Tag: autonomous

NHTSA Asks Tesla Why It Has Not Issued Recall On Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent a letter to Tesla asking why it has not issued a recall to address software changes made to its Autopilot driver-assistance system. In September, the automaker sent out an over-the-air update to its vehicles that was reportedly aimed at helping vehicles better detect emergency vehicles stopped on […]

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Self-Driving Startup Wayve Gets $13.6M Investment From Online Grocer Ocado

British-based online grocer Ocado has invested £10 million ($13.6 million) in Wayve, a self-driving tech start-up that specializes in camera-based deep learning AI. Ocado and Wayve will form a non-exclusive partnership that will focus on autonomously getting groceries through busy streets. According to TechCrunch, the deal will give Ocado early access to Wayve’s platform. Wayve’s hardware and software […]

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Rivian’s Autonomous Driving Suite To Cost Owners $10,000

Rivian’s recently filed Form S-1 prior to its initial public offering (IPO) indicates that the car manufacturer will charge $10,000 for its vehicles’ fully-autonomous capability. The electric startup’s Driver+ system consists of 11 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, five radars, and a high-precision GPS antenna. Coincidentally (?), its $10k price is exactly the same as rival […]

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GM’s Ultra Cruise Will Provide “True” Hands-Free City And Highway Driving Across Most Of The US And Canada

General Motors has announced its next-generation hands-free driver-assist technology. Dubbed Ultra Cruise, it will eventually make way for door-to-door hands-free driving across the U.S. and Canada. According to GM, it ultimately enables “hands-free driving in 95 percent of all driving scenarios”. When the system is launched in 2023, Ultra Cruise will support 2 million miles […]

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Chip Shortage Means Cadillac Escalade Won’t Get Super Cruise Anytime Soon

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade was unveiled with GM’s latest Super Cruise semi-autonomous suite of driver assistance systems, but due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage, the system won’t be available for quite some time. Cadillac originally intended on offering Super Cruise as a standard feature on Escalade Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport, and Sport Platinum […]

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Texas Police Officers Sue Tesla For $20 Million After Allegedly Being Injured By Car On Autopilot

Tesla has been named in a lawsuit that was filed seven months after an accident that is claimed to have injured five police officers in Splendora, Montgomery County, Texas. The officers, through the Buzbee Law Firm and Muery & Ferrell PC, allege that Tesla has not done enough to address fundamental flaws in its “Autopilot” […]

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Citroën Urban Collëctif Is An Autonomous Skate Platform With Interchangeable Service Pods

Citroën, in collaboration with hospitality company Accor and advertising company JCDecau, presented their vision for the future of urban mobility – called the Urban Collëctif. The concept is basically an electric and fully autonomous platform riding on spheres, compatible with interchangeable pods for different kinds of experiences. The Citroën skate platform measures 2.60m (102.4 inches) long, […]

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