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?
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 […]