Could Apple’s self driving cars take pictures of point-of-interest locations?

One thing which Google has over many other map players is having the data of places on maps which are of interests to people or mostly known as Point-of-Interests or POI. Thanks to their streetcars as well as humans carrying…

BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop next-generation technologies for automated driving

Let’s face it, those at the forefront of self-driving cars aren’t really from the vehicle manufacturing side but rather the tech companies such as the likes of Waymo, Apple, Uber and even NVidia. Ford and even GM are pushing ahead…

Spy caught allegedly trying to steal Apple secrets

FBI has arrested an Apple employee who was about to fly to China with a laptop full of confidential files which included Apple’s intellectual property. It was known that the person was about to pass the documents and information to…

NVIDIA Introduces DRIVE AutoPilot, World’s First Commercially Available Level 2+ Automated Driving System

NVIDIA announced the world’s first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system, NVIDIA DRIVE™ AutoPilot, which integrates multiple breakthrough AI technologies that will enable supervised self-driving vehicles to go into production by next year. At CES 2019, leading automotive suppliers Continental…

Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million (around 570 million USD) over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to…

Find out about BMW’s Autonomous Driving effort from Elmar Frickenstein

In September 2017, you and your team moved to the Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleissheim. What prompted the BMW Group’s decision to create this new site? We are currently experiencing the largest paradigm shift in the history of the automotive…

Safety drivers are returning to Waymo’s driverless taxis

Recently after Waymo has been going aggressive in getting their self-driving taxis on the road without any safety drivers, it looks like they are starting to change their minds. The Information reports that after concerns about safety, Waymo has decided to…

Here is what its like to ride a self-driving taxi [+video]

Technology is slowly creeping up, from the days of the invention of the automobile which replaced horses, the next frontier is self-driving cars. Waymo is here to show that they can do it and recently opened up to a select…

Volvo Cars and Luminar show groundbreaking autonomous technology development at Automobility LA 2018

Volvo Cars and Luminar, a leading start-up in the development of core sensing technology for autonomous vehicles, are demonstrating the most advanced LiDAR sensor and perception capabilities to date at this year’s Automobility LA trade show in Los Angeles. The…

Apple’s self-driving car was involved in a crash this week

Thanks to state legislation, all self-driving car tests conducted are to be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Because of this, we know that Apple is testing self-driving cars on the public roads of California. If it weren’t for…

Hyundai CRADLE Invests in Perceptive Automata to Bring Human Intuition Software to Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, today announced it is investing in Perceptive Automata to develop artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars and automated systems. Perceptive Automata, a start-up based in Somerville, Mass, with an…

Volvo to use NVidia chips for their next generation of vehicles

NVidia has announced that it has tied up with Volvo to supply them with the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX technology for future vehicles. The technology is to power autonomous driving vehicles and it isn’t a technology that is very far fetched…

Waymo teams up with Walmart and DDR to bring a new shopping experience

One of the things that people are normally busy with each week are running errands. From grocery shopping to travelling time, these are activities which can’t be avoided and yet consume a lot of time. Hence Waymo has partnered with…

Waymo has 3 Jaguar I-Paces running in San Francisco

Waymo announced recently that it was working with Jaguar to produce self-driving I-Paces, the British SUV which looks absolutely amazing. This was a welcome announcement especially tackling both an electric car as well as getting autonomous driving technology in there is…

BMW and Baidu work together to accelerate autonomous vehicle technology in China

Baidu, also known as the Google of China together with the BMW Group today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the BMW Group will join Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform by Baidu, as a board…

Daimler and Bosch to work with NVidia for their self-driving cars

As US tech companies push ahead in the autonomous vehicle driving space, the Germans do not want to be left behind. Although not much has been revealed by the large carmakers in this space, Daimler and Bosch and now working…

Was the safety driver behind Uber’s self-driving car crash watching Hulu at the time of the crash?

When Uber’s self-driving car crashed into a pedestrian back in March, many were quick to point fingers at the technology itself. After months of investigation, Tempe Police have released a report which Reuters picked up. In the report, just before…

Apple hires senior engineer from Waymo for self-driving car effort

Apple has just hired Jaime Waydo from Waymo for their self-driving car technology team. Not to be left behind in the race to create production-ready self-driving car, Apple is getting the right people for the job. Jaime Waydo was previously an…

Tesla to roll out full “self-driving” autopilot software package in August

Tesla has been getting a huge amount of flak for their autopilot technology which sounds like it is built for self-driving but in its current state has caused multiple crashes and deaths. The technology isn’t built to be fully autonomous…

Waymo purchases 62,000 minivans for their self-driving car fleet

Waymo seems to be very confident in their self-driving car technology as they have ordered 62,000 Chrysler Minivans from Fiat Chrysler. This comes at a time when Uber halted their self-driving car efforts and Tesla faced more criticism about their…

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