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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Robotaxis roaming around Yokohama are winning over unlikely fans

Posted on Dec 2, 2021 in Cars, News

(Bloomberg) — Nissan Motor Co. is carrying out Japan’s largest demonstration to date of autonomous vehicles in an area to the south...

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Segway makes its first foray into sidewalk robot delivery with Coco partnership

Posted on Dec 2, 2021 in Cars, News

Segway sees a future for sidewalk delivery robots and is now preparing to be the burgeoning industry’s go-to manufacturer. The company,...

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Together in motion Indiana autonomous shuttle service launches in Fishers on December 20

Posted on Dec 1, 2021 in Cars, News

FISHERS, Ind., Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Energy Systems Network (ESN), the Indiana Economic...

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Tesla releases new footage of auto labeling tool for its self-driving effort

Posted on Dec 1, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla is often said to have a massive lead in self-driving data thanks to having equipped all its cars with sensors early on and...

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Supposing we restricted AI self-driving cars to operating on public roads only late at night to sunrise

Posted on Dec 1, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Driving a car when it is very late at night or abundantly early in the morning can be refreshing, plus a bit eerie too. The roads are...

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Nuro and 7-Eleven to pilot autonomous delivery service in California

Posted on Dec 1, 2021 in Cars, News

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven is pairing up with Nuro to pilot a commercial delivery service using autonomous vehicles in the Silicon...

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Waymo’s co-CEO on the next stop for driverless cars: curbside grocery delivery

Posted on Dec 1, 2021 in Cars, News

Autonomously driven cars from Waymo, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, will start delivering groceries curbside in San Francisco in...

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Why I call bullshit on the Apple Car’s rumored 2025 release

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

If you’re a fan of “allegedly,” “people close to the source,” and other rumor-inducing phrases — any coverage about the Apple iCar should...

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Autonomous car arrives at Florida Poly to enhance research at new facility

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Researchers at Florida Polytechnic University’s Advanced Mobility Institute are...

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Exclusive: how one woman’s impromptu TikTok on autonomous vehicles sparked discussion on freedom, privilege, and accessibility

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

If there’s one Apple rumor story that seemingly persists through the ages, it’s the so-called “Apple Car” rumor. Word on the Cupertino...

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FSD 10.5 almost never disengages in 17-minute Detroit drive

Posted on Nov 29, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In most Tesla Full Self-Driving videos showing the vehicle guiding itself around a set route, the car will get something wrong at some...

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Nissan advances autonomous driving with taxi service

Posted on Nov 29, 2021 in Cars, Technology

Nissan may not be the biggest name in autonomous driving, but its newest partnership, Easy Ride, could change that. The company began...

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AI that tries to be funny is not necessarily a laughing matter, especially when used by self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 26, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Humor can be quite useful. Let’s see how. Suppose you are having a bad day (I realize this seems a bit dour and gloomy, but the venerated...

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13 challenges that come with autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

There is an existential issue with removing a driver from the vehicle. You simply cannot provide 100% service availability nor a...

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Baidu, Pony AI granted China’s first licences to charge passengers for self-driving taxis in Beijing

Posted on Nov 25, 2021 in Cars, News

Two operators including Chinese internet search giant Baidu have been given the green light to start charging passengers to use their...

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Baidu kicks off its robotaxi business, after getting the OK to charge fees in Beijing

Posted on Nov 24, 2021 in Cars, News

BEIJING — Baidu can start collecting robotaxi fares in a part of Beijing from Thursday, the Chinese tech giant told CNBC this week,...

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Tesla asks Full Self-Driving Beta drivers to accept being recorded in case of a crash or ‘safety risk’

Posted on Nov 23, 2021 in Cars, News

Tesla is now asking owners getting into the Full Self-Driving Beta program to accept that Tesla can use footage from both inside and...

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Yandex self-driving cars rely on in-house sensor to see the road

Posted on Nov 23, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

The self-driving company founded by Russian technology giant Yandex NV said Tuesday its new generation of vehicles will rely on sensors...

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China’s Xpeng muscles through chip crunch with rising deliveries

Posted on Nov 23, 2021 in Cars, Finance, News

Xpeng Inc. gained in New York trading after the Chinese electric-vehicle maker sold more cars than expected in the third quarter, evading...

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Reshaping supply chains and the future of transportation: Embark’s autonomous trucks

Posted on Nov 22, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Embark Trucks, an autonomous trucking startup, has just gone public in a SPAC merger valued at about $5 billion (Nasdaq: EMBK) – just as a...

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