Self-Driving Cars
Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Long before there was an autonomous vehicle industry, there was Project Chauffeur — a secret endeavor staffed by about a dozen engineers and housed under Google’s... more
Samsung Plans $116 Billion Investment in Non-Memory Chips to Challenge TSMC, Qualcomm  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Samsung plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips... more
Google Self-Driving Unit Waymo Says Detroit Factory to Be Operational in Mid-2019  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Alphabet's Waymo said on Tuesday it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce self-driving cars, looking to the historical heart of the... more
Tesla CEO heads down perilous road in pursuit of profit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Tesla CEO Elon Musk aims to make money by selling self-driving cars that become part of app-based ride-ailing service more
How long will it take to phase in driverless cars?  THE VERGE · 2 days
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stopped by The Vergecast to discuss the future of self-driving cars with... more
Waymo picks Detroit factory to build self-driving cars  TechCrunch · 2 days
Waymo, the self-driving vehicle technology startup under Alphabet, is setting up shop in a Detroit factory on American Axle & Manufacturing’s campus. Waymo said Tuesday it will partner with American Axle &... more
Waymo repurposing Detroit factory to make self-driving cars, opening mid-2019  9to5Google · 3 days
Earlier this year, Waymo announced that it was opening a Michigan factory to retrofit Chrysler Pacificas... more
Elon Musk: Robots will drive Tesla taxis from next year  Sky News · 3 days
The future of Elon Musk's electric car business Tesla will be in developing completely autonomous self-driving vehicles beginning next year. more
Five Reasons Experts Think Autonomous Cars Are Many Years Away  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
An optimistic assessment is 10 years. Many others say decades as researchers try to conquer a number of obstacles. more
Tesla Robotaxis Coming to US Roads Next Year  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Central to this promise is a new microchip for self-driving vehicles unveiled by Musk on Monday during a webcast presentation. more
Musk predicts 1 million Tesla robotaxis on the road next year video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
During Tesla's Autonomy Investor Day, Elon Musk says there'll be 1 million full self-driving cars on the road in 2020,... more
Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving  TechCrunch · 3 days
At its "Autonomy Day" today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon Musk rather... more
The Latest: Tesla expects fully autonomous cars by next year  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says laser imaging sensors used by nearly all other autonomous vehicle developers are not needed more
The Latest: Tesla CEO says laser sensors aren't necessary  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says laser imaging sensors used by nearly all other autonomous vehicle developers are not needed more
The Latest: Tesla CEO hails company's self-driving car chip  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Tesla CEO Elon Musk boasts company's self-driving car is powered by the world's best processing chip 'by a huge margin' more
The Latest: Investors wait on Tesla's delayed presentation  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A webcast showing Tesla's presentation to investors on "full self-driving" vehicles has yet to begin more than 30 minutes after its scheduled start more
The Latest: Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Tesla CEO Musk is expected to provide a deeper look into the company's self-driving technology but experts are skeptical it can do what he says more
Tesla Gears Up for Fully Self-Driving Cars Amid Scepticism  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The Tesla driverless car technology is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday at the company's Palo Alto, California, headquarters. more
Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Tesla CEO Musk is expected to provide a deeper look into the company's self-driving technology but experts are skeptical it can do what he says more
China unveils the first autonomous amphibious military landing vehicle  THE VERGE · 6 days
Earlier this month, a Chinese shipbuilder unveiled an amphibious autonomous landing vehicle that could someday be part of... more
Uber's Self-Driving Unit Valued at $7.25 Billion in New Investment  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions. more
Audi self-driving unit taps newcomer Aeva for its unique lidar  TechCrunch · 1 week
Audi’s self-driving unit has tapped a startup with a unique approach to lidar as it ramps up testing in Munich using a fleet of autonomous electric e-tron crossover... more
Apple Said to Be in Talks With Potential Suppliers of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Apple is seeking lidar units that would be smaller, cheaper and more easily mass produced than current technology more
Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China  TechCrunch · 1 week
Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development and eventual deployment of its technology... more
Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot can haul vehicles, too  THE VERGE · 1 week
Boston Dynamics has shown its SpotMini robot doing a new trick: joining a robot army to pull a large vehicle... more
Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play  TechCrunch · 1 week
Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open up its service to more Phoenix residents. The company,... more
Audi AI:Me concept is an autonomous city car of the future - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Audi's concept electric car combines a surprisingly large cabin, self-driving technology and even VR technology to create a high-tech rush hour refuge. more
Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In a few weeks, Tesla buyers will have to pay more for an option that isn’t completely functional, but that CEO Elon Musk promises will one day deliver... more
California to allow testing of light-duty self-driving trucks  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
California would allow for the testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a proposed rule announced Friday. The... more
The robot supermarket shelf scanner and other news  BBC · 2 weeks
BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories. more
Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will... more
CMU’s robotic arm attaches to a backpack to lend a helping hand  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab is probably best known as the birthplace of the modular snake robot. Initially designed to squeeze into tight spots for... more
Your Tesla can now change lanes without asking permission  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Today, Tesla is taking a step closer to a true self-driving car future with a mode that entirely... more
Low-bandwidth radar technology provides improved detection of objects  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated a different type of ranging system for radar that possesses superior range resolution and is almost completely free of bandwidth limitations. The technology has important applications for the self-driving... more
Teaching computers to intelligently design 'billions' of possible materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers are applying one of the first uses of deep learning -- the technology computers use to intelligently perform tasks such as recognizing language and driving autonomous vehicles -- to... more
Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017for $15.3 billion, is one of the companies at the center of the emerging world of autonomous... more
Search giant Baidu has driven the most autonomous miles in Beijing  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
While the public is asking, “When are we going to ride in autonomous cars?” Technology companies have been moving apace to test them on designated roads.... more
April Fools' pranks: Space burps, Waymo self-driving cars for cats, pickle burger - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
From Logitech, Duolingo, McDonald's and other big names, here's a tally of this year's finest -- or, at least, most... more
Daimler Asks EU Antitrust Regulators to Probe Nokia Patents  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Tech companies and mobile telecoms providers are playing an increasingly important role in the auto industry, with their technologies used in navigation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle communication and self-driving cars. more
Lyft drivers strike as the money-losing company goes public  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Drivers on strike, questions about profitability, and the looming specter of autonomous vehicles — what’s up with Lyft’s... more
Autonomous vehicle IP protection — when HAL is driving  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Present-day machine learning requires binary experiential training. The collected learning then becomes valuable. But how can that very valuable intellectual property be protected? more
Earn a free ticket to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 with SocialLadder  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Mobility is an expansive topic that includes drones, dockless scooters and autonomous cars — both terrestrial and aeronautic — plus all the ancillary tech required to... more
This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of)  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range,... more
This self-driving AI faced off against an champion racer (kind of)  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range,... more
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