Today’s modern vehicle is a computer filled with safety technology features to make the driving experience safer from dangers on the road.
Today’s cars have autonomous features, but none of them are fully autonomous. No matter how much steering and braking they can manage, a human driver is still required as backup. The Cruise Origin has no such restrictions and looks completely unlike today’s cars. Cruise Automation is the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of General Motors. It debuted […]
The coming winter weather means it’s time to get your car ready for snow, sleet, and ice. While you can switch to winter tires and get new wiper blades, you can’t do anything about the advanced technologies that may not “see” as well in that bad weather. One company in Cambridge, Massachusetts hopes to eliminate […]
The promise of self-driving vehicles is that someday they won’t need a driver. Instead of having to chug coffee to stay awake on that road trip or roll the windows down to get some fresh air, self-driving cars will be fine with you simply closing your eyes and taking a nap. The keyword in all […]
Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for stealing trade secrets from Google when he left the company and headed over to Uber. Levandowski worked on Google’s self-driving car from 2009 until early 2016. He was the lead of Google’s Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) engineering team so he […]
Two of the planet’s largest automakers team up on EVs and automation.
Last week at the MIT MediaLab, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) held its annual conference on advanced vehicle technology. The panel included executives involved in incorporating autonomous, semi-autonomous and infotainment technologies in our cars. The panelists came from auto manufacturers (Toyota and Hyundai), professional associations (SAE), suppliers (Qualcomm), academia (MIT) and consumer advocacy […]
Today, when you need a ride, you probably grab a taxi or use a ride-hailing service. You might also choose public transportation like busses and subways. Navya wants to change the way you get around with its autonomous electric shuttles. These shuttles aren’t just prototypes. They’re on the road in over 20 countries and you […]
Autonomous driving technology is still in its early stages, so you can’t simply hop behind the wheel and read a book. Drivers must pay attention both to take over if something goes wrong and to do tasks the technology isn’t capable of doing on its own just yet. Tesla eliminated one of those tasks by […]