Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes
In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.
The trolley problem is a thought experiment that puts a person in a lose-lose situation and forces them to react. The same concept is being applied to autonomous vehicles to help determine how they should react in an accident.
Land Rover demonstrates new technology that allows the driver to operate a Range Rover Sport prototype remotely in order to tackle tricky terrain, exit a tight parking spot, or execute a three-point turn.
A recent study suggests that autonomous vehicles aren't accepted yet by about half of the public. While women are reticent about driverless due to fears about their safety, men worry more about losing the joy of being behind the wheel.
Tesla Pays Hackers For Help With Website Security, Volta Announces Free Car Charging Model
Tesla's Gigafactory was filmed by drone again. Tesla is rewarding hackers for finding security bugs. Daimler, Bosch and Car2go are teaming up on autonomous parking. Volta is expanding its free EV charging network.
Google has pledged to release monthly reports on the status of its self-driving car program, and says these updates will include information on any accidents involving the vehicles. But the company won't release the actual accident reports.
The Chevrolet FNR concept imagines the future of motoring with a sleek, autonomous driving capsule at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Its neatest trick is the dragonfly-door design that open to add some sharper edges to the look.