U.S. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level

Driverless cars need to be capable not only of maneuvering safely in traffic but communicating their movements to other drivers or pedestrians, the U.S. startup says.Photo credit: DRIVE.AI Drive.ai, a U.S.-based technology company staffed by experts from Stanford University’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 Tuesday 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…


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