In the survey, 90% of respondents strongly believed autonomous cars should always have a human backup driver.
Veoneer’s stereo camera is being used on the Mercedes-Benz S-class, equipped to offer level 3 hands-off self-driving tech.
Microsoft joins GM, Honda and institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise.
The results showed that 57% of respondents familiar with the vehicles would be willing to ride in them and 51% consider them safer than people-driven vehicles.
This new partnership will allow for a variety of customized solutions for commercial vehicle customers at a time when changing lifestyles and online shopping patterns are creating logistical opportunities, according to the two companies.
According to media reports, the plan could bring as many as 400 jobs to the region, with 100 positions to start.
Recently, a self-driving van operated by Waymo, the driverless-car company spun out of Google, was attacked in October when an assailant slashed one of the vehicle’s tires as it was idling at an intersection.
According to reports, officers realized that the Tesla must be on autopilot and, to stop the vehicle, one patrol car tailed the Tesla while the other moved in front of the car, gradually making it slow to a stop.
GM President Dan Ammann has joined Cruise as CEO; Kyle Vogt has been named president and chief technology officer.
New camera mimics mantis shrimp vision to significantly improve dynamic range and add polarization information.
Boston’s multiphase testing program began in January with Cambridge-based AV software maker NuTonomy conducting trials of autonomous cars on public roads within Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in the Seaport District. The Boston Consulting Group recently released a report assessing the results.
Automakers will be required to submit safety assessment reports to U.S. regulators but will not require pre-market approval of advanced technologies, according to the Reuters report.