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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Tech Mahindra & H2O.ai set up CoE to provide AI solutions to enterprise customers

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Tech Mahindra and open source artificial intelligence firm H2O.ai today announced the establishment of a Center of Excellence to provide...

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BMW is on verge of adding automakers to self-driving consortium

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

BMW AG, long an advocate of collaboration among rival manufacturers in the race toward self-driving cars, is in talks with at least two...

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2018 LA Auto Show — more on autonomy & security, few innovative electric cars

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show 2018 shows a new face, new trends, and that electric vehicles (EV) are here to stay — despite a fairly low...

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A not-so-sexy plan to win at self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

ARIEL MOORE EXHALED sharply and lifted her arms to the sky. “I have arrived alive!” she said to no one in particular. “I have arrived...

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Why autonomous vehicles won’t reduce our dependence on cars in cities

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The technology of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is progressing rapidly, but have we really thought through how they’ll work in reality?...

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Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Audi, the German luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest €14 billion ($15.95 billion) over the next five years on...

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The pitch: Survive the autonomous era

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Auto industry analysts from Bob Lutz to the consulting firm McKinsey foresee a decline in private auto sales in the approaching autonomous...

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Nissan looks to future that’s driverless, with fewer cars

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News

Every automaker needs to plan for the future. For more than a century, this generally has meant determining which types of vehicles to...

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Uber hires former NHTSA official to help with self-driving car program

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber has hired a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official to work in its self-driving car program, which has...

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America’s first self-driving car bill gets last-minute push from Congress

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Senators have been negotiating for over a year to pass a bill that would pave the way for a regulatory framework that would govern...

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Fully autonomous vehicles must learn how to read pedestrians’ intentions

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

There are so many variables to take into account when it comes to pedestrians. Human drivers know this all too well. We are quite adept at...

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The marketing fallout of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Auto industry analysts from Bob Lutz to the consulting firm McKinsey foresee a decline in private auto sales in the approaching autonomous...

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Where is demand for autonomous?

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

TO THE EDITOR: Being in automotive sales, I spend much of my day discussing the future of the industry, not with outside experts or...

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Autonomous vehicles will completely change how we shop

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Since 2015, there have been at least 57 major retail bankruptcies. And after more than 5,000 store closures in 2017, we are on track to...

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7 insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure

The technology that powers autonomous cars has clearly improved by leaps and bounds over the years. Tech companies and automakers alike...

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This futuristic car could solve a multibillion-dollar problem facing Amazon, Walmart, and Target

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The company behind Walmart’s pickup towers has developed a self-driving car that could upend the last-mile delivery industry. The...

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The dawn of self-driving companies

Posted on Dec 1, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

If you’ve already imagined how profoundly self-driving vehicles will change our lives, think of what self-driving companies could do. I’m...

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Why self-driving vehicles need a crystal ball

Posted on Dec 1, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

A pedestrian stands along a street with one foot on the curb and the other in the crosswalk. A bicyclist lifts a foot off the ground and...

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How autonomous cars will reshape our world

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Nobody, not even transportation experts like me, had an inkling that ride-on-demand services like Uber would change our travel habits so...

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Instead of shuttling around people ThorDrive delivers hardware supplies in self-driving vans

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, News

A little rain didn’t dampen ThorDrive, a self-driving car platform based in Seoul, from launching its self-driving delivery service....

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