BMW and Mercedes sign autonomous car deal
In the latest pairing up of auto makers to share costs on the development of autonomous cars, BMW and Mercedes announced that they have signed a strategic deal on the technology today.
Lack of AV regs a ‘dangerous game’, says JLR engineer
The lack of clear parameters for the safety and regulation of autonomous vehicles is ‘a very dangerous game’ as auto makers cannot assume that what they do and what they invest in is going to be robust enough for future years, says the autonomous driving systems senior manager at Jaguar Land Rover UK, Isabella Panella. Speaking to The Autonomist, Panella says regulators need to advance their regulations as soon as possible. Click the link to read the full interview.
Unveiled: Long-range solar car opens ‘a new era in driving’
What’s been dubbed the world’s first long-range solar car has been unveiled in the Netherlands. The prototype vehicle opens up ‘a new era in driving’ said its developer and coupled with autonomous capabilities, could revolutionise mobility.
3D-printed self-driving shuttle make its debut at army base
A fleet of 3D-printed autonomous shuttles is making its debut at a military base near Washington today.
O2 and spaces agencies explore 5G and satellite connectivity for cars
O2 and the European Space Agency are to explore the role satellites and the 5G network can play in the future of connected and autonomous cars.
Critical data ‘will speed arrival of driverless cars in the UK’
A three-year Government-funded project to accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicles in the UK has concluded that the key is to use only critical data from test vehicles rather than all the data.
Volvo’s autonomous truck get its first assignment
Volvo Truck’s autonomous vehicle Vera is set to begin its first real-world assignment: transporting goods between a logistics centre and the Swedish port of Gothenburg.
Nissan, Renault deal with Waymo will bring self-driving cars to Japan
In its first ever technology supply deal, Waymo has agreed to provide its autonomous platform to Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault in an arrangement which will accelerate the arrival of self-driving cars in Japan and France.
Domino’s trials autonomous pizza delivery
The world’s largest pizza company, Domino’s, has unveiled plans to deliver pizza autonomously using the Nuro self-driving delivery service.
Jaguar I-Pace cars in real-world testing
Jaguar I-Pace cars equipped with Waymo autonomous technology have been tested in public for the first time, it has emerged.
Florida to permit driverless AV testing
Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has upped the stakes in autonomous vehicle testing by allowing trials on state roads without back-up drivers.
Hyundai backs Aurora in self-driving platform plan
Hyundai has invested in US autonomous tech pioneer Aurora Innovation for a second time as part of its strategy to develop a self-driving platform for both the Hyundai and Kia brands.
Volvo, Uber unveil fully self-driving production XC90
Volvo Cars and Uber have unveiled a jointly-developed production car capable of driving by itself. The XC90 SUV is the first production car fitted with Uber’s autonomous systems.
Huawei reveals self-driving tech deal with with Audi, Toyota
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has revealed that it has a division working on self-driving artificial intelligence technology and has partnered with auto makers including Audi and GAC Toyota Motor to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021.
FCA teams up with Aurora on commercial vehicles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has signed a deal with autonomous car technology technologists Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles.
Apple breaks cover with self-drive startup purchase
Apple’s not-so-secret self-driving project has finally broken cover with the acquisition of the Drive.ai startup
'Ban human drivers' when self-driving cars become common
To maximise the benefits of autonomous technology, we must take the bold step of banning human drivers, argues Cardiff University Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Webber
The best place to test autonomous cars? Retirement villages
A tech start-up has discovered the perfect location for the real-world proving of driverless tech: retirement communities.
The puncture-proof tyre for autonomous cars
A puncture-proof tyre designed for the autonomous and shared-use future of mobility has been unveiled by Michelin.
$1m prize for ‘blockchain car’ ideas in smart cities
A US$1 million (€890,000, £780,000) prize is up for grabs for ideas which allow blockchain-connected vehicles to improve the urban environment in smart cities.
Driverless cars ‘can improve overall traffic flow by 35 per cent’
A study by researchers from the University of Cambridge shows that a fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 per cent.