self-driving News

Like Tesla, Toyota Develops Self-Driving Tech With Low-Cost Cameras

SAN FRANCISCO –– Toyota Motor Corp unit Woven Planet is following the lead of Tesla Inc. in trying to advance self-driving technology with low-cost cameras. Woven Planet told Reuters it is able to use cameras to collect data and effectively …

Humans Emerge as Secret Weapon for Autonomous Vehicle Startups

Self-driving startups like Cruise and Pony.ai have begun testing their driverless cars in some parts of California in the past year, with an additional feature: Human operators. While there is no driver behind the wheel, the passenger seat is occupied …

Tesla Drops Radar; Is Autopilot System Safe?

Tesla Inc has dropped radar sensors from its semi-autonomous driving system, Autopilot, raising concerns over the safety of the camera-only version, Tesla Vision. Tesla aims to make the driver-assist system fully self-driving, and many in that young industry are skeptical …

California Places Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Under Review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is reviewing whether Tesla is violating a state regulation by advertising its vehicles as being fully autonomous without meeting the legal definition of self-driving. The department confirmed the review Monday in …

Tesla Tells Regulator That Full Self-Driving Cars May Not Be Achieved by Year-End

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Tesla Inc told a California regulator that it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year, a memo by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) showed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during …

Toyota Unveils New Models in Advanced Driver-Assist Technology Push

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp unveiled on Thursday new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with advanced driver assistance, as competition heats up to develop more self-driving and connected cars. Toyota’s latest launch comes as automakers, electric car …

Silicon Valley Self-Driving Startup Gatik Works With Isuzu to Build Delivery Trucks

Silicon Valley self-driving startup Gatik and Isuzu North America Corp on Tuesday said they will work together to build autonomous delivery trucks that Gatik will use to serve its retailer customers. Gatik, which works with Walmart Inc in Arkansas and …

Uber Spins Off Robotic Delivery Unit, Takes Stake in New Startup

Uber Technologies Inc. is spinning out Postmates’ delivery robot operation into a separate startup, marking another chapter in the ride-hailing giant’s attempts to narrow its focus and become profitable. Uber will co-lead what’s likely to be a $50 million investment …

Honda Unveils Its New Level 3 Technology, But How Does It Work?

Honda Motor Co Ltd unveiled on Thursday a limited batch of its flagship Legend sedan this week, becoming the world’s first carmaker to sell a vehicle equipped with certified level 3 self-driving technology. Lease sales of the level 3 Legend …

Putting Autonomous Driving Back on the Road

The self-driving car was a dream deferred even before the Covid-19 outbreak brought the U.S. economy to a standstill. By early 2020, plans to launch robotaxi services had been pushed back or scaled down as excitement over driverless cars gave …