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SELF DRIVING CARS NEWS

Lidar laser-sensing technology - from self-driving cars to dance contests

January 08, 2020 8:40 pm

Companies also are working to cut the cost of lidar sensors, currently anywhere from about $1,200 to more than $12,000. Lower prices will make lidar more attractive for new markets.

Self-driving cars may ease traffic woes: Study

May 21, 2019 9:30 pm

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

April 25, 2019 9:24 pm

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

March 09, 2019 7:46 pm

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

September 18, 2018 3:32 pm

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

June 01, 2018 4:11 pm

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

May 26, 2018 3:34 pm

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

May 25, 2018 7:43 pm

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

May 24, 2018 4:40 pm

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

December 25, 2017 12:52 am

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.