Category Archives: Autonomous Vehicles

Simulators: They Just Get Better

In 2016, when I was starting to build Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program, it was so hard to find a good vehicle… Continue reading on Self-Driving Cars » Read the original article

New approach to simulation set to revolutionise autonomous vehicle training and testing

UK-based driving simulation company, rFpro, has developed a means to slash the hardware costs associated with large-scale simulation. The ground-breaking development has the potential to remove the industry’s dependence on manual annotation of test data that is created frame-by-frame, which is both time-consuming and error-prone. “Currently, many players in the autonomous vehicle field employ an… Read More »

Brian Salesky, CEO

Wired has a recent and very flattering profile of Brian Salesky, founder and CEO of Argo, Ford’s self-driving car venture. The piece has more information than I’ve read elsewhere about the early history of the Google Self-Driving Car Project, now known as Waymo. There’s also a good description about the friendship and rivalry between Salesky and… Read More »

The Middle Mile

Gatik, a Palo Alto start-up, made the news recently with autonomous box trucks focused on “middle mile” logistics. I confess I was previously unfamiliar with the term “middle mile”, which apparently refers to the fixed routes between centralized distribution centers and dispersed retail locations. The advantage, I take it, is that “middle mile” routes are… Read More »