self-driving cars

 
Teslas to get new self-driving, Autopilot chip in spring 2019

Teslas to get new self-driving, Autopilot chip in spring 2019

Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that owners will get a new Autopilot chip in about six months that will be much more powerful and enable the company's long-awaited Full-Self Driving Mode. In a series of tweets, Musk said that owners who have prepaid for... read more

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Tesla Model S Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

IIHS: Self-driving systems aren't that, and aren't ready for prime time

Self-driving systems aren't ready for prime time, says a new report by IIHS. The Institute tested five cars: two Teslas, a BMW, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Volvo, all with systems... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla will roll out new Autopilot later this month

Tesla announced Wednesday that it would release a complete update to its Autopilot system later this month, including new self-driving capabilities. The new version, which... read more August 3, 2018 by


 
Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

Oil analysts predict peak consumption in 2036

Most people buy electric cars to reduce oil consumption, but oil companies keep selling more oil every year. Now, a new study by oil industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie... read more July 17, 2018 by


 
Navya autonomous bus in Sion, Switzerland

How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

A lot of ink has been spilled over self-driving cars lately—whether they'll work, how they work, and the potential for accidents. What hasn't been discussed as much is... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
Byton K-Byte concept

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Teaser for BMW iNext debuting in 2021

BMW reveals its self-driving, electric iNext vision for the future

At BMW's annual shareholders' meeting in Germany on Thursday the company released a teaser image of its future iNext electric car. The image shows an SUV silhouette similar... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

British man caught on video leaving driver's seat after turning on Tesla autopilot

Some people just don't want to drive. And some of them get their wish. That's what happened to Bhavesh Patel, who lost his driving privileges in Britain after leaving the... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace electric car to join Waymo's self-driving car fleet

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo said Tuesday the carmaker would sell Google's autonomous-car technology arm up to 20,000 of its new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace... read more March 28, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
Dubai Roads and Transit Authority to test Next Future Transportation NX1 autonomous electric pods

Autonomous swarming electric pods: halfway between train and car?

There are cars and trucks, and then there are trains and buses. While multi-seat vans and wagons can serve the purpose of buses carrying multiple unrelated people, a... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell prototype drives itself 118 miles without human input

As it does in every other aspect of the auto industry, Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia has set itself an aggressive goal and a fast pace for rollout of self-driving vehicles. The... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

Cruise AV, GM's autonomous electric Bolt EV, to go into production in 2019

How comfortable would you be in a taxi or car-service vehicle that had no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals? That's the question prompted by a photo that has... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

What's a self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric car like to ride in? Jerky, says one report

While such autonomous players as Uber, Tesla, and Waymo have already opened their car doors to the public, GM's autonomous subsidiary Cruise Automation has held its cards... read more December 4, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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