Documents filed by Apple with California’s DMV describe the company’s self-driving car ambitions
The documents obtained by Business Insider include a walk-through of the "Development Platform Specific Training" as well as details about an autonomous-vehicle system called the "Apple Automated System."
Apple's car is outfitted with consumer video game gear such as a Logitech steering wheel and pedals to actuate drive by wire.
Pressing the brake pedal or grabbing the steering wheel in Apple's test vehicles will disengage the electronic-driving mode, but drivers can accelerate without overriding the "drive by wire" mode.
The start of mass production is a huge milestone in Tesla’s quest to electrify transportation, and it brings to America a manufacturing industry—battery cells—that’s long been dominated by China, Japan, and South Korea. More than 2,900 people are already working at the 4.9 million square-foot facility, and another 4,000 jobs (including temporary construction work) will be added this year through the partnership between Tesla and Panasonic.
By 2018, the Gigafactory, which is less than a third complete, will double the world’s production capacity for lithium-ion batteries
"A test ride in a semiautonomous taxi in Pittsburgh shows the technology is not quite ready". This was always expected, especially since Uber got this car to this testing phase in 18 months. This article is interesting since it is written from the perspective of someone who got to both ride and be in the driver's seat of the autonomous vehicle.
Google's Self-Driving Car Project Is Losing Out to Rivals
Google started the self driving project very early on with the goal of creating a fully-autonomous vehicle. However virtually every car/transportation company now is delving into creating their own versions, and they are racing to incorporate this tech into their massive distribution channels.
What do you guys think of Google's strategy to get a seemingly perfect product before launching to the public?