Calif. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level with new language

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Self-driving cars will communicate with other drivers and pedestriansDrive.ai, a Mountain View, Calif., based technology company staffed by experts from StanfordUniversity’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has become the latest entrant in the autonomous vehicle race, with an assist from a prominent ex-Detroit 3 executive.Drive.ai is launching a fleet of pilot vehicles — made by various carmakers — retro-fitted with roof-mounted communications systems capable of not only sensing the surrounding environment, but communicating to those in the area what the vehicle will do. The company said today that its aim is to use artificial intelligence to “create a robust new language of human-robot interactions — essential for making people trust and welcome self-driving vehicles.”The company said former General Motors senior executive Steve Girsky will serve on its…


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