SoftBank Partners With Toyota To Create Self-Driving Car Services

In short: SoftBank and Toyota announced today that the two firms will be working together on self-driving car services. This continues the trend of having tech companies partnering up with traditional auto makers to work on self-driving vehicles. Waymo is working with Fiat Chrysler, Uber with Ford, etc. This partnership is also a pretty big […]

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Mantis Shrimp-Inspired Camera Could Improve Autonomous Cars

In short: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have now developed a new camera that could improve the dynamic range over those found in current self-driving vehicles by as much as 10,000 times. The design is actually inspired by one of nature’s most complex eyes, found in mantis shrimp […]

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Huawei & Audi Agree To Jointly Make Self-Driving Cars A Reality

In short: Huawei and Audi announced a joint effort aimed at making Level-4 autonomous driving solutions a reality. The Thursday announcement made at Huawei Connect 2018 in Shanghai saw the duo unveil an Audi Q7 prototype equipped with Huawei’s Mobile Data Center, an all-in-one solution allowing for versatile connectivity. While not many details on the initiative […]

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Waymo’s Fleet Has Driven 10 Million Autonomous Miles

In Short: Waymo’s fleet of self-driving cars recently hit 10 million miles driven autonomously, equivalent to the driving a human may do in multiple lifetimes. That experience is all on public roads out in the real world, where human drivers, pedestrians and all sorts of obstacles are just waiting to put the cars’ autonomous systems to […]

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USDOT Releases Further Automated Vehicle Guidance Via AV 3.0

In short: The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has unveiled a new set of guidance suggestions meant to assist with ongoing policy preparations for the incoming wave of self-driving vehicles. Encompassed under a report titled ‘Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0)’, the new outline adds to previous releases in terms of safety, […]

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Samsung May Want To Build An IoT Of Cars, Patent Suggests

In short: Samsung may be looking to build a system for detecting and accounting for “sensing blind zones” in autonomous vehicles using other sensor-enabled vehicles, based on a patent recently approved with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The system utilizes onboard sensors within a self-driving car, controlling it in a way that appears to […]

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3D Gaming Software To Train Hyundai Autonomous Driver AI

In short: Hyundai Mobis has announced that it will be pushing beyond real-world tests in its journey into self-driving automotive by utilizing advanced 3D gaming technologies in conjunction with deep learning. Specifically, the company is currently working with Tata Elxsi to develop what it calls a ‘mock autonomous driving imaging technology’ which will utilize gaming software […]

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BlackBerry CEO Worried About Hacked Self-Driving Cars Killing People

In short: BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen is worried about autonomous vehicle security, having voiced his concerns about hackers turning self-driving cars into “fully loaded weapons” in a recent interview with the Financial Post. The industry veteran pointed to the complexity of contemporary driverless navigation systems as the main vulnerability of such solutions given […]

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AutoX Launches California Autonomous Grocery Delivery Pilot

Autonomous vehicle software and solutions company AutoX has now launched a pilot program centered around grocery delivery in San Jose. There are a total of two shopping experiences available, including a traditional delivery service and an at-home selection service. Both work through an AutoX mobile application. The first of those is fairly self-explanatory. Customers select the items […]

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Self-Driving Waymo Vans Still Struggling With The Basics: Report

Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans are still struggling with some basics of traffic participation, including tackling T-intersections, The Information reports, citing sources close to Google’s autonomous vehicle spin-off, as well as interviews with residents of Phoenix, Arizona, where the firm has been testing its driverless solutions for some time now. The cars are often said […]

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