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Autonomous Cars

Autonomous, Schmonomous: I Want to Drive My Own Car

Allia Zobel Nolan | Posted 10.19.2016 | Comedy
Allia Zobel Nolan

I'm all for innovation. I love new gadgets. My mantra is "up with technology." Still, I do foresee problems, or shall we call them challenges, with a new invention that's careening out of the pages of science fiction novels and onto the raceways of our neighborhood highways: the Driverless Car.

Self-Driving Cars Projected To Save 'Thousands Of Lives'

Kayla Matthews | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

In an article recently published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, President Obama wrote of the potential benefits of self-driving vehicles, including i...

Driverless Vehicles: Ways to Improve Safety and Accelerate Environmental Progress Together

Howard Learner | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Howard Learner

Are autonomous "driverless" vehicles truly the "next big thing" to transform our transportation system? If so, how soon, and what are the consequence...

Why You Should Never Sleep While Your Tesla Drives Itself

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.26.2016 | Technology

A video that surfaced online this week appears to show a driver asleep at the wheel of a Tesla vehicle on autopilot mode -- and drivers everywhere col...

Consumers Are at the Center of the New Auto Ecosystem

Catherine McCullough | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology
Catherine McCullough

Now that many technologies in vehicles are digital, rather than mechanical, parts can be created faster, modified with precise data feedback, and updated more quickly in order to more closely track consumer demand.

The Tech Smokescreen Fighting Regulation

David Sable | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
David Sable

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human min...

Implications of Driverless Cars on the Insurance Industry

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Parker Beauchamp

We're all familiar with companies like Tesla and how they forever changed the automotive industry through the introduction of electric vehicles. But n...

Google, Uber, Ford Unite To Get Driverless Cars On Roads

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unit , Ford Motor Co , the ride-sharing service Uber [UBER.UL] and two other companies said on Tuesday th...

3 Reasons Why Self-Driving Cars Still Have A Long Way To Go

Matthew Crawt | Posted 04.07.2016 | Technology
Matthew Crawt

When I think about the concept of people using self-driving cars to get around someday, I think about a friend of mine who has limited mobility; his l...

What Are We Going to Do About Oil?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Just last week President Obama made headlines by floating a $10 per barrel oil tax. This needs to be the opening salvo in a renewed effort to move the country beyond oil, but the effort also needs to be more ambitious.

Chart: Autonomous Cars Change Every Industry, Even Yours

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

Above graphic: Autonomous vehicles impact every business model. Thisinfographic illustrates some the many industries that will be impacted, from Insur...

What the Internet of Things and Big Data Mean for Car Safety: An Interview with Neil Cawse

Phil Simon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Technology and data have transformed many industries--and obliterated others. (Been to a Blockbuster Video lately? Bought a BlackBerry in the last fi...

Disruptions Are Needed to Achieve a Sustainable Future

Jared Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"The Paris climate agreement didn't create the commitments we need to limit global warming to a 2 degree Celsius increase," said Laura Tuck, vice president for sustainable development at the World Bank at Transforming Transportation, a conference in Washington, D.C.

Apple Just Registered

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Apple Inc. has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to speculation about the company's plans to develop an automob...

GM Is Working With Lyft To Build An Army Of Self-Driving Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

General Motors just made a $500 million bet that people may someday stop buying or even driving their own cars. The auto giant on Monday announced a ...

Most Absurd Yet Insightful Statements Made at Web Summit, World's Largest Startup Conference

Shane M. Kite | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Shane M. Kite

The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Ko...

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Come to the Road: Rule of Law

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Autonomous vehicles will arrive only after the technology is robust and the rule of law is ready. Computer code will stand with legal code. In the future, they may even blend together. The prospect is as plausible as self-driving cars, and it is as exhilarating an idea as any idea can be.

Smart Cars: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Phil Simon | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology
Phil Simon

Of course, not all "smart" cars are being created equal. Nor will they do the same things. Different companies are taking different approaches, and most are keeping their cards extremely close to their vests. So what do we know?

Time for a Tech Ethics Council

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology
Joel S. Bloom

As technology continues to outpace society's ability to keep up with and assess it, it's time for the creation of a national Tech Ethics Council. Comp...

What Silicon Valley Is Saying About Disrupting Insurance

Amy Radin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

OH at Insurance Disrupted 2015 - November 18 - 19 - Cosponsored by Silicon Valley Innovation Center and Insurance Thought Leadership: "How did you g...

We Should Absolutely Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Let the robots drive. I'd rather have a slow robot in front of me, a slow robot behind me, and a nearly 100 percent chance of avoiding any sort of accident. Give the Google Cars (and others) the keys. The sooner the better.

As the Age of Autonomous Vehicles Nears, Why Are Policy Wonks Focused on the Past?

Steven Strauss | Posted 11.08.2015 | Technology
Steven Strauss

All sorts of technological, legal and regulatory barriers must be addressed for AVs to deliver their full potential. But these barriers aren't higher than those encountered in the shift from horses to conventional cars.

How Close are We to a Real Self-Driving Car?

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Over the past few years, we've all heard a lot of buzz about the trend toward "self-driving" cars. Today, every major car manufacturer is developing one; the same is also true for several leading technology companies.

This DeLorean Doesn't Fly, But It Does Drive Itself

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

While it's no time machine, this self-driving electric DeLorean is one of the cleverest "Back to the Future" homages we've ever seen. On Tuesday, stud...

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Just Stepped Up Its Game

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business

(Reuters) -- Google Inc. said it named auto industry veteran John Krafcik as chief executive of its self-driving car project from late September. With...