I spent the day at Volvo’s concept centre to see how the company plans to subtly shift the current Volvo driving experience towards autonomy, with sights set on creating a vehicle that could eliminate road deaths. Read more >>
The pace of the self-driving car revolution will be determined by a single technology: how quickly 3D laser scanners will improve until they’re as good as the old-fashioned 3D scanners in our human eyes.
Many autonomous cars use a kind of laser-based radar to sense the world around them. But now a researcher has developed a simple system that can fool the devices into seeing objects where really none exist.