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Enough Hand-Wringing and Kneejerk Blowback: Let's Rethink Metro's Ridership Slump, New Tax

John Mirisch | Posted 02.06.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The Metro Board now has a historic opportunity to fix Metro's ridership slump by providing real leadership for the benefit of all the residents in LA County; not surprisingly, it involves more -- much more -- than simply trying to get us all to pass another transportation tax.

UK Aims to Put Driverless Technology into the Fast Lane

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Driverless cars are undoubtedly big news, and the UK is aiming to ensure it stays at the forefront with the announcement of eight new projects receiving a total of £20 million in funding to develop various driverless technologies.

What The World Will Look Like Without Drivers

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

With driverless cars, no longer will families have to do interventions on 92-year-old Dad and wrest the driver's license out of his aging paw. People will remain independent until they can transfer lanes to that wide highway in the sky.

Apple Just Registered

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology

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Self-Driving Cars Crash Less Often Than Those With Human Drivers: Study

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel, a study released on F...

We're Getting Closer To Self-Driving Taxis

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean university is testing a sedan that can pick up and transport passengers without a human driver, giving a gl...

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...

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?

People Are Going to Have a Lot of Sex in Driverless Cars

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Technology

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Ben Guarino It's a truism: If you create a scenario in which two willing people share a space that...

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!