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5 min April 7, 2017 in

Apple Is Actually Working on a Self-Driving Car

Rumors about how Apple was thinking of hopping on the self-driving car trend and even building their own vehicle started sometimes back in February 2014. It’s 2017, and we now know for sure that Apple is actually working on technology to develop automated driving. Keep reading this article to find out more about Apple’s secret project. Where, How, What? …

5 min April 5, 2017 in

The Diary of a Connected Car with Intel In-Vehicle Solutions

Updated, April 2017/ On March 13, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich announced the $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye, a leader in the fast-growing market for assisted driving systems. This is the second-largest deal in Intel’s 49-year history: “We expect to be the global leader in autonomous driving,” Mr. Krzanich said. Mobileye was founded back in 1999. The …

6 min April 1, 2017 in

Pittsburgh’s Commuters Will Be the First to Use Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Updated on April 2017/ Uber’s self-driving cars are currently facing legislative issues with getting registration for testing in San Francisco. Additionally, there is another event that threatened to harm the company’s long-term plans. On 24th March 2017, a self-driving Uber Volvo SUV crashed into a car on the streets of Tempe, Arizona. However, further investigation revealed …

5 min March 16, 2017 in

Tesla Announced the Autopilot System Update for Their HW2 Cars

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, first made this announcement on January 8th. He said the autopilot system update would be available only for the first 1,000 vehicles which are running on HW2. For the rest of the cars, the update will be in shadow mode. For those of you who are not aware, HW2 means Hardware 2 …

5 min March 13, 2017 in

NVIDIA’s Supercomputer to Accelerate the Self-Driving Car Race

In his CES 2017 keynote address, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offered insight into the company’s ambitious strategy to “turn your car into your most personal robot”. And that involves providing the necessary technology to give means to autonomous driving. In this context, the American technology company showed off a new computer devised to enable self-driving cars.  And thus …

5 min March 9, 2017 in

Alexa in Your Car? Amazon Echo Is about to Take the Car Industry by Storm

Alexa – Amazon’s famous cloud-based voice service living inside top-selling products like Amazon Echo speaker, Echo Dot and Tap – is branching out and using its capabilities to get inside your car. How? By acting like a link, it can connect your car to your home to make life more convenient and help you save time. You can use …

5 min March 6, 2017 in

Is Android Auto The New and Safe Version For Using Your Smartphone in The Car?

The latest technology innovations have touched almost each niche possible and the world is now surrounded. For the most part, in a good way. Here’s Android Auto. Wait, it has been launched a year ago… Actually, quite a few cars fitted with the operating system came out a year ago: Hyundai Sonata (May 2015) Skoda Fabia …

5 min February 23, 2017 in

Self-Driving Cars Could Disrupt Another Popular Form Of Transportation

How many self-driving cars have you seen on public roads? ‘None’ is probably the most common answer. It’s also a reason why speculating on the effects of autonomous vehicles on public roads is a bit tricky. Granted, it goes without saying changes and challenges will need to be overcome. We already know driverless cars will …

4 min February 20, 2017 in

What if Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready but the Law Won’t?

There’s a constant concern with self-driving cars. Not many speak it out loud at the moment, but it’s there, deep in their minds: what if an autonomous car causes an accident with fatalities? Of course, for the moment it’s a concern humanity doesn’t quite feel the need to address. Driverless cars aren’t widely adopted yet. …

4 min February 16, 2017 in

Self Driving Cars and the Impact on the Visually Impaired

Most people witness technological advances with eagerness and curiosity. Others depend on themselves to have an easier life. If you’ve ever been in the latter situation, you can imagine what the news about self-driving cars means to the visually impaired community. This only proves that driverless vehicles have not been designed only for the sake of …