Posts Categorized: Autonomous Cars

Apple Self-Driving Cars Expected to Succeed

Apple has had a wild ride so far as a participant in the self-driving car market, but within the last week, it seems as though that road will likely lead to victory. Apple, a cornerstone of current technology has recommitted to creating and perfecting an autonomous vehicle after several difficult months. The California Department of… Read more »

Intel Makes Major Investment in Autonomous Technology

The majority of the car industry is investing in autonomous vehicle technology, and some companies are as committed as can be. Recently, two major technology driven companies joined force in hopes to conquer the self-driving car market together. Intel, which is an American multinational corporation and technology company, recently purchased a self-driving tech supplier called… Read more »

Volkswagen Reveals Sedric the Self-Driving Car

Volkswagen recently revealed their latest self-driving car which has a fairly odd appearance. The car, named Sedric, has a “rectangle” shape and has a relatively plain appearance. Fortune compared it to a “portable cassette boom box” which is the best description we’ve heard yet. Check out a video example of the car below: The car… Read more »

Ford Puts Faith and Cash into Self-Driving Cars

We have written several posts about the concept of self-driving cars and how they will absolutely become reality in the near future. In fact, Ford recently invested one billion dollars due to their unwavering faith in the heavily anticipated self-driving car future. This past Friday, Ford announced that they are going to invest five billion… Read more »

Trends for Self-Driving Cars in 2017

If you’ve been keeping up with car news, you’ve probably noticed the tremendous amount of news revolving around self-driving cars over the past year. Self-driving cars are still a huge focus of the car industry in 2017 and many car manufacturers are making strides to make autonomous cars a reality within the year. Volvo Heads… Read more »

Self-Driving Cars are Real But They Are Not Yet a Reality

Self-driving vehicles are being developed and tweaked every day, and although a human could never safely get into one today, we might find ourselves in one eventually. Congested traffic is a nightmare that people despise.  It is believed traffic jams are frequently caused by poor driver reaction times. Human beings are slow to react to… Read more »

Five Ways Autonomous Vehicles May Change Our Everyday Lives

With auto manufacturers and tech companies working diligently to improve their autonomous vehicle designs, we at PermaPlate have started to wonder what our cities and highways will look like in twenty years or so. The adoption of self-driving vehicles and the car-sharing services that will likely come with them have the potential to induce countless… Read more »

The Who’s Who of Self-Driving Cars

When it comes to autonomous technology, it seems as though there is new information being released every day. And with such a continuous flow of both facts and speculations, it can be difficult to remember who is doing what and when each self-driving vehicle is expected to release. With this in mind, PermaPlate has put… Read more »

The Sounds of Google’s Self-Driving Car

In the company’s most recent monthly report, Google has revealed some interesting information about the noises that their self-driving cars will make. Not only are they in the midst of fine-tuning their vehicles to honk for themselves, but they are also working on a sonic noise that will alert passerbyers of their cars’ presence. Honking… Read more »

What is Lidar?

The successful evening drive performed by Ford’s autonomous Fusion has the auto industry buzzing, as nighttime driving is one of the biggest hurdles that self-driving cars face. Tested in complete darkness on a test course in Arizona, the vehicle relied completely on its Velodyne LiDAR technology and 3D maps of the area. According to Ford… Read more »

Three Services Autonomous Technology Will Rely On

With autonomous vehicle technology constantly improving, automakers are putting more and more thought into how they will be used. Both General Motors and Uber have shown interest in the idea of corporations owning fleets of autonomous vehicles that can be rented by individuals in need of transportation on a regular basis. ABI Research believes that… Read more »

Autonomous Vehicles and Liability

As companies like Google, Ford, Tesla and Toyota continue testing and working out the kinks in their autonomous prototype vehicles, more and more questions are arising about the liability issues surrounding driverless vehicles. Who will be charged in a fatal accident involving a driverless vehicle? How will car insurance change? Could the person inside of… Read more »

Japan’s Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

As we all know, the race to create the first fully autonomous vehicle is well underway, with almost every automotive company in the running. While US-based brands like Ford and Tesla are interested in creating high-tech cars for the younger generations to enjoy, Japanese automotive company Toyota is taking a different approach, working with Kanazawa… Read more »

The Weekend In Review: Autonomous Car News

As we saw at CES 2016, completely autonomous cars are on the horizon with companies like Tesla, Mercedes and BMW already releasing vehicles with self-driving features. Over the past weekend a Tesla software update went live and Ford announced a plan to test drive self-driving vehicles in the snow, bringing us one step closer to… Read more »

Most Interesting Automotive Innovations at CES 2016

CES 2016 kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday morning and some of the most exciting innovations in the showroom can be found in the automotive area. Here at PermaPlate, we are always interested in up-and-coming automotive technology, and there were plenty of unique showcases that have caught our attention at CES. BMW This year, BMW… Read more »