Tag Archives: self-driving

Self-driving cars still have a future – Uber boss

Khosrowshahi says Uber is still betting on self-driving technology in the long term. File photo: Eric Risberg / AP Washington DC – Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi says the company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport, even after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona in March. Elaine Herzberg was killed after ... Read More »

The future of self-driving cars

The introduction of self-driving cars looks set to change the way people commute in the very near future.  Although some motorists might be feeling trepidation about the prospect of handing over control to a fully automated machine, many around the world are excited about the idea. We’re almost there — car manufacturers are continually cranking up driver assist features with ... Read More »

Kia’s future includes self-driving cars, more electrified models, car sharing

At CES 2018, Kia is cornering the market on buzzwords. The Korean automaker announced a host of new initiatives involving self-driving cars, electrified powertrains, connectivity and carsharing. Kia and parent company Hyundai are already experimenting with self-driving cars, but Kia plans to step up those efforts over the next few years. The automaker plans to deploy a “large-scale” test fleet of autonomous cars on ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz sees self-driving EVs as the future of car sharing

Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that vision — Smart’s Vision EQ Fortwo concept vehicle — will be presented at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show next month. The EQ Fortwo is a level five, fully autonomous car with no steering wheel or pedals. Via ... Read More »

Smart bringing self-driving city car concept to Frankfurt auto show

Teaser for Smart concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand will use the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview will come in the form of a concept that Smart describes as a fully self-driving electric car ideal for shared urban mobility. That’s already a lot of ... Read More »

Ban Self-Driving Cars To Avoid ‘Back To The Future’-Style Craziness: Burke

CITY HALL — Dueling versions of the future of Chicago’s streets were on display Monday at City Hall as aldermen weighed whether to ban self-driving cars from the city’s roads. Ald. Edward Burke (14th) warned that the City Council needs to ban the automated vehicles to prevent someone as “crazy” as movie character Doc Brown, inventor of a DeLorean sports car time machine ... Read More »

As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up

An Uber Ford Fusion mapping the streets of Pittsburgh in September. A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would speed up the development of self-driving cars and create a federal framework for their regulation. CreditJeff Swensen for The New York Times Self-driving cars are zooming at breakneck speed toward America’s roadways, and Washington is finally reaching for its ... Read More »

How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

The Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) I was recently asked to predict the future of policing. My first reaction was curmudgeonly. It can’t be done, I responded, at least in a useful way. My second reaction was to run with the question and to make a prediction, or at least to hazard the ... Read More »