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…

Fully autonomous car testing coming to California

According to California’s DMV automakers testing their self-driving cars may go fully autonomous come April. Rather than having someone behind the wheel, the cars may now be controlled remotely. If the self-driving car runs into some issues or malfunctions while on the road, then remote operators take over and link to the car’s onboard computer…