Lyft and Aptiv complete 5,000 self-driving rides in Las Vegas

Lyft's experiment with paid self-driving rides in Las Vegas appears to be going as smoothly as you might hope. Lyft and its partner Aptiv have revealed that they've completed 5,000 autonomous trips since launching service earlier in 2018. The passeng...

Kroger starts testing self-driving grocery delivery in Arizona

You now have a chance to try Kroger's self-driving grocery delivery... if you happen to live in the right part of Arizona. The chain has launched its driverless delivery pilot at a single Fry's Food Stores location in Scottsdale, giving you a chance...

Tesla will open its security code to other car manufacturers

Tesla might just get into the habit of releasing source code for its in-car tech. Elon Musk has signaled his intention to post the source code for Tesla's car security software, letting any automaker roll it into their own machines. It would be "extr...

Autonomous driving is here to transform the lumber industry

If you thought the Tesla Semi was an impressive beast of a machine, Einride’s T-Log is sure to change your mind. Imagine a powerful electric truck… Now imagine it without a driver or even a cockpit. Einride’s T-Log, built for Sweden’s billion-dollar logging industry, features a design with practically no cockpit, as the truck comes with a platform for holding the logs, and a slim front that’s all autonomous. It even ditches the windshield for a display that is only outdone by the stunning, U-shaped headlamps below.

Einride’s autonomous driving chops come powered by Nvidia’s Drive platform, and the truck is built with a cornucopia of sensors such as radars, lidars, cameras, and intelligent routing software that helps optimize its performance, enabling it to deliver at faster times, using lesser energy and conserving battery life. The 300kWh battery sitting within the T-Log can power the truck for 120 miles on a single charge.

The T-Log isn’t completely autonomous though. It comes with a manual override that lets you remotely control the truck like a drone, using Phantom Auto’s teleoperation technology, allowing experienced drivers to maneuver the truck through sticky situations from hundreds of miles away using a low-latency cellular connection. However, the lack of a human operating the truck from within proves to be highly beneficial. It cuts down the risk of human error at the wheel, allows the truck to operate 24×7 without taking mandated sleep breaks (as humans would), while the absence of a waged driver itself helps cut down on a tonne of expenses.

With its edgy, future-forward design and the ability to transport logs without manpower, Einride’s T-Log aims at creating a cost-competitive transport solution that’s high on performance and low on risk.

Designer: Einride










Chinese car giants team up on a ridesharing platform

It's not just Western automakers jumping head-first into transportation services. Three of China's largest car brands (Chongqing Changan, Dongfeng and FAW Group) have launched a venture that will create a ridesharing platform. T3 Mobile Travel Serv...

Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood’s legendary hill climb

Want a hint of how the automotive zeitgeist is changing? You only need to look at the just-ended Goodwood Festival of Speed. Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driving vehicle to successfully complete Goodwood's fa...