Autonomous

  • Musk predicts human drivers will be less-safe than autopilot next year

    Elon Musk gets interviewed a lot and his latest is actually pretty revealing. Musk is interviewed by Lex Fridman a research scientist at MIT, working on human-centred AI. During the interview (around the 20-minute mark), the conversation turned to the responsibility of humans behind the wheel as autonomous driving...
  • Check out Tesla’s Enhanced Summon in the wild. A lesson in what’s possible with connected cars.

    Tesla vehicles have had the Summon feature for a while now, but a new update is delivering ‘Smart Summon’. This goes way beyond the first implementation which basically allowed you to drive your car forward and backwards using the mobile app to get out of a tight park or...
  • Waymo claims to have 5 billion hours of autonomous driving simulations

    During Google’s Stadia announcement at the 2019 Game Developer’s conference, CEO Sundar Pichai was discussing their progress in AI. Pichai explained how games are helping to tackle real-world challenges. Pichai went on to explain that Alphabet-owned Waymo uses AI to run simulations in gaming-like environments. These simulations are being...
  • Rio Tinto now has a 2.4 km autonomous train

    When most of us think Autonomous vehicles, we think about the cars of the future that’ll drive us everywhere while we check Facebook. In reality, industries like mining are leading the way with vehicle autonomy and Rio Tinto have just successfully trialed a massive train without the need for...
  • Watch the driverless Roborace take on Goodwood in 360

    The week the internet is full of videos from the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. In 2018, something special happened, Roborace the soon to be racing category for engineers, not drivers, completed the hillclimb without a driver. The first-ever autonomous race car to complete the hillclimb marks an important...
  • HAVAL WEY X is exactly how cars of the future should look

    HAVAL has now officially unveiled their latest ideas at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. Easily their most impressive was their first fully autonomous pure electric SUV, the WEY X. This concept, should it make it to production, will offer Level 5 autonomous driving (sometime around 2025), this means AI...
  • HAVAL’s first fully autonomous SUV has some wild ideas

    HAVAL’s first autonomous SUV will be officially unveiled at the Auto China event in Beijing in a couple of days, but here’s what we know about it so far. As part of Chinese Great Wall’s luxury arm, HAVAL’s WEY X, will offer level 5 autonomous driving performance, that means...
  • First autonomous vehicle death raises so many questions

    Yesterday the world changed. The first human, Elaine Herzberg, died as a result of an autonomous vehicle, travelling in autonomous mode. We all kind of knew this day may arrive, but hoped it wouldn’t. Understandably, there’s several investigations underway to determine how this could occur and ultimately who’s at fault....
  • This driverless bus may take drunk LaTrobe students home safely

    A consortium including HMI Technologies, La Trobe University, RACV, ARRB (Australian Road Research Group) and Keolis Downer will access a grant of $375,000 through the Victorian Government Smarter Journeys Programme to conduct a trial of autonomous vehicles in Victoria. If the 15-seater electric bus looks familiar, its because we’ve...