Uber Adds New Tech to Self-Driving Trucks [VIDEO]

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 4, 2017
In 2016, self-driving truck startup Otto joined forces with Uber‘s self-driving unit Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), and Uber has now released a video showing the upgraded trucks being driven on highways around San Francisco. The new model features an updated technology stack, including a 64 channel spinning lidar array, which is something never used previously […]

How Do Insurance Companies Prepare for Autonomous Future?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 22, 2017
It’s clear that insurance companies will undergo a significant change once autonomous vehicles hit the road; but how exactly those firms will adapt is still unclear. However, that doesn’t mean that insurance companies aren’t involved in the discussions over insuring the autonomous vehicles currently being tested on the roads, according to panelists at a Reuters Newsmakers event Tuesday, […]

Future of Mobility, Part I: Who Will Own Vehicle Finance Data?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 19, 2017
There have been countless discussions surrounding data and autonomous vehicles — everything from how much data they will consume to how much data they will produce. But who will own the car financing data is still unclear. A Deloitte study explored the possible impact of self-driving vehicles on auto finance, and determined that autonomous vehicles can dramatically change the […]

NEVS Unveils a Self-Driving ‘Room’ [Video]

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 9, 2017
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the mobility company that was founded after acquiring Saab Automobile in 2012, released a new autonomous concept car at CES Asia in Shanghai this week. The vehicle is called InMotion Concept and features an adaptable interior that could be controlled via an app for when someone rides by themselves, with friends, […]

Yandex Reveals First Look at Self-Driving Taxi [VIDEO]

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 1, 2017
The largest search engine in Russia, Yandex, revealed a prototype of an autonomous taxi cab in a video yesterday. The video shows Yandex.Taxi — which will work with on-demand ride services — weaving around obstacles and errant pedestrians as well as avoiding a truck collision. The vehicle is developed in-house using navigation, geolocation, computer vision, and […]
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