Scientific Oddity: Japanese researchers testing motorized eyes to aid AV-pedestrian safety

Tokyo, Japan — Bodywork meets arts and crafts with the University of Tokyo’s latest project: researchers from the university have developed a cutting-edge pair of motorized eyes for autonomous vehicles, intended to help alert pedestrians to whether they’ve been seen by the vehicle. Unlike today’s vehicles, future AVs may not have human drivers, and will […]

Oh Snap: BMW announces autonomous driving platform for 2025

Munich, Germany – BMW has partnered with tech companies Qualcomm and Arriver, announcing its goal to release a new autonomous driving system in 2025. Dubbed Snapdragon Ride, German carmaker says their level three system can drive autonomously but requires the driver to take over the vehicle’s controls within seconds of notification. Despite the name, Snapdragon […]