self driving cars Archive

futureSelf-driving cars were expected to eliminate driving jobs but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators

Self-driving cars were expected to eliminate millions of driving jobs over the next few years but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators (reported by Quartz.com). The Uber self-driving operators can re-apply for jobs in Uber. In theory, they could apply …

carsSoftbank Vision fund invests $2.25 billion in GM self driving cars

SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors Co’s (GM.N) autonomous vehicle unit, Cruise, the companies said on Thursday, announcing a deal that validates the venerable Detroit automaker’s leadership in self-driving cars and sent GM shares up 10 …

artificial intelligenceLIDAR and self driving cars need to get a lot better

In 2017, Austin Russell, CEO of Silicon Valley LIDAR startup Luminar, said the first generation of self-driving cars will cost $300,000-$400,000. * Current systems have a “critical failure rate”—how often they fail to “see” an object—of one error in 1,000 …

chinaBaidu completes 5G autonomous driving test

Baidu, China’s search engine company, has completed China’s first autonomous driving road test based on a 5G network environment. The test was recently completed in Xiongan, a new development zone. Xiongan is made up of three counties in Beijing’s neighboring …

citiesUber’ self-driving system was still 400 times worse Waymo in 2018 on key distance intervention metric

Uber’s self-driving car program is 400 times inferior to Waymo-Google on the distance until human intervention is needed. Waymo can drive a distance equal to driving from Los Angeles to New York and back again (5600 miles) while Uber had …

citiesToyota temporarily suspends self driving car program

Toyota has temporarily suspended its self-driving car program after Uber fatal self-driving car accident. it would t suspend testing of its ‘Chauffeur’ autonomous driving system on US roads. Toyota (TM) had been road-testing robot vehicles in Michigan and California. The …

citiesUber’s technically inferior self-driving system kills an Arizona Pedestrian

A self-driving car operated by Uber appears to have caused the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. Uber has suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and …

artificial intelligenceFord will test self-driving car business models in Miami Florida and has already started pizza delivery

Ford is headed to Florida to test and prove out their self-driving car business model. With the help of Miami-Dade County, we’re taking our service directly to the streets of Miami and Miami Beach. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Giménez is …

citiesCan Waymo dominate self driving?

Waymo has a massive lead in terms of self-driving cars. Waymo has been operating cars for free rides without drivers since November, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Waymo has been given legal permission for a commercial self-driving car service in Arizona. …

citiesWaymo authorized for commercial self driving service in the USA

Waymo, the self-driving Google spinoff, has been given legal permission to operate as a Transportation Network Company in the state of Arizona. Waymo has been running a pilot program that lets people call for rides in its cars, at first …