AI, AI, Captain! How the Mayflower Autonomous Ship will cross the Atlantic

While self-driving cars have hogged the headlines for the past few years, other forms of autonomous transport are starting to heat up. This month, IBM and Promare — a U.K.-based marine research and exploration charity...

Laser Headlights Can Make Roads Brighter—and Cars Smarter

In other words, your headlamps could someday broadcast data—not that any automakers are working on that at the moment. And not just your headlamps, but anything that emits artificial light. “Could be with...

Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler under pressure to close factories to slow virus spread

The big three automakers in the United States are facing increasing pressure to close their domestic factories as the federal government, states, and other local governments issue new guidelines to help...

This cheerful Waymo ad highlights all the ways we’ll use self-driving cars in our...

Waymo came out with a new ad today that presents a cheerful, very Google-esque look at how the self-driving company plans to eventually make money: ride-hailing, delivery, trucking, and logistics. The...

A Move to Make Auto-Safety Features Speak the Same Language

Pop quiz! What’s the difference between Automatic Emergency Braking, Collision Imminent Braking, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Collision Intervention, Autonomous Braking, and a Dynamic Brake System?Trick question: nothing. All six of those terms have been...

Goodyear's reCharge Concept Tire Regenerates Burned Off Rubber

If Goodyear scientists have their way, replacing complete tires every year or so simply because a few millimeters of rubber wears off will become a thing of the past. The company this week...

Waymo’s AI Content Search tool lets engineers quickly find objects in driving records

AI is the method by which self-driving cars perceive joggers, cyclists, traffic lights, road signs, trees, shrubs, and more, and it informs the way in which they choose to behave when encountered with...

Nissan launches a subscription service starting at $699 a month

Car subscriptions: they’re totally a thing! The latest automaker to test the waters on subscriptions is Nissan, which just launched a new, two-tier service in Houston, Texas. It’s called “Nissan Switch,”...

System that limits e-bike speeds will be tested on Dutch roads

Schiphol Airport, located just outside of Amsterdam, is preparing to test a new system that automatically slows the fastest electric bikes as they approach. The bikes, known as speed pedelecs, or...

Tesla says China has ordered its Shanghai factory shut down over coronavirus fears

The Chinese government has ordered the shutdown of Tesla’s new factory in Shanghai over coronavirus fears, which will delay the company’s production of the Model 3 there, executives announced in a...

Secret Oops makes its AR debut on Apple Arcade

Game studio MixedBag is unveiling its Secret Oops augmented reality game today on Apple Arcade. The AR title is the fourth AR game on...