Category: Automated Driving

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Hollywood and Autonomous Vehicles

How Films, Cartoons, and TV Shows Have Shaped Our AV Biases A March 2019 AAA survey found that almost three in four Americans remain afraid of fully self-driving vehicles. The survey also noted that the fear had increased year over year and blamed several high profile autonomous vehicle (AV) accidents. Of course, nearly 40,000 people…
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14th October 2019 0

Tesla is buying computer vision start-up DeepScale in a quest to create truly driverless cars

Tesla is acquiring DeepScale, a computer vision start-up that could help it develop fully driverless vehicles, according to CNBC. The deal could help Tesla’s goal to deliver cars with advanced driver-assistance systems that are good enough for owners to rent them out as “robotaxis” on an Uber-like platform without drivers. However, like all automakers, Tesla…
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3rd October 2019 0

ZF at the IAA 2019: Technology Brings Mobility, People, and Climate Protection Together

ZF initiative #MobilityLifeBalance: meeting people’s mobility needs with sustainable solutions ZF EVplus makes electromobility suitable for everyday use without anxiety regarding vehicle range All ZF products exhibited at the IAA reduce emissions and improve vehicle safety Autonomous electric shuttles make city centres more livable “Individual mobility is one of the achievements that has significantly improved…
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30th September 2019 0

Self-driving startup Deeproute.ai pulls in $50 million

Deeproute.ai, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, said it has raised $50 million in a fresh round of funding from top Chinese investors, as yet another company bursts into view in the country’s thriving smart mobility market. Why it matters: The deal may signal that Chinese venture capital funds are once again favouring self-driving startups, as…
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26th September 2019 0

Is Level 5 Autonomy Attainable?

Experts in AI for autonomous vehicles poured cold water on expectations that the self-driving future is just around the corner. BRUSSELS — At the closing session of the AutoSens Conference here Thursday, two experts on the limitations and testing of artificial intelligence (AI) in autonomous vehicles (AV) gently poured cold water on a longstanding hope…
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25th September 2019 0

Building the Model T for Gen Z

Before long, the rideshares we summon with our phones may come without drivers. Though that’s not a ride many would accept just yet, a number of companies are nearing launch phase on driverless robotaxi vehicles. Alphabet subsidiary Waymo launched the first limited commercial robotaxi service last December in Phoenix, and existing ride-hailing services like Uber…
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24th September 2019 0

Future of Driverless Deliveries Depends on Large Auto Makers

Nuro startup’s co-founder says autonomous cars can resolve ‘last-mile’ problem but aren’t sustainable without help from car manufacturers Dave Ferguson, co-founder and president of Nuro, said there are solutions to bridging the gap between safety and speed in future models of autonomous cars. He spoke at WSJ’s Future of Everything Festival. Replacing the milkman for…
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20th September 2019 0

Better than a pair of eyes: Bosch camera with AI for driver assistance and automated driving

Bosch aims to be the market leader for camera technology Harald Kroeger: “We want to make cars better drivers than people.” For reliable object recognition, Bosch camera takes unique multi-path approach. AI designed by Bosch: camera improves legacy driver assistance systems and extends their application range. Stuttgart, Germany, and Yokohama, Japan – Automated driving technology…
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19th September 2019 0

US gives three states grants for self-driving car research

Automakers aren’t the only parties interested in self-driving car research. The US Department of Transportation has issued the first three awards from its Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grants, and it’s good news for Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. Each of the three states is the first recipients with $7.5 million apiece for Michigan and Ohio and…
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17th September 2019 0

Here’s how we can build public trust in self-driving vehicles!

The automotive industry is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. The future of transport looks to be electric; highly automated; and – increasingly – shared. This transformation is ambitious, and this ambition is very welcome. In mobility, we can impact billions of people’s lives for the better. We can save countless numbers of lives. We can improve…
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12th September 2019 0