Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Won’t Need Accurate Digital Maps, MIT Experts Say

A rough map of all the world's roads can fit on a flash drive—and it's all that self-driving cars will needImage: MIT CSAIL One of...

BMW Will Use Solid-State Lidar From Innoviz

It's the first publicly acknowledged deal between a major car company and a solid-state lidar firmImage: Innoviz Israel-based Innoviz has announced that it will supply solid-state...

Accidents Show Smart Cars Need Wide Vision to Spot Cyclists

Automatic emergency braking systems need 180-degree frontal vision to help cars avoid hitting cyclistsPhoto: iStockphoto Automatic emergency braking that can help cars avoid hitting pedestrians could become...

Luminar’s Lidar Enters Mass Production

Unlike the lidars promised by most startups, Luminar's steers the laser beam with good, old-fashioned moving partsPhoto: Luminar Luminar, a lidar startup founded by a...

Jensen Huang on the Uber Tragedy and Why Nvidia Suspended Testing

Nvidia CEO says making autonomous vehicles safe is hard—and more testing should be done in VRPhoto: Tekla Perry The Uber tragedy earlier this month sent...

Crossing the Atlantic

180 years ago the first steamship crossed the Atlantic, halving travel time and beginning a trend that has cut transit time by 98 percentPhoto-illustration:...

Video of Uber Self-Driving Car’s Fatal Crash Raises More Questions

Video footage raises questions about the accuracy of the car’s lidar and how closely it monitored its own safety driverImage: Tempe Police Department Information continues...

Who’s at Fault in Uber’s Fatal Collision?

With a full investigation underway, we can start to untangle the strands of responsibility—and ask what it means for the future of self-driving carsPhoto:...

Apportioning Blame When Robocars Have Accidents

The death of a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., sparks a blame gameImage: ABC-15.com/AP When a self-driving car is involved in an accident, the rush to...

Uber Robocar Kills Pedestrian, Despite Presence of Safety Driver

It's the first fatality involving a robocar under the case of a professional human minderPhoto: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/AP Photo A self-driving Uber vehicle reportedly killed...

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