Self-Driving Car

New Video Offers a Closer Look at Apple’s “Project Titan” Self-Driving Car

A new video captured and shared by MacCallister Higgins, the co-founder of self-driving startup Voyage, gives a closer look at what seems to be one of Apple’s “Project Titan” self-driving cars (via The Verge). Encased in Apple-esque white plastic, tons of sensors, including six Velodyne-made LIDAR sensors, several radar units, and a number of cameras, have been fitted on the...

Apple’s Self-Driving SUV with LIDAR System Spotted on the Road

Apple is using a fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs to test its autonomous driving software. The SUV looks pretty pretty much like similar test cars used by other self-driving companies, like Google’s Waymo.  A MacRumors reader was able to capture photos of Apple’s Lexus SUV with a new LIDAR setup. The SUV was spotted near...

Uber Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in Toronto

Ride-sharing giant Uber has officially obtained a permit to test a pair of its self-driving vehicles in Ontario, although they won't necessarily be driver-less. According to a new report from Metro, Uber has deployed two "self-driving" vehicles on the streets of Toronto in a push to continue researching automotive automation technology. "Two autonomous vehicles (AVs) operating...

Apple Puts the Brakes on its Self-Driving Car Ambitions

Apple had been working on its plans to build an autonomous vehicle by itself, however, the company has now shifted its focus more towards building the software and the underlying technology for the vehicle. A new report from the New York Times has shed new lights on Apple’s secret car venture – Project Titan – and highlighted what...

Apple’s Self-Driving Test Vehicle Spotted On California Streets

Apple has been working on its self-driving car technology, albeit quietly, for a while now, and it recently received permission to test the vehicle on the road. It’s now two weeks since the permission was granted and, finally, an Apple-powered self-driving car takes to the streets of the state. Apple received a permit in California...

Letter from Apple to U.S. Transportation Regulators Expresses Interest in Autonomous Vehicles [u]

A letter Apple sent to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes a policy update that would grant newcomers the same opportunities as established automotive manufacturers when it comes to testing their vehicles on public roads. In the letter, which was discovered by the Wall Street Journal, Apple's director of product integrity Steve Kenner...

Self-Driving Cars May Give Canadians a Licence to Behave Badly

According to a recent survey carried out by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, the image of drivers texting, dozing or sipping a martini while they sit at the wheel of self-driving cars prevails among a significant number of Canadians, The Globe and Mail is reporting. The survey comes as auto makers, technology companies and parts suppliers...

Uber Tests First Self-Driving Car Prototype in Pittsburgh [PICS]

In an official blog post, Uber has today announced that it has started testing a self-driving car prototype in Pittsburgh, home of the company's Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC). The car, a Ford Fusion Hybrid with a roof-full of radar, lasers and cameras, will be collecting road-mapping data as well as testing its real-world traffic reactions. The vehicle however will...

‘Geo Hot’ Builds a Self-Driving Car in His Garage [VIDEO]

George Hotz a.k.a Geo Hot, the first person to ever hack the iPhone as well as the Sony PlayStation 3 game console, has just amazed the world once again by building a self-driving car all by himself in his garage. The 26-year-old hacker has shared his ingenious work in an exclusive story with Bloomberg, claiming that...