Tagged: Self-driving car

Apple’s first real hint on its ambition to develop self-driving car

self driving car Apple

Since the deployment of Project Titan, Apple’s separate organization to develop automotive projects – Apple has been rigorously working on a future self-driving car. The Cupertino tech giant had been secretive about the project until recently when the company gave out a strongest hint through a letter submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More…

George Hotz self-driving kit for cars is looking good, believe you me

George Hotz self driving car kit

George Hotz, the famous hacker who challenged Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors with a prototype self-driving car kit is back to fulfil his promise. The genius has come up with another demonstration of his self-driving kit for cars. Comma.ai, a company founded by the man himself for taking forward his ambitions of making an un-beatable self-driving car. Investing his time on a 2016 Acura ILX car to demonstrate his autonomous vehicle, George believes he has the technology and AI prowess to beat self-driving cars under development currently.
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Georgia Tech develop self-driving car capable of drifting on dirt tracks

Self driving drifting car

Self-driving technology is being aggressively explored by automotive experts to one day eliminate manual driving completely. That dream is just in the infancy stages, although giants like Google and Tesla Motors are making impressive developments for the same. Autonomous cars are good, but don’t you think they are little boring? Always going by the book and not taking account for error by other motorists or unforeseen situations like bad weather conditions or a semi-truck losing control and hurling towards the self-driving car. In those situations an autonomous car would be more of a danger rather than safe commuter. To cover that situation, Georgia Tech have developed a technology which prepares autonomous vehicles for the rough rides as well.
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“Jack”: The autonomous Audi A7 concept drives like a well-mannered motorist

Audi A7 self-driving car Jack

Self-driving cars are the next frontier in what you would call the future of safe commuting. All the major manufacturers; in particular Google, Nissan, Hyundai, Baidu, Ford, Mercedes, Tesla’s semi-autonomous software update and many more. Audi has also been in the thick of the action with its LG G Watch R smartwatch controlled self-driving Audi A7 teased at CES 2015. The German automotive manufacturer recently gave more insight on its self-driving car which is more like a civilized human-being driving on the roads. Responsible driving is its prime concern, and that is why Audi A7 piloted driving concept named “Jack” is different from the competition.
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Ford’s autonomous Fusion Hybrid tested flawlessly in pitch black darkness

Ford Autonomous Fusion Hybrid

Ford on Monday surprised automotive industry as it revealed more updates on its ongoing project – an autonomous research vehicle – Fusion Hybrid. Ford has already been testing its self-driving Fusion Hybrid for a while now. Car manufacturing brands are already working to realize this dream with their futuristic models, like Tesla Model S and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. There is lots of research going on self-driving cars currently which is good news for the future. Singapore has even tested world’s first fully-autonomous, zero-emission cab service.  Read More…

Google ready for testing self-driving car in rainy conditions of Washington

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Google’s self-driving car project has been under development, testing and improvement for a long time now and the internet giant wants to make it 100% full-proof before even thinking of rolling it out for commercial use. One thing that Google haven’t demonstrated so far is their self-driving car’s ability to drive in adverse conditions like rain or snow. However, Ford have been proactive with their self-driving car which they tested in snowy conditions. Most probably this has prompted Google to test its self-driving cars with over 1.4 million miles to prove their metal in rainy conditions.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coming with autonomous driving capabilities

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The new E-Class Mercedes-Benz is here, and it is loaded with more tech than you would imagine. Revealed at Detroit Auto Show 2016, this saloon is the brand’s first step towards a fully autonomous vehicle. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with an optional Driver Assistance Package which controls the acceleration, brakes and lane changing automatically. There is an attention assist system which warns the driver in sessions of inattentiveness or drowsiness due to constant driving for long duration of time. All these features are aimed at driver safety and Mercedes-Benz have loaded the 10th generation of this luxury sedan.
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Google and Ford partner to make invincible self-driving cars

Google self driving car

Google has invested a lot of time and money in their self-driving car project, and like many other automotive giants they also believe that the next decade will see a lot of autonomous vehicles on the road. Living by this belief, Google has partnered with Ford to make self-driving cars to bring automotive technology and their own self-driving software prowess together to create a vehicle which is invincible. The two will create an independent company to take forward this dream and it is most likely that they will announce more details on this at CES 2016.
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Hacker invents self-driving car software package that’ll cost just $1000

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Tesla Motors already has a strong foot-print in the electric cars section and their technology is hard to reach and implement for other manufacturers. However, 26-year old star hacker George Hotz has taken the first step towards making his own self-driving car. He has been building the self-driving technology on his 2016 Acura ILX car for about a month in his garage and so far he has been able to drive it through the San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood and the Interstate 280 autonomously. That’s impressive for the little time he has taken to tinker with the car. George believes that he is going to be the next multi-billionaire CEO and his self-driving car package will cost just $1000.
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