A new self-driving car report says Ford and GM are leading the way. Saying Ford and GM are ahead of Waymo smacks of old-school car industry thinking. Ford and GM might feel good reading this report, but they should not.
Comma.ai, which shut down its Comma One self-driving car kit, has open-sourced its new Open Pilot software to resurrect its DIY autonomous vehicle project.
Brad Templeton has major issues with the federal guidelines that were released for self-driving cars, saying the development of autonomous vehicles in the US may take a serious hit.
Jurisdictional competition is a good thing, particularly with emerging technologies such as self-driving cars. Let some states do it wrong, and others do it better. Innovation requires variety.
The Autopilot sensors on a Tesla Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright sky, resulting in the first fatal car accident involving a self-driving car.
Tesla customers have driven more than 100 million on Autopilot. That’s a lot of self-driving miles, but is it enough to give Tesla the edge over Google in self-driving car development?
For accidents caused by self-driving cars, the liability cost should be double that of a similar accident caused by human error. This would push carmakers to ensure their systems are at least twice as safe as human drivers.
Otto, a startup founded by former Google Maps and Google Car engineers, aims to put self-driving trucks on the road. Here are seven ways self-driving trucks will change transportation.
Google will collaborate with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to put its self-driving car technology into 100 Pacifica minivans.
Self-driving cars are constantly being put to the test. Brad Templeton explains why self-driving cars should do a “superhuman job” when a tsunami hits.
Analyst Brad Templeton explores the role Uber played in GM’s $1 billion purchase of Cruise Automation Inc., which is a desperate attempt for the world’s second-largest car company to make headway in the self-driving car race.
Following a Valentine’s Day accident with a public bus in California, Google says it has learned that big vehicles are much less likely to yield to its self-driving cars.
If all cars are self-driving, Brad Templeton says this new style of underground intersection could easily allow traffic to flow on both routes, in both directions, with proper timing.
It will be sad to lose the anonymous taxi we used to have, where you hailed a cab and paid in cash and no record was made.
The California DMV wants to make it illegal to operate a self-driving car without a specially-licensed driver on board and ready to take control.
While Tesla Autopilot is a worthwhile step forward, it shouldn’t even be compared to a Google self-driving car.
Brad Templeton fears the “autopilot” functions in cars might be a bit boring. Do you agree?
Volvo will accept full liability whenever one of its self-driving cars gets into an accident, making it the first major automaker to claim such a position.
It’s not too surprising companies might cheat to improve the bottom line, especially when they convince themselves they won’t get caught. What does the recent Volkswagen scandal mean for self-driving cars? Brad Templeton explains.