Tag: self-driving cars

MIT’s AI scores driver egotism to make autonomous vehicles more assertive

Can social awareness improve autonomous cars’ road robustness? That’s what a team of researchers at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory set out to discover in a recent study. They built a system that classifies the behavior of other drivers with respect to their selfishness — in other words, whether drivers are less likely […]

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Cruise updates the AI brains behind its autonomous cars twice weekly

GM’s Cruise announced this past June that it would postpone plans for a driverless taxi service, which it previously said would debut in 2019. But the setback hasn’t discouraged its over 1,000 staffers from iterating toward a public launch. In fact, work on the underlying systems and infrastructure has accelerated in the intervening months, according […]

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NTSB: Autonomous Uber Vehicles Crashed 37 Times Before Fatal Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has disclosed Uber’s autonomous test fleet was involved in 37 crashes over the 18-month period leading up to last year’s fatal accident in Tempe, AZ. Having collected more data than ever, the board plans to meet on November 19th to determine the probable cause and address ongoing safety concerns regarding […]

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Ghost raises $63.7 million to develop an aftermarket kit that gives cars self-driving capabilities

Self-driving cars have countless obstacles to contend with on the road, chiefly drivers who don’t always act predictably — or responsibly. There’s inclement precipitation and wind to worry about, plus jaywalking pedestrians and zippy electric bikes and scooters. That’s not to mention alleyways and busy intersections that no amount of Google Maps data can elucidate. […]

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SAE Consumer Autonomous Driving Study Finds… Public Acceptance?

<img data-attachment-id="1695718" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163.png" data-orig-size="1081,651" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="sae survey 2 autonomous driving" data-image-description=" SAE ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-450×271.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-610×367.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1695718″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-610×367.png” alt width=”610″ height=”367″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-610×367.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-75×45.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-450×271.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-768×463.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163-120×72.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/sae-survey-2-e1572992355163.png 1081w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With the realities of autonomous driving growing increasingly apparent, the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) decided […]

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Mobileye partners with NIO to develop driverless cars

Mobileye, the autonomous vehicle systems developer that Intel paid $15.3 billion to acquire in March 2017, held its first post-acquisition investor summit today, and it was as eventful as might be expected. The Tel Aviv company unveiled a collaboration with Chinese automaker NIO to develop “highly automated” electric cars for consumer markets, and it laid […]

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MIT CSAIL teaches autonomous cars to navigate occluded intersections safely

Truly autonomous vehicles — those without human safety drivers at the wheel — must be capable of determining when it’s safe to merge into traffic. Intersections with obstructed views make this somewhat challenging, but researchers at Toyota and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) say they’ve developed an AI model that can estimate […]

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Uber Establishes Oversight Board for Self-driving Development

<img data-attachment-id="1695054" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="uber ride uber window uber sign" data-image-description=" MikeDotta/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1695054″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_437820760.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Uber has formed an independent board tasked with overseeing its autonomous vehicle program. As outsiders, […]

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Apple Co-founder Claims Autonomous Cars Aren’t Happening

<img data-attachment-id="1694850" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Steve Wozniak" data-image-description=" Viappy/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694850″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_228195643.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has officially given up on autonomous vehicles, despite previously being a major proponent of […]

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Uber announces independent self-driving safety and responsibility board

In the aftermath of a March 2018 accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, Uber retained law firm LeClairRyan to compile a report focusing on the safety culture and safety practices of the Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG. (That’s the division responsible for Uber’s autonomous vehicle development.) One of […]

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Waymo begins offering robot-taxi trips sans safety driver in Phoenix

(Reuters) — Waymo Chief Executive John Krafcik said the self-driving vehicle company is now offering limited “rider-only” trips in Phoenix, Arizona, as it looks beyond the robo-taxis business to generate future revenue. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, has begun offering fully automated rides, without attendants in the vehicle, to a few hundred early users of […]

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U.K. research consortium launching nation’s largest self-driving trial on public roads

StreetWise, a collaborative research project led by FiveAI, announced that it will soon begin the U.K.’s largest test of self-driving vehicles on public roads. The consortium is part of an ambitious program launched two years ago by the U.K. government to encourage development of transformative mobility technologies that would make the country a global leader […]

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Yandex’s self-driving cars have driven 1 million miles

Russian tech giant Yandex has been testing autonomous vehicles on public roads since December 2017, starting in Moscow and then expanding to Innopolis and Skolkovo, Russia, as well as Las Vegas. The program’s next phase saw cars reach Tel Aviv’s city limits, and roughly a year after launching what it claimed was Europe’s first robot-taxi […]

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Navya Self-Driving Bus Deployed In Japanese Streets

During CEATEC 2019, the Navya self-driving bus is moving a small number of people around a predetermined 1.5km route, which is “close to real-world” traffic, according to the organizers. Advertising Even on a rotary path, it is a stretch of real road that involves several upgraded stoplights and telecommunications that offer a real test of […]

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Moral Machine is learning how we want self-driving cars to kill

While autonomous cars still face tremendous technical challenges before they become commonplace, the ethical decisions they pose loom as even bigger obstacles. Engineers seem to be making systematic progress on the technical side, but designing a framework for addressing the social issues remains problematic. Five years after the creation of the Moral Machine, an online […]

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Why Arm believes a consortium is necessary to get autonomous cars to the finish line

To get autonomous vehicles from prototypes to production Arm believes we need a consortium of companies to come together on standards on computing a safety. That’s why Dipti Vachani, senior vice president of automotive and embedded at Arm, announced the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium during a keynote at the Arm TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose, California. The […]

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Hyundai Gets Real About Autonomous Cars

<img data-attachment-id="1690120" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="hyundai logo" data-image-description=" Emirhankaramuk/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1690120″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1466469314.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Automakers have begun leveling with us about vehicular autonomy. After years of promises that self-driving cars were just […]

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Hyundai and Aptiv form $4 billion pact to build self-driving cars

(Reuters) — Hyundai Motor Group will invest $1.6 billion in a joint venture to develop self-driving vehicle technologies with Aptiv, the biggest overseas investment by the South Korean carmaker to catch up to rivals in the autonomous car market. Global carmakers and their suppliers are forging alliances to develop autonomous car technologies partly due to […]

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Uber begins mapping public roads in Dallas for its self-driving systems

Uber’s self-driving cars are heading south for the winter, in a manner of speaking. The ride-hailing giant today revealed that its Advanced Technologies Group will kick off manual driving in Dallas, Texas this November, with the goal of developing high-definition maps and capturing scenerios that can be recreated in simulation and on test tracks. It’s […]

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Automakers Asks NHTSA to Remove Autonomous Hurdles

<img data-attachment-id="1675948" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-e1559322664263.jpg" data-orig-size="2076,1198" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="waymo fleet chandler_depot" data-image-description=" waymo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-450×260.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675948″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/waymo-fleet-chandler_depot-610×352.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”352″> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pretty good about letting companies test autonomous vehicles on public roads. And yet pretty much every automotive manufacturer, ride sharing firm and tech giant still […]

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U.S. DoJ indicts former Alphabet engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets from Waymo

(Reuters) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a former high-ranking engineer at Alphabet, of stealing the company’s self-driving car technology before joining rival Uber. The 33-count indictment largely mirrors allegations that Alphabet’s Waymo unit, where Levandowski had worked, had made in a civil lawsuit against Uber in 2017, […]

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Pony.ai and Toyota partner to build self-driving cars and services

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving car startup Pony.ai today announced it’ll team up with Toyota, the Japanese auto giant with a roughly 9% share of the global car market, to explore “safe” mobility services involving driverless technology across a range of segments and industries. Specifically, the two companies say they’ll collaborate on a pilot program to “accelerate […]

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