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Self-Driving Wheelchairs Debut in Hospitals and Airports
The autonomous vehicles sense positions, select routes, and stop for obstacles
Students Race Driverless Cars in Germany in Formula Student Competition
First batch of student-built driverless cars choose safety over speed
Travis Kalanick's and Anthony Levandowski's Texts Tell the Tale of What Uber Knew About Waymo Tech
Court filings show bromance between Uber founder and the engineer at the heart of the Waymo lawsuit
Tesla Model 3 to Driver: Look Me in the Eye
The car comes with a cabin camera that will only function later, when autonomous driving software is downloaded
Carmakers Take to the (Self-Driving) Test Track
Engineers use track days to test self-driving cars and scout talent
The Big Problem With Self-Driving Cars Is People
And we’ll go out of our way to make the problem worse
The Audi A8: the World's First Production Car to Achieve Level 3 Autonomy
It's also the first to sport lidar
Under the Hood of Luminar's Long-Reach Lidar
Shifting to a longer wavelength that's safer for the eye lets Luminar raise its lidar power enough to stretch its range beyond 200 meters. Other innovations could cut system costs.
Autonomous Vehicles vs. Kangaroos: the Long Furry Tail of Unlikely Events
Self-driving cars in Australia are preparing to handle kangaroos, but what about autonomous cars everywhere else?
Driverless Tech Startups Are Driving Past a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity
Millions of conventional cars rolling off assembly lines today could benefit from automated driving technologies. But where are the startups to build those systems?
Riding in a Robocar That Sees Around Corners
Car-to-car communication serves as a sixth sense—or is it a seventh?
Robocar Movie From Pre-Talkie Days
The most amazing prediction was that of legal roadblocks
How Much Can Autonomous Cars Learn from Virtual Worlds?
If machine learning systems can be taught using simulated data from Grand Theft Auto V instead of data annotated by humans, we could get to reliable vehicle autonomy much faster
Robocars and Electricity—a Match Made in Heaven
Advances in one technology help the other, too
Toyota Joins Coalition to Bring Blockchain Networks to Smart Cars
The networking trick made famous by Bitcoin could make car-to-cloud communication easier and more secure
Volvo Takes the Right First Step in Autonomous Garbage Collection
It's not particularly fancy or complicated, but adding basic autonomy to garbage trucks is an excellent idea
22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough
His invention isn't solid state and isn't dirt cheap—but he says it's the best of the bunch
Three Studies Show How Robocars Will Make for Safer, More Efficient Roads
In each study, what matters is how robocars and people will get along together
RethinkX: Self-Driving Electric Cars Will Dominate Roads by 2030
RethinkX think tank report warns adoption of rapid, self-driving electric cars could take many by surprise
Nvidia Opens Up The "Black Box" of Its Robocar's Deep Neural Network
Peering into a deep neural network just got a lot easier