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Jay Leno: Self-Driving Cars Pure Hype
Jay Leno, former host of "The Tonight Show" and car aficionado, says "the idea of you jumping in the back seat with a bottle of scotch in the car driving you from bar to bar, that's not really going to happen." Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWhy Self-Driving Cars Should Never be Fully Autonomous
MIT professor and historian David Mindell predicts fully driverless cars will not be the most successful version of autonomous vehicles, for both technical and social reasons. Here's why he says Google’s utopian autonomy is a more brittle, less functional solution than a rich, human-centered automation. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationTransparency from Self-Driving Car Makers a Major Hurdle
Brian Soublet, deputy director of the California DMV, offered some insight into the challenges of regulating self-driving cars while speaking at a Volvo event. He says one of the biggest challenges is getting self-driving car manufacturers to be transparent about their projects. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationVolvo: We’ll Accept Liability in Self-Driving Car Accidents
One of the more common questions surrounding self-driving cars is who will be liable in a crash. Well, an automaker has finally stepped up to the plate as Volvo said it will accept full liability when one of its self-driving cars gets into an accident in self-driving mode. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationCould a Volkswagen-Like Scandal Happen to Self-Driving Cars?
It’s not too surprising companies might cheat to improve the bottom line, especially when they convince themselves they won’t get caught. What does the recent Volkswagen scandal mean for self-driving cars? Brad Templeton explains. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch: Robot Taxi Trials Coming to Japan
Robot Taxi will test its self-driving cabs on public roads in Japan beginning early in 2016, taking passengers on two miles trips. The company hopes to commercialize the service by 2020. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation8 Reasons Self-Driving Cars Are a Cyclist’s Best Friend
Most drivers are in such a hurry they don't pay any attention to the most exposed commuters on city streets: cyclists. Here's why cyclists are better off in a world without human drivers. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWatch: Yutong Self-Driving Bus Takes 20-Mile Ride in China
A Yutong self-driving bus just completed a 20-mile intercity drive in Zhengzhou, driving through regular traffic without any human assistance. The bus hit a top speed of 68 km/h, passed 26 traffic lights and was able to change lanes without any problem. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationIs Pay-Per-Mile Insurance the Answer for Self-Driving Cars?
Most auto insurance companies are unprepared for the arrival of self-driving cars. Metromile, however, is a firm that charges based on how much you use your car and could reflect how auto insurance will work in the era of self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationLIDAR Hacks Fairly Unlikely Attacks on Self-Driving Cars
To attack a self-driving car's LIDAR system, the hacker needs to physically be near the car and a solid object needs to be in front of the car. As Brad Templeton explains, other sensors in self-driving cars can more easily be compromised. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationHonda Self-Driving Cars OK’d for California Roads
The state of California has given permission to Honda to test self-driving cars on public roads. The Japanese car maker also has a self-driving car testing facility in Concord, Calif., where these cars get a test run before on-road testing. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSteve Wozniak: Self-Driving Cars Make Sense for Apple
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, says self-driving cars will be a huge market, which is why it makes sense for Apple to pursue the category. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Golf Carts Test Skills in Singapore
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology conduct experiment at a public garden in which self-driving golf carts ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional monitor lizard. Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationA Cyclist’s Encounter with an Indecisive Google Self-Driving Car
A bicyclist recently had a two-minute standoff with a Google self-driving car at a four-way stop in Austin, Texas. So what happened? We explain. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationUber Strengthens Self-Driving Car Team
Uber has partnered with the University of Arizona on the research and development of mapping and optics for self-driving cars. Uber will also test test its self-driving vehicles on Tucson streets. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
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