driverless Stories April 28, 2016

dubai driverless tesla concept

The Dubai Future Foundation announced this week a new goal to convert 25% of the city’s traffic to autonomous driving by 2030. Sheikh Mohammed,  the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Emir of Dubai, announced the initiative which he hopes will “facilitate people’s lives and increase the productivity”.

To make the announcement, the city showcased a new driverless car concept featuring a Tesla Model S. expand full story

driverless Stories November 19, 2015

press01_autopilot_dashTesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday night to announce that Tesla is ramping up the hiring for the Autopilot software team in order to achieve “generalized full autonomy”. Under its current version, the Autopilot can steer the car on highways and change lane by simply activating the turn signal, but to get to full autonomy, Tesla will need to update its software and suite of sensors.

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Musk describes the project as “super high priority”. The CEO added that the Autopilot team reports directly to him and no prior experience in the automotive industry is required, but he is looking for “hardcore” software engineers. expand full story

driverless Stories October 22, 2015

Google’s driverless car could be ready in less than 3 years says a consultant on the project

Google’s driverless car project has been long in the making. The company lead development in the field since 2009 and as of September 30, they have accumulated 1,210,676 miles on autonomous mode through 2 fleets: one in Mountain View, CA and  one Austin, TX. Google’s latest official comments on the timeframe of the project suggested a commercialization of the technology around 2020, but a consultant on Google’s driverless team revealed that the vehicle could be ready in less than 3 years…

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