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.

Chris Urmson out of Google Cars

By | 2016-09-25T19:47:51+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

I have been interviewing Urmson since his DARPA days, his faculty time as Director of Technology at Carnegie Mellon, and from the beginning of his time at Google cars. Urmson is passionate about robots and technology. When I talked to him as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon, we spoke of the robots in Afghanistan [...]

John Batchelor radio, Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Luxury vehicles, Rolls Royce|Tags: , , , , , , |

Most companies are saying they expect autonomous vehicles to start showing up in dealerships by 2025, there is even a website dedicated to the goal of autonomous driving by 2025. In London, Rolls-Royce showed the VISION NEXT 100 the marque’s first ever Pure Vision Vehicle. What is powerful about this vehicle is what [...]

Top Ten things people would do in driverless cars

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Food and Wine, Robots, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

As South by Southwest (SXSW) winds down this year there was an entire schedule of automotive, design, energy and technology experts discussing the pros, hazards, and ethics of autonomous vehicles. Inrix, a transportation technology group, reported that 8 Billion hours were wasted driving in congestion in 2015 by U.S. commuters. What would you do during [...]

Questions about autonomous driving from drivers

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Continental AG, Technology, Travel, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com carchat a chatter sent an intriguing comment, "A long time ago, I remember an old car ad series (Mercedes? BMW? Doesn't matter). The ad featured a picture of somebody posing proudly with their car, with the tagline, "Nobody poses for pictures with their toaster." (Or something like that.) As the [...]