Fatal Tesla Model X crash involved Autopilot

Last week a Tesla Model X was involved in a fatal crash that prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to launch a field investigation. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened when the driver struck a highway barrier separating the SR-85 southbound connector and US-101 southbound lanes near Mountain View. Tesla provided a…

Tempe Police release dashcam video of fatal crash involving an Uber autonomous car

Police in Tempe, Arizona released the videos from the Uber’s autonomous vehicle’s accident that struck and killed a pedestrian over the weekend. One camera is facing the street and the other camera facing the driver, who appears to be looking down at something (texting or reading a text on his phone?) moments before hitting 49-year-old…

Tesla looking to buy Israeli A.I. startup

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at a potential partnership or acquisition of Tel Aviv based Cortica as he posted videos of flaming absinthe towers in a Jerusalem speakeasy. Cortica, which started over a decade ago specializes in unsupervised machine learning and holds over 200 patents. This technology works well in the development of self-driving cars,…

Autonomous Uber vehicle involved in fatal crash in Arizona

A self-driving Uber Volvo XC90 SUV killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona. The incident happened in the overnight hours between Sunday and Monday. The victim was said to have been walking outside a crosswalk while walking her bicycle when the incident happened. This incident marks the first such death involving an autonomous vehicle. The pedestrian…

Waymo starts giving rides without a human back up driver

Google’s autonomous driving division has released a promotional video showing its Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans picking up and taking riders around the Phoenix suburbs, but this time without a human backup driver at the wheel. The Phoenix metro area has been Waymo’s test bed for quite some time. Now Waymo is looking to gradually roll…

Waymo’s self-driving truck hitting the roads in Atlanta

We haven’t heard much about Waymo’s autonomous truck program as most of the focus has been on the self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans prowling the streets of Phoenix and Atlanta. However, Waymo announced today that its launching a pilot program in Atlanta for its autonomous trucking and automated logistical arms. The self-driving trucks (a modified…