Fiat Chrysler provides bespoke minivan for self-driving startup Voyage

For a few years now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been pursuing a self-driving future through its Pacifica Hybrid minivans, making deals with Google and then its spin-off autonomous car venture Waymo. The automaker has now gained another ally in… Continue reading Fiat Chrysler provides bespoke minivan for self-driving startup Voyage

Volvo to make autonomous cars with built-in LIDAR from 2022

From cameras to radar and GPS to ultrasonic sensors, today’s autonomous vehicles use a range of technologies to navigate the world around them. However, LiDAR generally hasn’t been among them due to its high cost. But that could be about to change with… Continue reading Volvo to make autonomous cars with built-in LIDAR from 2022

Peer-to-peer EV charging could completely eliminate EV charging stops

If aeroplanes can refuel each other mid-air, then why not electric cars? A weird and wonderful, if probably impractical, idea out of the University of Florida would see vehicles in high-speed convoy sharing energy in a peer-to-peer model.Continue Readi… Continue reading Peer-to-peer EV charging could completely eliminate EV charging stops

Shanghai ride-hailers can now call for an AutoX self-driving taxi

Autonomous driving tech company AutoX has partnered with the Alibaba Group’s Amap mobility platform to offer folks in Shanghai the option to hail a ride in an AutoX RoboTaxi.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Self driving cars, Autono… Continue reading Shanghai ride-hailers can now call for an AutoX self-driving taxi

Karma L4 E-Flex Van would make a killer self-driving e-camper van

Beyond launching electrified cars of its own, Karma Automotive plans to sell its E-Flex electrified platform to other auto manufacturers looking to quickly bring electric models to market. The E-Flex will be available in various configurations to suppo… Continue reading Karma L4 E-Flex Van would make a killer self-driving e-camper van

Mayo Clinic uses autonomous shuttles to collect COVID-19 test samples

The US, like much of the world, is moving to keep contact between its residents to minimum as it grapples with the spread of coronavirus, and a new project taking place at the Mayo Clinic is exploring what this could mean for medical testing. In what i… Continue reading Mayo Clinic uses autonomous shuttles to collect COVID-19 test samples

Levandowski Admits to Stealing Waymo’s IP

The prosecution of former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski ended March 20 when he agreed to plead guilty to one count of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets from Alphabet’s Waymo after pilfering Waymo’s intellectual property (IP). In e… Continue reading Levandowski Admits to Stealing Waymo’s IP

MIT can now train self-driving cars in a photorealistic simulator

Simulators have been used for years to train human drivers, pilots and astronauts, and now they’re being used to train self-driving cars too – and a new system developed by researchers at MIT could be the most promising yet.Continue ReadingCategory: Au… Continue reading MIT can now train self-driving cars in a photorealistic simulator

DARPA awards contracts for Manta Ray autonomous submarine program

Diving into the autonomous submarine race, DARPA has awarded contracts to three companies as part of its Manta Ray Program. Intended to support a new generation of long-duration, long-range Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), the end goal is to produc… Continue reading DARPA awards contracts for Manta Ray autonomous submarine program

Waymo’s new self-driving tech spots pedestrians half a kilometer away

With an eye toward the future of self-driving cars with next-level safety and reliability, Waymo has introduced its fifth-generation system for autonomous vehicles. Called Waymo Driver, the system promises a more comprehensive understanding of the vehi… Continue reading Waymo’s new self-driving tech spots pedestrians half a kilometer away