Tesla to hike price for “Full Self-Driving” driver-assistance tech

17 Apr
2019 Tesla Model 3 PerformanceTesla's advanced driver-assistance technology, which isn't even fully operational yet, will cost a lot more next month. "Full Self-Driving," as Tesla calls tech that allows its vehicles to drive themselves from an on-ramp to an off-ramp on limited-access roads with no driver intervention, will cost $3,000 more "over time," Tesla CEO Elon Musk said...

Ford, Uber dial back expectations for self-driving cars

12 Apr
Ford self-driving cars in Washington DCTwo major players vowing to transform the automotive industry with self-driving cars backpedaled on expectations this week. Both Ford and ride-sharing company Uber tempered expectations for when autonomous cars will arrive and what they'll be capable of when they do. Uber's chief scientist at its Advanced Technologies Group, Raquel Urtasun, cast...

Self-driving cars tackle tropical storms at Singapore test center

10 Apr
Singapore-MIT self-driving car tests in heavy rain at CETRAN facility Image: SMARTIn Singapore, self-driving development cars are getting a far tougher shakedown than they are in gentle real-world testing in places such as Arizona. IEEE Spectrum on Monday opened the doors to the Center for Excellence for Testing and Research of AVs, or CETRAN, in Singapore, a 200-acre facility that can replicate producing severe tropical...

British startup says its self-driving car doesn’t need fancy tech

9 Apr
Wayve self-driving car prototypeA British startup says it doesn't need the expensive sensing tech found in most self-driving cars and has opted instead to use cameras and artificial intelligence software that learns how drivers react to real-world situations Medium reported Monday that Wayve fits its test cars with a camera, a GPS tracker, and a computer to analyze collected...

Automakers band together to govern self-driving cars

4 Apr
GM Cruise AV self-driving carThree rival automakers and the car industry's international standards-setting organization joined together to create a new group that aims to create a set of rules to govern development and implementation of self-driving cars. The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium is tasked with setting best practices for self-driving cars and it counts among...

Survey: Two-thirds of Americans won’t buy a self-driving car

3 Apr
Ford self-driving cars in Washington DCAmericans aren't ready to give up their steering wheels and pedals. About two-thirds of respondents to a survey said they do not want to buy a self-driving car. The new poll comes from Reuters, which surveyed 2,022 Americans on their thoughts about self-driving cars. Not only were respondents not interested in owning an autonomous vehicle, but...

Drive.AI takes its self-driving shuttles to the Dallas Cowboys

26 Mar
Drive.AI self-driving car in Arlington, TexasDallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fans may have the chance to take a self-driving car shuttle the next time they're in Arlington, Texas, to catch a game. Silicon Valley-based self-driving car startup Drive.AI told Automotive News Monday it will expand its presence in the Dallas suburb. To start, a fleet of seven autonomous vehicles will shuttle...

Google’s Waymo teaches California cops how to handle self-driving cars

23 Mar
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehiclesGoogle's Waymo self-driving car division on Wednesday brought California Highway Patrol officers to the classroom to go teach them how to deal with self-driving cars. KNTV reported that Waymo employees showed the highway patrol officers not only how to pull over an autonomous vehicle but how self-driving cars actually operate. Waymo provided...

Self-driving cars to shuttle workers around Brooklyn Navy Yard

22 Mar
Optimus Ride to launch at Brooklyn Navy YardNew York is in for its first self-driving car shuttle service, thanks to Optimus Ride. The company announced Wednesday that it will bring the first autonomous shuttles to the Empire State later this year. Specifically, the shuttles will operate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which covers 300 acres and houses more than 400 manufacturing sites. About...

Ford will build its self-driving cars in U.S.

22 Mar
Ford Flat Rock Assembly PlantWhen the first self-driving cars from Ford are ready for the road, they'll leave a Michigan assembly plant. The automaker said that part of a $900 million investment includes plans for a new facility near Detroit to assemble its autonomous vehicles starting in 2021. Workers at the new plant will be tasked with installing self-driving car...