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Google Self-Driving Cars Are Legal Drivers, U.S. Rules
Google's self-driving cars can be considered legal drivers under federal law, according to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. In this setup, none of the human passengers would require a driving license. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGoogle Self-Driving Trucks Want to Deliver Your Packages
Google has been awarded a patent for self-driving delivery trucks that would bring packages to your door. The trucks would be fitted with lockers that could be unlocked via a PIN code sent to the customer or by using the customer's credit card or an NFC reader. Once your package is received, the delivery truck is either onto its next delivery or back to the warehouse to pick up more packages. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAmericans Not Ready for Self-Driving Cars, Poll Finds
A poll from Morning Consult found registered voters in America don't believe self-driving cars are safe. And 74 percent of those surveyed said it's not OK to be drunk while riding in a self-driving car. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation3 Reasons Google Self-Driving Cars Are Heading to Washington
Google self-driving car testing is coming to Kirkland, Washington. The city's rainy weather, friendly laws, and longstanding relationship with Google played a huge role in closing the deal. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWill Self-Driving Cars Benefit from These Innovative Underpasses?
Self-driving car expert Brad Templeton says a new type of intersection being developed in Malaysia will increase road efficiency and encourage the use of small, lower-height vehicles. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationInteractive Map Tracks Drone, Self-Driving Car Legislation
AUVSI has created an interactive map that organizes data on all unmanned systems-related state legislation in the USA. The map also provides a summary of each of the 150-plus active bills. Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWill Privacy be an Issue With Self-Driving Taxis?
It will be sad to lose the anonymous taxi we used to have, where you hailed a cab and paid in cash and no record was made. Brad Templeton explores a potential privacy issues with self-driving taxis. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGoogle Self-Driving Cars Still Need Human Intervention
A Google report explains how often its driverless cars have been in near-crashes on California roads. Between September 2014 and November 2015, Google’s self-driving cars in California experienced 272 failures and would have crashed at least 13 times if human test drivers had not intervened. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationAll You Need to Know About Self-Driving Cars from CES
Autonomous vehicle expert Brad Templeton looks under the hood of the biggest stories at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationNvidia Drive PX 2: A Supercomputer for Self-Driving Cars
Nvidia's Drive PX 2 artificial intelligence platform for self-driving cars can process the inputs of 12 video cameras, plus lidar, radar and ultrasonic sensors. It takes all that information to accurately determine where the car is relative to its environment and calculate the safest driving route. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGoogle’s James Kuffner Leaves to Pursue Robotics and A.I. at Toyota
Kuffner and other initial team members to enhance Toyota's self-driving car offerings Future Tech · Driverless TransportationVolvo Self-Driving Cars Want You to Binge Watch TV
Volvo and Ericsson are developing interruption-free media streaming capabilities to ensure self-driving car passengers can binge watch their favorite TV shows on the road. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationFord, Google to Co-Develop Self-Driving Cars
Ford and Google are creating a joint venture to develop self-driving cars together, according to Yahoo Autos. The partnership will use Google's technology and would be legally separate from Ford to shield the automaker from liability concerns. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationKia Self-Driving Car Program Debuting at CES
Kia plans on joining the self-driving car race, using CES 2016 as the "global debut of its dedicated autonomous driving program." Future Tech · Driverless TransportationCalifornia Wants to Ban Google’s Self-Driving Car
California wants to make it illegal to operate a self-driving car without a specially-licensed driver on board and ready to take control. This would effectively ban Google's self-driving car in the state and end California's run as the leader of the robocar race. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
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