Category: opinion

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

Nothing to fear? How humans (and other intelligent animals) might ruin the autonomous vehicle utopia

Globally, road crashes kill 1.3 million people a year and injure nearly 50 million more. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been identified as a potential solution to this issue if they can learn to identify and avoid situations leading to crashes. Unlike human drivers, these vehicles won’t get tired, drive drunk, look at their phone, or…
Read more

CarGurus’ 2nd annual autonomy survey finds people warming up to self-driving cars

People’s acceptance of the idea that cars will drive themselves is growing, but those who feel ready for autonomy are still a minority. We may not be technologically ready for self-driving cars, but people are warming up to the idea that they may someday be on our roads. Nick Miotke/Roadshow As a media outlet that…
Read more

Big Rig, No Driver: How TuSimple Uses AI to Train Self-Driving Semis

For all the hoopla surrounding self-driving passenger cars, there’s actually a more pertinent problem that autonomous vehicle technologists are working to solve: bringing self-driving technology to long-haul trucks. Trucking isn’t cheap. It costs an average of $1.69 per mile to operate a long-haul truck, and about 40 percent of that represents the driver’s salary. Meanwhile,…
Read more

Cornell Researchers Discover a New Way For Self-Driving Cars to ‘See’ Nearly as Well as Lidar Using Two Cameras

While lidar is quickly becoming an indispensable technology to help self-driving cars navigate, not everyone agrees that technology is entirely necessary for autonomous vehicles. One of those people is Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who said that “lidar is lame” at Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day earlier this week. Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving system does not rely…
Read more

City of Newcastle awards Keolis Downer contract to run a driverless bus along harbour and beaches

Newcastle’s first autonomous vehicle – a free public shuttle bus that will begin operating along the city’s harbour and beaches by mid-year – will be run by Keolis Downer, the City of Newcastle has announced. The private operator of the city’s buses, ferries and trams were listed to run an autonomous vehicle trial in Newcastle…
Read more

Tesla’s new Autopilot is amazing. But please keep your eyes on the road

Tesla’s new Navigate on Autopilot technology can do amazing things but, even with all the car’s cameras, sensors and computer brains, you’d better keep your eyes on the road because, seriously, there are crazy people out there. On a highway, the Navigate on Autopilot software feature can take over most of the driving. Available on…
Read more

Autonomous vehicles can drive the future of mobility

Hong Kong and Singapore, like many cities across the world, are grappling with growing congestion, overcrowded transport and roadside pollution. Add into the mix limited land supply, and it’s clear that the prioritization of electric vehicles and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) are just what these two cities need. Technology is changing the way we…
Read more

The three C’s of driverless cars: connectivity, comfort, and collaborative consumption

Opher Baron and Oded Berman are professors of operation management and Mehdi Nourinejad is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto Driverless cars are poised to radically change our lifestyles in the future. For example, imagine taking a nap as your car drives you home after a long…
Read more

Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said. The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter…
Read more

AI:Me concept is Audi’s autonomous, electric answer to rush hour traffic

From the compact dimension to the VR-powered cabin tech, the AI:Me concept is designed around the idea of urban autonomous driving. Meet Audi’s latest vision of the autonomous city car of the future. The adorable Audi AI:Me concept debuts this week at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show combining self-driving technology, electric motivation and a gorgeous,…
Read more