Autonomous

GM’s Hope for a Truly Driverless Car Hits a Snag

GM’s Hope for a Truly Driverless Car Hits a Snag
About 2 years ago, General Motors asked the NHTSA for a temporary waiver on certain safety equipment that is required in modern autos. It wanted to field a fleet of around 2,500 Chevy Bolt autonomous cars for a ride-sharing program that had no controls inside for humans.
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Waymo Video Shows Driverless Cars are Weird but not Terrifying

Waymo Video Shows Driverless Cars are Weird but not Terrifying
Have you really put any thought into how strange it will be to be in a car that you can’t control? Not only that you can’t control, but a car that has no human at the wheel?
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3E-D18 Robotic Concept Is an Autonomous, Off-road Workhorse

3E-D18 Robotic Concept Is an Autonomous, Off-road Workhorse
While lots of car companies turned up at CES 2018 with things like EVs, hybrids, and driver-assistance tech, Honda brought along something altogether different from the crowd. The 3E-D18 Robotic Concept is an off-road capable vehicle that can be operated without need for a driver.
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Texas Signs Law Allowing Fully-Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Texas Signs Law Allowing Fully-Autonomous Vehicle Testing
There are several states in the US where autonomous cars are permitted to test on public roads. Now, joining the ranks of places like California, Nevada, and Michigan, Texas has just adopted a new autonomous vehicle testing law.
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Apple Autonomous Lexus Spied Using Off-the-Shelf Hardware

Apple Autonomous Lexus Spied Using Off-the-Shelf Hardware
A white Lexus RX450h SUV was recently spied leaving an Apple facility, and the car was festooned with sensors and other hardware. Presumably this is the autonomous car Apple has been rumored to be working on.
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Peugeot Instinct Is an Autonomous Shooting Brake Concept

Peugeot Instinct Is an Autonomous Shooting Brake Concept
Normally, it’s smartphones that are unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Peugeot was on hand this year to unveil a sweet new concept car. The car is a shooting brake and it looks fantastic.
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Subaru Gets California Autonomous Testing Permit

Subaru Gets California Autonomous Testing Permit
It’s been revealed that Subaru has landed a permit to test autonomous cars in California. This is good news as it brings us one step closer to fully-autonomous Outbacks. The Subaru Outback might as well be the official state car of Colorado, and since 90% of the owners can’t drive for crap, this is the perfect combination.
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Ford Fusion Autonomous Car Moves Closer to Production

Ford Fusion Autonomous Car Moves Closer to Production
Ford is working on updating its Fusion autonomous car with some next-generation tech. The big change is a significant increase in computing power under the skin of the car. The company also says that the electrical controls are closer to production ready.
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Google Self-Driving Car to Get Steering Wheel and Pedals After All

Google Self-Driving Car to Get Steering Wheel and Pedals After All
There have been some big changes in direction over at Google when it comes to the firm’s autonomous car project. Originally the plan was to build a car that didn’t have a steering wheel or pedals at all, offering full autonomy to its occupants.
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Tesla Autopilot Updates to Fix Missing Features on Latest Cars

Tesla Autopilot Updates to Fix Missing Features on Latest Cars
Owners of Tesla cars that have recently updated hardware inside will soon begin to get software updates that will let them take advantage of autonomous features which until now have laid dormant. The problem that buyers of these cars had at the start was that their new sensors lacked features the older Tesla’s had.
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Self-Driving Truck Delivers Beer in Colorado

Self-Driving Truck Delivers Beer in Colorado
I’ve learned quite a few things about Colorado drivers since relocating here from Texas a few months ago. The first thing is that drivers here seem stumped at exactly how a merging lane works. The other thing is that they like to drive about 90 mph on I-25 where the speed limit in most areas is 75 mph.
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Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 Prophesizes Über-luxury Future

Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 Prophesizes Über-luxury Future
Rolls-Royce has unveiled its Vision NEXT 100 concept, which predicts what the company thinks its luxury rides may be like in the distant future. The car, also known as the Rolls-Royce 103EX, is a bit odd looking by today’s design standards, with a front that is very high off the ground and wheels that are almost completely enclosed.
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Autonomous Cars Go Truly Driverless Under New Cali Rules

Autonomous Cars Go Truly Driverless Under New Cali Rules
California has started to clear the way for autonomous cars to operate in the state without needing to have a driver behind the wheel. The new rules were signed into effect by Gov. Jerry Brown, but only permit driverless cars to operate with no human behind the wheel in very specific areas.
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Roborace DevBot Self-driving Race Car Test Mule Breaks Cover

Roborace DevBot Self-driving Race Car Test Mule Breaks Cover
Back in March, we mentioned that a sweet autonomous racing series was in the works that would have racecars with no drivers taking to the track. The only thing we saw at that announcement was a rendering of what the car might look like.
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Cruise Automation Tests Self-Driving Chevy Bolts in Arizona

Cruise Automation Tests Self-Driving Chevy Bolts in Arizona
The Chevrolet Bolt is a neat little electric vehicle that announced a while back, but won’t go into full production until this October. It is also the car that GM and its recently-acquired Cruise Automation division have chosen to use as their autonomous test vehicles, with the hopes of eventually offering self-driving Lyft rides.
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