Volkswagen Robots gone wild

VW Robots Volkswagen Group Components presents a new and visionary charging concept Mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in future Every parking space can become a charging point On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric [...]

By |2020-03-28T19:44:36-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Robots, Technology, Volkswagen|Tags: , |0 Comments

Toyota supplies mobility for all at 2020 Olympics in Japan

If you want to know what the future holds for Toyota’s autonomous vehicles, look at their robots. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. “Mobility For All” is the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo 2020 will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games, Jul 24 - Aug 9. [...]

By |2019-07-28T13:40:32-07:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, Robots, Toyota|0 Comments

Top Ten things people would do in driverless cars

Sex in an autonomous car? 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. [...]

Robots of the future are here on the John Batchelor radio show

Robots of the future How close is the future? Autonomous vehicles are getting closer and closer to reality. We are moving away from the recognizable ordinary to a car that lets you superimpose your desires of freedom and adventure. John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, [...]

Continental AG driving autonomously in Nevada

The Darpa challenge was the first autonomous vehicle I saw, and I was hooked. The technology of yesterday's television shows was driving, without me, right in front of my eyes. DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and it is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). Their mission [...]

Larry Burns on Sustainability and driverless vehicles on Driving the Nation

Larry Burns is the Director of Sustainability at Columbia University. Burns took time to talk to Lou Ann hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about driverless vehicles and shared vehicles, a car with a purpose in mind. Infrastructure, including the internet, would be involved. Burns also talks about natural gas as an energy for transportation. How are fuel [...]

Google tests self-driving cars on MSNBC

Lou Ann Hammond talks to Chris Jansing about Google's autonomous vehicles on the road. The people behind the money may be Google, but the brains, Sebastian Thrun, behind the technology are some of the best and brightest from the DARPA challenges that started six years ago. Lou Ann Hammond interviewing Sebastian Thrun, then Director of Artificial [...]

Nissan Pivo2 concept technology

Beijing, China - It's so Asian! A little Hello Kitty type car with a smiley face and cute colors. Most people at the Beijing auto show think it is to keep the kids occupied while the adults look at the real cars. Wrong! PIVO 2 is a concept car that Nissan says incorporates these different [...]

Chip Ganassi, at DARPA

Chip Ganassi knows about racing. He owns race car teams and even got Juan Montoya to jump from the Formula series to NASCAR. Why is a race car owner interested in autonomous vehicles? What is the one rule for racing that Chip lives by? and What technology is being developed for DARPA that race car [...]

Four robots start the DARPA urban challenge

Eleven teams qualified for the final day of the urban challenge. Watch as the last four teams take off out of the starting block. The information was supplied from each team, via Darpas website. XAV-250 #15 Troy, MI “ Dearborn, MI “ Minneapolis, MN Honeywell Intelligent Vehicle Systems The Intelligent Vehicle Systems (IVS) team is a [...]