Autonomous Vehicles

News and information about vehicles which can drive themselves without human supervision or input. Unmanned vehicles are vehicles which are either controlled remotely, or perhaps operate autonomously.

UM Study: Self-Driving Cars May Induce People To Travel More, Negating Green Benefits

ANN ARBOR—The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan study. In the coming years, self-driving cars are expected to yield significant improvements in safety, traffic flow

By |2019-04-17T17:56:22-04:00April 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

ASME Sponsors May 7 Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Event At ACM

YPSILANTI—The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will sponsor “Electric/Self-Drive Vehicle Technology In Action” Tuesday, May 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Center for Mobility, 2701 Airport Drive in Ypsilanti. The event will be held inside Hangar 1 at ACM, 801 Kirk Profit Drive. Signs will guide visitors from the site entrance to

By |2019-04-03T16:55:11-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

MIT Report: Who Decides The Moral Dilemma Of Self-Driving Cars?

BOSTON - You’re driving along the highway when, suddenly, a person darts out across the busy road. There’s speeding traffic all around you, and you have a split second to make the decision: do you swerve to avoid the person and risk causing an accident? Do you carry on and hope to miss them? Do

By |2019-03-13T15:10:50-04:00March 13th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Teaching Self-Driving Cars To Predict Pedestrian Movement

ANN ARBOR – By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies. Data collected by vehicles through cameras, LiDAR (laser-based radar) and GPS allow the researchers to capture video snippets of humans in

By |2019-02-12T18:23:35-05:00February 12th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

123Net Partners With Telia Carrier To Meet Bandwidth Demand From Self-Driving Vehicles

SOUTHFIELD - With Michigan leading the nation with the most permissive self-driving vehicle laws in the country, 123Net has beefed up its bandwidth by partnering with Telia Carrier’s 100G-enabled number one ranked global IP backbone to meet this growing connectivity demand. 123Net, Michigan’s premier data center services provider and host of the Detroit Internet Exchange,

By |2019-02-12T13:27:25-05:00February 12th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured, IoT|

Air Traffic Control For Driverless Cars Could Speed Up Deployment

ANN ARBOR—Combining human and artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles could push driverless cars more quickly toward wide-scale adoption, University of Michigan researchers say. That’s the goal of a new project that relies on a technique called instantaneous crowdsourcing to provide a cost-effective, real-time remote backup for onboard autonomous systems without the need for a human

By |2019-02-07T21:07:35-05:00February 7th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Traverse Legal Expands Practice To Detroit With Focus On Autonomous Vehicles

ROYAL OAK - Traverse Legal founder Enrico Schaefer announces he has opened an office in Detroit to serve the rapidly growing market for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle startups, as well as commercial drone users.   To listen, click on More at

By |2019-02-03T16:52:39-05:00February 3rd, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, M2 TechCast, Mobility, Podcasts|

IoT TechConnect April 29 Michigan Science Center – Why Your Company Needs To Get Involved

DETROIT - On April 29, MITechNews.Com will co-host IoT TechConnect 2 at the Michigan Science Center. It includes eight information tracks, a keynote from the former head of R&D at General Motors, an IoT Pitch Competition hosted by the Chinese government, 600 plus attendees projected and 80 vendors, plus a VIP reception. If your company

By |2019-03-06T07:04:14-05:00January 31st, 2019|Autonomous Vehicles, IoT, Mike Brennan|

Report: Self-Driving Cars Make Mistakes Because Of Limited AI Training Situations

DETROIT - Self-driving cars are still prone to making mistakes, in part because the AI training can only account for so many situations. Microsoft and MIT might just fill in those gaps in knowledge -- they've developed a model that can catch these virtual "blind spots," as MIT describes them. The approach has the AI compare a human's

By |2019-01-30T19:10:15-05:00January 30th, 2019|Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility|

Wise Systems, WaveSense Win PlanetM Awards At Automobili-D

DETROIT – PlanetM, the state accelerator for the Michigan mobility industry, handed out two awards this week at Automobili-D, the mobility show spinout of the North American International Auto Show. Wise Systems, an autonomous dispatch and routing system for fleets, was named 2019 Techstars Startup of the Year, while WaveSense, developers of a ground-penetrating radar

By |2019-01-17T11:52:39-05:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|