other words, they're building a flying taxi. The post Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Flying Cars, Bell, Vtol, Emerging Tech, Bell Helicopter, Bell Nexus


Robot delivery dogs deployed by self-driving cars are coming

Let’s hope you’re not afraid of dogs, because if Continental gets its way, autonomous robot dogs are going to be delivering your packages. At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Continental unveiled its Black Mirror-esque vision for how driverless vehicles can autonomously deploy bots to facilitate last-mile deliveries. But it’s not just to look cool while also horrifying you — it’s designed to increase availability, efficiency and safety in the realm of package delivery. The first part is the ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, Continental, Consumer Electronics Show, Autonomous Delivery, CES 2019, Continental Urban, Ralph Lauxmann


To automate bigger stores than Amazon, Standard Cognition buys Explorer.ai

Standard Cognition helps retail stores stand up to Jeff Bezos’ juggernaut. The $50 million-funded autonomous checkout startup is racing to equip bigger shops with scanless payment technology that lets customers walk out the door without ever stopping at a cashier. While Amazon Go opens its own 2,000 square foot boutiques, Standard Cognition is working on outfitting 20,000 square foot and larger drug stores and grocers. That led Standard Cognition to make its first acquisition, Explorer.ai. Why w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Ecommerce, Hardware, Developer, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Alexis Ohanian


Waymo's Autonomous Vehicles Are Reportedly Facing Ongoing Attacks in Arizona

In Arizona, the same state where one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, people have reportedly been vandalizing autonomous vehicles operated by Waymo, the Google spin-off owned by Alphabet.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Alphabet, Self Driving Cars, Waymo


Self-Driving Car Company Zoox to Offer Free Rides in California

Autonomous car company Zoox is poised to become the first self-driving car company approved in California to shuttle public customers, Reuters reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Autonomous Vehicles, Reuters, Self Driving Cars, Zoox, Self Driving Car Company Zoox


House Has a New Plan to Pass Self-driving Bill in 2019

Frustrated with House Democrats’ inability to push through legislation on autonomous vehicle development and testing, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) believes the new Congress needs to reassess the situation and rally together behind a tweaked proposal Senate Republicans are still willing to back. Dingell claimed Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), who will chair the Energy & Commerce Committee […] The post House Has a New Plan to Pass Self-driving Bill in 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Congress, Government, Senate, Legislation, House, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Bill, Frank Pallone, Dingell, Self Driving, Congres, Debbie Dingell D MI, AV START, Energy Commerce Committee


Lyft is getting more serious about autonomous vehicle safety with new hire

Lyft today announced the hiring of John Maddox, founder of the American Center for Mobility and previous associate administrator of vehicle safety research at the US Department of Transportation, to lead its autonomous vehicle safety and compliance efforts. At Lyft, Maddox will be the company’s first senior director of autonomous safety and compliance. “I’ve dedicated my career to advancing safe mobility technologies. Joining Lyft is a continuation of that effort, and I’m excited to be part o...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, US Department of Transportation, Maddox, Magna, John Maddox, Lyft Maddox


Uber to resume autonomous vehicle testing months after fatal accident

Uber has been granted permission by the state of Pennsylvania to reinstate tests of its autonomous vehicles, as first reported by Reuters. A spokesperson for Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that the ride-hailing giant received a letter of authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and clarified that the company has not yet resumed self-driving operations. Uber halted testing of its self-driving cars following a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona this March that left a pedestr...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Pennsylvania, Autonomous Vehicles, Reuters, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Tempe Arizona, Tempe Police Department, Pittsburgh Toronto San Francisco, Rafaela Vasquez, Phoenix Moving


Self-driving dirt rally vehicle offers crash course in autonomous car safety

Georgia Tech's AutoRally initiative pushes self-driving cars to their limit by getting scaled-down autonomous vehicles to drive really, really fast and aggressively on dirt roads. Here's why. The post Self-driving dirt rally vehicle offers crash course in autonomous car safety appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Emerging Tech, Georgia Tech


Postmates’ Pretty Cute Autonomous Delivery Robot

With the ability to carry up to 50 pounds of cargo and travel in a 30-mile range, Serve is the first autonomous delivery robot in the Postmates fleet. It’s expected to make about a dozen deliveries per day in Los Angeles, where it’ll speed along on the sidewalk blinking its big saucer eyes. Serve utilizes sensors and cameras to build the world in real time, …
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Tech, Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Postmates, Linkaboutit, Delivery Services


Udacity Achieves 50,000 Nanodegree Grads Amid Company Reorganization

Udacity, a pioneer in the online teaching of IT skills, is celebrating a milestone today—50,000 students have now graduated from one of its revenue-generating “Nanodegree” programs.Launched four years ago, the Nanodegree courses allow students worldwide to gain expertise in areas such as data analytics, machine learning, and autonomous flight engineering by completing coursework that can take as little as six months.In a blogpost touting student successes, Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun (pi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Lyft, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco


Guns, Drunks, and Rage: Waymo Self-driving Vans Targeted by Angry Arizonians

Waymo began testing its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in the Phoenix-area city of Chandler, Arizona two years ago, and the local populace hasn’t left them alone since. A report in the Arizona Republic describes a multitude of incidents where citizens, apparently enraged by the sight of the Waymo vans, decided to threaten and attack their […] The post Guns, Drunks, and Rage: Waymo Self-driving Vans Targeted by Angry Arizonians appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Chrysler, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Law And Order, Pacifica, Phoenix, Arizona Republic, Chandler Arizona, News Blog, Waymo


The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens of thousands of lives a year in the U.S. alone. But so far, a recklessness has defined the culture of the largest companies pursuing the technology—Uber, Google,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autonomous Vehicles, Automaton, Uber Google


IPOs Will Strip Veils From Uber & Lyft’s Financials, Strategies

The IPO of any private company comes as the resolution of a mystery, as closely-held details about its financial performance and strategies are revealed. But the suspense is heightened in the case of San Francisco-based companies Uber and Lyft, which pioneered the huge ride-hailing industry but have yet to come close to turning a profit. Market observers may be awaiting their disclosures as eagerly as political junkies longing to learn the findings of Robert Mueller’s investigation of President...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc


Uber is a "bezzle," doomed to disappoint the suckers who buy into its IPO

Writing in New York Magazine, Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith draws on Hubert Horan's outstanding series on the underlying economics of Uber to describe why the company's IPO will be a terrible bet for the investors who buy into it. It's only been a year since Softbank offered to buy out shareholders on a valuation of $48B (and had more takers than they were prepared to buy from!); and now Uber is hoping to float on a valuation of $120B, asking suckers to pay more than double what the company...
Tags: Uber, Post, New York, News, Softbank, IPOs, Autonomous Vehicles, Ponzi Schemes, Taxis, Urban Theory, McDonald, Yves Smith, Late Stage Capitalism, Ubernomics, Hubert Horan, Bezzles


Work in Progress: Waymo Van Stakeout Reveals the Challenges of Self-driving Tech

The self-driving Chrysler Pacifica vans operated by Alphabet-owned Waymo didn’t know they were under surveillance, but indeed they were. Reporters from the Arizona Republic were on their tail, watching as the autonomous vans — safety driver behind the wheel — tooled around the streets of the Phoenix, Arizona metro area for a period in October. […] The post Work in Progress: Waymo Van Stakeout Reveals the Challenges of Self-driving Tech appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autonomy, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Chrysler Pacifica, PHOENIX Arizona, Arizona Republic, News Blog, Waymo, Waymo One


This 1911 Film Predicted the Dangers of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Dragging Cops and Dogs and Getting Stranded Inside of Saturn

I know we tend to think that robotically-driven cars are a very recent phenomenon, but the truth is that people have been imagining the consequences of AVs since the turn of the last century. In fact, there’s at least one film that addresses the issues head-on, Walter R. Booth’s 1911 film, The Automatic Motorist. All…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autonomous Vehicles, Movie Cars, Star Cars, Walter R Booth


Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals

Eager to show off progress with autonomous cars and perhaps do some consumer softening as well, Daimler and Bosch previewed car-to-pedestrian communications. A sensor-loaded Mercedes S appears to wink to acknowledge a pedestrian's presence. The post Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Daimler, Bosch


Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian communication

Eager to show off progress with autonomous cars and perhaps do some consumer softening as well, Daimler and Bosch previewed car-to-pedestrian communications. A sensor-loaded Mercedes S appears to wink to acknowledge a pedestrian's presence. The post Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian communication appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Daimler, Bosch


Waymo’s First Commercial Self-driving Service Launches in Phoenix

We’ve arrived. It’s officially #TheFuture. After years of talk within the auto industry, Waymo says it will become the first company to offer a commercial taxi service using autonomous vehicles when the program launches in Arizona today. Called Waymo One, the Google subsidiary plans to offer the first batch of rides to the 400 individuals who […] The post Waymo’s First Commercial Self-driving Service Launches in Phoenix appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Technology, Arizona, Autos, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Alphabet, Phoenix, Avs, News Blog, Waymo, Autonomous Tech, Autonomous Taxis, Waymo One


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


Volvo Expands In Silicon Valley As Auto Innovation Goes West

As GM announced a wave of auto plant closures in the North American heartland this week at the cost of thousands of jobs, Sweden’s Volvo Cars was expanding its U.S. presence, both in Silicon Valley and at a new South Carolina factory.Like Detroit-based GM (NYSE: GM), which is shifting its attention from traditional auto manufacturing to projects like its self-driving car unit Cruise—a San Francisco startup GM bought in 2016—Volvo Cars is one of the flock of established carmakers drawn to the Ba...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Uber, Hardware, Sweden, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Accidents, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, E-commerce, Web


Michigan Testing Shows Fairly Innocuous Weather Baffles Self-driving Car Systems

Successfully operating self-driving cars on crowded, complex roadways in sunny, dry locales like Phoenix, Arizona is already enough of a challenge, but researchers in the cold, tempestuous climes of Michigan have revealed what the latest and greatest autonomous technology is really up against. Rain, sometimes hard rain. But also light rain. Also: cold temperatures, and […] The post Michigan Testing Shows Fairly Innocuous Weather Baffles Self-driving Car Systems appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Technology, Safety, Testing, Studies, Autos, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, MSU, PHOENIX Arizona, News Blog, Studies & Reports


Driven to safety — it’s time to pool our data

Kevin Guo Contributor Kevin Guo is the CEO and co-founder of Hive AI. For most Americans, the thought of cars autonomously navigating our streets still feels like a science fiction story. Despite the  billions of dollars  invested into the industry in recent years, no self-driving car company has proven that its technology is capable of producing mass-market autonomous vehicles in even the near-distant future. In fact, a recent IIHS investigation identifie...
Tags: TC, Column, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, IIHS, Kevin Guo Contributor Kevin Guo


Apple Co-Founder Claims Self-driving Isn’t Realistic, Sick of Lies

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak may no longer work for the company in any official capacity, but he has stayed on as a tech advisor and sounding board. When the Woz says something it usually isn’t without merit, which is why it was interesting to learn he thinks self-driving vehicles aren’t going to happen. Previously, Apple […] The post Apple Co-Founder Claims Self-driving Isn’t Realistic, Sick of Lies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Tesla, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Apple Car, Avs, Steve Wozniak, Self Driving, Apple Co, News Blog, Project Titan, Automotive Tech, Autonomous Development