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 [...]

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 [...]

Continental AG driving autonomously in Nevada

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Continental AG, Podcasts, Radio, Robots, Suppliers, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]