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Self Driving Cars

News, predictions, and opinions about self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles.

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David Silver
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I love self-driving cars and I work on them at Udacity!

Machine Learning Data for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ May 17, 2018 - 10:12 p.m.

It's not enough to have great data, you also have to know how to use it.

Fitting Machine Learning Models for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ May 10, 2018 - 4:35 p.m.

Properly fit machine learning models ensure self-driving cars handle new scenarios appropriately.

Machine Learning Fundamentals

David Silver \ April 30, 2018 - 12:44 p.m.

Deep learning, which is a specific type of machine learning, is responsible for rapid advances in self-driving car performance.

Driverless Testing in California

David Silver \ April 24, 2018 - 6:08 p.m.

California tests autonomous vehicles with no safety driver

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Real Estate

David Silver \ April 23, 2018 - 2:24 a.m.

Self-Driving Cars Will Open Up New Frontiers, Literally

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Construction

David Silver \ April 16, 2018 - 8:11 a.m.

Self-Driving Cars Will Change How We Build Cities and Suburbs

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Restaurants

David Silver \ April 9, 2018 - 7:10 a.m.

Self-driving cars will increase the speed of delivery and detach food from service.

Self-Driving Cars and Retail

David Silver \ April 2, 2018 - 10:41 a.m.

Self-driving cars will lower the costs of delivery and accelerate the trend away from brick-and-mortar retail.

Could CFIUS block a foreign investment in autonomous vehicles?

Colin McCormick \ March 28, 2018 - 10 a.m.

Sooner or later, the powerful regulatory committee will face a decision on a significant foreign investment in the US autonomous vehicles sector. They could veto it.

Self-Driving Cars and the Mobility Industry

David Silver \ March 26, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.

For the next five weeks, I’ll be exploring five industries that are likely to be deeply affected by the self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles: mobility, retail, construction, restaurants, and real estate.

How Control Works for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ March 19, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.

Control is the fifth and final layer of the self-driving car software stack, and this is the fifth and final week of our five-week series on "How Self-Driving Cars Work" on Back\Line’s self-driving car channel.

Autonomous Trucking Race

David Silver \ March 14, 2018 - 9 a.m.

A few big news stories out of the autonomous trucking world, which is a place that has been mostly quiet for the last year.

How Path Planning Works for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ March 12, 2018 - 10:15 a.m.

Path planning is the fourth layer of the self-driving car software stack, and this is the fourth week of our five-week series on “How Self-Driving Cars Work” on Back\Line’s self-driving car channel.

How Localization Works for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ March 5, 2018 - 8 a.m.

For the past two weeks in the Back\Line self-driving car channel, we've explored the core components of self-driving cars. Today we'll jump into localization, which is how a car figures out where it is in the world.

How Sensor Fusion Works for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ Feb. 26, 2018 - 10 a.m.

This is week two of a five week series, as part of the self-driving car channel I've started, in which I’m breaking down in the function of each core system in a self-driving car. This week I’ll go into sensor fusion.

How Computer Vision Works for Self-Driving Cars

David Silver \ Feb. 20, 2018 - 8 p.m.

Over the next five weeks, I’ll break down in more detail the role each of these functions plays in a self-driving car.