Tag: autonomous cars

Aptiv’s self-driving cars have given Lyft passengers over 100,000 rides

It’s been roughly two years since Lyft partnered with Dublin, Ireland-based Aptiv (formerly Delphi) to launch a fleet of autonomous vehicles on the former’s ride-sharing network. A product of Aptiv’s mobility and services group, they became available to the Las Vegas public beginning May 2018 on an opt-in basis. The two hit 5,000 rides sometime […]

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Waymo’s AI Content Search tool lets engineers quickly find objects in driving records

AI is the method by which self-driving cars perceive joggers, cyclists, traffic lights, road signs, trees, shrubs, and more, and it informs the way in which they choose to behave when encountered with those signals. The vehicles in Waymo’s fleet aren’t an exception to the rule — they tap AI to make real-time driving decisions, […]

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GM’s Cruise now has 1,800 employees working on self-driving cars, up from 1,000 in March 2019

During a press conference this morning, Dan Ammann, CEO of GM’s self-driving subsidiary Cruise Automation, gave a glimpse at the progress that’s been made toward a fully self-driving vehicle fleet. He said that Cruise’s engineers, of which there are now 1,800 (up from 1,000 in March 2019), have over the past four years helped improve […]

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Uber gets California DMV license to test self-driving cars on public roads

In May 2018, Uber announced it wouldn’t renew its permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, citing caution in the wake of a fatal accident involving one of its autonomous cars in Arizona. (The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires that companies apply to test autonomous cars in the state.) But in a bid to […]

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Apple researchers train AI drivers to merge lanes in a simulated environment

Apple has yet to openly discuss its self-driving vehicle research, but it’s a poorly-kept industry secret. Around 5,000 employees — including a portion of those previously employed by Drive.ai, an autonomous car startup Apple acquired last year — are said to be involved with code-name Project Titan, a joint effort with Volkswagen to develop autonomous […]

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GM’s Super Cruise can now make lane changes automatically

Three years ago, in an effort to compete with increasingly sophisticated advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) like Tesla’s Autopilot, GM debuted Super Cruise, which it characterized at the time as the world’s first “true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” Using a combination of high-definition map data, a driver attention monitoring component, and an array of […]

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Uber begins mapping Washington D.C. for self-driving vehicles

Following hot on the heels of rival Waymo, Uber announced that it’s bringing self-driving cars to a new city: Washington D.C. In Medium post today, Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) — the skunkworks group responsible for autonomous vehicles research — said that it will deploy a fleet of three cars in the nation’s capital starting […]

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Waymo expands autonomous truck testing to Texas and New Mexico

Waymo, the Google parent company Alphabet subsidiary whose autonomous vehicles have driven more than 20 million miles, is expanding its geographic footprint into Texas and New Mexico. In a tweet this morning, Waymo announced it will begin testing self-driving trucks on “promising” commercial routes in the states as it pursues new transportation solutions, primarily along […]

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