John Krafcik, the chief executive of Waymo, said: “While we’ve been focused at Waymo on building the world’s most experienced driver, the team at Jaguar Land Rover has developed an all-new battery-electric platform that looks to set a new standard in safety, design and capability.” … [Read more...] about Jaguar to supply 20,000 cars to Google’s self-driving spin-off Waymo
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Tesla's Model 3 Sedan - one of the world's most advanced road-legal cars with autonomous elements - currently operates at Level Two autonomy. It is equipped for Level Three autonomy, which may be introduced in a future software update … [Read more...] about Roads of the future could harvest energy from cars to power street lights, play music to deter speeding and automatically weigh vehicles as they drive along
General Motors Co's self-driving car unit, Cruise has unveiled a prototype electric vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals for use in its planned autonomous ride-sharing service. The vehicle, named "Cruise Origin", was developed with Honda Motor Co Ltd, which took a minority stake in Cruise in 2018 in an effort to catch up with rivals in developing a technology with enormous costs and risk and no market-ready products. Cruise's Chief Executive Officer, Dan Ammann, said the boxy vehicle about the size of a large SUV with sliding doors on each side will be used for the company's own ride-hailing service, but did not say when the new competitor to Lyft Inc and Uber Technologies Inc would launch. Cruise was valued at $19 billion in May. In July, it delayed plans to launch a commercial robo-taxi service by the end of 2019, and still does not have a permit from California regulators to test self-driving cars without a safety driver. Alphabet Inc's Waymo is the only company that has … [Read more...] about General Motor’s Cruise unit unveils driverless prototype vehicle for ride-sharing service
Cruise was valued at $19 billion in May. In July, it delayed plans to launch a commercial robo-taxi service by the end of 2019, and still does not have a permit from California regulators to test self-driving cars without a safety driver. Alphabet Inc's Waymo is the only company that has received permission to test without a driver. … [Read more...] about GM’s Cruise Unit Unveils Driverless Prototype Vehicle For Ride-Sharing Service
When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908, the inexpensive and high quality gasoline powered car became very popular and the decline of electric cars began, according to the Department of Energy. By the 1920s, gasoline had become cheaper and more readily available, and more Americans were traveling greater distances. Electric cars didn't have the range that gas-powered cars had, and electricity was still not readily available in many rural cities, making the gasoline-powered cars the automobiles of choice. … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Car?