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4 Ways Driverless Cars Might Actually Change Your Life

Hope Kumor | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology
Hope Kumor

As technology continues to change the world around us, we're seeing the effects everywhere: At work, in politics, our relationships, and even in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Driverless Cars and the Myths of Autonomy

David A. Mindell | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
David A. Mindell

Every robot, like every person, is autonomous within a social setting, and must navigate its relationships to others. Working in isolation is conceivable, indeed appealing to a certain mindset, but unrealistic in the human world.

This Driverless Truck Could Improve Safety In Work Zones

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Roving construction crews -- the kind you see blacktopping a road, painting lines, inspecting a bridge or installing a traffic...

Allstate Refuses To Be Caught Off Guard By Self-Driving Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Allstate is bracing for self-driving cars to upend its most lucrative business.  The insurance giant earns nearly two-thirds&nb...

This Fake Town Exists Solely To Test Driverless Cars

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

This might be the coolest car lab in the country. Mcity, an urbanized test ground for driverless cars, opened on Monday at the University of Michigan...

Uber: When Big Data Threatens Local Democracy

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Big data is threatening to crush local democracy across the country -- and if it succeeds, it may distort local transit and infrastructure development for decades to come.

Driverless cars will reshape the economy, but these three hurdles will make it a slow process

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

In the past decade, the idea of cars driving themselves has quickly gone from sci-fi dream to impending reality.

Distracted Driving: Killer of a Problem

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Jay Winsten

There will be continued carnage on our roadways, unless we succeed at promoting a social norm that stigmatizes distracted driving. State and local laws can't solve this problem alone, but they have a key role to play.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Replace Taxi Drivers, But That's Just the Beginning

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.

Is Sprawl the Answer or the Enemy? Housing Affordability and Demographic Changes

Jack Skelley | Posted 06.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Rents are higher in Los Angeles than in any other major U.S. city, according to several recent studies. There is wide agreement that the city is facing a huge affordability crisis. But far less consensus on the solutions.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Google Is Putting Its New Self-Driving Cars On The Road | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology

Google’s self-driving cars are hitting the road. The tech giant said Friday it plans to start testing its small, egg-like prototypes on the stree...

4 Self-Driving Cars Crashed In The Last 9 Months

AP | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the state of California have gotten into accidents since September, wh...

Jenny Che

Here Comes A Self-Driving 18-Wheeler Truck | Jenny Che | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business

The rig can drive itself for portions of long hauls, potentially reducing the likelihood of crashes by tired drivers.

Upcoming BMW Lets You Stand Outside Car While Parking It

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

This could make life easier for anyone who can't parallel park.

The Future Of Driving, In One Provocative Chart

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business

Elon Musk would probably agree.

Some Teslas Will Be Able To Drive Themselves In Just 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business

Look, ma! No hands!

Top 5 Takeaways for the Connected Car

Catherine McCullough | Posted 04.29.2015 | DC
Catherine McCullough

It's happened -- the connected car has been discovered. At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month journalists, policymakers, and industry members alike buzzed over the advanced automotive technologies that connect drivers to the road by more than just their hands to the steering wheel.

Uber Is Researching Driverless Cars

AP | Posted 04.05.2015 | Technology

Ride-sharing service Uber is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University on a Pittsburgh research lab they say could lead to the development of driverless cars.

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford. The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partn...

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

Elon Musk: We'll Have Driverless Cars By 2023

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

So, don't fall asleep at the wheel just yet.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Why Tesla Didn't Release A Fully Driverless Car | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

The world wasn't ready for a driverless car. And neither was Tesla. CEO Elon Musk disappointed some people -- at least on Wall Street -- on Thursda...

The Minimum Viable Robot

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 08.07.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. This week's epis...

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be i...

Congress Breaks Everything -- Even Technology

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Leave it to Congress to take something so cool, something so advanced, and ruin it in a moments notice. If they can't even get a driver-less car right, how do expect them to deal with energy and job creation?