Samsung’s bold strategy to enter the battle over self-driving cars to leverage information technology for future growth may be a desperate gamble as Samsung looks to find new growth drivers amid slowing smartphone sales.
Baidu joins the driverless car race with a modified BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The Baidu driverless car will challenge Google for self-driving supremacy in China.
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.
For the first time in over eight years, Americans face a frightening reality. The auto fatality rate rises in 2015, reversing a eight year-long trend of fewer car deaths. Distracted driving is partially to blame.
Google’s perfect driving record remains intact for driverless cars despite being pulled over by Mountain View Police for going 24 in a 35 mph zone and backing up traffic.
Is it possible your hands-free technology killing you in your car? Voice-activated systems can be distracting even when you think you’re finished using them. 80 percent of Americans believe hands-free driving is safer than using a handheld device behind the wheel. The public is confused and getting mixed messages on handheld versus hands free.
No two points of view represent the good and bad of Google cars than Larry Burns and David Mindell. Google cars proponents estimate 3,000 lives per day will be saved if the human pleasures associated with driving are eliminated for the greater good.
Google names John Krafcik its self-driving car project CEO. Krafcik is an auto industry veteran and will oversee all aspects of the self-driving car project.