Tag Archives: Self Driving Cars

You’re Totally Going to Bone in Self-Driving Cars, Scientists Predict

If humans are dependable for anything, it’s discovering new ways to get horny over new tech. And according to a new report, self-driving will really get people riled up.

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The Future of Safe Self-Driving Cars Is Thermal Imaging

By the end of this year, Google’s Waymo self-driving program plans on expanding its public self-driving ride-sharing program in Arizona, and in the next decade there are about 46 companies working to do the same. Many of these systems don’t yet use thermal imaging, but after a demonstration of how effective it is at…

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How a Deal to Bring Autonomous Vehicles to Walt Disney World Blew Up

Walt Disney once mused that it’s “kind of fun to do the impossible,” so it’s likely the animation mogul would’ve been impressed by last year’s reports that fully-autonomous vehicles could soon be shuttling passengers around the amusement park in Florida that bears his name. Driverless cars are, after all, one of the…

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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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Faraday Future Co-Founder Quits, Claims Company ‘Is Effectively Insolvent’

The co-founder of the struggling Faraday Future, Nick Sampson, has resigned from his role, claiming the company is “effectively insolvent” and unable to pay its debts as even more employees are reportedly furloughed and operations scaled back.

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Major Tesla Short-Seller Changes Mind Over ‘Proven Hit’ of the Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is changing short-sellers’ minds, GM’s Cruise is lagging behind, and the DOT is getting fidgety about self-driving car safety. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

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Do You Work as a Self-Driving Car Operator? Tell Us Your Story

This week’s New Yorker features a scathing article on Google’s self-driving car program, detailing the stories of nightmarish mismanagement and at least one crash involving self-driving cars that went mostly unreported. We want to shine more light on what happens behind closed doors in our race to get self-driving…

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The Engineer in the Google vs. Uber ‘Stolen Tech’ Case Really Was Terrible

Anthony Levandowski, the controversial former Google engineer at the center of the major lawsuit between Uber and Waymo over trade secrets last year, is the subject of a new extensive, scathing, head-spinning story featured in this month’s New Yorker. One of the many incredible details is an alleged crash where…

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Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Car Crashed After Driver Dozed Off Back in June

A Chrysler Pacifica test car outfitted with technology from Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo crashed into a median back in June after the operator meant to be monitoring the system in the driver’s seat reportedly fell asleep and inadvertently disabled the self-driving system, The Information reports.

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