Experts say that autonomous ships could change the maritime industry as much as containers did when they were introduced over 50 years ago. Back in 2017, the global seaborne industry was valued at about $12 trillion. The business case for autonomous ships includes lower fuel consumption, fewer idle hours, fewer personnel, and lower costs. Of

Uber has announced that it is considering developing self-driving cars that monitor passengers’ vital signs by asking the passengers how they feel during the ride, in order to provide a stress-free and satisfying trip. This concept was outlined in a patent filed by the company in July 2019. Uber envisions passengers connecting their own health-monitoring

Self-driving cars are inherently presented with a challenge—communicating with their surroundings. However, Drive.ai has attempted to address that challenge by equipping its self-driving cars with external communication panels that convey a variety of messages for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and everyone else on the road. Drive.ai CEO Bijit Halder said, “Our external communication panels are intended

It’s begun – as of Fall 2019, you might see an unmanned vehicle resembling a giant pill bug on wheels driving down your street. Domino’s recently announced that it will partner with Silicon Valley start-up robotics company, Nuro, to deliver pizzas to customers. However, this new delivery approach will be limited to online orders placed

Last week, the EasyMile electric autonomous shuttle debuted on the roads in Denver, Colorado, marking the first autonomous vehicle venture in the state. The EasyMile is a self-driving shuttle that is scheduled to operate for the next 4-6 months connecting passengers from commuter rail stations to the EasyMile office and Park-n-Ride lots. The goal of

The City of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada in the Las Vegas Medical District were awarded $5.3 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grants program for an autonomous vehicle project.

The project, GoMed, is set to begin late next year,

Last week, Ford Motor Company (Ford) announced its partnership with Washington, D.C.’s city government to start testing self-driving cars in the beginning of 2019. Ford’s self-driving startup business, Argo AI, has already started mapping the city. To date, self-driving cars have only been tested in suburbs and smaller cities. Ford plans to launch its self-driving

Last week, Drive.ai officially launched a self-driving program in Arlington, Texas. This is the second self-driving service that it has launched on public roads in the last four months; the first was launched in Frisco, Texas. Drive.ai will deploy its self-driving vehicles in the downtown district, which will make this technology available to more than