SelfDriving

What’s Apple’s Filings Say About Its Self-Driving Car Program

What’s Apple’s Filings Say About Its Self-Driving Car Program

Apple’s autonomous development vehicle seems less developed than previously imagined Illustration: Shutterstock/IEEE Spectrum Apple’s self-driving car effort appears not to be quite as far down the road as we had thought, judging by documents released today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The documents, obtained by IEEE Spectrum under a public records request,(…)

GM to Launch the World’s Largest Fleet of Self-Driving Cars, Documents Reveal

GM to Launch the World’s Largest Fleet of Self-Driving Cars, Documents Reveal

FCC documents reveal car maker’s plan to test 300 autonomous Chevrolet Bolts with new radar Photo: Paul Sancya/AP Photo GM Chairman Mary Barra stands next to an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt General Motors is set to dramatically expand its fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts in San Francisco, Detroit and Scottsdale, Arizona, according to documents filed with(…)

Hackers Try to Steal Self-Driving Tech From China’s Baidu

Hackers Try to Steal Self-Driving Tech From China’s Baidu

Robocar IP gets the most sincere complement of all: people are stealing it Photo: Baidu Robocar technology has received perhaps the most honest compliment mankind can bestow: Hackers tried to steal it. Even more extraordinary was the willingness of the targeted company, China’s Baidu, to acknowledge the attempted heist. “It’s very difficult to know who employs them(…)

5 Things You Missed: Intel Inside Self-Driving Cars, Reversing Paralysis, and More

5 Things You Missed: Intel Inside Self-Driving Cars, Reversing Paralysis, and More

Highlights from the week of 13 March 2017 Image: Mobileye 1. Intel Inside Self-Driving Cars Image: Mobileye Intel is buying Mobileye, the Israeli robocar firm, for $ 15.3 billion. It’s one of the largest robocar acquisitions in a two-year buying frenzy that has swept both the auto industry and the tech companies that want to eat its lunch.(…)

5 Things You Missed This Week: the start of a self-driving car IP war, 1-step brain hacking, and more

5 Things You Missed This Week: the start of a self-driving car IP war, 1-step brain hacking, and more

Highlights from the week of 20 February 2017 Photo: Waymo 1. Is Waymo’s $ 500-million fight with Uber the first shot in a self-driving car intellectual property war? Photo: Eic Risberg/AP Photo Knowing only Waymo’s side of the story, Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski looks like he’s been caught using his former employer’s trade secrets to(…)

Waymo’s Fight With Uber Might Be the First Shot in a Self-driving Car IP War

Waymo’s Fight With Uber Might Be the First Shot in a Self-driving Car IP War

Weaponizing Waymo’s intellectual property could hurt self-driving startups much more than Uber Photo: Waymo Waymo filed a lawsuit yesterday accusing Uber of stealing the secret designs of circuit boards and laser ranging lidars used in its self-driving cars. Like all legal complaints, it ends with a long wish list of “reliefs” it wants the federal court in(…)

Self-Driving Cars Have a Bicycle Problem

Self-Driving Cars Have a Bicycle Problem

Bikes are hard to spot and hard to predict Photo: iStockphoto Photo: iStockphoto Robotic cars are great at monitoring other cars, and they’re getting better at noticing pedestrians, squirrels, and birds. The main challenge, though, is posed by the lightest, quietest, swerviest vehicles on the road. “Bicycles are probably the most difficult detection problem that(…)

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

A house subcommittee hearing could shape the direction of the automotive autonomy in the United States Illustration: IEEE Spectrum Earlier this week, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment. I know, it sounds super boring, and most of it was: if you’ve been following(…)