Tag Archives: Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla’s ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ Is a Step in the Right Direction 

Tesla’s late night rollout of a new feature for its semi-autonomous driving system called “Navigate on Autopilot” puzzled me, if not just because of the time it was introduced to the world, but the feature itself: What’s the value in a car that tells you what lane you should be in, when it won’t drive there entirely…

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Brace Yourselves: Google Got a California Permit to Start Testing Autonomous Cars Without a Safety Driver

Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, announced on Tuesday that it’d secured the first permit in California to launch fully-autonomous cars with no safety driver onto public streets. Brace yourselves.

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Consumer Reports Ranks Cadillac’s Super Cruise Above Tesla’s Autopilot, Also Says That Volvo’s Pilot Assist Is Bad

Semi-autonomous features are increasingly prevalent in cars these days but also, as many have argued (including myself) possibly very dangerous. Today, Consumer Reports published their rankings of four of the most widely known semiautonomous systems, finding that Cadillac’s Super Cruise was the best and Volvo’s, well,…

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Ikea Has 7 New Autonomous Driving Concepts To Waste Your Time In Traffic

It’s probably an inevitability at this point that we’ll eventually get fully autonomous cars to work properly and people won’t have to drive anymore. It isn’t going to happen soon, but eventually it will be possible. The Brands want autonomy to happen more than drivers do, it seems, because it would be possible for…

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Ikea Has Seven New Autonomous Driving Concepts To Waste Your Time In Traffic

It’s probably an inevitability at this point that we’ll eventually get fully autonomous cars to work properly and people won’t have to drive anymore. It isn’t going to happen soon, but eventually it will be possible. The Brands want autonomy to happen more than drivers do, it seems, because it would be possible for…

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GM’s Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems to Have Gone up in Smoke

Just short of a year ago, General Motors garnered widespread national attention by announcing it planned to start testing autonomous cars on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But the automaker’s pilot has yet to launch, and no one is willing to publicly offer a detailed explanation for the delay. What…

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Tesla Sales Staff Told Driver in Model S Crash That the Car Would Brake For Stopped Obstacles: Lawsuit

A Utah driver whose Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped firetruck while the car was operating in its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode has sued the automaker, alleging that Tesla salespeople told her the car would stop on its own in Autopilot if an obstacle appeared in its path.

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have Trouble With Basic Driving Tasks: Report

If the autonomous revolution ever arrives, it’s almost certain that self-driving cars will drive with an over-abundance of caution, which makes sense, but will surely irritate regular drivers on the road in the interim. Case in point: a new story from tech new outlet The Information dug into the ongoing Arizona pilot…

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Uber Is Shuttering Its Controversial Self-Driving Truck Unit From Hell 

Uber is ending its effort to develop self-driving trucks, just two years after the controversial acquisition of the autonomous trucking unit that ensnared it in a high-profile legal war with Google and caused countless controversies for the ride-hailing company.

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles: The Spin-Off Company that Will Drop $4 Billion on Autonomous Cars by 2023 

Ford is planning to spend $4 billion on developing self-driving cars by 2023, the automaker said Tuesday, in an announcement that also detailed the creation of a new spin-off entity cleverly titled Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. It seems like Ford is consolidating all its self-driving ventures and tech under one roof:…

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