Autonomous vehicles can drive themselves without human intervention also known as self-driving cars or robo-cars. Driving the Nation talks about autonomous vehicles of the future including alternative fuels and technology.

The future of automated vehicles AV 3.0 by DOT

These are notes from the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0). There are six U.S. DOT Automation principles: The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has established a clear and consistent Federal approach to shaping policy for automated vehicles, based on the following six principles. [...]

By |2018-12-10T15:44:03-08:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Autonomous vehicles|0 Comments

Dubai $5 Million Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

At the Washington Auto Show, there was a plenary session of countries talking about the advancements each Nation has made in self-driving cars and transportation. The Ministry of Economy for the United Arab Emirates, Talal M. Al Kaissi, and counterparts from Germany, South Korea, and other countries exchanged ideas on emerging trends in autonomous driving [...]

Got a great idea? Need money? NSF

At the Washington Auto Show The National Science Foundation (NSF) showed off one of the projects they funded. The NSF funds more than 3,000 autonomous vehicle research projects. The organization is dedicated to funding projects in science and engineering research and education that will directly impact our world. A great example is a Collaborative Research [...]

Washington Auto show hosts Senate hearing

Washington Auto Show goes political The Washington Auto Show 2018 is in full gear, and since the auto show is in Washington D.C., it is full of rules, regulations, and politics. It was standing room only as U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, convened a hearing [...]

The biggest obstacle for automated vehicles

Washington Auto Show politics On the eve of the Washington Auto Show, 2018 four experts and a Senator came together to talk about automated vehicles. Each person talked about the benefits and the struggles the rules and regulations, the technology, the acceptance, and the infrastructure. Awareness, Acceptance, and existing infrastructure are at the top of [...]

By |2020-05-25T17:36:48-07:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, Washington Auto Show|1 Comment

Continental’s 3D Flash Lidar already in use

Continental at CES While most people at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are talking about 3D Flash LIDAR in cars, Brashtech is putting the Continental G6A1 Flash LiDAR Camera in their drones. Evan Flyn, Engineer for the High-resolution 3D Flash Lidar ADAS, Continental said that the properties that make this Lidar so valuable in a [...]

By |2020-01-29T18:19:21-08:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles|Tags: |0 Comments

Hyundai VW Aurora ~ six degrees of separation

Hyundai and Darpa In 2005 and 2007 whiz kid Chris Urmson was involved in the Darpa autonomous challenge with the Carnegie Mellon University, first as a student, next as a faculty member. The most significant challenger was Stanford University, led by Sebastian Thrun. Urmson has gone from science projects, such as the gravitational pull of [...]

Autonomous Stuff at GTC17 deep learning

“We envision a future society where autonomous vehicles whisk people safely and comfortably around beautiful cities,” said Jensen Huang, chief executive officer and founder of NVIDIA. “The development of a self-driving car is one of the greatest technical challenges that’s ever been tackled. Nvidia is a company whose, according to Huang, the reason for existence [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:57:03-07:00May 20th, 2017|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

Samsung buys Harman for connecting in cars

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="48"] When you go to car.harman.com a segmented car starts breathing; one section at a time the car pulses. If you click on the cloud that hovers over the car, cyber security information comes up. Each group talks about a part of the connected car; data exchange, navigation, the cloud, connectivity, apps, connected interface, [...]

CES technology you’ve come a long way bandwidth

What did bandwidth get you back in the 1980s? the 90s? the beginning of the 21st century? Brett Stark, Continental's telematics group goes through the levels of bandwidth. What year/decade did Level 1 bandwidth come on the market? What could one do on Level 1? We go through the levels of bandwidth with Stark and [...]