Tag: Autonomous vehicles

Toyota has partnered with mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu to develop an autonomous light vehicle (ALV) based on the HiLux ute and specifically designed for mining operations, with the first trial at an operational mine site starting early next year. Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) will be adapted for the HiLux, comprising advanced sensors, cameras, radar, Continue reading Self-driving HiLux heads to the mines

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

The Australian Government has announced a new initiative called the Office of Future Transport Technologies (OFTT) that will pave the way for the deployment of autonomous vehicles and other new transport systems in an effort to maximise the benefits offered by such technologies. Michael McCormack, the deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure, transport and Continue reading Australian government’s autonomous car push

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced that new driving laws, designed to account for semi- and fully autonomous vehicles, will be introduced in 2020. Carolyn Walsh, chair and commissioner of the NTC, said: “Australian transport and infrastructure ministers have recognised that automated vehicles offer the possibility of fundamentally changing how transport is provided and Continue reading New laws for autonomous vehicles in Australia

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