Tag: Autonomous vehicles

An autonomous truck, equipped with a self-driving system from technology specialist Plus.ai, has completed the first coast-to-coast commercial freight run in the US.  The truck, which was hauling a refrigerated trailer loaded with 18 tonnes of butter, started its journey in Tulare, California. It then drove some 4500 kilometres, from West Coast to East Coast, Continue reading Self-driving refrigerated truck crosses the US

Shortly before condemning the Holden brand as unviable, General Motors announced a $US2.2 billion investment that will dedicate its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan to create its first dedicated production base for electric vehicles. The company has plans for a “variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs” to be produced at Hamtramck, including a battery-powered pick-up Continue reading GM bets the farm on EV, autonomy

Driverless Volvo trial in Adelaide

Australia needs to act swiftly to avoid the risk of cyberattacks on increasingly computerised vehicles in readiness for the impending arrival of self-driving vehicles and intelligent transport systems, according to academics from QUT in Queensland. Presenting his paper entitled Security Issues for Future Intelligent Transport Systems at the recent Australasian Road Safety Conference on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Continue reading Act now or face hackers taking control of cars: QUT

University of Michigan Mcity autonomous vehicle test facility

The University of Michigan has opened what it claims to be the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test self-driving cars, while Apple has reportedly been seeking a secure proving ground in California for its much-rumoured car project. It seems that barely a week passes without autonomous cars making the headlines, a strong sign Continue reading World-first autonomous car test environment