At IAA 2017, visitors shared their vision of the future and what automated driving should look like for themselves. Discover the exciting, unusual and futuristic results in our E-Book.
At IAA 2017 in Frankfurt we asked visitors for their ideas: What is it they couldn’t live without in their personalized automated car? What would they like to do?
Case in point: The City of Las Vegas and AAA’s self-driving shuttle, one of the most advanced public autonomous trials in the U.S., was hit by a semi-truck within hours of its maiden trip last month. The Navya Arma bus was stuck between a car behind it and the slowly advancing truck, which backed its way into the the shuttle.
It took several months, but Lyft and nuTonomy have made good on their promise to test autonomous ridesharing cars in Boston. The two have launched a pilot program that gives “select” Seaport-area passengers a ride in one of nuTonomy’s self-driving Renault cars. If you’re one of the few to hop in (the Lyft app will make it obvious), your feedback will help refine the system to make sure it’s both comfortable and safe.
This is as much a tech demo as it is a trial run. Lyft and nuTonomy aren’t shy about using the Boston experiment to help you “better understand the impact” of self-driving cars — that is, to sell you on the concept so that you’ll be a customer when driverless cars dominate.
Reducing accidents to zero. Cutting down emissions. Autonomous driving promises significant advantages for our society as a whole. But how will it change YOUR daily life?
In his opinion, at the very least, the motorsports run by car producers have a social responsibility: “We can’t just consume petrol and burn rubber, we also have to advance and test new technologies, and do something when it comes to their acceptance,” says the motorsports manager. “And this is where, after electric driving, automated driving is the next big topic.”
the shuttle, made by the French company Navya ARMA, began a route looping it around Vegas’s downtown. Within an hour, the shuttle was already involved in a crash.
The crash, apparently, was not the shuttle’s fault.
Cirque du Soleil. Siegfried and Roy. Frank Sinatra. Celine Dion. Britney Spears. And now—finally—joining the ranks of famous attractions on the Las Vegas strip are, yes, driverless shuttle buses.
Alongside the American Automobile Association, and transportation company Keolis, the city of Las Vegas is launching a new, year-long public self-driving pilot program starting Nov. 8.
All-electric, eight-seat Navya ARMA vehicles will pick up passengers along a 0.6 mile, three-stop route up and down the Fremont East Innovation District, a section of downtown Vegas that’s been earmarked for the testing and expansion of new technologies.
The pilot service expands on a limited test program that ran back in January,