A driverless car navigates Tokyo highways

Image by: Car Scoops Equipped with 12 sonars, 12 cameras, nine radar sensors and six laser scanners, Nissan’s Infiniti Q50 travelled 12 miles through Tokyo, including a highway, without human interference. Nissan has previously tested ProPilot cars fitted with ‘single-lane freeway autonomous driving technology’, which allows the vehicle to detect road markings and obstacles to … Continue reading “A driverless car navigates Tokyo highways”

Intelligence augmentation: the human-machine labour force

Image by: COM SALUD Agencia de comunicación/Flickr, CC BY While the arrival of high-level artificial intelligence foreshadows the replication of human faculties, there is a nuanced territory in AI development that suggests human and machines benefit from a symbiotic existence – intelligence augmentation. IA is a component of full-blown robotics that has already integrated with daily … Continue reading “Intelligence augmentation: the human-machine labour force”

Uber strikes deal with Volvo to forge steadily into the driverless future

Image by: Uber Uber has entered into a $1.4 billion deal with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The deal is an extension of an agreement Uber made with Volvo nearly two years ago when the ride-hailing company started its research … Continue reading “Uber strikes deal with Volvo to forge steadily into the driverless future”

Autonomous wheelchairs are the latest frontier of self-driving technology

Image by: Digital Trends There is a huge market opportunity for self-driving wheelchairs worldwide as the number of wheelchair users from children to people in nursing homes is expected to nearly double over the next 30 years to more than 88 million. Self-driving wheelchairs would notably increase the quality of life for millions around the … Continue reading “Autonomous wheelchairs are the latest frontier of self-driving technology”

Engineers design an electric highway from Norway to Italy

Image by: Plug-in magazine As is the case with deployment of most new technology, infrastructural adjustments are crucial to its successful adoption and permeation. Electric cars are no different. While petrol and diesel vehicles are well supported by fuel stations and service centres, electric car owners are left with the uncertainty of getting to a … Continue reading “Engineers design an electric highway from Norway to Italy”