Why this Amazon-owned company is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Seattle

Why this Amazon-owned company is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Seattle

Post Views: 180 Seattle residents can start keeping their eyes out for matte black Toyota Highlanders, clad with a wealth of sensors on their roofs, plying the streets of their drizzly city. These retrofitted SUVs belong to Zoox, a self-driving car company owned by Amazon that wants to one day operate autonomous taxi services—like Uber,…

Tesla issues a recall over its latest self-driving update

Tesla issues a recall over its latest self-driving update

Post Views: 209 Tesla issued a safety recall Tuesday for nearly 12,000 vehicles over a “software communication error” tied to an update the company rolled out last month. The problem impacted drivers that are part of Tesla’s limited early access Full-Self Driving Beta population, which includes Model S, X, 3, and Y vehicles released from…

The 6 terms you need to know to understand self-driving cars

The 6 terms you need to know to understand self-driving cars

Post Views: 202 Understanding these different levels is clouded by driver expectations of this scale, and drivers might wonder if there are increments along the way. After all, some carmakers describe Level x.5 or Level x-plus functions—but the SAE J3016 specifications do not provide for these incremental increases. A vehicle’s ADAS system provides a defined…

Honda will soon start patrolling Ohio highways to improve the roads

Honda will soon start patrolling Ohio highways to improve the roads

Post Views: 163 A new pilot program from Honda is focusing on lane lines for that very reason, and it turns out that these lines and their upkeep are a “hot topic,” says Sue Bai, the chief engineer with Honda Research Institute in Detroit, Michigan. “Based on our understanding, the lane lines are painted regularly—they…

What we know so far about the fatal Tesla crash in Paris

Post Views: 187 This new report adds to the mounting concerns over the safety of Tesla vehicles. In 2020, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated reports of Tesla cars unintentionally and rapidly accelerating after receiving more than 200 complaints of such incidents. Ultimately, the Washington Post says the agency attributed the…

The government is investigating why Tesla drivers can play solitaire at the wheel

The government is investigating why Tesla drivers can play solitaire at the wheel

Post Views: 180 According to a report from the New York Times on December 7, three new games were added to Tesla’s dashboard screens in a virtual update this summer, including solitaire, a “jet fighter game,” and a “conquest strategy game.” While more than a dozen games were previously available while the car was in…

Check out Waymo’s new electric, self-driving taxi design

Check out Waymo’s new electric, self-driving taxi design

Post Views: 174 Waymo touts the amenities the cabin will hold, such as easily-reachable phone chargers and screens, and also looks towards a future where the most notable feature may be that which the car lacks, like a steering wheel. “The vehicles are currently configured with controls designed for human use that are required in…