When the New England Motor Press Association held its annual technology conference at MIT this May, Research Scientist Bryan Reimer showed the six levels of autonomy: Currently, we have a lot of features and technology that help brake and steer the car under certain circumstances. That puts us at Level 1. There isn’t a […]
Testing of autonomous cars is generally limited to a specific area. There are even different rules in different U.S. states, but Continental and Magna have plans to test autonomous cars on a trip right across the U.S.-Canada border.
Autonomous cars are on public roads right now, but only in testing. The technology that allows for fully autonomous vehicles isn’t quite there yet, despite features like automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and limited forms of auto pilot. New proposed legislation could speed the testing process and make it easier for automakers to bring […]
A new study by MIT shows that across all ages interest in automated driving is dropping as the public learns more about the technology.
You might be surprised to learn they are already here.
The idea of autonomous cars is no longer a dream of the far distant future. These vehicles are here right now and they are testing on public roads across the country. The reason we don’t all own one is largely due to the snail’s pace at which testing is done. New research found a way […]
Of the numerous autonomous safety technologies in our cars, automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward collision warning show some of the most promising results. They’re so good, the lack of these technologies can now lower a vehicle’s safety ratings. This has prompted Tesla to add AEB back into the Model S and Model X after […]
BestRide recently spotted an autonomous vehicle on a public road near Boston, but it wasn’t what we thought.
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. Make your voice heard.