Autonomous Vehicles

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a cargo trike on an urban street with the rider in front and a big metal box on the back

Last Mile Delivery Is Standardizing With Two Cubic Meter Roro Boxes For E-Cargo Trikes

In the past year I’ve been observing a trend that’s on at least a couple of continents. Delivery trikes now come without boxes of their own. The boxes are separate and they get packed in distribution centers with the intent of being delivered to a pickup point for an electric … [continued]

DJI AV Rumors: It Is Already An Autonomous Vehicle Company

DJI’s drones are already capable of doing some autonomous operations in areas more complicated than the roads, and sometimes far more complicated. It’s not a major stretch to say that DJI is already pretty good at dealing with complicated and dangerous conditions with its current autonomous vehicle efforts. Adding ground-based systems to its portfolio isn’t that big of a leap.

Xpeng In-House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Keeps Prices Down

I recently met with Dr. Xinzhou Wu, Vice President of Autonomous Driving at Xpeng Motors, to learn more about the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) bottom-up approach, part of its long-term strategic plan. Dr. Wu is in charge of overall strategy and technical planning of the business and team management for Xpeng’s global autonomous driving R&D center in Silicon Valley, California.

Some Hard Truths About Autonomous Driving

“The future of transportation is inevitably one of electric-powered fully-autonomous vehicles that you don’t own. This will all be mandated by the government, because it’s the only thing that can prevent thousands of pointless deaths every year.”Am I raising a strawman to burn here? Yes, but it’s not as fake as it appears at first glance.