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Why the rush? Self-driving cars still have long way to go before safe integration

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

For the past four or five years, we’ve been hearing about the potential of autonomous vehicles to alleviate traffic congestion and...

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What’s the acceptable death rate for autonomous cars?

Posted on Mar 30, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Before a surgeon cracks open your chest, ask him his acceptable death rate for patients. When you climb aboard an airplane, ask the pilot...

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Automakers’ edge in the autonomous mobility market

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

“Driverless cars are an existential threat to the car industry,” Forbes contributor Stephen McBride wrote last year. He points out that...

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Automated vehicles: the opportunity to create an inclusive mobility system

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

Automated vehicles are expected to improve mobility and thereby address one of the major barriers to equality and inclusion in society....

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What does General Motors’ new patent mean for the future of autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A patent granted in February 2019 to car giant General Motors (GM) has the potential to further disrupt the market for self-driving...

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Why ethics are paramount for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Philosophy professor Nick Evans, winner of a 2017 National Science Foundation grant to study the ethical questions that autonomous...

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Autonomy: OEMs can prepare to thrive in changing world

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Most public discussion of self-driving or autonomous vehicles has focused primarily on engineering, logistics and technical feasibility....

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How malevolent machine learning could derail AI

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Artificial intelligence won’t revolutionize anything if hackers can mess with it. That’s the warning from Dawn Song, a professor at UC...

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Safety now, self-driving later

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

I have no idea how long it will take for a safe, fully autonomous vehicle to enter production. I am sure that it will take a lot longer...

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Uber vs. Lyft: Which is the better autonomous vehicle company?

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Uber and Lyft are racing toward their IPOs, with Lyft likely going public in the coming weeks and Uber likely not too far behind. And as...

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7 key challenges impacting the mass deployment of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The automotive industry is currently looking at the technology innovation needed to move from today’s prototype autonomous vehicles to...

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Autonomous vehicle timing is a MEMS thing

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Engineering is always about tradeoffs, but autonomous vehicles are pushing that to the limit with conflicting requirements....

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Jim Cramer: Apple doesn’t need a driverless car to be a buy

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Will Tim Cook next week have to introduce a driverless Mac Car that runs on water and, for an additional $49, take us to Mars in order to...

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Autonomous transport will shape the future of cities – best get on the right path early

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A unique opportunity exists for infrastructure investment in Australia as transport as we know it faces disruption from autonomous...

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Racist self-driving cars concerns are (well-intentioned) clickbait

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Recently, a series of disturbing headlines about a study out of Georgia Tech have suggested a shocking possibility: self-driving vehicles,...

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How do you insure a fully autonomous car?

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

With both car and tech companies scrambling to develop systems that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road...

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Damasky: Artificial intelligence is deciding factor for connected and automated driving

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

What will artificial intelligence contribute to automated driving? What will happen with Brexit? What will the transport of tomorrow be...

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Why Nvidia partnering with Toyota is a big deal

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Shares of Nvidia (NVDA – Get Report) fell about 0.75% on Wednesday, but they have done well over the past few weeks. In fact,...

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On the ‘edge’ with driverless cars

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

How soon will it be before you pull up at a stop light in your car, and the car next to you has no one behind the wheel? Maybe sooner than...

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Reducing human error road accidents with automotive technology

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Human error in road accidents is estimated at 94 percent, making mistakes by drivers a major concern for public safety. In order to get a...

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