Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

Waymo, which started as the Google self-driving car project in 2009, is ready for the next phase. Starting now, Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles are test-driving on public roads, without anyone in the driver’s seat. And soon, members of the public will get to use these vehicles in their daily lives. To date, Waymo vehicles have … Continue reading “Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers”

MIT’s New App lets your Car tell you what it needs

MIT team develops software that can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing. Imagine hopping into a ride-share car, glancing at your smartphone, and telling the driver that the car’s left front tire needs air, its air filter should be replaced next week, and its engine needs two … Continue reading “MIT’s New App lets your Car tell you what it needs”

System for seeing around corners could improve self-driving cars and search-and-rescue

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers have developed a new system named as “CornerCameras”, to detect objects or people in a hidden scene and measure their speed and trajectory — all in real-time. The CSAIL team’s imaging system, which can work with smartphone cameras, uses information about light reflections to detect objects … Continue reading “System for seeing around corners could improve self-driving cars and search-and-rescue”

Russian Company That Makes AK-47 Rifle Is Building A Hoverbike, To Reveal A Demo Version Soon

A Russian defense manufacturer named after the inventor of the AK-47 showed off its “flying car” to company officials and the Internet. The “car,” which has sixteen sets of rotors, could have military applications down the road including scouting, communications, and other tasks. The company develops and manufactures a wide variety of military small arms, … Continue reading “Russian Company That Makes AK-47 Rifle Is Building A Hoverbike, To Reveal A Demo Version Soon”

Uber Expands Its Self-Driving Car Service to San Francisco starting Today

Uber’s Self-driving cars have been picking up and dropping off riders on the streets of Pittsburgh for the last 3 months, and now they are bringing them to their hometown of San Francisco. Starting today, riders who request an uberX in San Francisco will be matched with a Self-Driving Uber if one is available. It … Continue reading “Uber Expands Its Self-Driving Car Service to San Francisco starting Today”