Autonomous

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ford will have high-volume, fully autonomous vehicles by 2021

    Ford have put a stake in the ground and calling 2021 out as the year they’ll ship not just their first, but high-volume production of fully-autonomous vehicles. To get people excited, they’re bringing their latest generation Fusion Hybrid (should be fully electric already) autonomous development vehicle to CES and...
  • 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,...
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