Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments Innovations by Peter Holley December 7, 2017 Email the author An autonomous vehicle is seen during a test drive in Singapore. (Yong Teck Lim/AP) Autonomous vehicles won’t arrive overnight, but almost every week they seem to inch a bit closer to becoming an everyday reality. The latest example of that incremental progress occurred in Boston on Wednesday when Lyft announced that the ride-sharing company has … [Read more...] about Using the Lyft app in this city could get you picked up by a self-driving car
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Jaguar Land Rover has struck a deal to supply tens of thousands of electric vehicles to Google in a huge step into the market for self-driving vehicles. The Coventry-based car company has agreed a partnership to provide its first ever electric car, the I-Pace, to Waymo, Google’s self-driving car arm. The deal is a coup for JLR, with Waymo seen as the frontrunner in the race to develop autonomous vehicles. In November it began testing cars on public roads in Phoenix, Arizona, with no human “safety driver” to take over. Waymo staff in the back of these mini-vans cannot steer or control the car, but can hit an "emergency stop" button. The concept of self-driving cars was dealt a blow earlier this month after what is thought to be the first fatality involving a self-driving car. Pedestrian Elaine Herzberg was hit by an Uber autonomous car on a street at night time in the city of Tempe, Arizona. Questions have been raised about how safe … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover lands £1.2bn deal to supply self-driving cars to Google’s Waymo
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByJohn R. Quain March 15, 2018 A car wends its way through a line of taxis in the Las Vegas rain, carefully steering around a tangle of sedans vying for passengers. As the black Lincoln MKZ gets closer, the steering wheel saws back and forth, but there’s no one in the front seat. In fact, there’s no one in the car at all. It’s disquieting to be picked up by an empty car, and it’s something of a milestone: Inside most autonomous research vehicles cruising public streets, there’s a minder to keep a watchful eye and take control should things go awry. But with the MKZ, there was no human custodian. At least not one within view. Hundreds of miles away, Ben Shukman, a software engineer for Phantom Auto, was sitting in front of a phalanx of video screens in Mountain View, Calif. Using a … [Read more...] about When Self-Driving Cars Can’t Help Themselves, Who Takes the Wheel?
Supported by Technology By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHIFEB. 26, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators have given the green light to truly driverless cars.The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said Monday that it was eliminating a requirement for autonomous vehicles to have a person in the driver’s seat to take over in the event of an emergency. The new rule goes into effect on April 2.California has given 50 companies a license to test self-driving vehicles in the state. The new rules also require companies to be able to operate the vehicle remotely — a bit like a flying military drone — and communicate with law enforcement and other drivers when something goes wrong.The changes signal a step toward the wider deployment of autonomous vehicles. One of the main economic benefits praised by proponents of driverless vehicles is that they will not be limited by human … [Read more...] about California Scraps Safety Driver Rules for Self-Driving Cars
If you’re a car buff, your love of cars doesn’t stop in researching and fantasizing about your favorite models and ideal car. If you’re an avid car lover, your love doesn’t stop with reading car magazines, it extends into other aspects of your life — the movies you see, the books you read and the games you try to master online. Finding the best car games to play can be difficult and tedious. As fellow car enthusiasts, we’ve sifted through the many options of car games available and boiled it down to a list of the top-five favorites we think are most worth your time. These games greatly vary, but they all have one crucial thing in common — cars. Trackamania offers four different racing vehicles. Trackmania Trackmania is an incredibly well-done video game available to be played on your PC, Wii, or Nintendo DS consoles. This game has the same feel as an arcade racing game, but with better graphics and more entertaining game play. It offers tons of … [Read more...] about 5 Best Online Car Games For 2018