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Self-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost." Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationCanvas Technology Building Indoor Autonomy
Canvas Technology, a company that's been working in stealth mode, is already demonstrating automotive-level autonomous driving and goods delivery - indoors. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAuto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
Google, Tesla and Uber haven't commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here's how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationFederal Guidelines Taking Self-Driving Cars in Wrong Direction
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. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Cars Need to Be More Reliable
Reliability is the underlying issue with all the challenges still facing self-driving cars. While we have seen great strides in moving towards a more autonomous and smart vehicle approach, reliability in cluttered environments and inclement weather remains an elusive goal. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGuidelines for Self-Driving Cars: Everything You Need to Know
The Department of Transportation has published its federal guidelines on how to safely integrate and regulate self-driving cars onto our roads. And the guidelines clearly show the federal government is in favor of self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationThe Economics of Self-Driving Taxis
Self-driving taxis will operate at a very low per-mile and capital cost, which means in a competitive market, it will be available at a price that easily competes with private car ownership, and even subsidized bus rides. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationStarship Delivery Robots Find Mothership in Mercedes ‘Robovan’
Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans are teaming up on delivery robots with the new Robovan semi-autonomous transportation system. Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the Starship delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation$250K Self-Driving Bus Shuttling Passengers in Australia
A self-driving bus will shuttle passengers along a 1.6-mile route in Australia. The bus, which can transport up to 11 passengers and has a maximum speed of 28 MPH. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationRay Kurzweil on Self-Driving Cars Making Life-and-Death Decisions
How self-driving cars make life-and-death decisions is a major question that remains unanswered. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationnuTonomy Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides in Singapore
nuTonomy, founded by two researchers from MIT, began testing a free self-driving taxi service in a small business district in Singapore. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationProgramming Self-Driving Cars to Make Ethical Decisions
Engineers at Stanford University shed some light on what goes into programming self-driving cars to make ethical decisions. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationUber Self-Driving Cars Going Full Throttle with Otto, Volvo Deals
Uber announced a $300 million deal with Volvo, the launch of a self-driving car service in Pittsburgh, and the acquisition self-driving truck startup Otto. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationUniform Self-Driving Car Regulations the Wrong Approach
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. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationTesla Autopilot 2.0 a Step Closer to Autonomous Driving
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 is reportedly coming soon, and it will feature a new front-facing triple camera array and additional radar to achieve level 3 autonomous driving. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
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