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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

Apple’s letter to the NHTSA suggests work on self-driving technology

Apple’s letter to the NHTSA suggests work on self-driving technology

To be or to not to be. Apple’s self-driving cars are a huge secret. At one moment , it seems like the company is going full steam into the field and at the next, it comes up and denies everything. Well, the company has just submitted a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Apple’s letter to the NHTSA suggests work on self-driving technology

Apple revives interest in self-driving car technology in letter to US regulators

Apple revives interest in self-driving car technology in letter to US regulators

Apple has told US regulators that it is still interested in developing self-driving car technology. Steven Kenner, the computer giant’s director of product integrity, has written to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to confirm that it remains interested in autonomous vehicles. The letter re-affirming its belief in the viability of the in the technology [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Apple revives interest in self-driving car technology in letter to US regulators

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

AP Asks: Would You Ride in a Self-Driving Uber?

AP Asks: Would You Ride in a Self-Driving Uber?

Uber will soon make self-driving cars available to riders in Pittsburgh, in the first time such technology is being offered to the public. The Associated Press queried people in the city: Would you be willing to ride in a self-driving car? The answers ranged from curiosity and interest to skepticism and concern for safety: Larisa [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Uncategorized Comments Off on AP Asks: Would You Ride in a Self-Driving Uber?

Latest to Quit Google’s Self-Driving Car Unit: Top Roboticist

Latest to Quit Google’s Self-Driving Car Unit: Top Roboticist

SAN FRANCISCO — A roboticist and crucial member of the team that created Google’s self-driving car is leaving the company, the latest in a string of departures by important technologists working on the autonomous car project. Chris Urmson, a Carnegie Mellon University research scientist, joined Google in 2009 to help create the then-secret effort. He [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Latest to Quit Google’s Self-Driving Car Unit: Top Roboticist

Why Fiat-Chrysler and Google are designing self-driving minivans

Why Fiat-Chrysler and Google are designing self-driving minivans

Google opened its self reliant using challenge to outsiders this week with an agreement to install itsmodern-day self-driving generation and test tools in a fleet of a hundred new Chrysler Pacifica minivans.until now, Google had quite a good deal worked with the aid of itself on self-riding automobiles. the choice of Fiat Chrysler automobiles become [...]

May 8, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Why Fiat-Chrysler and Google are designing self-driving minivans

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