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Autonomous Vehicles

In A Deadly Crash, Who Should A Driverless Car Kill -- Or Save?

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science

People can’t make up their moral minds about driverless cars. In a series of surveys published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers asked pe...

The Expo Line Is LA Metro's Gateway Drug

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.

Could Self-Driving Trucks That Go Underground Make Mining Safer?

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

Self-driving vehicles are already hitting highways and city streets around the world. Now Volvo wants to put them underground. The Swedish automaker o...

Two Words: Driverless Boats

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.02.2016 | Technology

Remote-controlled ships could hit the high seas within a decade. While they might end up putting sailors out of a job, fully autonomous boats could he...

LA Metro's New Sales Tax: When 'Bold' Isn't 'Beautiful'

John Mirisch | Posted 04.28.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Metro should not focus on the technologies of the past hundred years. The proposal for spending the $130 billion is backwards-looking rather than forward-thinking and has very little funding set aside for new and developing technologies such as autonomous vehicles, which have the potential to revolutionize public transportation.

Kill or Be Killed: Driverless Cars and the Ethical Trolley

Harold Stark | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

As per statistics from the World Health Organization, 1.2 million lives are lost each year to car accidents. Reckless driving, drunken driving and und...

As Driverless Cars Hit the Streets, States Weigh New Rules

Stateline | Casey Williams | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

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...

Robots Might Be The Future Of Mail Delivery

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.07.2016 | Technology

TROISDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Deutsche Post is testing robots that could help postal workers cope with increasing numbers of parcels on the...

Mass Terror, Autonomous Vehicles and The Internet of Everything

Harold Stark | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

The year is 2035. You wake up to the sound of an automated alarm from your smart house's artificial intelligence system. As you head towards the kitch...

How driverless vehicles will redefine mobility and change car culture

The Conversation US | Posted 02.28.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime...

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 ...

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...

Self-Driving Buses Are Coming, But Not To America (Yet)

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

Singapore said Monday that it plans to start rolling out self-driving buses sometime next year. The Ministry of Transport designated almost 4 miles of...

The Future of Construction Sites Lies in these Robots

Natalie Kalin | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

At the intersection of arduous and repeatable, there are bound to be robots (or, at the very least, great machines.)

The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

XPRIZE | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the spirit of Lewis and Clark, the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, April 2, 2015 marked a significant milestone in history: A self-driving car successfully navigated its way across the United States

Robotic Warfare Is No Longer Science Fiction: The Future of "Killer Robots"

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Akshan deAlwis

The dreams of Asimov are entering reality, as over the past decade there has been an explosive growth in the use of unmanned armed robotic vehicles to reshape warfare.

Guess What? You're Already Driving an Autonomous Car

Brian Moody | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

With all the talk of self-driving cars and automated Uber cabs, it might be easy to assume that a futuristic world of driverless cars and unclogged streets is just a few years away. The truth is, you're probably already driving an autonomous car.

How Silicon Valley Works

Tom Hayes | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Tom Hayes

Investment in Silicon Valley is at record levels. Venture firms are managing more funds and raising more money. New starts are also at a high, with more companies raising megadeals -- rounds of $100 million or more -- than ever before.

Self-Driving Cars Coming Our Way

Reuters | Ben Klayman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - It's been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving featur...