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Does the self-driving car have a realistic due date? Many automakers and industry analysts are pegging autonomous cars to hit the mass market within a decade, but their predictions are often inconsistent with each other. It’s the self-driving dream of the future: you take your hands off the wheel during heavy traffic or a boring […]

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China’s equivalent to Google is reportedly working on its own self-driving car. Chinese tech giant Baidu is quite similar to Google, offering an Internet search engine along with multimedia content including MP3 music files and movies. The company is actually the first Chinese firm to be listed on the NASDAQ-100 index. It’s also the top […]

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Google’s self-driving cars have now been involved in a dozen accidents, though none were caused by the tech company’s vehicles. The company reported and acknowledged a 12th accident last week, with company co-founder Sergey Brin saying that the self-driving car was stopped at a traffic light when it was rear-ended by another driver. Information on […]

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Google has announced its safety drivers will begin testing fully self-driving vehicle prototypes on the streets of Mountain View, California this summer after undergoing rigorous testing at Google’s test facilities. The self-driving car that Google will be testing will feature the same software that its existing fleet of self-driving Lexus RX450h SUVs uses, which has […]

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Since testing of self-driving cars on California’s public roads began in September 2014, four accidents have been reported. Two of the accidents occurred while the vehicle was being piloted by a human while the other two happened while the vehicle was driving itself. In both the self-driving cases, the cars were travelling 10 mph or […]

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For years Google has been developing self-driving cars and now has gone one better in assembling its own prototype. The vehicle doesn’t resemble a Prius or other Toyota or Lexus product, and in fact, it has no steering wheel, gas or brake pedal. Thus there is no driver required, but rather occupants are treated to […]

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Are fully autonomous cars really on their way? Maybe not, according to Lux Research. Carmakers and technology developers building self-driving cars will create an $87 billion opportunity in 2030,said Lux Research, with software emerging as the biggest winner, even though a fully autonomous driverless car will remain elusive. Automobiles with relatively modest “Level 2″ features […]

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Volvo vehicles are driving around Gothenburg, Sweden all by themselves. Volvo Car Group’s project “Drive Me” – featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions is moving forward. The first test cars are already rolling around the Swedish city of Gothenburg and Volvo said its Autopilot technology is performing well. “The test […]

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We’ve seen Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan working on their own vehicle self-driving systems. Ford is also currently testing technology developed to enable drivers to park at the touch of a button from inside or outside their car, as well as a prototype that combines automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles or pedestrians. […]

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