self-driving technology

Apple Reports First Self-Driving Car Accident in California

An autonomous vehicle part of Apple’s self-driving vehicle plans, was involved in an accident last week. Apple disclosed to the California Department of Motor Vehicles one of its self-driving test vehicles was rear-ended by a Nissan Leaf, in a minor fender bender—but no injuries occurred. As per Bloomberg: This is the first time a collision involving...

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 Leasing Cars from Hertz for Self-Driving Car Fleet Testing [u]

According to Bloomberg, Apple is working with Hertz to lease a fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs from the rental car company’s Donlen fleet management unit, for its self-driving car testing: The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz’s Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor...

BMW Accelerates Electric Vehicle Production, Self-Driving Technology

BMW says it has ambitions to create the “coolest” car-sharing service available, one that will ultimately be powered by its self-driving technology. Pushing ahead with its autonomous car project, the German automaker on Friday revealed plans for a new test center in Munich set to open next year, according to a new report from The Financial […]