Posts Tagged: Autonomous Vehicles

Self-Driving Cars Threaten Bike Riders

It is a matter of time before self-driving cars are coasting down our streets on a daily basis. As companies work tirelessly to produce self-driving cars, they work on getting the cars to recognize pedestrians, birds, and so forth. However, self-driving cars are struggling to identify bicycles, posing as a threat to the pedestrians that… 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 »

Mercedes-Benz Newest Semi-Autonomous Technology

For individuals considering the purchase of a 2017 model luxury sedan, the Mercedes-Benz 2017 E-Class Sedan offers some unique and exciting new features that take us one step closer to the fully autonomous car. Recently tested by Aaron Bragman of Cars.com, the tenth edition of their top-selling sedan will offer a DRIVE PILOT system of… 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 »

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 »

Will You Trust Autonomous Vehicles?

Jaguar Land Rover has just announced its latest research project targeted at making autonomous vehicles pleasant to ride in. Right now, companies are interested in the safety aspects of autonomous cars; having a vehicle that will stay in its lane, break for stop signs at the appropriate times and handle the approach of emergency vehicles… Read more »