Self Driving Car

Driving Towards Driverless Cars

by William Mattar | October 23rd, 2019

Self-driving cars are a hot topic right now. Many newer models already have some form of automation, including computerized mechanical systems and sensory gathering information. But what is the future for driverless cars? What is a Driverless Car? The term “driverless car” may be a misnomer, as even self-propelled cars require at least one operator […]

Could AI Be The Key to True Full Autonomous Driving

by William Mattar | August 26th, 2019

Self-driving or “automated” cars are groundbreaking. With a focus on passenger safety and reducing car accidents, the technology behind autonomous driving is rapidly developing. What does AI mean for self-driving cars? Is it the key to fully autonomous driving? Features of AI That Increase Vehicle Safety There are a few AI features that are already […]

The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

by William Mattar | August 1st, 2019

With the introduction of autonomous (self-piloting) automobiles, your morning commute may become just a bit easier. Although some cars are already equipped with a rudimentary form of driving automation (self-parking, proximity sensors, and lane change warnings), they have nothing on state-of-the-art vehicles that may not require your hands on the steering wheel––or even your eyes […]

GM Self Driving Car

by William Mattar | May 30th, 2018

As explored in previous entries, the rollout of self-driving vehicles has been, and will continue to be, an incremental one. The seemingly unstoppable introduction of these driverless drones will unfold slowly, one small step at a time. With over 260 million passenger vehicles on U.S. roadways, it is hard to execute a wholesale swap-out; there […]

Sensors and the Self Driving Car

by William Mattar | December 19th, 2017

According to a New York Times report, Delphi Automotive, an Israeli company known for producing the sensors that help cars recognize roadway obstacles, has partnered with Mobileye, a vendor of computer-vision technology. The collaboration, according to chairman and chief technology of Mobileye, “will accelerate the time to market” by enabling carmakers to produce autonomous vehicles […]

Self-Driving Cars and the Impact on Society

by William Mattar | December 6th, 2017

It is generally assumed that the advent of self-driving car technology will change the dynamic of society. One facet of this change will, of course, be economic. An article in CNN Money explored the anticipated consequences for car service Uber, the ubiquitous alternative to the fares of traditional taxi medallions that can be beckoned in […]

High Hopes for Self Driving Cars

by William Mattar | November 22nd, 2017

An interview of the technical leader of Ford’s autonomous car project reinforces that the American auto manufacturer has high hopes for self-driving cars. According to Jim McBride, “technical leader in Ford’s autonomous vehicles team,” Ford has “roughly ten [self-driving] cars driving right now” with plans to “triple that” by the end of the year. Its […]

New York State and the Self Driving Car

by William Mattar | November 10th, 2017

Governor Cuomo recently announced that, during a year-long pilot program, New York will allow testing of autonomous driving technology. Under the program, if the application of a manufacturer of “autonomous vehicle technology” — which queries “date and time”; “origin and destination”; “sequence of roads . . .”; and “total routing distance in miles to the […]

Behind the Wheel of a Self-Driving Car

by William Mattar | November 1st, 2017

An article in IEEE Spectrum, assuming that occupants of self-driving vehicles will retain some element of control over the box of steel transporting them, poses an interesting question: “How Should a Self-Driving Car Tell You to Take the Wheel?” The article contextualizes the question: Someday, the word driver will connote something completely different than it […]

When can I buy a self-driving car?

by William Mattar | October 19th, 2017

An article in USA Today cites, “Three stages before cars are fully self driving,” breaks the transition to autonomous cars down into three stages. While, according to the article, developers are “truly are on the cusp of the kind of automation that signals that the future has arrived, one in which a car actually makes […]