Category: Self-Driving Cars

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The Trolley Problem

Your self-driving electric car is zipping along the road and out of nowhere, a child runs onto the street right in front of you. The car’s onboard AI algorithm has two choices – either...

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Democratizing Self-Driving

The advent of self-driving technology has inspired a host of different, creative business models. Waymo and Uber plan to use a ride-sharing model, with a self-owned fleet. Tesla offers private self-driving technology in their...

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The Future of Oil

Dear Saudi Arabia, Watch out. The demand for oil has grown steadily in recent years. Ignoring the 2008 Recession’s temporary dip in demand, oil producers are continually supplying production factories, houses, and transportation. However,...

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GLADAS

Bit by bit, we’re building the car of the future. Speed control? Check. Trajectory planning? Check. Road sign reading? Pretty much check. But that’s only a portion of what must be done. As explained...

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The Flaw with Tesla Summon

… and other autonomous systems. We like to believe that everything is in order. Indeed, in a world where visionary ideas and topics can quickly attract attention, making big claims has never been easier....

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It’s All Simulated

8 million. That’s the number of miles Waymo (formerly part of Google) cars drive every day [1]. No, not in real-life — in a simulation! Miles are important. The more miles driven, the better....

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Hand Gestures

One of the first things a child learns about driving is that Green means Go, and Red means Stop. These all have to do with the very fundamental core of driving: the stoplight. Stoplights...

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The Final 1%

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology is slowly growing in both popularity and success in the artificial intelligence community. With such technology comes the promise of a future where the elderly no longer have to touch...