Monday, April 22, 2019

Federal government’s first public hearing on self-driving cars

"We may be on the cusp of a safety innovation revolution," said Mark Rosekind, who runs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), kicking off the federal government's first public hearing on self-driving cars....

China Accelerates Its Plans for Developing a Driverless Car

Gansha Wu was a veteran engineering manager at Intel Corporation and director of Intel Labs China when two events upended his world last year. First, he listened to the veteran technology writer Michael Malone tell an audience...

Driverless bus system showcases future of public transit

Commuters in two Netherlands communities will soon be able to board a driverless, electrically-powered shuttle that uses a public roadway. Read the source article at Curbed

Google Asks DoT To Fast-Track Self-Driving Cars

Google wants to fast-track self-driving cars to market. The company sent a letter to the US Transportation Secretary on March 18 that outlines how that can be accomplished. Read the source article at informationweek.com

Google, GM, and Senate panel agree: U.S. needs self-driving car regulations

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and firms working on self-driving vehicles on Tuesday called for national rather than state regulation of the cars to avoid a patchwork of rules that could slow development. Major...

A month after its car hit a bus, Google awarded a patent for robot...

On Feb. 14, one of the company’s several dozen test vehicles struck a bus, the first accident where the autonomous system was at fault. On March 8, a pair of Google researchers filed a...

Wall Street tours Tesla factory — and loves what it sees — as company...

Wall Street analysts have been touring Tesla’s massive factory in Fremont, Calif., and they’re returning with the same conclusion: Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle company is getting ready for something big. In a sign of this enthusiasm,...

At 100, BMW sees radical new future in world of driverless cars

After a century building what it calls the “ultimate driving machine,” BMW is preparing for a world in which its customers will be mere passengers, and the cars will do the driving themselves. Days before...

Google’s Self-Driving Car Gets Into A Minor Accident While The AI Was Driving

It was bound to happen eventually: one of Google’s self-driving cars has gotten into a minor accident – and, for once, it was while the AI was in control. Google’s cars have actually gotten into...

Google’s self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say

U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on...






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