Self-Driving Vehicles

Safety mandates forecast to drive autonomous car sales

3:09 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Self-driving cars may take another decade to hit roads in the United States, but their sales then will expand quickly due to new safety mandates, predicts IHS Automotive. After the first autonomous cars appear in North America in 2025, IHS forecasts they could account for 5 percent of the vehicles on North American roads by as early as 2035.... Read More »

 

Like EVs, self-guided cars need infrastructure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Autonomous driving features have become an industry obsession, judging by the buzz about them at Geneva's auto show.... Read More »

 

Toyota wants to keep drivers in control

Dec. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota wants the driver to remain the most important decision-maker in the car despite the influx of technology that can take away that responsibility and rising pressure from rivals determined to debut self-driving vehicles by 2020.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Why automakers should pay attention to Amazon's drones

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Even if Amazon never manages to launch its experimental drone delivery concept, the auto industry should see it as a wake-up call.... Read More »

 

How self-driving cars could transform the rental market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Self-driving vehicle technology could one day give new meaning to Enterprise Rent-A-Car's "We'll Pick You Up" tag line.... Read More »

 

Nissan steps closer to self-driving cars with road test model in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Nissan is moving forward on its goal to commercialize self-driving cars by 2020, with an early prototype that has won accolades in Japan and another test variant that has been cleared for trials on public roads.... Read More »

 

Nissan futurists rethink the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
Nissan envisions an auto industry future that includes self-guided tourist vans, small vehicles that can be driven through crowded pedestrian malls and cars styled by fashion designers or home do-it-yourselfers.... Read More »

 

Self-driving vehicles move ahead faster than rules of road

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
The world has moved quickly from wonder at the idea of driverless cars to impatient expectation. The cautiousness in developing fully autonomous technology, like that envisioned by Google, reflects what GM officials say is a realistic view of what consumers will accept and the rules of the road will allow.... Read More »

 

Ghosn seeks lead in self-guided cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn says the company's push into self-guided vehicles will give it a leadership position in the same way that its embrace of electric vehicles did.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Nissan's bold move is risky but promises rewards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's pledge that Nissan will have self-driving vehicles ready for sale by 2020 both challenges his employees and galvanizes a young and promising technology.... Read More »

 

Automakers and suppliers work toward driverless future

Aug. 31, 2013 06:01 CET
Automakers and suppliers are rolling out systems that take over the wheel from the driver. Mercedes, BMW, Nissan and Volvo, along with suppliers Bosch and Continental, are among companies working on autonomous driving technology.... Read More »

 

Space robot research could help improve vehicle communications, Ford says

Aug. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford is teaming up with researchers at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to study communication between robots at the International Space Station and Earth in the hope of developing better systems for connected cars.... Read More »

 

Continental to work with Google, IBM on self-driving cars, report says

Aug. 21, 2013 18:42 CET
German auto supplier Continental is close to agreeing on alliances with Google and IBM to develop autonomous driving systems for cars, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

Space robot research could help improve vehicle communications, Ford says

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2013
Ford is teaming up with researchers at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to study communication between robots at the International Space Station and Earth in the hope of developing better systems for connected cars.... Read More »

 

Continental to work with Google, IBM on self-driving cars, report says

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2013
German auto supplier Continental AG is close to agreeing alliances with Google and IBM to develop autonomous driving systems for cars, a German newspaper reported today.... Read More »

 

Paving the way to self-driving vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Self-driving vehicles have the potential to make immobility among elderly people and those with disabilities a thing of the past, experts say.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Bosch, Daimler, BMW executives see opportunities for self-driving cars

July 5, 2013 06:01 CET
European automotive executives are optimistic about the future of self-driving cars but at the same time they are realistic that it will take time for government regulations to catch up with advances in technology.... Read More »

 

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