Topic: self driving car

BlackBerry and Ford drive off together

BlackBerry and Ford are cozying up to enhance the software in vehicles produced by the originator of the assembly line. Ford has agreed to license BlackBerry’s QNX embedded operating system, as well as some of BlackBerry’s security tooling. John Chen, executive chairman and CEO at BlackBerry, said, “The future of the automobile is all about … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Self-drive back to the future with this DeLorean

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Dr. Emmett Brown famously said in the hit movie “Back to the Future.” Doc was wrong about that, though. Today you still need roads, but perhaps what we don’t need are drivers. Today is Back to the Future Day, the day on which Marty McFly and Doc … continue reading

Google points to human driver errors in self-driving car accidents

To explain the higher rates of minor collisions befalling its fleet of self-driving cars, Google is going with the most tried-and-true explanation for automotive accidents: bad drivers. In the second part of his Medium series, “The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car,” Google’s Self-Driving Car program’s principal engineer Chris Urmson explained … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car, Microsoft Azure Media Services live streaming, and Apple’s first automatic security update—SD Times news digest: Dec. 23, 2014

Google has unveiled the first prototype of its self-driving vehicle. The vehicle was first revealed in May, but the car Google presented was just a mockup without headlights. “Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical ‘car’ parts like steering and braking, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google unveils prototype of self-driving vehicle

Car comes with no steering wheel, gas pedal or breaks… but company says it won’t need them … continue reading Protection Status