Driverless

  • Hyundai says they’ll have level 4 driverless vehicles by 2021

    Every automaker is working on autonomy and come early 2020’s, its going to be a critical checkbox to tick for customers. Hyundai Motor Company has teamed up with Aurora, a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, announcing self-driving Hyundai vehicles will be on the market by 2021. Hyundai vehicles will...
  • Tesla missed a major 2017 milestone (coast-to-coast)

    Elon Musk unveiled the mass-production Model 3 back in March, 2016, and owners have been receiving the vehicles. There is a feature yet, full autonomy, that’s highway and suburban streets, that is still on the ‘coming soon’, a promise for the future to owners. This feature actually costs a...
  • Hyundai thinks we’ll be using VR in our autonomous cars, brings concept to CESAsia

    At CES Asia, Hyundai showed an autonomous concept car, joining a slew of other auto makers working on the technology. More interesting is Hyundai’s thoughts on what we’ll all be doing in the future when the cars are driving themselves. This photo is from Hyundai’s booth at CES Asia shows...
  • Roborace update: Driverless racing cars reach 186km/hr

    Roborace is a category in development, when complete we’ll see a grid of cars racing without human drivers. Instead the cars will be driven by the programmers who’ve developed video-game like AI to control vehicles and ultimate fight for first place at the end of the race. Roborace is to...
  • Autopilot 8.0 unlocks access to 6x as many radar objects

    Tesla are rolling out their latest software upgrade to owners. We love when the phones we buy get better over time and having your car do the same is certainly the way of the future. In Autopilot 8.0 there’s some big changes when it comes to the hardware software architecture that combines...
  • Uber disrupts their own business model

    Uber is in 507 cities worldwide right now and their successful model of employing drivers is about to change. In a post titled ‘Rethinking transportation‘ Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced they were acquiring Otto. The startup has just over 90 employees, but those employees have been working on a very important puzzle...
  • Ford plans to deliver autonomous car with no wheel or pedals in 2021

    After years of slowly walking their way to higher levels of driver assists, Ford have finally announced a bold development plan for the future. In 2021, just 5 years from now, are planning on selling (in high-volume), fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicles. The most common application of this is expected to...
  • Hands-off with Tesla Autopilot in the Model S P90D

    Yesterday I drove from Melbourne to Wodonga along the Hume Freeway and probably touched the wheel a dozen times. The latest and best Tesla Model S is the P90D. Update: The P90D is on the website but the performance and 90kwh battery are both options to upgrade from the P85D,...
  • Chinese Baidu could eliminate smog-related collisions with autonomous vehicles

    This week we heard the horrific news of a 33-car crash in Tianjin, China which killed 6 people and injured dozens. This wreck is being largely attributed to the intense smog conditions that are of a level that for the first time triggered a ‘red alert’ by authorities, the...