Google’s self-driving car spin-off, Waymo, is said to be launching its own fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans onto public roads later this month. According to TechCrunch, the company’s CEO, John Krafcik, made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show on Sunday. The minivans are set to drive in Mountain
As of now, all Tesla vehicles will include the necessary hardware to enable full autonomy. In other words, hands and feet free driving as Tesla’s video demonstrates. The caveat? The vehicles don’t have the software yet. Tesla is still working on fine tuning and plans to do a cross-country demonstration come late 2017.
Self-driving vehicles have become a buzzing technology topic over the last few years, and people are understandably concerned about the risks of these vehicles. With occasional crashes, even when there’s a driver watching the wheel, pedestrians and other drivers alike are cautious. However, California has taken a step to eliminate the
Well, that was quick. Soon after rumors surfaced on the Internet, self-driving taxi startup nuTonomy has made official its partnership with Grab, an Uber rival popular in Southeast Asia. The two companies will partner in an effort to expand nuTonomy’s ongoing public trial of self-driving taxis in Singapore. The partnership
Swedish automaker Volvo has launched its Drive Me program, claiming it be the “world’s most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving experiment.” The experiment, which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, will use Volvo’s autonomous XC90s handed to real customers for use on public roads. Currently, Volvo offers limited autonomous functionality
Watercooler covers offbeat news, zealous speculation, and outlandish rumors on robotics and drones. Grab, an Uber rival that’s popular in Southeast Asia, is partnering with self-driving taxi startup nuTonomy, according to Buzzfeed. nuTonomy is a Singapore-based startup that, just last week, began offering rides in its self-driving taxis. The newly-christened
Well, that was fast. After a couple months of covering the startup, nuTonomy has officially launched its fleet of self-driving taxis in Singapore. The public trial, announced today by the startup, will offer residents of Singapore’s one-north district a no-cost ride in a nuTonomy self-driving taxi. Like Uber, customers will summon
Later this month, Uber will allow customers in Pittsburgh to hail self-driving cars using their smartphones. This is a huge milestone in the field of autonomous vehicles that no other technology company has achieved. Albeit Google, Telsa, and Ford have their own respective projects for self-driving cars, Uber is the