The Cruise Origin is Your Autonomous Car of the Future

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Today’s cars have autonomous features, but none of them are fully autonomous. No matter how much steering and braking they can manage, a human driver is still required as backup. The Cruise Origin has no such restrictions and looks completely unlike today’s cars. Cruise Automation is the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of General Motors. It debuted […]

Former Google Engineer Indicted for Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

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Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for stealing trade secrets from Google when he left the company and headed over to Uber. Levandowski worked on Google’s self-driving car from 2009 until early 2016. He was the lead of Google’s Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) engineering team so he […]

When Will Advanced Safety Features be Standard?

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Last week at the MIT MediaLab, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) held its annual conference on advanced vehicle technology. The panel included executives involved in incorporating autonomous, semi-autonomous and infotainment technologies in our cars. The panelists came from auto manufacturers (Toyota and Hyundai), professional associations (SAE), suppliers (Qualcomm), academia (MIT) and consumer advocacy […]

Navya: The Autonomous Electric Shuttles of the Future…and Today

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Today, when you need a ride, you probably grab a taxi or use a ride-hailing service. You might also choose public transportation like busses and subways. Navya wants to change the way you get around with its autonomous electric shuttles. These shuttles aren’t just prototypes. They’re on the road in over 20 countries and you […]