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Essential Science: Autonomous cars edge to the future

Autonomous cars are the future, being a question of 'when' rather than 'if', given the levels of investment. It is probable that legislation will one day only allow for self-driving vehicles on the roads. We look at the latest developments.

Self-driving cars may increase commuter stress levels

U.S. citizens, based on a research study, indicate they would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them. This is due to increased levels of stress stemming from longer transit times.

Q&A: Risks with self-driving cars and latency issues Special

Autonomous vehicles of today are too dependent on decades-old computer architecture, a recipe for disaster, according to Orr Danon of the artificial intelligence company Hailo.

Autonomous cars are not happening anytime soon: Ford

Self-driving cars, which promise to make our journeys far easier, are further away from launching on a mass scale and being sold to consumers according to the CEO of Ford, Jim Hackett

How to handle moral judgments for driverless cars?

Driverless car technology requires a moral dimension. In the event of an impending accident, does the car strike a pedestrian or another car, for example? Researchers have been studying the ethics of autonomous vehicles.

Developing self-driving cars for country roads

Boston - Autonomous vehicles require intricate maps as part of their operations, which limits them to cities. A new system enables navigation with just GPS and sensors, a technology suitable for self-driving cars on country roads.

Autonomous vehicles could be bad for the environment

Detroit - There are many advantages that can be delivered by autonomous cars but environmental impact might not be one of them unless modifications are undertaken to the size and weight of the technology, according to a new research study.

Interview: Autonomous vehicles are being trained to "see" faster Special

Scale API has announced the launch of Sensor Fusion Annotation API, for advanced 3D perception including LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging). This enables self-driving cars to process images in real time.

Self-driving cars may be years in the future

Las Vegas - At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas there were many announcements about self-driving cars. However, even if you wanted to buy a self-driving (autonomous) vehicle you could not.

New depth sensors improve self-driving cars

Boston - Research reveals new depth sensors could make self-driving cars practical. A computational method has improved resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.

Lyft lifted by $1bn investment led by Google subsidiary

Ride-hailing service Lyft has raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Google investment firm CapitalG. The Uber rival is now worth $11bn, giving it more spending power as it expands its presence around the world. Uber has recently faced some setbacks.

Two autonomous vehicles are better than one

Two autonomous vehicles connected together and traveling along the same route are safer when compared with one lone vehicle, according to a new study. This is due to wider field of view and extended situational awareness.

Op-Ed: Smart cars, intelligent cars, and robotic cars

There are three categories of cars that could be called smart cars. One smart car is a brand the German-based Smart Car, although its primary assembly plants are in France and Slovenia.

The most exciting tech at Uber could be thrown into more turmoil

The crux of the issue for the new CEO is this: does Uber need to own its own self-driving technology, as Kalanick believed, or can it license or strike a partnership for it?

Tesla wants to sell cars with insurance and maintenance included

Tesla has actually been quietly experimenting with this model in Asia by selling cars with insurance and maintenance included, Jon McNeill, Tesla's president of sales and services, said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call.

Self-driving car AI technology gets $1.0 Billion boost from Ford

Ford Motors is taking a big chance on the future of self-driving car technology by investing one billion dollars in a little-known startup called Argo AI, led by the former leads of Google and Uber's self-driving programs.

Self-driving cars to be tested out on Boston streets

Boston - The startup nuTonomy, who brought robot taxis to the streets, are planning to try out self-driving cars by the end of the year. Boston is where the testing will occur.

Intel to spend $250 million to develop self-driving cars

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, said his company plans on investing $250 million towards the development of self-driving vehicles. The money will be spent over the course of the next two years.

Nissan debuts first Japanese vehicle with autonomous drive

Nissan has become the first auto manufacturer to hit the Japanese market with an autonomous driving system that controls steering, brakes and throttle on the highway.

German carmaker BMW to develop driverless car

Germany’s BMW is joining the race to develop driverless car as it entered into partnership with two other firms to bring autonomous driving to the streets in five years.

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From 2019 forward  Volvo will only manufacture partially or completely battery-powered cars.
From 2019 forward, Volvo will only manufacture partially or completely battery-powered cars.
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