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Machines master mist as MIT developers improve self-driving cars’ visibility
Though self-driving technology is becoming more and more sophisticated and extensive advances in the field are bringing a growing number of manufacturers around to the idea of dispensing with the driver and letting the car just get on with it instead, a few things have proved themselves too difficult for autonomous cars to tackle.
One of these has been adverse weather conditions, such as fog and mist, which throw off the all-important laser sensors these cars use for navigation, as the water ...Read full story
Flying taxi unveiled in New Zealand
Lately, the headlines surrounding the taxi industry have been dominated by the promise and development of autonomous cars, automobiles that either minimise or completely alleviate the need for a human to control the vehicle.
In New Zealand, a pioneering firm called Cora – supported by Google co-founder Larry Page – has recently taken this one step further by revealing a self-driving, fully electric car – which will be available for ride-hire – which needs neither human drivers nor...Read full story
Renault Showcases New Autonomous Robotaxi
We all know the latest trend at the fore of car design: getting behind the wheel without a wheel, and putting a sophisticated artificial intelligence as the driver instead.
Many of the biggest names in the industry have already entered the driverless marketplace, and the field’s latest entrant is Renault with their high-spec concept car, the EZ-Go, which combines shades of Minority Report with the highest-end autonomous available to fashion a fully futuristic car.
The GO will be a s...Read full story