autonomous vehicles

Baraja’s unique and ingenious take on lidar shines in a crowded industry

Baraja’s unique and ingenious take on lidar shines in a crowded industry

It seems like every company making lidar has a new and clever approach, but Baraja takes the cake. Its method is not only elegant and powerful, but fundamentally avoids many issues that nag other
Toyota’s City of the Future Weaves Autonomous Tech Into Daily Life

Toyota’s City of the Future Weaves Autonomous Tech Into Daily Life

Toyota's 175-acre prototype city of the future at the base of Mt Fuji will operate as a living-breathing "city" of autonomous technologies.

Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-driving tech

Two years after teaming up with Lyft to collaborate on self-driving technology, Magna said that partnership's coming to an end. The auto parts maker plans to focus on assisted driving products,
Feds Are Content to Let Cars Drive, and Regulate, Themselves

Feds Are Content to Let Cars Drive, and Regulate, Themselves

A new Transportation Department policy on self-driving cars is long on boosting the industry and short on ensuring its safety.

Trump Admin Says It Will Back ‘Voluntary Standards’ By Driverless Technologists

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the new guidelines are to ensure America's leadership in autonomous vehicle technology.
There Are Too Many Lidar Companies. They Can't All Survive

There Are Too Many Lidar Companies. They Can't All Survive

A few years ago, scores of startups promised to build the hardware that grants self-driving cars the gift of sight. Now comes the shakeout.

Workplace of 2030: A Day in The Life

The workplace environment of tomorrow will look nothing like that of today.

Mobileye expands its robotaxi footprint with a new deal in South Korea

Mobileye announced Tuesday an agreement to test and eventually deploy a robotaxi service in Daegu City, South Korea, the latest example of the company’s strategy to expand beyond its traditional

A $100 box is the cheapest way we've seen to add LiDAR to cars

Velodyne, one of the companies that helped invent modern LiDAR, says it has developed a component that will make adding laser-based radar to autonomous cars and other vehicles more affordable. At CES,
Behind the Scenes With Aptiv’s Self-Driving Car Nerve Center at CES 2020

Behind the Scenes With Aptiv’s Self-Driving Car Nerve Center at CES 2020

There is no shortage of self-driving car research projects, but only a few are hauling paying passengers. One is the joint project by Aptiv and Lyft in several cities. Here's a behind-the-scenes tour
In Toyota's future city prototype, autonomous vehicles rule the streets

In Toyota's future city prototype, autonomous vehicles rule the streets

Imagine a city with an autonomous delivery network, roads allocated by vehicle speed, and in-home robots monitoring your health. Could happen, if Toyota's new project works out. The Japanese auto
Audi concept car is an autonomous escape complete with VR headsets

Audi concept car is an autonomous escape complete with VR headsets

Audi's newest concept car looks like your average, well, Audi sedan. But after an inside look, you'll realize it's not your average luxury vehicle. First, you'll see there's no steering wheel or foot
Echodyne steers its high-tech radar beam on autonomous cars with EchoDrive

Echodyne steers its high-tech radar beam on autonomous cars with EchoDrive

Echodyne set the radar industry on its ear when it debuted its pocket-sized yet hyper-capable radar unit for drones and aircraft. But these days all the action is in autonomous vehicles — so they
Engineers taught this driverless DeLorean to drift and it could make future autonomous vehicles safer

Engineers taught this driverless DeLorean to drift and it could make future autonomous vehicles safer

A team of engineers at Stanford University have converted a 1981 DeLorean into an all-electric, autonomous car and taught it to "drift like a pro." The agility and precision needed for this task could
Bosch debuts long-range lidar sensor for autonomous vehicles

Bosch debuts long-range lidar sensor for autonomous vehicles

Ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Bosch took the wraps off a long-range lidar solution aimed at autonomous vehicles.

Bosch is finally making LiDAR sensors for autonomous cars

Bosch says it's developed production-ready LiDAR sensors for use in vehicles. It's hoping to keep costs down by making them at scale. That way, it might be able to offer them at a lower price and

Polestar 1K Is A Concept For An All-Electric Roborace Contender

It's just a study, but the Polestar 1K takes Volvo's current design language to new extremes. |
Oh Good, the New Police Surveillance Vector Is Self-Driving Cars

Oh Good, the New Police Surveillance Vector Is Self-Driving Cars

Technologists have long speculated on the privacy implications of largely ungoverned, camera-enabled vehicle fleets roaming the roads of America. Now we’ve finally bumped up against the tip of that
GM wants to make cars without steering wheels

GM wants to make cars without steering wheels

GM is asking for a permit to build autonomous cars without steering wheels.
When the Transportation Revolution Hit the Real World

When the Transportation Revolution Hit the Real World

Ten years ago, they promised us self-driving cars. We got a scooter surge, clashes with regulators, and the brutal realities of mobility.