09 février 2017

Lyft says robots will drive most of its cars in five years

Lyft says robots will drive most of its cars in five years   Lyft — trying to keep up with its longtime ride-hailing competitor Uber, which just rolled out a self-driving pilot in Pittsburgh — is being more explicit about what company president John Zimmer has dubbed the “third transportation revolution.” Zimmer laid out that plan in a Medium post published today, titled “The Third Transportation Revolution: Lyft’s Vision for the Next Ten Years and Beyond.” In the post, he described efforts to roll out self-driving... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2016

Analysing Uber’s market moves – and how it intends to disrupt transport markets

Analysing Uber’s market moves – and how it intends to disrupt transport markets Opinion I am pretty sure that Uber’s announcements over the past couple of years around building a centre of expertise in driverless vehicles did not come as a surprise to anybody interested in these technologies. Though Uber hasn’t clearly mentioned why it would hire a few hundred engineers or buy a startup to support its driverless capability development, as it has done since then, the reason is quite straightforward: replacing more than one... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2016

Uber beaten by Singapore’s NuTonomy in race to launch first driverless taxi service

Uber beaten by Singapore’s NuTonomy in race to launch first driverless taxi service As you read this, there are self-driving taxis tootling about the streets of Singapore picking up and dropping off regular folks like you and me. The service, launched by driverless vehicle software startup NuTonomy, hit the streets of the island city-state on Thursday. It claims to be the first company in the world to offer members of the public rides in driverless cars, beating out competition not only from Uber, which is... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2016

After riding in Uber's self-driving car, I think Tesla will have some serious competition

After riding in Uber's self-driving car, I think Tesla will have some serious competition We got behind the wheel of Uber's self-driving car, and it's making us a little nervous for Tesla. First, some context: Uber invited us down to Pittsburgh to try out the driverless car that it's letting a select few hail in the city starting Wednesday. The cars are in no way fully autonomous, which is why a driver and engineer will sit up front during the pilot. But it's also a big milestone for driverless tech. Sure, people have gotten... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2016

Astonishing self-driving Uber cars hit the road and will take over 'within five years'

Astonishing self-driving Uber cars hit the road and will take over 'within five years' Self-driving Uber vehicles have hit the streets today as the industry predicts the technology could be as little as five years away from replacing normal cars . Residents in the US city of Pittsburgh began using the new technology under Uber's self-driving pilot program. Automotive industry executives remain sharply divided over a timeline for a full roll-out of the technology, with some expecting fully autonomous cars... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2016

Ford tries to catch up to Uber and Google in the driverless car game

Ford tries to catch up to Uber and Google in the driverless car game The traditional car manufacturer is working to develop in-car connectivity, ride-sharing and autonomous technologies Not every self-driving car company is a hi-tech unicorn eager to disrupt the status quo. The latest firm to invite journalists to experience its autonomous technology is the epitome of traditional car manufacturing: Ford. On its sprawling campus in Dearborn, Michigan, the century-old company is trying its hardest to look and act like a... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2016

Uber's autonomous vehicles spotted on San Francisco streets

Uber's autonomous vehicles spotted on San Francisco streets The future has been seen rolling the streets of San Francisco. SFist spotted multiple test runs of Uber’s autonomous vehicles all over the city, including near Alamo Square. The cars were labeled with Uber ATC, the rideshare company’s Pittsburgh-based division charged with developing long-term technology, like autonomy. Public tests of Uber’s autonomous vehicles have already been seen in Pittsburgh where the company has offered free rides in its... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2016

Uber's First Official Self-Driving Test Car Hits the Road in Pittsburgh

It's been no real secret that Uber has had plans to get into the self-driving car game so it can ultimately eliminate its need for pesky meatbag drivers, and now its first prototype is hitting the road. Developed by the ride-sharing giant's Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh, the hybrid Ford Fusion has already made its first trips on public roads, entering into a technological race with other giants like Google and Tesla. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2016

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes March 21st, 2016 by Steve Hanley  Originally published on Gas2. Last year, Elon Musk proclaimed that Tesla will be making 500,000 cars a year once the Model 3 gets into production. His prediction calls for that to happen by 2020. Later, Steve Jurvetson, one of the first investors in Tesla Motors, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanik were at a Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, hosted by the Churchill Club. Jurvetson said afterwards that Kalanick would buy... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2015

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive !

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive, with Google no longer the only player. Google recently admitted that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents in the past six years, but said all collisions were caused by other drivers. Last week, German automotive company, Daimler announced its autonomous 'Future Truck' would be driving itself into real traffic. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Stuttgart, Germany has given the company permission to bring its autonomous 18-wheeler rigs onto the... [Lire la suite]