Category Archives: Autonomous Vehicles

Why I Ride with Waymo: Ben & the Henderson Family

Editor’s Note: In our next “Why I Ride with Waymo,” we catch up with the Henderson family. After moving to Phoenix in 2018, they quickly found a new mode of transportation, the Waymo Driver, when they signed up as part of our early rider program. Over the years, the Henderson family has experienced our technology… Read More »

Monday Autonomous Vehicle Roundup

Cattle Drive by Nick Eggenhofer Michael Virgo, my former Udacity colleague, built a ridehailing simulator using OpenStreetMap. He has a terrific write-up, and the video is mesmerizing. Ben Hommerding, another former Udacity colleague, continues his series reviewing his Tesla Model 3. He and his wife just took a 500-mile road trip. Autosteer worked great, Superchargers… Read More »

Friday Autonomous Vehicle Link Roundup

Working Cowgirl by Randy Follis Flux Auto is on this list of Top Indian Self-Driving Startups To Watch Out For In 2021. They are Udacity graduates! Lockheed Martin and GM are bidding together on a NASA contract to build a moon rover. “Mobility is really going to open up the moon for us.” Kodiak is exploring self-driving… Read More »

Tesla Enhances Driver Monitoring

I wrote this morning about Tesla going all-in on vision and removing radar units from new Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, starting this month. Lo and behold, Tesla has also messaged Model 3 and Model Y owners that it is going to use their driver-facing internal cabin cameras for driver monitoring. The in-car update,… Read More »

Tesla Goes All In On Cameras

This week, Tesla posted to their Support website that they are “transitioning to vision.” “Beginning with deliveries in May 2021, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built for the North American market will no longer be equipped with radar. Instead, these will be the first Tesla vehicles to rely on camera vision and neural net processing… Read More »

Automated Guided Vehicle Systems in Use at Audi

State-of-the-art automotive manufacturing calls for modularity and versatility when it comes to planning and implementing material supply trolleys for intralogistics. (See video below.) This is especially clear if you explore the Audi site in Neckarsulm, Germany, where the Audi A8 is manufactured over several floors. Top-of-the-range models such as the Audi A8 allow customers to choose from… Read More »

Apple Reveals their work on Project Titan’s Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications System for future Autonomous Vehicles

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Project Titan. More specifically, the patent relates to very sophisticated vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems that directly relates to future automated vehicles. Project Titan is Apple’s semi and fully autonomous vehicles project that may one day materialize. Read the original article