Earlier today, the Tesla headquarters in the United States were shocked. A self-proclaimed hacker recently stumbled upon a hidden gem within Tesla’s cutting-edge Autopilot system. Dubbed “Elon Mode,” this secret feature allegedly unlocks hands-free full self-driving capabilities. The hacker, who goes by the handle greentheonly, began tinkering with Tesla’s software code in search of hidden […]
The world is ready for autonomous vehicles. And Edge computing is key in making autonomous cars reach their full potential. These vehicles require maximum connectivity and the cloud to relay data and map info. How Does It Work? These cars use cameras, radar, sonar, lidar, GPS, and infrared sensors to sense their surroundings, navigate obstacles, […]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with two key senators on Thursday as the Detroit automaker pushes for legislation to speed deployment of self-driving vehicles on U.S. roads. Barra met with Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell and Senator Gary Peters, a fellow Democrat and a Commerce Committee member, the company confirmed. Congress has been […]
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to invest in Gatik, a California-based autonomous driving startup, as part of its cloud partnership with the company, two people familiar with the discussions told Reuters. Microsoft plans to invest over $10 million in a financing round that values Gatik at more than $700 million, the sources added. As […]
Chipmaker Nvidia Corp and electronics manufacturer Foxconn announced a partnership on Tuesday to develop autonomous vehicle platforms. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn said it will manufacture electronic control units (ECUs) for cars based on Nvidia’s DRIVE Orin chip made specifically for computing in connected and autonomous vehicles. The ECUs will serve the global automotive market, Foxconn […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it has opened two new special investigations into crashes involving Tesla vehicles where advanced driver assistance systems are suspected to have been in use. The new crashes under investigation include an eight-vehicle crash on Nov. 24 on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco in which […]
The bankruptcy of Stellantis’ Jeep joint venture in China could spell trouble for other global automakers whose output has plunged over the last five years in the world’s largest car market, as domestic players rapidly overtake. The first joint venture failure by a foreign brand in the electric vehicle (EV) era, the Oct. 31 bankruptcy […]
Tesla Inc’s Full Self-Driving Beta software is now available to everyone in North America, Elon Musk said early on Thursday, as the automaker awaits regulatory approval for its cars to be driven without human oversight. “Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, assuming […]
Tesla Inc is under criminal investigation in the United States over claims that the company’s electric vehicles can drive themselves, three people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. Department of Justice launched the previously undisclosed probe last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal, involving Tesla’s driver assistance system Autopilot, […]
In the coming decade, Dubai’s transportation will undergo a significant change. Driverless cars in Dubai will soon become a common reality, and transportation is poised to undergo a revolution brought on by autonomous vehicles and other types of vehicles. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a leader in research and development (R&D) and technology, has taken […]
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