Nissan Debuts ProPilot Autonomous Driving Technology at G7 Summit

European Council President Donald Tusk had a front-seat view to Nissan's ProPilot autonomous drive technology on Thursday at the G7 summit in Ise-shima, Japan. The EC President's car was among a cavalcade of Group of Seven next-generation vehicles. The Nissan autonomous drive road session was one of a number of events...

Michigan’s “M City” is Ready to Test Driverless Cars

Earlier this month, the University of Michigan announced that "M City", a 32-acre environment to test self-driving and autonomous cars, will be ready for use in Spring 2015. "Connected and automated vehicle technology will usher in a revolution in the mobility of people and goods comparable to that sparked by the...

Where Does One Field Test a Self-driving Car?

Where do you field test a self-driving car?  At a decommissioned weapons depot, silly rabbit. All kidding aside, according to Automotive News, Mercedes Benz is taking the old Concord (CA) Naval Weapons Station out of mothballs in order to set up an environment to test self-driving cars. "We can use the test...

We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is a Self Driving Car

I am an unabashed car guy.  Speed, handling, the smell of semi-screeching tires, the push of G-force in a well-executed turn, the whole nine yards.  But this story from NextGreenCar.com about Google's self driving car is a glimpse of the car guy's enemy. I do not like the self driving car....

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