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Waiting for Tesla Full Self Driving, these are my top questions & thoughts (as a user)

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

I’ll admit it — I’m super eager for the first edition of Tesla “Full Self Driving” to roll out. Before Tesla critics and skeptics start...

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Spoiler alert: Three key ways GM-backed Cruise’s electrifying new self-driving minivan might have some heartburn

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

At a grand spectacle in San Francisco last night, the GM-backed Cruise that aims to bring forth autonomous vehicles with true self-driving...

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Simulation: Preparing autonomous vehicles for the road

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Google, Apple, Baidu and automakers globally are currently working on their versions of the autonomous vehicle. Right now, the war to be...

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Let’s teach kids about AI self-driving cars, but only in an unbiased way

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

What should kids know about the advent of self-driving cars? Is it necessary to teach them about self-driving cars or is it something that...

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AV industry needs to quiet the hype

Posted on Jan 20, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Amid the countless gadgets and technological wizardry on display this month at CES 2020 in Las Vegas was one thing in short supply in some...

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Silicon Valley event on machine learning tackles the latest riddles vexing AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There’s a child’s riddle that asks you to indicate what can be held in your left hand and yet cannot be held in your right hand. Take a...

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Overcoming the barriers to self-driving

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It’s a turbulent time for the UK mobility industry, and not just because of current economic and political uncertainty. An increasing...

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Why creating an AV business is 10,000 times harder than building self-driving tech

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

As tech companies and automakers rush to perfect self-driving technology, an inconvenient truth lurks in the shadows. Once the cars are...

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Self-driving cars need to give passengers a better experience. Here’s how.

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

“He doesn’t even trust my driving, do you think he’ll trust a machine?” My friend was half-joking, but his father’s long ‘nooooooooo’ when...

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AV 4.0: Reasonable For AV, but perhaps missing the boat on ADAS regulation

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

Last week at CES, Secretary Elaine L. Chao introduced the  latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the topic of...

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If AI suddenly gains consciousness, some say it will happen first in AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to...

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Self-driving cars may never dominate…and that’s ok

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Just a few years ago, it seemed we were racing quickly towards a world where fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) would become commonplace. As...

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The AI hand-off problem and the AI omniscience problem are getting worse, exemplified ironically by AI self-driving cars getting better

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Hey, who’s driving that car? By-and-large, today you know who is driving a car by simply looking to see who is sitting behind the wheel....

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Overcoming racial bias in AI systems and startlingly even in AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The news has been replete with stories about AI systems that have been regrettably and dreadfully exhibiting various adverse...

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After 2019’s reality check, what’s ahead for driverless cars in 2020?

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

If 2018 was when the industry was shocked into sobriety, 2019 would be a year when pragmatism and the challenges of trying to develop and...

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What are the weakest links in the autonomous driving chain?

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The US is jockeying for a leadership position in autonomous vehicles (AVs), both for the safety and the economic benefits they could...

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Start the year by learning these essential AI self-driving car industry acronyms

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

When you go to see a medical doctor, they sometimes use medical jargon that is hard to understand and leaves you feeling unsure and unable...

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Honda’s self-driving concept car being unveiled at CES renews feud over levels of AI autonomy

Posted on Dec 30, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Quick, how many senses do humans have? Most of us would rattle off the five senses of hearing, seeing, tasting, touch, and the sense of...

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Be resolved to put self-driving cars on your bucket list

Posted on Dec 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Have you put together your bucket list? If you don’t know what a bucket list is, you must be living inside a deep cave that lacks internet...

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The three ways that Stonehenge surprisingly has valuable lessons for self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Can something quite ancient provide insights for something modern and futuristic? Well, we know that those that don’t pay attention to...

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