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Self-driving cars may ease traffic woes: Study

A fleet of driverless cars can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 per cent by working together, a study suggests.

New way for self-driving cars to 'see' objects

Scientists have developed a simple, cost-effective method to allow self-driving cars to 'see' 3D objects in their path.


Cheaper infrared cameras for self-driving cars, phones in the offing

Infrared cameras are much more expensive than visible-light ones; the energy of infrared light is smaller than visible light, making it harder to capture, said researchers from the University of Chicago in the US.

Renault-Nissan teams with Google to enable Android Auto onto their cars

Most carmakers allow Android Auto and Apple Inc’s CarPlay into the dashboard only by plugging in a smartphone and projecting a limited number of apps onto the vehicle’s touchscreen.

Softbank investing $2.25 billion in General Motor's autonomous car unit

SoftBank Vision Fund is investing $2.25 billion in its General Motor's Cruise autonomous-car unit.

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing: Report

Police say car data show Lommatzsch did not touch the steering wheel for 80 seconds before the crash.


Uber self-driving car in crash wasn't programmed to brake

The Volvo XC90 SUV involved in the Tempe collision was equipped with a set of sensors that could activate an automated braking system,. However, the system was disabled whenever the SUV was being operated in self-driving mode.

Apple is said to use Volkswagen self-driving vans for employees

Apple is using fewer than two dozen of VW’s T6 Transporter vans, which are being customised by the technology giant.

New depth sensors to make self-driving cars more practical

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing new depth sensors that could be sensitive enough to make self-driving vehicles practical.

Alphabet's Waymo starts testing its own self driving trucks

Google's Waymo has started testing its own autonomous truck. According to a report in BuzzFeed, Waymo's self-driving truck was spotted in a photo and the development was later confirmed by the company. Waymo said it was currently only testing one vehicle