self driving cars

High-tech companies and venture capitalists have been striving to break into the transport and mobility market. Between 2016 and 2018, venture capital investment in urban technology surpassed that of many other areas, including pharmaceuticals and artificial intelligence. Almost 70 per cent of this investment was in mobility. There are many

Autonomous cars have displayed their potential in a live demo in Adelaide on the weekend. Cohda Wireless, an Australian connected autonomous vehicles company, said their demonstration was a “world first” for self driving cars connecting to each other and roadside units to determine their position. Previous trials of autonomous cars

Ford is asking for all self-driving vehicle developers, automakers and technology companies to help create an industry standard for autonomous vehicles to communicate whether they are stopping, accelerating or giving way. The car manufacturer asked those who are committed to deploying SAE level-4 vehicles to join forces with them to

RMIT is partnering with global education provider Udacity to offer new online courses on self driving cars, AI and robotics. Online learning provider Udacity, which has collaborated with Silicon Valley giants including Google, Facebook and NVIDIA, gives students skills to advance their careers through a series of online courses in

NuTonomy

By the end of 2026 there will be over 50 million autonomous vehicles on the road, with over 10 million in the US and 15 million in the Far East and China. In comparison, the global market will account for 1.5 billion vehicles on the road during the same year.

A woman has died after being struck by one of Uber’s self driving cars in Arizona. The incident is the first fatal autonomous vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The Uber vehicle was operating in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel when it struck a pedestrian in the US

Car maker Volvo has agreed to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles to Uber between 2019 and 2021. The two companies signed a non-exclusive framework agreement, building on existing partnership announced in August 2016. The non-binding framework deal also marks a new chapter in the convergence

NuTonomy

Automotive supplier Delphi Automotive is buying self-driving car business NuTonomy for $400 million, plus earn-outs totalling $50 million. The deal, expected to close before the end of the year, will accelerate both company’s efforts in the self-driving car space. Delphi, when combined with NuTonomy, will have 60 autonomous cars on

Lyft and Ford

Ford and Lyft are partnering in the development of autonomous vehicles. The goal is for Lyft users to be able to summon a Ford self-driving car. One day. For now the two companies say they are working together to make sure their respective platforms talk to each other. Sign up

This is part two of a two-part series examining the ethical dilemma that arises when self-driving cars are forced to take evasive action which may result in serious injury or death. Read part one here. Deciding who to save in a scenario where there are no ‘safe paths’ has been