It’s challenging driving in the rain or snow. Not only do the roads get slick, but it can be hard to see. That’s why we have headlights and windshield wipers. Despite the notion autonomous cars will be able to handle bad weather better than humans, it still causes all sorts of trouble for technology. Anyone […]
General Motors is planning a major shift toward the development of electric vehicles. The new plan involves shuttering five North American plants, and a major workforce reduction.
Autonomous vehicle technology is still in its early stages. There’s testing on public roads, but with very strict parameters. Companies can’t simply develop a vehicle and set it lose on the streets. Instead, they have to apply for permission for any kind of testing. One company overstepped its bounds by using a fleet of driverless […]
In a recent study, IIHS found many causes for concern with Level 2 “self-driving” Automation from Tesla and other automakers.
Today’s cars come in every possible color. You can get them in bright oranges and reds, mild-mannered blues, or good old black, which once was the only choice. Enjoy all that color while you can because autonomous cars have trouble with some colors. The best color choice is white, so it could be a boring […]
As development of autonomous vehicle technology progresses, the need to test ever more complex scenarios becomes a problem. Testing is happening on public roads, but the everyday driving issues we all face aren’t the biggest challenge. Instead, it’s the worst case scenarios that pose a problem for engineers to decipher. Toyota plans to test out […]
We’re working with Car Talk, MIT and the New England Motor Press Association to extend the research we’ve one in understanding how comfortable American drivers are with autonomous technology. The MIT AgeLab is again presenting a survey that asks pointed questions about your experience, interest and knowledge of autonomous technologies. To entice you a bit, […]
You may have read the news this week that a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona was killed this week when one of Uber’s autonomous test vehicles struck her as she crossed an intersection. It could be the incident that puts the brakes on autonomous testing until policymakers, insurers, the legal community and state and federal transportation […]
Everyone has concerns about how autonomous cars will work. Most of those concerns center on how the car will recognize objects in its environment like other cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. What doesn’t get discussed as often is how people are supposed to tell if an autonomous car sees them and how they’ll know what the […]