Toyota says the problem is that society has come to accept 39,000 traffic fatalities a year in the U.S., mostly due to human error, but would never tolerate similar carnage involving computer-controlled cars.
The first battery cells are rolling off production lines in Nevada to power the company’s energy storage products and, before long, the Model 3 electric car.
‘Intel Go’ will range from its smallest Atom chips all the way up to its most powerful Xeon product packaged with other components and software.
Short-term production issues related to new hardware for the Autopilot driver-assistance system contributed to transport delays or prolonged delivery of about 2,750 cars to customers.
The consortium’s goal is to promote more choice in how smartphones get connected to in-vehicle technologies like dashboard displays and voice recognition.
In the first full year since Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, Toyota is on track for roughly a 40% jump in annual sales of gasoline-electric vehicles in Europe.
Google wants to develop the brains behind self-driving technology — and work with established automakers rather than build the cars.
“There’s no question that Tesla has an advantage. They can learn from a wider range of experiences and at a much faster rate than a company that is testing with trained drivers and employees behind the wheel.”