autonomous driving

Open source plays leading role in getting driverless cars on the road

There’s big money being thrown at efforts to get commercial driverless cars on the road, with Japanese and Chinese open source initiatives leading the way.

Jan 8, 2019

Nvidia plans 2020 roll-out of self-driving platform

Artificial intelligence-based Drive AutoPilot is a Level 2+ automated driving solution.

Aug 24, 2018

VW to invest $4bn to build digital businesses, software

The digital focus includes a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car-sharing.

Sep 15, 2017

Samsung enters autonomous driving race

The firm has set up a strategic business unit for autonomous and advanced driver assistance services, together with a $300 million fund.

Aug 31, 2017

Siemens buys self-driving software specialist

The German industrial group will combine Tass's software with its own advanced simulation products.

Jul 7, 2017

Baidu probed after CEO tests driverless car

CEO Robin Li tested a driverless car on public roads, prompting police to investigate if Baidu had broken any laws.

Jan 9, 2017

Google shows improved self-driving system

The company unveils its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Nov 9, 2016

Expect exciting driverless car future

Cutting the average time spent by drivers behind the wheel will open a new world of possibilities, says Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Jul 12, 2016

Tesla fatality could boost autonomous driving

The first reported fatal car crash in a semi-autonomous car could spur the development of more sensitive and accurate self-driving technology.

May 20, 2016

Uber tests driverless tech

The ride-hailing business tests a hybrid Ford Fusion self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jan 21, 2016

Continental debuts 'neutral' autonomous driving info site

The automotive manufacturer is not a company-neutral authority.

Jan 13, 2016

Fewer tech glitches in Google self-driving cars

The rate of software failures in Google's self-driving cars declines, bringing it closer to its goal of fully autonomous vehicles.

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