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Google Self-Driving Cars to Spin Off in 2016
Google will make its self-driving car division a standalone "Alphabet" company in 2016, eyeing a ride-sharing service that will challenge Uber, Lyft and traditional taxi services. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationDelphi V2Everything System Makes Self-Driving Cars Smarter
Delphi will demo at CES 2016 vehicle-to-everything (V2E) capabilities in its self-driving car, using advanced software and hardware to allow the vehicle to communicate with streets, signs, traffic lights, other cars and even pedestrians. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation7 Robots Santa Can’t Deliver Until 2016
There are a bunch of highly-anticipated robots that, for a variety of reasons, won't be ready for the 2015 holiday season. Some are still in the production process, while others haven't cleared regulatory issues and others haven't completely figured out the technology just yet. Household · Robot Lawn Mowers · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation6 Robotics Sights to See at CES 2016
Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Here are six must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule. Robot Fun · Drones · 3D Printers · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationTesla Autopilot Shut Down in Hong Kong
Tesla Model S owners in Hong Kong recently woke up to find the Autopilot semi-self-driving system had suddenly been disabled. Tesla reportedly didn't apply for regulatory approval in Hong Kong. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSee London Through the Eyes of a Self-Driving Car
To see how driverless cars might perceive the world, ScanLAB Projects drove a 3D laser scanner through the streets of London. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGoogle Self-Driving Car Pulled Over for Driving too Slowly
A Google self-driving car was pulled over by a Mountain View, California traffic officer for going 24 mph in a 35 mph zone, causing traffic to back up. Of course, Google capped the speed of its self-driving cars at 25 mph for safety reasons. Impeding traffic is an offense in California under 22400(a) of the California Vehicle Code. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch: Tesla Autopilot Tested on Highway with Driver in Back Seat
We've shown you some of the dumb things Tesla Autopilot users have done, but this one takes the cake. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationElon Musk: Tesla Autopilot Needs ‘Additional Constraints’ Due to ‘Crazy’ Drivers
Due to "some fairly crazy videos" of drivers doing dumb things when using Autopilot in their Model S sedans, CEO Elon Musk says there will be additional constraints added to activate the semi-self-driving technology. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAre Self-Driving Cars More or Less Crash-Prone?
According to a new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Institute, self-driving cars have a crash rate nearly five times that of human-driven vehicles. However, every accident involving a self-driving car was caused by a human driver in another vehicle. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation2 Collisions Avoided Thanks to Tesla Autopilot
An Uber driver in Seattle recorded the moment his Tesla Model S, while in Autopilot mode, slowed down to avoid a head-on collision. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWhen it Comes to Self-Driving Cars, Tesla Has Nothing on Google
We’ve seen claims that Tesla has beaten Google to the punch when it comes to bringing self-driving cars to the masses. But while Tesla Autopilot is a worthwhile step forward, it shouldn't even be compared to a Google self-driving car. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationNew Apple Hire Points to Self-Driving iCar
Apple has hired artificial intelligence expert Jonathan Cohen, who ran the deep learning group at Nvidia since 2008. Nvidia's GPUs have been used to power the cameras and radar for self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationShould Self-Driving Cars Have to Pass Road Tests?
The U-M Transportation Research Institute is proposing that self-driving cars be subject to tests that measure their vision, knowledge of traffic laws and other skills. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation3 Tesla Autopilot Fails
Fail videos of Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system are starting to emerge, serving as a reminder that plenty of human intervention is still needed and full "hands-off" driving is not advised. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
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Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots ‘Superpowers’
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RoboBusiness Europe 2018 Registration Opens
Registration is now open for RoboBusiness 2018, which takes place Feb. 14-15 in...