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autonomous cars

  1. Karl Marx

    Uber says its' in for the autonomous long run.

    Just read in the NYT's that Uber wants to continue on in the race to have autonomous fleets. In 2016 Uber devoured the Carnegie Mellon University autonomous research division with crazy money to siphon off academic talent to catch up with Google and GM and Ford. The Google team were for the...
  2. London Tube

    Travis Kalanick on Uber's bet on self-driving cars: 'I can't be wrong'

    Carson: You mentioned Google and Apple. With so many of these companies working on it, why do you think Uber will have an advantage? Why do you think Uber will be tied for first if not in first place? Kalanick: Well, it's not about whether I think it is — it's that it has to be. So, if we are...
  3. Jack Malarkey

    Driverless car safety being tested in Sutton: up to 40 Canberrans wanted

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/driverless-car-safety-being-tested-on-canberras-doorstep-20180331-h0y6s4.html Paragraphs 1, 9 and 10: Tests being conducted in Canberra on semi-autonomous cars will be used to help prevent safety problems with driverless...
  4. tcaud

    Self-driving cars coming soon

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/12/20/driverless-shuttles-horizon-cvg-university-cincinnati-shuttles-could-available-tprogram-could-implem/962322001/ The writing is on the wall...
  5. LoveTheBlues

    Why your next boss could be a robot

    Edit; sorry; it seems this link doesn't work unless your logged in to linkedin. Or "At Uber why your boss may already be a robot" These articles are not directly about Uber or Ride Share but is some interesting reads on automating functions we think of as human jobs. Hopefully the LinkedIn...
  6. BurgerTiime

    Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/20/uber-orders-24000-volvo-xc90s-for-driverless-fleet/ Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of...
  7. Karl Marx

    Driverless trucks are coming to Canada and the impact will be profound

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/autonomous-trucks-economy-1.4403057 I distinctly remember all the doubters here that said I was totally off the mark about my prediction about driverless cars and trucks. With learning machines now moving into medicine the changes there will be just as profound...
  8. Maven

    Lyft Says It'll Always Have On Human Drivers In Its Network

    Same is true for Uber and others. Lyft is just better at PR and has announced first. Related: Lyft Is Now Developing Self-Driving Tech Of Its Own ___ http://jalopnik.com/lyft-says-itll-always-have-on-human-drivers-in-its-netw-1797824921 Lyft Says It'll Always Have On Human Drivers In Its...
  9. Maven

    The Car Chooses The Driver

    In Harry Potter, the wand chooses the wizard. In the future, the car might choose the driver. Better still the car will automatically pull over to a safe spot when communicating with an implant that can detect that you are about to have a heart attack or other debilitating incapacitation and...
  10. Maven

    Humans Don't Handle Abrupt SDC Braking Well

    http://jalopnik.com/humans-dont-handle-abrupt-braking-in-autonomous-cars-ve-1797508263 Humans Don't Handle Abrupt Braking In Autonomous Cars Very Well August 3 2017 by Ryan Felton Photo: University of Michigan Do you love that sensation of suddenly being hurled forward when you have to...
  11. Maven

    How Will Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Your City?

    Many urban planners in several cities are already considering the many infrastructure changes that will be required to support SDCs and how to pay for them, including San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh and Los Angles. They are working with corporate leaders in SDC technology. ____...
  12. Driveroptimization

    What are your thoughts on Autonomous vehicles replacing you as a driver

    I am curious to find out what the community thinks about Uber's & Lyft's expressed strategic goals of replacing drivers with autonomous vehicles
  13. Jack Malarkey

    Canberrans to be recruited to test autonomous car technology

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberrans-to-be-recruited-in-trial-of-facetracking-technology-in-driverless-cars-20170519-gw8ve6.html First paragraph: Up to 40 Canberrans will be recruited to test face-tracking technology in autonomous cars, in a trial funded...
  14. LoveTheBlues

    Uber isn't sure if it can 'remain a viable business' without building self-driving cars

    So if you've wondered why Uber doesn't seem to care enough to try to keep drivers happy, this should put that question to rest. If you're to believe Uber's lawyers, the fate of the $69 billion company is tied up in one bidfrom an opponent trying to stop its work on self-driving cars. Waymo...
  15. Ojuice

    Driverless Ain't working for Uber!!! surprised?

    Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents! https://www.recode.net/2017/3/16/14938116/uber-travis-kalanick-self-driving-internal-metrics-slow-progress Drivers will be around for awhile.....just gotta deal with us Travis!
  16. Maven


    AutoX, a self-driving car prototype, gets its own YouTube channel (AutoXTV), web site featuring this video and YouTube Magazine
  17. Maven

    AI genius leaves Princeton lab to beat Uber, Google, and Intel

    Business Insider - March 18 2017 - In the spring of 2016, Dr. Jianxiong Xiao — affectionately known among students and staff as "Professor X" — said goodbye to his plum professorship at Princeton and his post as the founding director of the school's Computer Vision and Robotics Labs. By the...
  18. Maven

    Autonomous in Canada

    Autonomous Cars and Trucks have their own sub-forum <https://uberpeople.net/forums/Autonomous/> and are a major concern of American Drivers. My question is if Autonomous cars are implemented in America then how long before they reach Toronto and the rest of the Canada? (Not talking about...
  19. Maven

    Autonomous in UK

    Autonomous Cars and Trucks have their own sub-forum <https://uberpeople.net/forums/Autonomous/> and are a major concern of American Drivers. My question is if Autonomous cars are implemented in America then how long before they reach London and the rest of the UK? A significant percentage of...
  20. Maven

    Defensive Measures

    You probably experienced two or more PAX arguing, perhaps even to the point of violence. That's even more likely between 2 UberPool strangers. An autonomous car should be legally responsible for preventing bodily injury to PAX, even assaults from another PAX. The autonomous car cannot claim...