Alphabet’s self-driving cars are reportedly annoying their neighbors in Arizona, where Waymo has been testing its vehicles for the last year.

More than a dozen locals told they hated the cars, which often struggle to cross a T-intersection near the company’s office.

One woman said that she almost hit one of the company’s minivans because it suddenly stopped while trying to make a right turn, while another man said that he gets so frustrated waiting for the cars to cross the intersection that he has illegally driven around them.

 

According to CNBC.

Waymo and Walmart have launched a pilot program to ferry customers to the store.
Walmart is partnering with Waymo, a self-driving technology company and formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project to take the online grocery delivery to a new level: they will shuttle consumers to and from stores in self-driving cars.
Waymo is starting the program this week and customers will be able to use its self-driving car service to pick up groceries at Walmart stores. More »

Ford has been using Miami as a testing ground for its autonomous cars for the past few months. Driven by its determination to deliver fully-autonomous vehicles by 2021, Ford is currently working really smart to make sure its plans will be carried out. Ford has been working on delivering fully-autonomous vehicles by 2021 for a long time.
Ford announced that it would launch a service to test self-driving food delivery in Miami. Earlier this year, Ford Motor signed up a partnership with a delivery startup Postmates, based in San Francisco to test the capacity of their self-driving vans. Another agreement includes a two-month pilot period with Domino’s Pizza. More »

800px-Tesla_Model_S_(108)Following several incidents, Tesla is planning to limit Autopilote functions for drivers who don’t pay sufficient attention to the road.

Tesla Motors might soon be planning to disable Autopilot’s Autosteer feature for drivers who abuse it and ignore the car’s commands to retake the steering wheel. More »

изтеглен файлSelf-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help people because of unsolved technical issues, engineers, safety advocates and even automakers cautioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during a meeting on Friday. Read more on the topic here.

2016_Honda_Civic_LX.jpegHonda Motor Co. has recently announced the release of its entry-level vehicle Civic LX sedan with automated safety features and advanced-driver assistance system which makes some of the most sophisticated technology on the market accessible to significantly more customers. The vehicle costs only $20,440.

The new Civic LX can be equipped with advanced-driver assistance systems, known as ADAS. The system keeps a vehicle in its lane and features automatic braking and cruise control. More »

изтеглен файлShould your self-driving car be programmed to kill you in order to save a dozen other lives? Recently, Google has announced that the company’s self-driving cars have had just thirteen accidents since it began testing its new technology back in 2009. According to Google, most of the cars were in self-driving mode when the accidents happened, and the other driver caused the accident. Read more on the topic here.

800px-Mercedes-Benz_Actros_truckThe truck of the future, a highly automated Mercedes-Benz, had its premiere on Tuesday. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, responsible for Daimler Trucks and Buses and a member of Daimler’s Board of Management, unveiled details of their Future Truck 2025.
There was a remarkable demonstration of the innovative technology on the A14 autobahn near the city of Magdeburg in completely realistic driving situations. Later, a conference was held in the presence of several hundred journalists, investors, government officials and capital-market analysts. More »