Baidu Self-Driving Buses To launch In Japan Next Year

Chinese tech giant Baidu has been working on its own self-driving technology and the company is now reportedly gearing up to launch its self-driving buses in Japan next year. Baidu’s Apolong fully self-driving bus has been developed in collaboration with Chinese manufacturer King Long and it will be first rolled out in a handful of Chinese cities before it lands in Japan.


Tesla Semi Will Feature A ‘Mad Max’ Mode

Tesla is no stranger to choosing interesting names for the various performance driving modes in its cars. Its Model S and Model X feature modes named “Insane” and “Ludicrous.” The company CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the upcoming Tesla Semi truck is going to have an equally interesting name for a mode, it’s going to feature a “Mad Max” mode.


Driver Of Uber’s Self-Driving Car Was Watching Hulu Before Crash

Like other companies that are testing their self-driving cars on public roads, Uber also has a human safety driver behind the wheel at all times. One of the company’s autonomous cars in Tempe, Arizona was involved in a crash this March which led to the death of a pedestrian. A new report released by the police mentions that Rafaela Vasquez, the safety driver, was watching Hulu on her phone just […]


Apple Furthers Their Self-Driving Car Initiative With New Hires

For a while we’ve known about Apple’s interest in self-driving cars and the technology behind it. We’re not sure what the company plans to do about it, but whatever the company is planning for the technology is certainly progressing thanks to a recent hire in the form of Jaime Waydo, a senior engineer who previously worked with Waymo and was also at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


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Upcoming Tesla Update Will Enable ‘Full Self-Driving Features’

Tesla has long warned its drivers and has insisted that its Autopilot feature is not a self-driving feature, and government officials have in the past warned Tesla about the way they market it. However it seems that the company could finally be transitioning into offering full self-driving features in an upcoming update.


Japan To Launch Self-Driving Car Service In Tokyo By 2020

The Japanese government announced after a strategic review today that a self-driving car service could be launched in Tokyo in time for the 2020 Olympics. The country sees this as a method of driving new investment into the technology of the future to fuel economic growth. The government will then try to commercialize this self-driving car service by 2022.


California Now Allowing Driverless Cars To Pick Up Passengers

The state of California already allows driverless cars to be tested on public roads (assuming the company has applied for and been given a permit to do so). This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that they are now allowing driverless cars to pick up passengers, according to a recent report from The San Francisco Examiner.


Uber May Add Waymo’s Self-Driving Cars To Its Network

Uber and Waymo had long been involved in a costly legal battle covering self-driving technology. Waymo, a startup owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, claimed that Uber stole its trade secrets and demanded $1.8 billion. The matter was eventually settled by the two companies with Waymo getting around $245 million worth of Uber equity and a guarantee that the company won’t use Waymo’s confidential research in its autonomous cars. With […]


Uber Shutters Its Self-Driving Operations In Arizona

A couple of years ago, Uber announced that they would headed over to Arizona to conduct their self-driving car tests. It seemed to be going well until a couple of months ago where Uber was involved in a fatal accident with one of its self-driving cars. Naturally the program was halted and it was unclear if Uber would get it back up and running again.


Apple To Work With Volkswagen On Self-Driving Cars

By now Apple’s interest in self-driving cars is pretty well-known, although exactly what Apple plans to do with the technology remains to be seen. Could it be that Apple wants to make their own self-driving cars? Or could it be that Apple wants to make the technology that powers self-driving cars?


Apple Has Over 50 Self-Driving Cars On Public Roads Now

Apple hasn’t really detailed its plans for the self-driving project that it has got going on but the company is steadily increasing the number of resources that it has decided to this project. The company’s fleet of autonomous cars that are out on public roads is gradually increasing and according to a new report, Apple has a total of over 50 autonomous cars on public roads as of now. The […]


Tesla Denies That They Rejected Autopilot Safeguards Because Of Cost

Tesla has made it abundantly clear that its Autopilot mode in its cars is not a self-driving feature, but we’ve seen many drivers ignore those warnings. We’ve also seen how Autopilot has resulted in a couple of accidents, such as an incident back in 2016 that resulted in a fatality, and another earlier this year.


Didi Chuxing Can Now Test Its Self-Driving Cars In California

It seems that California’s roads are about to get slightly more populated with self-driving cars, as according to reports, China’s Didi Chuxing has recently received a permit in which they will be allowed to test their self-driving cars in the state. This doesn’t come as a surprise as many companies have been expanding their tests to try and gather as much data as possible.


Uber To Resume Self-Driving Car Tests In ‘A Few Months’

It has been over a month since Uber grounded its entire fleet of self-driving cars following an accident in Tempe, Arizona in which one of its self-driving cars struck down a pedestrian. It was the first known fatal accident involving an autonomous cars and the investigation is still ongoing. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has now said that the company will likely start testing its self-driving cars on public roads once […]