Self-Driving Cars

Transportation Minister Confirms Driverless Cars are Now Allowed on Ontario Roads

Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek has officially confirmed that as of January 1st, driverless cars are allowed on Ontario roads, albeit under strict conditions, which include having either a passenger in the vehicle or a remote operator monitoring the vehicle at all times (via CityNews Toronto). The minister added that participants in Ontario’s automated vehicle pilot...

South Korea Approves Samsung’s Plans to Test Self-Driving Cars

The Korea Herald has today reported that South Korea has approved Samsung's plans to test self-driving cars on real roads, not just test courses. While the company isn’t planning to building the cars itself, it certainly wants to have a stake in the self-driving market. The report notes that the tech giant is developing sensors and computer parts that...

Former Swift Lead Chris Lattner Explains Why He Moved To Tesla

Less than one week ago, Apple’s senior manager Ted Kremenek was named as the new lead of the Swift development project, after Chris Lattner announced his departure from the company. On January 10, Lattner told the Swift Evolution mailing list that he was departing Apple for another opportunity, which turned out to be Tesla. At first,...

Uber is Launching Self-Driving Car Fleet in Pittsburgh This Month

After several months of testing, Uber's self-driving cars are ready to pick up their first passengers. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the ride-sharing company will allow customers in Pittsburgh to request one of its autonomous Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicles in the coming weeks. Passengers will be able to request a self-driving car from Uber...