Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/609091/more en Automakers Have Breathing Room on Autonomous, Other Trends, But Just a Little http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little <div class="node-body article-body">Traditional players understand firsthand the many roadblocks to bringing advanced technologies to market, believing they have plenty of time to work out the details. Disrupters envision a near-overnight revolution. Neither side is right, consultant Deloitte says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Supply Chain Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1398691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry needs to react soon to disruptive threats such as new transportation business models.</strong></p> Getty Images Open Oz Roads to Self-Driving Cars, Volvo Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/open-oz-roads-self-driving-cars-volvo-exec-says <div class="node-body article-body">“I am confident that within three or four years we can have cars with autonomous-drive features being driven on prescribed roads if state governments change their laws to accommodate them,” Volvo Australian chief Kevin McCann says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/open-oz-roads-self-driving-cars-volvo-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/open-oz-roads-self-driving-cars-volvo-exec-says#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Australia Autonomous Vehicles Technology Miscellaneous Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1398751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autonomous Volvo XC90 trial included driver-operated car.</strong></p> Automakers Seek High-Tech Edge in Developing Self-Driving Car http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-high-tech-edge-developing-self-driving-car <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Automakers are scrambling to load up their vehicles with sophisticated electronics that handle many driving situations but stop short of making the car fully autonomous, something experts say may be decades away.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/automakers-seek-high-tech-edge-developing-self-driving-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1401461 at http://wardsauto.com U-M's Mcity to Host Ford Autonomous-Car Tests http://wardsauto.com/u-ms-mcity-host-ford-autonomous-car-tests <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker, which has been testing self-driving vehicles for more than 10 years, says it is the first to test them at the simulated facility at the University of Michigan.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/u-ms-mcity-host-ford-autonomous-car-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1400421 at http://wardsauto.com Car Sharing, Autonomous Cars, No Existential Threat http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat <div class="node-body blog-body">There is one big problem with car-sharing services and the idea one self-driving car can serve the needs of an entire family: sharing is required. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-autonomous-cars-no-existential-threat#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Continental Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Product Development Road Ahead Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:23:00 +0000 1396241 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Toyota changes gear and makes late entry into self-driving car research http://wardsauto.com/update-2-toyota-changes-gear-and-makes-late-entry-self-driving-car-research <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Toyota a late entry in race to develop self-driving cars</p> <p>* New Silicon Vally research plant to hire about 200 staff</p> <p>* Plans to invest $1 billion in R&amp;D over next five years (Changes headline)</p> <p>TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will set up a research and development company with a focus on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, as competition to develop self-driving cars intensifies.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-toyota-changes-gear-and-makes-late-entry-self-driving-car-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Autonomous Vehicles Japan Technology Miscellaneous Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:15:50 +0000 1394411 at http://wardsauto.com Silicon Valley’s Auto Brain Drain http://wardsauto.com/blog/silicon-valley-s-auto-brain-drain <div class="node-body blog-body">At a time when automakers and suppliers lament they have to struggle to find the talent they need, Silicon Valley knows how to deal with the problem. They offer recruits lots of money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/silicon-valley-s-auto-brain-drain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/silicon-valley-s-auto-brain-drain#comments Blog Auto Makers North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Road Ahead Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1387331 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Looks to Outsmart Kangaroos in Oz http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-looks-outsmart-kangaroos-oz <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo’s technology under development will use radar and camera systems to detect kangaroos and automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-looks-outsmart-kangaroos-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/volvo-looks-outsmart-kangaroos-oz#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Australia Autonomous Vehicles Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Miscellaneous Volvo Car Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:01:00 +0000 1387351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kangaroos root cause of A$75 million in accident claims annually.</strong></p> Automakers, Telcoms Map European Digital Highway http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-telcoms-map-european-digital-highway <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The industry coalition’s three strategic objectives are prioritizing connectivity, network coverage and reliability; facilitating take-up; and ensuring trust and security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-telcoms-map-european-digital-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/automakers-telcoms-map-european-digital-highway#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Autonomous Vehicles Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Product Development Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1384611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo assumes legal liability for autonomous Drive Me cars in accidents.</strong></p> Autonomous Car Supply Chain Developing Outside Silicon Valley http://wardsauto.com/technology/autonomous-car-supply-chain-developing-outside-silicon-valley <div class="node-body article-body">Insiders say three or four years ago, automakers decided they didn’t want to hand over their interiors to giant consumer electronics providers and started reaching into the lower tiers for knowledge and more control over their brand identities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/autonomous-car-supply-chain-developing-outside-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/autonomous-car-supply-chain-developing-outside-silicon-valley#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles HMI U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Product Development Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1377701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Microprocessor supplier </strong><strong>Renesas is developing a fleet of autonomous vehicles that will be an open laboratory for automotive customers and vendors and serve as a &ldquo;sandbox&rdquo; for new ideas.</strong></p> Renesas