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Your robot, your personal assistant

6 Feb, 2017 09:00 am The research division of the Piaggio group, known for its Vespa scooters, has developed a suitcase-sized robot that can carry things as it follows you...

Autonomous driving to shake up car industry more than EVs

16 Jan, 2017 09:00 am Self-driving cars are expected to represent by far the most disruptive technology introduced for the automotive industry in the coming years compared to...

Human 'disengagement' stopped Google's self-driving cars from crashing

14 Jan, 2016 11:20 am Google confirms that human drivers have had to intervene to stop its self-driving cars from crashing on California's roads 13 times...

Samsung builds new driverless cars business unit

14 Dec, 2015 03:04 pm Samsung has announced a new focus on developing driverless cars and so-called 'infotainment' systems in an attempt to compete with 'local' South Korean...

Honda aiming to launch cars with self-driving features in 2020

21 Oct, 2015 11:53 am Honda, the Japanese car giant, is aiming to introduce its first vehicles with self-driving functions from 2020. Details of precisely what capabilities...

Toyota gets ultra serious about self driving cars

8 Oct, 2015 10:40 am Japanese car maker Toyota intends to build self driving cars by 2020. The cars will be fully able to self drive on motorways and major roads, it has said...

Google triples self driving car numbers

30 Sep, 2015 10:07 am In just four months, Google has tripled the size of its self driving car fleet, according to newly released numbers. Some 73 self driving vehicles are...

Google appoints former Hyundai executive to lead driverless car endeavours

14 Sep, 2015 11:44 am Google has appointed John Krafcik, formerly the boss of Hyundai US, to lead its efforts in the realms of driverless car development...

Toyota steps up robotics and AI research efforts

7 Sep, 2015 11:50 am Toyota has hired a robotics expert from the US department of defence and has pledged $50 million in additional funds to support its research into artificial...

Sony 'open to tie-up in the automotive sector'

3 Sep, 2015 11:55 am Sony has indicated that it would be open to working with car companies in future with a view to potentially entering automotive markets...

Apple 'lined up locations to test self-driving cars'

17 Aug, 2015 02:24 pm Apple has been looking to find locations that are suitably secure for it to secretly test its self-driving cars, according to correspondence obtained by...

Ford enters race to create self-driving cars

24 Jun, 2015 11:59 am Ford Motor Company is stepping up its efforts to create self-driving cars and technology that makes vehicles more autonomous...

New Google startup aiming to 'improve city life for everyone'

11 Jun, 2015 11:50 am A new Google startup has been created with the aim of developing technologies capable of "improving city life for everyone"...

Self-driving cars involved in series of road accidents

12 May, 2015 11:51 am A relatively high proportion of the self-driving cars permitted to use roads in California have been involved in accidents in recent months...

Google keen to see self-driving cars on the road within 5 years

19 Mar, 2015 11:50 am The man leading Google's efforts to create commercially viable self-driving cars has said he wants to see his vehicles being used as standard by 2020...

Self-driving cars tipped to generate billions in mobile internet revenues

5 Mar, 2015 11:53 am The widespread introduction of self-driving cars could soon boost the revenues of mobile internet service providers by billions of dollars on an annual...

Apple looking into self-driving cars, auto industry source claims

16 Feb, 2015 11:47 am Apple is investigating whether it might be able to create a range of self-driving cars in years to come, according to an auto industry source...

Ford opening huge centre for self-driving car research

23 Jan, 2015 09:15 am Ford is set to open a research centre specifically dedicated to autonomous vehicles, in Silicon Valley. The car manufacturer, which is accelerating its...

Ford fully autonomous car in testing

7 Jan, 2015 09:56 am Ford has revealed that a fully autonomous car, the Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle, is currently undergoing road testing. Using the same semiautonomous...

Google reveals 'friendly' self-driving cars

28 May, 2014 12:03 pm Google has revealed one of its latest technological innovations to be a self-driving car with a front grill designed to look like a smiling face...
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