autonomous vehicles
Turns Out Driverless Cars Can’t Coexist With Cyclists

The Dutch government has run into a major problem with its plans for driverless cars: they can't seem to get along with bikes. And there are quite a few bikes in the Netherlands. Read More >>

apple
Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who were laid off. Read More >>

uber
Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber – the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents – is hiring for a programme that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday. Read More >>

lasers
PSA: Self-Driving Cars Can Ruin Your Camera

Walking round the massive tech cornucopia that is CES taking pictures of all kinds of weird and wonderful gadgets is one of the great pleasures of being a geek. But for robotics engineer Jit Ray Chowdhury, it was an easy way to break his £1,000 camera. Read More >>

technology
The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens of thousands of lives a year in the US alone. But so far, a recklessness has defined the culture of the largest companies pursuing the technology—Uber, Google, and arguably even Tesla—and has led directly to unnecessary crashes, injury, even death. Read More >>

artificial intelligence
Self-Driving Car Company Zoox to Offer Free Rides in US

Autonomous car company Zoox is poised to become the first self-driving car company approved in California to shuttle public customers, Reuters reported Friday. Read More >>

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Government Unveils New Cyber Security Standard For Self-Driving Cars

The Department for Transport has announced a new cyber security standard that companies developing autonomous vehicles can use as a guideline. Read More >>

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The Military is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones

The British Army is carrying out a major, four-week test of 70 new technologies, “including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones,” as part of its “Autonomous Warrior experiment,” the MIT Technology Review reported this week. Read More >>

transport
You’re Totally Going to Bone in Self-Driving Cars, Scientists Predict

If humans are dependable for anything, it’s discovering new ways to get horny over new tech. And according to a new report, self-driving will really get people riled up. Read More >>

autonomous vehicles
Unpredictable Londoners Are Training Driverless Cars to Deal with Human Behaviour

Londoners have always thought of themselves as a bit special, and a software startup at Imperial College has pretty much confirmed they're right. Read More >>

transport
Waymo’s Automous Cars Are Coming to US Roads—Without Human Safety Operators

Drivers in the US state of California might want to watch out—Alphabet-owned autonomous vehicle firm Waymo won the right from the California DMV yesterday to deploy its cars to the cities of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Palo Alto, without the characteristic human safety operators that have been a hallmark of AV testing. Read More >>

autonomous vehicles
Self-Driving Cars Can’t Choose Who to Kill Yet, But People Already Have Lots of Opinions

That people would generally prefer to minimise casualties in a hypothetical autonomous car crash has been found to be true in past research, but what happens when people are presented with more complex scenarios? And what happens when autonomous vehicles must choose between two scenarios in which at least one individual could die? Who might those vehicles save, and on what basis do they make those ethical judgements? Read More >>

autonomous vehicles
Addison Lee Cars Will Drive Themselves by 2021

Taxi firm Addison Lee has announced that it'll have autonomous cars ferrying people around London by 2021. Read More >>

cars
Autonomous Range Rover Drives Itself Round Coventry Ring Road

Self-driving cars have taken another leap forward with the news that an autonomous Range Rover Sport has managed to navigate itself round the vehicular hell that is the Coventry ring road. Read More >>

cars
Waymo Has Plans to Bring its Self Driving Taxis to Europe

At the end of last year Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google parent Alphabet, announced plans to launch a self-driving taxi service in San Francisco and Phoenix. Those plans haven't fully come to fruition yet, but the company is already setting its sights on a new target: Europe. Read More >>