The refreshed 2020 S-Class that Mercedes is working on may feature the company’s own semi-autonomous driving system. This, according to the company’s head of research. He said in an interview that this system will provide what’s referred to as “Level 3” autonomy. The system will enable the car to drive itself in certain situations without requiring any input from the driver. However, the driver will need to be ready to […]
If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly like sitting in a car for long periods of time, Volvo’s latest concept will be very appealing to you. The Swedish car manufacturer has unveiled its 360c concept car with which it aims to redefine motoring. It envisages a future where you have a flat bed in the car and can doze off while it drives you to your destination.
Self-driving cars will serve many purposes in addition to driving us in total comfort. Autonomous vehicles can be used for delivering things such as groceries and now Kroger is testing out just that in Arizona. Those who are in a select area will be able to try out Kroger’s self-driving grocery delivery service.
The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed features drivers taking on the iconic Goodwood hill climb. They have to navigate narrow passages lined with hay and brick to complete the gradual 300-foot ascent. It requires a certain amount of skill on part of the driver to finish the climb against the clock but Roborace has demonstrated that a self-driving car can tackle the climb just as well.
Autonomous driving technology will do more than just free us from driving our own cars. It will also transform many industries in the process and the logistics industry will certainly be one of them. Ford has shown us a glimpse of that future as part of its new partnership with delivery startup Postmates. They’re testing an autonomous on-demand delivery pilot program in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida with some 70 […]
Autonomous cars are widely believed to be the future of mobility and while we’re still a long way from cars that are truly capable of safely driving us from point a to point b without requiring no human assistant, car manufacturers and tech companies continue to test new iterations of the technology to showcase what’s possible. British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has now started testing its self-parking valet technology on […]
The self-driving car arena continues to see new partnerships being inked between traditional car manufacturers and tech companies. NVIDIA has confirmed a new partnership with ride-hailing service Uber and auto giant Volkswagen to further the development of self-driving car technology. This is just one of the many partnerships that NVIDIA has inked to further its position in the self-driving technology arena.
Intel wants a piece of the autonomous car pie as well. After confirming that it has officially closed the acquisition of auto-visual company Mobileye, Intel has announced that it’s developing a fleet of 100 Level 4 fully autonomous cars which will be tested in the United States, Europe, and Israel. The very first Level 4 cars from this fleet will take to the roads for various tests later this year.
California is one of the few states in the country that have allowed companies working on self-driving cars to test them on public roads as long as there is a human behind the wheel to take over should the system not be able to respond effectively. The state’s latest draft regulations show that it’s open to allowing self-driving cars on roads without humans inside provide that federal officials consider it […]
Singapore is embracing cars of the future in a big way by authorizing a public trial for self-driving taxis. NuTonomy’s first autonomous cabs have now started picking up passengers in the tiny island nation. Select users will be able to take a free ride in these taxis during the public trial period. A human driver will always be behind the wheel to take over should something go wrong.
Autonomous or self-driving cars will quite literally transform our lives. Many companies are working on autonomous driving technologies and it’s only a matter of time before these cars become common. A group of researchers from Morgan Stanley is of the view that autonomous cars will provide a major boost to the alcohol industry, a boost that could be worth as much as $100 billion.
You might have seen a new Mercedes-Benz ad on TV recently when made implied comparisons between the company’s new E-Class sedan and its F 015 autonomous or self-driving concept car. The ad was meant to highlight the new E-Class sedan’s semi-autonomous driving features but following criticism from consumer groups over the comparison with the concept car, Mercedes-Benz has decided to discontinue the advertisement.
Quite a few companies are working on self-driving or autonomous cars so it’s not surprising to find out that Chinese electric car maker Faraday Future has said that it’s also creating a self-driving car of its own. Faraday Future unveiled its first electric concept car – the FFZERO1 – at the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, but it’s unclear as yet when it’s going to actually put a […]
General Motors and Lyft have teamed up to work on self-driving cars and for this purpose, the former has invested $500 million in the ride-sharing service. According to a new report, we’ll see the fruits of their partnership within one year. GM and Lyft are planning to start testing self-driving cabs in one year. The plan is to put self-driving Chevrolet Bolt cars on the road where they will pick […]
Companies that are working on self-driving car technology envision a future in which we never really have to be in the driving seat. Our cars will take care of everything while we enjoy more time to relax on the commute. There will be obvious benefits to this, like the extra time you get to spend with your children when dropping them off to school. However, an expert warns this convenience […]
It’s easier to say that one day we’ll all be able to ride in the back seat as our cars drive themselves because it’s a much more daunting task to actually make this happen. Major tech companies and auto manufacturers are working on self-driving car technologies and there’s still a lot to be done to ensure that autonomous driving technology is as capable of handling the car in all situations […]
There’s no denying the fact that autonomous or self-driving vehicles are going to be a part of our future even though they have quite a few hoops to jump through before they become totally mainstream. Many companies are working on self-driving car technology and countries that are interested in it are testing out the solutions. Later this year the United Kingdom is going to conduct tests on self-driving trucks on its […]
Google is heavily invested in self-driving cars and its technology has shown a great amount of improvement over the past few years. Tests have since been expanded to more cities and last year the company even came up with its very own prototype. It kicked off these efforts with retrofitted cars initially and later introduced its own prototype. According to a new report, Google is gradually beefing up the team […]
Ford has been working on autonomous or self-driving car technology for many years now and there’s no doubt that the company is very serious about this, it was just a couple of months ago that Ford CEO Mark Fields said that he expects to see fully autonomous cars on roads in four years. The company certainly doesn’t want to be left behind which is why it’s getting even more serious, Ford […]
Lyft is one of the biggest ride-sharing companies on the planet right now, perhaps second only to international behemoth Uber, and today it has announced a joint venture with General Motors, a car maker that needs no introduction. Both Lyft and GM will jointly work on developing autonomous or self-driving cars and for this purpose, the iconic car manufacturer is going to invest $500 million in Lyft.