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With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Autonomous cars, or self-driving cars as they are popularly called, are no longer a subject of fiction. Global companies such as Uber, Tesla and Google have made giant strides towards developing efficient self-driving vehicles. The general notion is that self-driving cars are first-world technology. For India, these cars may be a few years away, but [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars

German carmaker Audi is offering a free software upgrade for 850,000 diesel cars in order to improve emissions. Audi said the upgrade would “improve emissions behaviour in real driving conditions further beyond existing legal requirements”. The carmaker added it was convinced the programme would counteract possible bans on diesel cars. In recent days, rival German [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

The government has said there is no proposal under its consideration to allow private car owners to share rides and charge fare, and no steps have been taken to evolve a regulatory mechanism over the same. “At present there is no such proposal under consideration of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,” Minister of [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Fiat recalls 1.9 million cars after three deaths

Fiat recalls 1.9 million cars after three deaths

– Fiat Chrysler is recalling between 1.4 and 1.9 million cars over a computer issue that might keep air bags from deploying and seat belts restraining passengers in a crash. The computer glitch has been linked to three deaths. The automaker said the”occupant restraint control module” is the problem. The module works with a wire [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Fiat recalls 1.9 million cars after three deaths

Eye-Tracking Technology for Cars Promises to Keep Drivers Alert

Eye-Tracking Technology for Cars Promises to Keep Drivers Alert

Future buyers of General Motors Co.’s semiautonomous driving system will have to be comfortable with Big Brother sitting in the passenger seat. The nation’s largest auto maker aims to release its Super Cruise on a Cadillac next year, and will feature eye tracking in the cabin, a first for a U.S. car maker. GM will [...]

September 10, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Eye-Tracking Technology for Cars Promises to Keep Drivers Alert

Driverless cars with something to say

Driverless cars with something to say

There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls back to a human in an emergency. Now a start-up called Drive.ai, based in Mountain View, California, is trying to address how an autonomous car would communicate with other drivers and [...]

September 4, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Driverless cars with something to say

Google taps Airbnb exec to turn self-driving cars into a business

Google taps Airbnb exec to turn self-driving cars into a business

Google’s self-driving car project hit a rough patch with the departure of one of its earliest team members, but it’s evident that the tech giant is still bent on turning the experiment into a viable business. The company has hiredAirbnb executive Shaun Stewart, who led his former employer’s vacation rental team, as a director for [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Google taps Airbnb exec to turn self-driving cars into a business

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public. Within weeks, the company announced Thursday, customers will be able to [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

We accept the cess for business’ sake, not because our cars are polluting: Toyota Kirloskar vice-chairman

We accept the cess for business’ sake, not because our cars are polluting: Toyota Kirloskar vice-chairman

The Supreme Court on Friday issued an order lifting the eight-month-old ban on sale of diesel cars with over 2,000 cc in the capital, which was imposed citing environmental concerns. Auto major Toyota was one of the worst hit and it stated that the ban has impacted around Rs 1,700 crore of its business. In [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on We accept the cess for business’ sake, not because our cars are polluting: Toyota Kirloskar vice-chairman

Only half of Britain’s best-selling cars are fitted with latest safety tech

Only half of Britain’s best-selling cars are fitted with latest safety tech

New analysis by safety experts Thatcham Research has found that a half of the top 10 best-selling cars in the UK do not offer Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard. AEB is a safety technology that works by monitoring the road ahead using sensor and camera technology, automatically braking the car to avoid a collision [...]

July 7, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Only half of Britain’s best-selling cars are fitted with latest safety tech

Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

The design team were welcoming, but nervous about what we filmed – and in the background, as we sat down for the interview, were a number of cars draped in black sheets. One key reason for the secrecy was that Tesla was just a couple of months from unveiling the product on which its entire [...]

April 2, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert

WASHINGTON: Self-driving cars are “absolutely not” ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them on the road, a US robotics expert warned on Tuesday. The cars aren’t yet able to handle bad weather, including standing water, drizzling rain, sudden downpours and snow, Missy Cummings, director of Duke University’s robotics programme, told the Senate [...]

March 16, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Self-driving cars not ready to hit the road: Robotics expert