05 février 2019

BMW set to test 40 self driving cars for foray into ride sharing

BMW set to test 40 self driving cars for foray into ride sharing Move over Uber, BMW is doing some autonomous vehicle testing of its own in Germany next year, according to Reuters. The rise in popularity of car-sharing apps such as Uber is part of the catalyst for this, according to the news service. It reports that BMW will test 40 cars with a self-drive function around Munich’s inner city, before expanding this out to others in due course. According to Reuters, tech companies such as Uber and Lyft have prompted BMW to consider... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation

A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation HELSINKI, Finland — A small electric bus chugged along at a slow but steady seven miles per hour when a white van, entering the street from the side, cut in front of it. The bus slowed, as if its driver had hit the brakes, and got back up to speed after the van moved out of the way. But this bus has no brake or accelerator pedal. It has no steering wheel, either. In fact, it doesn’t have a driver — it operates using sensors and software, although for now, a person is stationed... [Lire la suite]