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The entertainment industry already has big plans for self-driving cars

What will you do every day when you don’t have to drive any more? Hollywood execs and advertising reps have the answer, and they’re already planning what you’ll do when you’re no longer behind the wheel. The post The entertainment industry already has big plans for self-driving cars appeared first …

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Mapping company Here buys ATS to boost its over-the-air tech

Here, the mapping company that powers location services in 100 million cars, is today announcing an acquisition to vastly improve how it distributes and updates its data. The company is buying Advanced Telematic Systems (ATS), a Berlin-based developer of secure over-the-air (OTA) technology, the basis for how wireless devices — …

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Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

 Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Chris Gates Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in …

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China’s Baidu, Changan enter the autonomous vehicle fray

The race towards driverless technology is now seriously burning up the pavement. The international competition is on like never before as China pursues the development of its very own autonomous vehicles, with Baidu at the lead. The post China’s Baidu, Changan enter the autonomous vehicle fray appeared first on Digital …

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Deutsche Post DHL to deploy self-driving delivery trucks by 2019

At Nvidia’s GTC Europe conference today, one of the company’s partners detailed plans to bring an autonomous delivery fleet to operating status starting in 2019. Deutsche Post DHL Group wants to put trucks on the road in partnership with auto supplier ZF by that time frame, using electric light transport …

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Waymo teams with MADD and others on self-driving education

Waymo is working with a number of organizations on a new self-driving education campaign to help answer questions the public has about autonomous vehicles and technology. The program is designed to provide easily accessible info that offers answers to questions including “are self-driving cars safe?” and “how do they know …

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GM’s Cruise explains why self-driving tests in dense cities gives it an edge

GM is sharing more info about its testing process for autonomous cars through Cruise, the startup it acquired last year. For the first time, Cruise has shared some numbers related to the advantages it says its program has by placing emphasis on city testing, vs. testing only in less densely …

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