autonomous vehicles

China is going to sell half the world’s electric cars by borrowing policies from California

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on China is going to sell half the world’s electric cars by borrowing policies from California
Ninety seven million new vehicles were sold globally last year. Only about 2% of them were electric. Yet things are changing fast. The world last year saw a 50% annual growth rate in electric vehicle (EV) sales. In 2018, EV sales should near 1.6 million. As EV manufacturing costs fall below those of conventional vehicles, Read More

The world of self-driving cars is set to change in April

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The world of self-driving cars is set to change in April
If you live in California, you’re going to have to get used to cars driving with nobody behind the wheel. The California DMV got approval Monday (Feb. 26) for its plan (pdf) to put self-driving cars on the road with no safety driver, a measure that ensured a human could take over if the car’s Read More

Apple just gave us all a look inside the AI of its secretive self-driving car project

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Apple just gave us all a look inside the AI of its secretive self-driving car project
Apple is beginning to show the world that it’s undertaking real, competitive research for its secretive autonomous car project. The company is working on a new approach to make self-driving cars understand where other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians are located nearby, by reading data from a LiDAR sensor, according to a publicly-posted research paper that Read More

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Semi

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Everything you need to know about the Tesla Semi
Tesla released its new Semi truck at a launch event in Hawthorne, California, on Nov. 16. Tesla CEO Elon Musk orchestrated all the pizazz and performance of a typical Tesla launch, and touted how the Semi can accelerate from zero to sixty in just five seconds, and haul 80,000 pounds. Unlike other trucks, the Tesla Read More

Tesla gives a peek at the supercharging rest stops it wants to build around the world

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Tesla gives a peek at the supercharging rest stops it wants to build around the world
Tesla plans to build more than 10,000 electric cars per week by the end of 2018. Now, it’s trying to build enough stations to charge them. On Nov. 15, the company announced its two largest Supercharger stations in North America along popular two California routes in and out of Los Angeles. Tesla is decking out Read More

The clearest sign yet that Silicon Valley is way ahead of Detroit in the self-driving car race

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The clearest sign yet that Silicon Valley is way ahead of Detroit in the self-driving car race
The autonomous car race is heating up. After years in which auto innovation meant mostly new exterior trim, companies are vying to transform the nature of the vehicle itself. It’s not just parts manufacturers and automakers (although at least 64 have set up shop in Silicon Valley). It’s tech giants like Alphabet, Apple, and Uber. Read More

The Tesla Semi is coming tonight

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Tesla Semi is coming tonight
It’s time for the truck. After more than a decade making electric SUVs, sporty roadsters, luxury sedans, Tesla has turned its attention to heavy-duty trucks. On Nov. 15, Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to unveil the Tesla Semi in Hawthorne, California. Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm! This will Read More

Passengers watched as a truck slowly hit them in Las Vegas’ first self-driving shuttle bus

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Passengers watched as a truck slowly hit them in Las Vegas’ first self-driving shuttle bus
A low-speed collision with a delivery truck marked the first day of self-driving shuttle buses in Las Vegas. The autonomous shuttle, which can’t go faster than 15 miles per hour, was clipped by a human-driven truck pulling out into the road. The driverless vehicle detected the truck and stopped, according to a report in The Read More

Waymo has started testing self-driving cars with no one behind the wheel

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Waymo has started testing self-driving cars with no one behind the wheel
The future is arriving—it’s just completing a trip nearby first. Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet, announced today that it has begun testing its autonomous vehicles with no human sitting in the driver’s seat in Phoenix, Arizona. Waymo, which started life as a project within Google’s moonshot research lab, has been developing Read More

The latest fake town built for self-driving cars has opened in South Korea

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The latest fake town built for self-driving cars has opened in South Korea
South Korea is building a case for itself as a global leader in autonomous vehicle advancements, a space traditionally dominated by the US. Today, the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced the opening of K-City, a 79-acre (320,000-square meter) town built to test self-driving cars in real road environments. Only its highways have Read More