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To let self-driving cars go anywhere, train them everywhere

October 27, 2017

Via: Wired

FOR A MOMENT there, Arizona was the place for autonomous vehicles learning to drive. It’s a logical starting point for experimental tech—still in its wobbly, Bambi legs stage—that likes warm weather, little rain, and wide open roads. It’s easier for […]


Vehicles

Night Vision for Self-Driving Cars

October 18, 2017

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Elon Musk famously thinks that cars can be made to drive themselves without relying on expensive laser-ranging lidars. But while Tesla is moving ahead with one fewer sensor than most self-driving car companies, a new startup wants them to add […]


Impact & Regulations

California Gives the Green Light to Self-Driving Cars

March 13, 2017

Via: IEEE Spectrum

In a bold attempt to regain its place as a self-driving pioneer, California today proposed regulations that would make it one of the first places in the world where autonomous vehicles could carry paying passengers without a licensed driver on […]


Impact & Regulations

Google Tries to Run Uber Off the Road—in Court

March 13, 2017

Via: Wired

THE RACE TO build the first fleet of robot cars is heating up, but today it’s brainiac lawyers—not brainiac engineers—toiling in the pit. On Friday in a San Francisco district court, attorneys for Google self-driving car spinoff Waymo filed for a […]


Impact & Regulations

Boston transportation plan touts 58 projects to improve mobility

March 8, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The City of Boston’s newly released transportation plan is comprised of 58 transportation projects and policies that are designed to expand access to a variety of connected transportation options, improve traffic-related safety on Boston’s streets, and ensure reliability of service […]


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Google Accuses Uber of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Tech

February 24, 2017

Via: Wired

UNTIL TODAY, THE race to build a self-driving car seemed to hinge on who had the best technology. Now it’s become a case of full-blown corporate intrigue. Alphabet’s self-driving startup, Waymo, is suing Uber, accusing the ridesharing giant of stealing […]


Impact & Regulations

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

February 20, 2017

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Earlier this week, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment. I know, it sounds super boring, and most of it was: if you’ve been following the space for […]


Impact & Regulations

Blackberry Plunges Into the Self-Driving Car Biz (Yes, That Blackberry)

January 13, 2017

Via: Wired

REMEMBER BLACKBERRY? THE folks with the clicky keyboards may have fled the hardware business, but the software side of the company lives on. And now it’s pushing hard into the car world, because cars are the new smartphones. From sophisticated […]


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New research center to test boundaries of smart transportation in NYC

January 6, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected a research consortium led by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering to become the first Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) in New York City, charged with taking on some of […]


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Expectation versus reality in the acceptance of self-driving cars

December 28, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

As interest in the development of automated cars increases, public and media attention has focused on the speculative benefit of having an abundance of in-vehicle work and leisure time that would otherwise be spent driving. Although initial reports have suggested […]