Yandex.Taxi Tests Self-Driving Car on Icy Road [VIDEO]

After a recent snowfall in the suburbs of Moscow, Yandex.Taxi tested its driverless car prototypes against winter weather conditions, including icy, hard-to-see roads covered in several inches of snow. The autonomous vehicle prototype is based on a Toyota Prius and is modified to run tests with a help from the NAMI (The Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute). The […]

Regulatory Attention Points to Challenges Ahead [VIDEO]

The auto finance market needs to focus on “generating positive messages as it endures a flurry of negative publicity” and growing attention from regulators. That is the key takeaway from a video posted this week by White Clarke Group on a panel debate at the International Auto Finance Conference, which took place in May in London. […]

MotoLease to Debut Dealer Platform With Video Chat Feature

Motolease LLC is slated to launch Dealer Platform 2.0 — an upgraded version of its current portal — to bolster its technology efforts and further strengthen dealer and customer relations, Managing Partner Emre Ucer told Powersports Finance. Back in May, Ucer told Powersports Finance that the leasing provider was developing a platform “in an effort to streamline […]

GM’s Cruise Debuts Autonomous Ride-Hailing [VIDEO]

Cruise, the self-driving startup owned by General Motors Co., just launched an autonomous ride-hailing startup for its employees in San Francisco. In a new video, Cruise employees are seen ordering a ride from an app whereupon a driverless car pulls out of a garage to pick up the passengers. The cars are modified Chevrolet Bolt […]

How Cortica is Teaching Autonomous Vehicles [VIDEO]

It appears artificial intelligence is getting the Montessori treatment when it comes to self-learning. Cortica, an international AI startup, is implementing unsupervised learning that allows an autonomous system to process data and figure out its environment. For perspective, supervised machine learning is when the AI is given a set of examples and a set of parameters […]

How City Infrastructure Could Be Adapted for AVs [VIDEO]

Cities are a marvel of human invention and innovation, and with the rapid adoption of autonomous vehicles, cities are likely to both drive and reflect this change. Take for instance New York City, a place that is home to over eight million people crowded within 304 square miles and roughly 120,000 vehicles. Autonomous vehicles are […]

Daimler Performs Test of Blockchain in $114MM Transaction

Daimler AG issued a €100 million ($114.2 million) promissory note using blockchain technology, which the Mercedes-Benz manufacturer says is a first step to testing faster and more secure financial transactions across the company.     Normally, a transaction like this would take roughly 10 weeks for a bank to work as the administrative intermediary between […]
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