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Ex-Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:30 AM

'All of us have the right to change jobs, none of us has the right to fill our pockets on the way out the door,' says US Attorney David Anderson

WaYMO. A Waymo self-driving car pulls into a parking lot at the Google-owned company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2019. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP

U.S. startup delivers groceries in self-driving cars

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:37 AM

A new service debuts in Silicon Valley that turns self-driving cars into mobile grocery shops summoned via an app

AUTOX. The company sees a future where groceries are delivered using autonomous vehicles Photo from AutoX website.

Toyota pours $500M into driverless car tieup with Uber

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The deal aims at 'advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale,' says Toyota

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it hit a woman walking in the street in the city of Tempe late Sunday, according to the San Francisco-based company

UBER. In this file photo taken on September 13, 2016, pilot models of the Uber self-driving car are displayed at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. File photo by Angelo Merendino / AFP

As tech ascends, has CES made Detroit Auto Show an afterthought?

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'At Detroit, you see the cars of yesterday. At Las Vegas, you get a glimpse of the cars of tomorrow,' says one industry expert

CORVETTE. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is pictured during the press preview at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, on January 16, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

A predicted shift away from owning and relying on cars will change the way urban planners design cities, say experts

U.S. prosecutors confirm Uber target of criminal probe

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:19 AM

A letter made public Wednesday, December 13, in Waymo's civil suit against Uber over swiped self-driving car secrets confirmed the ride-share service is the target of a US criminal investigation

RIDE-SHARING BEHEMOTH. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Baidu announces $1.5 billion fund for autonomous driving

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33 PM

'China's Google' seeks to focus on artificial intelligence, investing heavily in the sector

BAIDU. The Baidu logo is seen outside the Baidu headquarters in Beijing on December 17, 2014. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Baidu CEO's self-driving car stunt stumps police – media

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:36 PM

The company s founder livestreams himself catching a ride in a semi autonomous car on the way to a conference for developers hoping to learn about the software giant s new artificial intelligence initiatives

ROBIN LI. Member of the 12th CPPCC National Committee, Baidu Chairman and CEO Robin Li attends a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 9, 2017.  File photo by AFP.

Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15-B

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Israeli media report the deal is the largest ever cross border acquisition for an Israeli tech firm

Want your self-driving car in Manila? Book an Uber someday

Mar 03, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Uber won t say no to a challenge but engineering manager Matt Sweeney says the technology has to get smarter first before it can be deployed in chaotic traffic

THE FUTURE OF UBER. The ridesharing application acquired self-driving truck startup Otto in its bid to join push for the new technology. Rappler photo

WATCH: Self-driving cars in Manila?

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Tech companies are testing self driving cars in the US Will it ever come to Manila?

Ford to invest $1B in artificial intelligence startup

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The venture with Argo AI will employ leading engineers and roboticists to develop a virtual driver system described by Ford officials as the brain of an autonomous vehicle

FORD. A Ford logo is seen at the 2016 Washington Auto Show on January 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Uber puts brakes on self-driving cars in California

Dec 22, 2016 - 6:14 PM

California state officials revoke registrations for Uber s self driving cars

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

2016 top science stories: Spacetime ripples, feathered dinos, a 'fairy' in space

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:00 PM

What are the biggest discoveries and ideas in science this year? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months

Apple still a star without Steve Jobs, but doubts linger

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:55 PM

With each successful generation of a product it becomes harder The question becomes What s the next big thing? and it s not clear what that is going to be

(FILES) TO GO WITH AFP STORY ON STEVE JOBS DEATH 5TH ANNIVERSARY This file photo taken on October 05, 2011 shows an ipad 2 displayed on October 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, showing the changed Apple website paying homage to the company's visionary leader Steve Jobs who died from cancer aged just 56. Jobs revolutionized modern culture and changed forever the world's relationship to technology through inventions such as the iPad and iPhone. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

Obama hails self-driving cars' huge potential

Sep 20, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Right now too many people die on our roads – 35 200 last year alone – with 94 of those the result of human error or choice says the US President

GREEN LIGHT. US President Barack Obama expresses support for the automation of automobiles. Photo by Chris Kleponis/AFP

Apple tapping brakes on self-driving cars

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Apple fuels speculation about it automotive ambitions this year with a billion dollar investment in Chinese ride sharing powerhouse Didi Chuxing

TITAN. The team at what Apple named project Titan grows to more than a thousand people but runs into problems, including showing what it could do differently from other companies working on the technology

Apple, Google locked in battle for supremacy

May 22, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Analysts say Google has been evolving from a pure search engine to a leader in mobile while Apple must find ways to keep its position as innovation leader

Uber unveils testing of self-driving car

May 20, 2016 - 12:26 AM

Uber says it is still in the early days of our self driving efforts and is focused on getting the technology right and ensuring it s safe for everyone on the road – pedestrians cyclists and other drivers

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Google, Uber in coalition to promote self-driving cars

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The tech giant and the ride hailing company join Ford Volvo and start up Lyft as founding members of the Self Driving Coalition for Safer Streets

A Google self-driving car is seen in Mountain View, California, on May 13, 2014. A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. AFP PHOTO/Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP PHOTO / GLENN CHAPMAN

Industry calls for fast lane for self-driving cars in US

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM

If every state is left to go its own way operating self driving cars across state boundaries would be an unworkable situation says Google s Chris Urmson

The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, DC May 14, 2012. The system on a modified Toyota Prius combines information gathered from Google Street View with artificial intelligence software that combines input from video cameras inside the car, a LIDAR sensor on top of the vehicle, radar sensors on the front of the vehicle and a position sensor attached to one of the rear wheels that helps locate the car's position on the map. As of 2010, Google has tested several vehicles equipped with the system, driving 1,609 kilometres (1,000 mi) without any human intervention, in addition to 225,308 kilometres (140,000 mi) with occasional human intervention. Google expects that the increased accuracy of its automated driving system could help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, while using energy and space on roadways more efficiently. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER / AFP / KAREN BLEIER

Google takes some blame in self-driving car bang-up

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:26 PM

A Lexus car converted into an autonomous vehicle by the Internet company gets into a low speed collision with a transit bus on February 14 This is the first time Google laid some of the responsibility for a crash on the software brains

FENDER BENDER. A self-driving car traverses a parking lot at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California on January 8, 2015. Photo by Noah Berger / AFP

New industrial revolution to usher in age of Pinoy micro-entrepreneurs

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The biggest economic change in a generation will upend most – if not all – industries and hand power to entrepreneurs who understand its implications says PLDT s Winston Damarillo

Samsung shares rise on foray into self-driving car parts

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:37 PM

This is Samsung s first foray into the car business since 1995 when it established Samsung Motors

SAMSUNG CAR PARTS. The entrance to the Seoul office building of Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea, October 4, 2013. File Photo by Yonhap/EPA

Tech visionaries on the world of today and tomorrow

Oct 14, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The innovators behind Facebook Infosys and Baidu among others share their views on emerging tech trends and highlight the human factor that shapes them

TREND SPOTTING. Tech titans discuss how technology will shape the world's future on the 2nd day of the  Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015 (From left): Zhang Ya-Qin, Vishal Sikka, Eduardo Saverin, Gary Rieschel, Forrest Li, Rich Karlgaard. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

Humans caused 11 minor accidents with Google’s self-driving cars

May 12, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The minor accidents were caused by humans at the wheel rather than errant computing on the self driving car

GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR. Photo from Backchannel.

Meerkat vs Periscope, Bendgate part 2, Josie Rizal | SciTech4u

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Are you TeamMeerkat or TeamPeriscope? The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends is this Bendgate all over again? And Tekken introduces Josie Rizal

GrabCar vs Uber (TechRap)

Jun 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Apple buys Beats Music for 3B LG launches the G3 and a battle between personal chauffeur services GrabCar vs Uber

Google's self-driving car has no steering wheel

May 28, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Google s self driving car prototypes reach a maximum speed of 40 kilometers per hour

SELF-DRIVING. Google's self-driving car. Screen shot from YouTube.

4k, wearables, high tech cars at CES 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:08 PM

We take a peek into the future as new exciting technology debut at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas

TechRap: 4K, Wearables, High tech cars rule CES 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 3:56 PM

The three biggest trends in CES 2014 4K wearable computers and high tech cars