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Self Driving Car timeline
⟶ Updated 26 Sep 2018 ⟶
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John McCarthy Writes his essay on computer controlled cars
Dean Pomerleau of Carnegie Mellon University proposes using neural networks to process data and steer a vehicle.
Pomerleau and his partner Jochem journey across america coast to coast using an AI to steer. However they have to manage the breaks and acellerator.
DARPA announces the grand challenge 1 Million dollars to a team that can make a fully autonomous vehicle that can make it 142 miles in the mojave.
The challenge concludes. No participant made it to the finish line. With the winner having gone only 8 miles before catching on fire.
The Prius hybrid offers the worlds first paralell parking assistance.
Google beings project Waymo in secret. Its goal, to create the worlds first fully autonomous vehicle. With the winner of the grand challenge at the head.
Rumblings reach the US state department and discussions about the potiental new tech begin to circulate.
Nevada passes a law authorizing the operation of self driving cars.
The Nevada law comes into effect and google registers the first U.S self driving car.
Googles self driving cars has logged 300,000 miles without a single accident.
Google reveals a fully autonomous vehicle with no wheel or pedals.
General Motors, Ford, Mercedes Benz, BMW have all confirmed they are working on their own self driving cars.
The new Mercedes S-Class includes semi-autonomous features. Self steering, lane corrections, accident avoidance and turn assistance.
Uber poaches students from Carnegie Mellon University in order to start its own automation division.
The second Grand Challenge commences. This time GPS coordinates were provided in advance and 5 cars were able to complete the task.
The thirds grand challenge commences, this time with urban conditions. Carnegie Mellon University Siezes first place.
the Institute of Control Engineering of the TUB demonstrated the first autonomous drive on public streets in Germany
the Freie Universität Berlin developed two autonomous cars to drive in the innercity traffic of Berlin in Germany
A driving test was administered to a Google self-driving car by Nevada motor vehicle examiners. It passes.
Induct Technology's Navia shuttle becomes the first self-driving vehicle to be available for commercial sale. It resembles a golf cart and is intented for small scale transport only.
Tesla announces Autopilot for its future releases. A system capable of lane control with autonomous steering, braking and speed limit adjustment based on signals image recognition.
Autopilot is now live in all compatible tesla Models.
NVIDIA Reveals the Drive PX supercomputer. Designed specifically for autonomous vehicles.
A car made by Delphi Automotive becomes the first to travel coast to coast 99% autonomously.
Google announces that their driverless cars have been involved in 14 minor accidents. But all were cause by other human drivers hitting the autonomous vehicle with 11 being rear ends.
Googles fleet of automated vehicles have logged 2 million miles collectively.
Volvo announced plans to deploy 100 XC90 self-driving cars to test them in everyday driving conditions in China in 2017.
A Tesla Model S on autopilot crashes into a 18 wheeler. Killing the driver. This is the first ever autonomous vehicle fatal collision.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Investigates the accident and finds that the vehicle failed to break when the truck made a left turn in front of the model S.
Singapore launches the worlds first Self driving Taxi Service.
Audi stated that its new A8 will be fully self- driving for speeds up to 60 km/h using its Audi AI. Making it the first level 3 car in production.
A pedestrian is struck by a refitted self driving Uber while crossing a 4 lane highway with her bike. This is the first pedestrian fatality for automated vehicles.
The driver of a Tesla Model S in Handan, China was killed when their car crashed into a stationary truck. The first ever autonomous vehicle death.
Just a few days later a Tesla got involved in another fatal collision. After the Model X crashed into the narrow concrete barrier, it was struck again by two following vehicles, and then it caught on fire.
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