John Maddox is senior director of autonomous safety and compliance at Lyft. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act in 1956, he predicted that the connected highway system would change the face of America. And it did exactly that - reshaping the way we move, and creating tremendous economic value. But it also created new challenges for our communities. Now, we stand to witness the next transportation revolution with the advent of self-driving cars. Self-driving vehicles have the potential to improve safety and reshape cities to transport people more efficiently. But to reach that future, we have work to do. Public and private stakeholders, including rideshare companies, public transit operators and local, state and federal governments must work together to create consistent industry regulations and streamline the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Rideshare's role … [Read more...] about For a self-driving future, it’s not just the tech we need to get right
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Washington, DC (CNN Business)For most people building self-driving cars, lidar is viewed as a godsend. In recent years, enthusiasm for the technology has sparked shortages of the depth-measuring sensor, acquisitions of startups developing it and more than a billion dollars of investments. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says they're all wasting their time. "Lidar is a fool's errand," Musk said in April at a Tesla event. "Anyone relying on lidar is doomed. Doomed." Lidar, which stands for light detection and ranging, sends out pulses that bounce off objects and return to the sensor, telling it how far away things are. This point cloud shows where lidar pulses reflected off nearby objects, helping a car to understand its surroundings. Companies with the most experience developing self-driving cars — including Alphabet's Waymo, Ford (F), and Amazon-backed Aurora — believe lidar is critical for safety. Lidar startups have raised $1.2 billion in the past five years, according to CB … [Read more...] about Most self-driving companies say this tech is crucial. Elon Musk disagrees.
Cars has delivered the S90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid to the Ambassador of Sweden to India Klas Molin, informs the automaker in a release.The Swedish luxury carmaker also claims that the Volvo S90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid will be the official car of the ambassador.Commenting on the delivery of the car, Klas Molin - Ambassador of Sweden to India, said, "Sweden has always been in the forefront of innovation and this car exemplifies that. We are pleased to include the Volvo S90 in our fleet and proud to be contributing to sustainable mobility."Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India, said, "Volvo Cars and the Swedish government have always worked towards technological innovations in safety and sustainability and we are extremely happy that Ambassador Molin chose the S90 T8 as his official car."The Volvo S90 T8 Plug-in hybrid comes powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine that is clubbed with 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine churns out 405 PS of peak … [Read more...] about Volvo S90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid becomes the official car of the Ambassador of Sweden to India
Carmakers including Audi and Nissan are hoping to give driverless car passengers an escape from boredom by serving up virtual reality entertainment, according to industry executives. The automotive sector’s leading executives have gathered together at a tradeshow in Shanghai this week to find ways of keeping boredom out of vehicles and ensuring passengers stay occupied. “Once customers do not need to drive anymore… then the question is what kind of things can we offer inside this car,” Boris Meiners, a senior director of Audi’s digital business, told Reuters. Passengers of the future will no longer have to take control of the wheel as leading carmakers prepare to rollout driverless cars. Industry heavyweights such as Volkswagen, Daimler and Ford are all looking at the technology with keen interest, as well as Silicon Valley firms such as Uber and Waymo, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet. Though there is still some time before the mass … [Read more...] about Audi and Nissan to banish boredom in driverless cars using virtual reality
A teenager has died after a 'dangerous' police chase ended in a fatal car crash in Perth on Thursday afternoon. Authorities began to follow the red Nissan Pulsar on Altone Road in Lockridge, but according to Perth Now, officers called off the pursuit because of the 'driving conditions'. The 16-year-old male driver then side-swiped another car at the intersection of Great Northern Highway and Reid Highway before police resumed their chase. A teenage boy has died after a police chase ended with his car smashing into tree (pictured) Stingers were used in an attempt to stop the Nissan, but officers were forced to stop the pursuit a second time because of the 'dangerous' conditions. Shortly after 5.30pm, the car slammed into a tree at Hovea, near Mundaring on the Great Eastern Highway, killing the teenage boy behind the wheel. An 18-year-old woman and another 16-year-old boy who were in the car are in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next … [Read more...] about Teenager dies crashing his car into a tree after a police chase that was so ‘dangerous’ the cops had to stop following the boy twice