Plug-and-play high-torque electric motors for every wheel on self-driving cars

Building on 15 years of experience with high-torque in-wheel electric motors, Slovenia-based Elaphe has developed modular platforms for autonomous vehicles. The Elaphe platform uses electric motors in all four wheels.…

Watch a self-driving car negotiate Las Vegas streets jammed with pedestrians

How do self-driving cars avoid colliding with pedestrians? Autonomous-driving startup Torc Robotics explains in this video. It’s about not only making sure the car sees pedestrians, but figuring out what…

Tesla fully self-driving Autopilot package coming in August, Musk says

Tesla will start adding fully self-driving capabilities to its vehicles with Autopilot Version 9 in August, according to CEO Elon Musk. Meanwhile, the company continues minor software updates to address…

CEO says Uber in partnership talks with Waymo for self-driving technology

Uber would like to work with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division. Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the two companies are having discussions about partnering, but Waymo declined to comment. The…

We may be ready for autonomous cars, but how about self-driving bikes?

A U.K.-based company has created a self-driving motorbike. The reason? To help simulate real-world driving conditions on test tracks which could help make future autonomous cars smarter. The post We…