Self-Driving Cars

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Missy Cummings: Self-Driving Cars Need to Happen
By RT Staff · 1 July, 2016 • The head of Duke University's robotics program weighs in on whether self-driving cars will overcome a fatal accident, the irresponsibility of Tesla's Autopilot system, and when she'll be ready to adopt an autonomous vehicle.
Podcast: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Brad Templeton
By Steve Crowe · 17 June, 2016 • Brad Templeton joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss self-driving cars, including looming federal regulations, Google vs. Tesla, convolutional neural networks and fatal accidents.
Has Tesla Lapped Google in Self-Driving Car Race?
By Brad Templeton · 6 June, 2016 • Tesla customers have driven more than 100 million on Autopilot. That's a lot of self-driving miles, but is it enough to give Tesla the edge over Google in self-driving car development?
Honda Self-Driving Cars Test Skills at GoMentum Station
By Steve Crowe · 2 June, 2016 • Honda demonstrated prototype self-driving cars at the GoMentum testing facility in Concord, California. The Japanese carmaker said it plans to release its first self-driving car in 2020.
A Case for Doubling Liability Insurance for Self-Driving Cars
By Brad Templeton · 2 June, 2016 • For accidents caused by self-driving cars, the liability cost should be double that of a similar accident caused by human error. This would push carmakers to ensure their systems are at least twice as safe as human drivers.
Mini Stunt Car Puts Self-Driving Cars to the Test
By Rick Robinson, Georgia Tech News · 27 May, 2016 • Georgia Tech researchers are racing, sliding, and jumping a one-fifth-scale, autonomous rally car at the equivalent of 90 mph. The research will help self-driving cars maintain control in poor driving conditions.
Tesla Model S Autonomously Crashes on Highway
By Steve Crowe · 26 May, 2016 • A Tesla Model S on Autopilot driving in Switzerland fails to recognize a stopped van and accelerates into the rear of the van. According to the driver, none of the Autopilot safety features worked properly.
10 Epic Self-Driving Car Trips
By Emmet Cole · 23 May, 2016 • A look back at 10 memorable rides that helped spur the development of self-driving cars.
Uber Self-Driving Car Hits Pittsburgh’s Streets
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2016 • Uber began testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh weeks ago but finally confirmed the tests for the first time. Uber's self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid, which is in the early testing stages, will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities.
Self-Driving Trucks: 7 Things You Need to Know
By Brad Templeton · 17 May, 2016 • Otto, a startup founded by former Google Maps and Google Car engineers, aims to put self-driving trucks on the road. Here are seven ways self-driving trucks will change transportation.
Watch: NVIDIA Self-Driving Car Learns How to Become a Better Driver
By Steve Crowe · 13 May, 2016 • After just 3,000 miles, NVIDIA's self-driving car uses its DAVENET deep-learning network to learn the rules of the road and become a better driver.
Self-Driving Minivans Being Built by Google, Chrysler
By Brad Templeton · 3 May, 2016 • Google will collaborate with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to put its self-driving car technology into 100 Pacifica minivans
Self-Driving Car Coalition to Accelerate Time to Market
By Steve Crowe · 26 April, 2016 • Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo, have formed the "Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets" coalition to speed up the time to market for self-driving cars. The coalition will "work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles."
Self-Driving Cars Meet Rubber Duckies in ‘Duckietown’
By Steve Crowe · 20 April, 2016 • "Duckietown" is model town created by an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory class where students built a fleet of 50 "Duckiebot" self-driving taxis that can drive around the model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.
Tesla Autopilot Terrifies 70-year-old Grandmother
By Steve Crowe · 14 April, 2016 • Watch this grandmother freak out and think she's "about to die" as she rides in a self-driving Tesla Model S.

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