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New self-driving car algorithm keeps you safe by constantly predicting doom

New autonomous vehicle algorithm constantly predicts every scenario it could face. And then figures out how to get out of them without hurting anyone.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Machine Learning, Ai, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Self-driving car algorithm could save lives by constantly predicting the worst

New autonomous vehicle algorithm constantly predicts every scenario it could face. And then figures out how to get out of them without hurting anyone.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Machine Learning, Ai, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Man charged after car discovered speeding on Alberta highwayPolice say ‘both front seats [were] completely reclined’Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as it travelled at 150km/h down a highway in the province of Alberta. Related: Elon Musk becomes world's fourth richest man on Tesla boom Continue reading...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Americas, Tesla, World news, Canada, Self-driving Cars, Alberta


Uber Safety Driver in Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash Charged With Negligent Homicide

The human driver meant to act as a fail-safe for an autonomous Uber car that struck and killed a Tempe, Arizona woman has been charged with neglicgent homicide by local authorities, the Associated Press reports. The 2018 crash was the first recorded case of a pedestrian being killed by a self-driving car. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Associated Press, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona


Driver in fatal 2018 Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

A Volvo XC90 fitted with Uber's self-driving technology. Uber In March 2018, a self-driving Uber car struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, who was crossing the street at night. Investigators said Rafaela Vasquez, the car’s operator, was watching a video on her phone at the time of the crash and didn’t brake in time. Vasquez has been charged with negligent homicide in Maricopa County Superior Court. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March 2018, a woman in Tem...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Office, Trends, New York Times, Autos, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Volvo, Jalopnik, Volvo Xc90, National Transportation Safety Board, Tempe, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Tempe Arizona


Uber Safety Driver Charged With Negligent Homicide in Arizona Test Incident

The Uber test vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, has been under public scrutiny since March of 2018. But we never heard a lot about the safety driver behind the wheel. So much attention was given to addressing whether or not the autonomous systems on the SUV should or could have […] The post Uber Safety Driver Charged With Negligent Homicide in Arizona Test Incident appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, AV, Arizona, Autos, Self-driving Cars, Law And Order, Crime And Punishment, Uber Technologies, Tempe Arizona, News Blog, Autnomous Testing, Automous Vehicles


Lockdown couldn’t keep Waymo from testing self-driving cars … in a fake city

Waymo uses a 113-acre closed-course testing facility to develop its self-driving cars. Called Castle, the facility became even more valuable during lockdown.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Waymo


Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into new company

Self-driving cars are still many years away from becoming a ubiquitous reality, but today, one of the bigger efforts to build and develop them is taking a significant step out as part of its strategy to be at the forefront for when they do. Yandex — the publicly traded Russian tech giant that started as a search engine but has expanded into a number of other, related areas (similar to U.S. counterpart Google) — today announced that it is spinning out its self-driving car unit from MLU BV — a rid...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Europe, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Yandex, Russia Israel, SDG, Arkady Volozh, Dmitry Polishchuk, MLU, COVID, MLU BV


Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into new co

Self-driving cars are still many years away from becoming a ubiquitous reality, but today, one of the bigger efforts to build and develop them is taking a significant step out as part of its strategy to be at the forefront for when they do. Yandex — the publicly traded Russian tech giant that started as a search engine but has expanded into a number of other, related areas (similar to U.S. counterpart Google) — today announced that it is spinning out its self-driving car unit from MLU BV — a rid...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Europe, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Yandex, Russia Israel, SDG, Arkady Volozh, Dmitry Polishchuk, MLU, COVID, MLU BV


Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into newco

Self-driving cars are still many years away from becoming a ubiquitous reality, but today one of the bigger efforts to build and develop them is taking a significant step out as part of its strategy to be at the forefront for when they do. Yandex — the publicly-traded Russian tech giant that started as a search engine but has expanded into a number of other, related areas (similar to US counterpart Google) — today announced that it is spinning out its self-driving car unit from MLU BV — a ride-h...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Europe, US, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Yandex, Russia Israel, SDG, Arkady Volozh, Dmitry Polishchuk, MLU, COVID


Hear E-Prix Champion di Grassi on the future of electric motor sports (including scooters)

Lucas di Grassi is returning to TechCrunch’s stage, and we’re going to talk racing electric vehicles. Again. Because electric is the future of motoring including motorsports. There’s a lot to talk about with di Grassi. He’s an outspoken proponent of electric vehicles, previously helping to develop Formula E, push forward the AI racing circuit Roborace, and is now developing an international electric race scooter series. He’s seemingly focused on justifying the benefits of electric vehicles in...
Tags: TC, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, United Nations, Un, Self-driving Cars, Formula E, Driver, Latin America, Coo, Alex Wurz, Di Grassi, Grassi, Lucas di Grassi, Racer


Watch Ford and Bosch demonstrate automated valet parking system

The system takes the stress out of parking and makes better use of space
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Bosch, Breaking Twitter


Ford, Bosch, and Bedrock announce an automated valet parking garage in Detroit

Ford, Bosch, and Bedrock Technologies today announced an automated valet parking demonstration in downtown Detroit. This system is designed to allow drivers to exit a vehicle and the vehicle would park itself in the parking structure. Systems in a Ford Escape test vehicle communicate with Bosch sensors to locate an empty parking location and move the vehicle into the spot. This system includes safe gaurds that allows the vehicle to react and respond to objects and pedestrians in the drive pat...
Tags: TC, Technology, Germany, America, Tech, Ford, Automation, Transport, Michigan, Toyota, Bmw, Parking, Self-driving Cars, Honda, Robotics, Mayor


Waymo’s Boris Sofman and TuSimple’s Xiaodi Hou to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

One of the areas of autonomous driving technology with the most potential to have a near-term and dramatic impact remains trucking: There’s a growing lack of drivers for long-haul routes, and highway trucking remains a relatively uncomplicated (though still very challenging) type of driving for AV systems to tackle. Many companies are pursuing the challenge of autonomous trucking, but TuSimple and Waymo are leading the pack. TuSimple CTO Dr. Xiaodi You, who co-founded the company in 2015, and...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Texas, Technology, Australia, Africa, Articles, Tech, AV, UPS, X, United States, Porsche


Traffic Fantasy: Michigan Pitches Dumb Idea

As if we needed more evidence that the people running things may actually be even dumber than we are, Michigan leadership has proposed building a separate lane for autonomous cars to run between Ann Arbor and Detroit. The special road would implement a vehicle-to-infrastructure communications network and is planned to be built alongside Michigan Avenue […] The post Traffic Fantasy: Michigan Pitches Dumb Idea appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, History, Editorials, Autos, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Detroit, Highway, Ann Arbor, Michigan Avenue, Autorama, News Blog, Automotive History, State Programs, Gretchen Whitmer


Autonomous vehicles set to get their own special roads in Michigan

Michigan wants to build special roads for exclusive use by autonomous vehicles
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Breaking Twitter, Cavnue


Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Unlikely to Go Anywhere in 2020

Legislation that would advance the widespread deployment of autonomous vehicle in the United States appears to have stalled. With development of the technology hitting a rough patch and public perception teetering between AVs being a major breakthrough for society or an important contributor to its demise, any new laws might have been irrelevant anyway. Outside […] The post Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Unlikely to Go Anywhere in 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Legislation, United States, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Ntsb, Avs, Self Driving, News Blog


Anthony Levandowski, Engineer at Center of Uber v. Waymo, Sentenced to 18 Months for Trade Theft

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google autonomous vehicle engineer whose switch to Uber was the subject of massive lawsuit, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade theft.Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Technology, Crime, Automotive, Courts, Autonomous Vehicles, Alphabet, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Center of Uber


Robot-car startup Aurora navigates its way to Texas for testing

Its autonomous minivans and huge Class 8 trucks are bound for the Lone Star State
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Aurora


‘Language!’: German Court Slaps Tesla for Bad Words

Hey, how bout that bitchin’ new Bronco- whoops! Sorry, got ahead of myself there. The check hasn’t even arrived yet! In news unrelated to a Ford model Car and Driver wrote 13 stories about in the last 24 hours, a German court has smacked Tesla for misleading its citizens. The ruling, brought on by a complaint […] The post ‘Language!’: German Court Slaps Tesla for Bad Words appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Marketing, Tesla, Autonomous, Ford, Autos, Self-driving Cars, Law And Order, Overseas, News Blog, Slaps Tesla


Aftermarket autonomy: This magic box gives your car self-parking abilities

It's not Tesla-level autopilot, but that's the whole point
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Features, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Elon Musk: Level 5 Autonomous Driving ‘Very Close’

Tesla is reportedly “very close” to achieving complete driving autonomy, according to CEO Elon Musk. “I’m extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly,” Musk said during a video message for the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference.  Reuters reported the CEO saying […] The post Elon Musk: Level 5 Autonomous Driving ‘Very Close’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Shanghai, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Musk, Autonomous Driving, Self Driving, News Blog, World Artificial Intelligence Conference, SAE Level 5, World Artificial Intelligence Conference Reuters


Lyft’s driverless cars are back on the streets of California

The company suspended testing earlier this year in response to the pandemic
Tags: Lyft, California, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Driverless Cars


Amazon buys autonomous vehicle startup Zoox for more than $1 billion

Zoox has been "creating autonomous mobility from the ground up"
Tags: Amazon, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Ride-hailing, Zoox


Waymo and Volvo ink deal to build an all-new electric robo-taxi

It's the latest effort by Waymo to propel its self-driving ambitions
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Volvo, Electric Cars, Waymo


Study Says Autonomous Taxis Will Cost Users More than Car Ownership

When Sir Thomas More coined the term “utopia,” he lifted two words from Ancient Greek that roughly translate into “not a place.” Turns out people from the 14th century still understood satire, perhaps better than we do today. After all, we are the ones operating under the assumption that we can remap society in order […] The post Study Says Autonomous Taxis Will Cost Users More than Car Ownership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Studies, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Ride-sharing, Reports, Taxis, Avs, Robotaxi, Thomas More, Self Driving, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Robo-taxis, Autonomous Cabs


NHTSA Readies New Voluntary Autonomous Driving Database

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to release new guidance for automakers to make autonomous testing data available to the public. As you are no doubt aware, the concept of self-driving cars is losing steam. The industry finds itself confronting hurdles it never could have anticipated, slowing progress, while high-profile mishaps have shaken […] The post NHTSA Readies New Voluntary Autonomous Driving Database appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Sae, Dot, Nhtsa, Ntsb, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Self Driving, News Blog, Autonomous Testing


IIHS Denounces Concept of Total Safety From Autonomous Cars

When the United States began passing legislation allowing automakers to begin testing self-driving vehicles on public roads, it was framed almost entirely as a safety issue. Proponents claimed that the only way to eliminate roadway fatalities was to take the human brain out of the equation and let cars drive themselves. Having enacted a similar […] The post IIHS Denounces Concept of Total Safety From Autonomous Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Regulation, United States, Editorials, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Car Accidents, Automotive Technology, Nhtsa, Avs, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS


Waymo to bring self-driving minivans back to Bay Area, but not for passengers

The self-driving vehicles will focus on delivering packages
Tags: Google, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Waymo


The Great Self-driving Revolution Gets a Language Check

Words have the power to inform or mislead. The descriptors “military grade” or “assault-style” did great things for public acceptance of a recent Canadian gun ban, prompting legions of voters to believe the government just banned once-legal, high-capacity machine guns. The reality was far different, of course. In the automotive world, critics of the haphazard […] The post The Great Self-driving Revolution Gets a Language Check appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Language, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Avs, News Blog, Driver-assist Technologies