The revised definition of an autonomous test vehicle legally allowed to operate on public roads in California describes, "a vehicle that has been equipped with technology that is a combination of both hardware and software that, when engaged, performs the dynamic driving task, with or without a natural person continuously controlling the vehicle but requires a human test driver or a remote operator." [underlined text has been removed and replaced with bold text.] … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Cars With No Humans Behind the Wheel Are Almost Here
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GM's plan for the driverless Chevy bolts is to use them as autonomous taxis across the country. General Motors is rumored to be partnering with ride-hailing app Lyft to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars onto U.S. roads, in what would be the largest test of fully autonomous vehicles by any automaker to date. … [Read more...] about Driverless Cars: General Motors Ditches Steering Wheel and Pedals for New Car
Nuro has been granted a permit for testing on public roads in California but still needs permission from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in order to expand to other states. Despite the fact that many places prohibit entirely autonomous vehicles, Nuro has raised $92 million in fundraising and is reportedly considering partnerships with companies that want to boost business by providing rapid delivery and address last mile challenges. … [Read more...] about Ex-Google Engineers’ Driverless Vehicle Delivers Online Orders
Then electronics took over the throttle and the steering, and now you can reprogram a car's mood with the scroll of a jog-wheel. Set a car to "Sport" mode and suddenly the gas pedal remaps; now you get 100 percent throttle when the pedal is only 50 percent through its travel. Tweak a control and now the steering firms up. It means that GM can build aggressive 650 horsepower Corvettes that are friendly enough not to kill the car's traditional audience of older people who like a gentle cruise. It's not just the feel of the ride, either; we can even augment a car's engine note with speakers that cancel out unpleasant harmonics. … [Read more...] about Does too much technology make a car artificial?