A closeup view of Google's self-driving car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Self-Driving Autonomy Threatens to Kill Your Driving Experience

There’s a difference between a driving experience and riding experience. Driving gives a sense of control. Driving is an experience that permeates the driver’s body through visceral feeling and response from the vehicle. A rider’s experience, by contrast, is much different and more attuned to comfort and destressing. Full self-driving autonomous vehicles threaten to kill …

A Tesla Model S electric car is on display during 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
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Which Cars Can Almost Drive Themselves?

It seems that with each year, more automakers are moving forward to developing fully self-driving cars. Most cars only have Level 2 autonomy, which means it can only switch lanes and brake on its own. With Level 3 autonomy, the car can operate completely on its own in emergency situations. The most advanced levels of …

Voyage has partnered with FCA to build self-driving minivans
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Self-Driving Cars Could Be Coronavirus-Killers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, the auto industry has worked to find new ways to increase customer confidence. But rideshare companies like Uber Technologies and Lyft have had a uniquely challenging time. Commuters have steered clear of rideshares amid the pandemic, but self-driving car startups are trying to keep business afloat. Two self-driving car startups making big moves Voyage …

An unmarked silver Kia Telluride follows a simulated disabled vehicle in AAA's 2020 ADAS study
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Today’s ADAS Features Aren’t Advanced Enough

Advanced driver-assistance systems have rapidly become a critical part of automotive safety. ADAS features like lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking are now standard in many vehicles. However, not everyone understands their limitations. This is especially worrying in the face of a new study which shows they’re not as foolproof as many …

A self-driving taxi tests the highway in Moscow, Russia
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What Are the Different Levels Of Self-Driving Cars?

Self-driving cars are a hot topic of conversation as automakers work to make their vehicle lineups more innovative. Ford has teased its plans to introduce a fleet of self-driving vehicles for years, so have other companies, including Tesla and Lexus. Still, we are aways from seeing fully automated cars on the road at this point. As automated vehicles continue …

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Amazon Makes Zoox a Prime Member

It’s no secret that Amazon is at the forefront of just about everything when it comes to consumerism and now it will be headed into a new space when it completes the acquisition of Zoox, a self-driving car startup company. And while Amazon has had its hand in other autonomous acquisitions and undertaking as of …

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Why Math Matters For the Future of Self Driving Cars

Thanks to COVID-19 many households across the country are now finding themselves to be not only the primary caregivers but also the primary educators. Many parents are patiently teaching their children subjects that they may have long forgotten. Students are once again searching for answers to why math matters. While it might be a bit …

Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot vs Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise
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Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2020?

As we’ve seen with Tesla’s buggy Smart Summon feature, autonomous cars aren’t quite ready yet. Although, with the recent rise of features like lane-keeping assist, collision warning, and emergency braking, it may seem like we’re only a short time away from self-driving vehicles. But is that really the case? Self-driving vs. advanced driver-assistance It’s vital …

IBM quantum computer
Hybrids & Electrics

CES May Have Just Shown the Electric Truck’s Future

The electric pickup truck has come a long way in recent years. But there are still some lingering issues. Towing drains batteries, but simply fitting bigger ones may not be the best solution. New technologies, like supercapacitors, or refinements on established ones, like hydrogen fuel cells, could help. But they’re not quite ready yet. And …

2021 Rivian R1T
Trucks & SUVs

Why Is There No Self-Driving Pickup Truck Prototype?

Regardless of if the marketing term is ‘self-driving’ or ‘autonomous’, the truth is that no current vehicle can operate on its own. Despite their regular appearance in news articles, cars that can drive themselves aren’t coming anytime soon. But there’s something interesting about the types of vehicles being tested. Tech companies and automakers trial passenger …