BMW growth and future success depends on electric and autonomous cars, according to CEO Harald Krueger. Will BMW remain independent, acquire another or be acquired by Apple?
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A new patent filed by Alphabet (formerly Google) explains how Google cars will assess threats and communicate with other drivers and pedestrians. Alphabet says it may equip its autonomous cars with sensors that can detect objects around them, namely, pedestrians attempting to cross the street. The patent suggests that Alphabet has figured out a way for its autonomous cars to deal with aggressive drivers, too.
The benefits of a Ford-Google self-driving car partnership make perfect sense. Sources say Ford and Google will announce a partnership as early as Jan. 5 during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Nissan Piloted Drive mode has begun testing in a Leaf-based autonomous car prototype on Japanese inner city roads and highways. Nissan will include Piloted Drive mode in production cars beginning in 2016.
Volkswagen’s latest milestone on the journey towards self-driving vehicles is completing Mexico’s longest-ever trek in an autonomous car. A team of researchers has completed, traveling 1,500 miles in a special high-tech Volkswagen.
Despite what Elon Musk and other futurists and technophiles say, self-driving cars promise too much in the short-term. Pundits say we’re five or six years away from autonomous driving becoming a reality. Not so fast.