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 […]
Although the exact features vary and the trademarked names the automakers give autonomous technology differ, they do have something in common. All of them require a driver in the driver’s seat to take over if something goes wrong. Looks like one guy in the U.K. missed that last part.
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, […]
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 […]
Ride-hailing service Waymo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are extending their partnership to create the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service. FCA will be supplying Waymo with thousands of Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to make this service a reality.
A future of self-driving cars looms ever closer, but for now they still require a human behind the wheel. Although you can’t buy a Nissan that will drive itself, you can buy one with ProPilot Assist, which takes much of the work out of driving.
As autonomous vehicle crashes mount, supporters are quick to jump to the defense of the self-driving cars, regardless of the circumstances.
We have autonomous technology in our cars, but there are no cars for sale just yet that allow you to sit in the back seat and snooze while the car does all the work. The technology needs further testing and the government needs to give its approval first, but there is a bigger obstacle. People […]
Humans use gestures to signal to cars in traffic constantly. Will automated cars be able to interpret those signals?