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self-driving cars

Plans for special lanes for autonomous cars raises questions on evolution of self-driving tech

Many companies are not yet confident their systems can perform under a range of unpredictable conditions, hence the push for separate lanes.

14 Aug 2020 12:14 PM

China begins testing robotaxis for hire amid race against US tech dominance

Autonomous hired cars are considered ideal for accumulating driving time and the data cache needed for cars to learn and become safe enough.

09 Aug 2020 4:33 PM

It’s hyberbole, Musk can’t bring out a fully automated Tesla this year, experts say

Developers are starting to realise the limits of artificial intelligence and the benefits of the human brain in handling many situations.

10 Jul 2020 5:02 PM

Intel buys Moovit app to boost its self-driving car business in an age of social distancing

The chip maker plans to combine Moovit with Mobileye, a self-driving car specialist that Intel bought for about USD 15 billion in 2017.

05 May 2020 3:20 PM

No-focus camera made by Indian-led team could make smartphones less bulky

The single flat lens can reduce the weight, complexity and cost of cameras, says lead researcher Rajesh Menon

13 Mar 2020 2:52 PM


Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Friday

Uber is operating self-driving cars in autonomous mode with safety drivers behind the wheel.

27 Jan 2020 7:17 AM

Researchers design games for autonomous vehicles owners

The researchers also made suggestions for many exciting types of in-car games for future exploration.

19 Nov 2019 8:06 AM

Alphabet is using StarCraft II to train self-driving cars

The technique is inspired by biological evolution and speeds up the selection of machine learning algorithms.

29 Jul 2019 7:56 AM

Volkswagen to kick in USD 2.6 billion to Ford’s self driving unit

Volkswagen also plans to build a multi-brand production plant in Turkey.

13 Jul 2019 12:12 PM

Independent? Old? Self driving cars are for you

Fully automated, they are unlikely to require a license and could negotiate bad weather and unfamiliar cities.

05 Jul 2019 8:05 AM


Cheaper sensors could speed more self-driving cars to market by 2022

The tremendous cost of lidar - prices for individual sensors currently range from about USD 6,000 to more than USD 100,000.

13 Jun 2019 1:01 PM

Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car

Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals.

13 Jun 2019 12:32 PM

Automated cars can work together to keep traffic moving

Autonomous cars could fix a lot of different problems associated with driving in cities.

21 May 2019 1:51 PM

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid scepticism

Musk, known for his swagger as well as his smarts, is so certain that Tesla will win the race toward full autonomy.

22 Apr 2019 1:14 PM

China to become global software development hub to autonomous tech: VW

Carmakers are struggling to find qualified engineers to build the software algorithms needed to teach cars the right reflexes.

16 Apr 2019 12:02 PM


Uber, ahead of IPO, sees some time before self-driving cars dominate the road

Uber, last valued at USD 76 billion in the private market, is seeking a valuation as high as USD 120 billion in its IPO.

09 Apr 2019 11:31 AM

Hyundai Motor, Tencent tie up to develop self-driving cars software

Both companies plan to conduct joint research and development on safety and security systems for self-driving cars.

07 Apr 2019 1:34 PM

A chaotic market for one sensor stalls self-driving cars

Pressure to launch self-driving cars is already pushing many players to place bets on the technology.

06 Mar 2019 2:50 PM

Uber not criminally liable in fatal 2018 Arizona self-driving crash - prosecutors

The crash involved a Volvo XC90 sports utility vehicle that Uber was using to test self-driving technology.

06 Mar 2019 2:46 PM

Audi to invest 14 billion euros in e-mobility, self-driving cars

The company’s total projected expenditure for the next five years amounts to 40 billion euros.

04 Dec 2018 6:10 PM