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Robocar news: Waymo starts pilot in Phoenix, Apple car gets more real, and the flying car takes off

Waymo (Google) has announced a pilot project in Phoenix offering a full ride service in their new minivans. Members of the public can sign up — the link is sure to be overwhelmed with applicants, bu...
26 April 2017, by

NHTSA ODI report exonerates Tesla in fatal crash

NHTSA released the report from their Office of Defects Investigation on the fatal Tesla crash in Florida last spring. It’s a report that is surprisingly favorable to Tesla. So much so that even I am...
20 January 2017, by

No, a Tesla didn’t predict an accident and brake for it

You may have seen a lot of press around a dashcam video of a car accident in the Netherlands. It shows a Tesla in AutoPilot hitting the brakes around 1.4 seconds before a red car crashes hard into a b...
11 January 2017, by

Comma.ai cancels comma-one add-on box after threats from NHTSA

Comma.ai, the brash startup attempting to make a self-driving system entirely from a neural network has announced it will cancel the “comma one” add-on box it has planned to sell to owners of cert...
31 October 2016, by

Robocar recap: Tesla radar, MobilEye fight, and the Comma One $1,000 add-on-box

Tesla’s spat with MobilEye reached a new pitch this week with Tesla announcing a new release of their autopilot and plans. As reported earlier, MobilEye announced during the summer that they would n...
20 September 2016, by

Robocar recap: Uber buys Otto, folks leave Google, Ford goes big, Tesla drops MobilEye

Brad Templeton, from Robocars.com, discusses the latest robocar related news....
23 August 2016, by



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Tesla’s Master Plan, Part Deux: Some expected, some strange

Today, I want to look at some implications of Tesla’s Master Plan, Part Deux which caused some buzz this week. There was other news, of course, including the AUVSI/TRB meeting which I attended, and ...

Understanding the massive gulf between the Tesla Autopilot and a real robocar, in light of the crash

Brad Templeton describes Tesla’s Autopilot as a 'distant cousin of a real robocar' that primarily uses a MobilEye EyeQ3 camera combined with radars and ultrasonic sensors. Unlike robocar sensors, T...

Should Tesla disable your Autopilot if you’re not diligent? Plus, a survey of robocar validation

In this article, Brad Templeton provides a rundown of different approaches for validation of self-driving and driver assist systems, a recommendation to Tesla and others to have countermeasures to det...

How much can customers test robocars?

Reports from Tesla suggest they are gathering massive amounts of driving data from logs in their cars — 780 million miles of driving, and as much as 100 million miles in autopilot mode. This contras...

Tesla sends highway cruise update to recent Model S owners

Though it's been anticipated for a few months now, Tesla announced yesterday the release of their highway cruise update for Model S cars from the last year....
16 October 2015, by

Will robocars vastly increase battery life?

We know electric cars are getting better and likely to get popular even when driven by humans. Tesla, at its core, is a battery technology company as much as it’s a car company, and it is sometimes ...

Why Tesla’s purported liability ‘fix’ is technically and legally questionable

An interesting article in last week’s Wall Street Journal spawned a series of unfortunate headlines (in a variety of publications) suggesting that Tesla had somehow “solved” the “problem” ...
26 May 2015, by

Delphi’s cross-country trip, and a raft of other robocar news

There has been a ton of robocar news in the last four weeks. Below is just a small subset of the now constant stream of news items and articles that appear about robocars....
31 March 2015, by

Tesla’s auto lane-changing, Audi’s self-driving race car and other recent announcements

Tesla is certainly an important company to watch. As the first successful start-up car company in the USA, they are showing they know how to do things differently, taking advantage of the fact that th...
22 October 2014, by

Move over, humans, the robocars are coming | Washington Post

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways. After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; b...
14 October 2014, by

Elon Musk wants to make a flying car | The Independent

 "Maybe we'll make a flying car, just for fun," said Elon Musk. From any other businessman, such a statement would be a joke. But the billionaire, 42, who has poured the millions he made from the sal...
09 June 2014, by

Valery Komissarova on when investing in robots is the right move

As part of Robohub’s Big Deals series, startup expert Andra Keay asks Valery Komissarova, Grishin Robotics’ Director of Business Development, about what all the recent robotics acquisitions mean t...
26 February 2014, by and







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