Tag: Self Driving Cars

  • Self-Driving Truck Platooning Saves Fuel and Time

    Self-Driving Truck Platooning Saves Fuel and Time

    The European Union wants to save fuel, reduce accidents and make road transport more sustainable by using convoys that link two to five trucks, using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems to make this a reality. Over 75% of inland cargo transport within the EU — about 1,750 billion tonne-kilometers (tkm) — travel by road, according to Eurostat. In […]

  • Uber GM for Spain argues driverless model will create jobs

    Uber GM for Spain argues driverless model will create jobs

    Despite the fatal crash in Arizona and growing fears that taxi drivers will lose their livelihood, Juan Galiardo says he is optimistic that the transition to driverless will “ultimately be beneficial.” Dllu/Wikimedia Commons Back in 2014, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick explained during the Code Conference in Palo Verdes, Calif., the company’s plans to […]

  • Autonomous Cars Will Turn Back the Clock on Sustainable Cities

    Autonomous mobility could become the most important business in the 21st century. By Diablanco (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons Within the next 10 years autonomous cars could reverse the trend to free cities from private vehicles, instead flooding the streets with even more cars, undermining public transit, and leaving no space for other uses. The companies […]

  • Uber drivers are helping company kill their own jobs

    Uber needs only a few more years to start its driverless mobility services. Meanwhile its million-plus self-employed drivers are providing the company with money, data, and future customers before their jobs get permanently ditched. The company’s latest valuation, reported by the Wall Street Journal, is $68 billion. Its coffers are full and being used to […]

  • Local Motors Launches “Olli” in Washington, DC

    Local Motors, the leading vehicle technology integrator and creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, introduced the first self-driving vehicle to integrate the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. The very first Olli will remain in National Harbor this summer, and the public will be able to interact with it during select times over […]