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Driverless Cars

What happens when humans regain control of driverless vehicles

Adi Gaskell | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

As the technological side of driverless technology has become more powerful, we have increasingly turned to more philosophical questions around the te...

Are people getting unrealistic expectations of driverless technology?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

As with so many new technologies, driverless vehicles have been accompanied by an awful lot of hype, both around what they will be capable of doing, h...

A Roadmap For Robotics

Adi Gaskell | Posted 11.28.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Robotics as an industry has been around for approximately 50 years now, but it's perhaps fair to say that the last few of these have seen a tremendous...

Anheuser-Busch Delivers A Bunch Of Beer In A Self-Driving Truck

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business

There’s a lot of human error in beer. Your buddy’s home brew is never as good as he says it is. The market is awash with bad beer choices. And for...

Elon Musk Says Journalists, Not Robot Cars, Kill?

Jamie Court | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology
Jamie Court

Instead of apologizing, Musk just doubled down with comments on a conference call late-Wednesday, when announcing software for all his new Teslas that will immediately automate them, essentially turning them into a robot car for a $5,000 to $8,000 fee.

The Promise of AI

Adi Gaskell | Posted 10.20.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

AI and robotics has progressed at a tremendous rate in the past few years, and this progression has led to a number of doom-laden proclamations about its potential impact on jobs, with academics and government lending their voice to the potential downside to AI.

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.

Morality Does Not Have a Reset Point

Shayne Looper | Posted 10.17.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

According to geologists, earth's tectonic plates are in constant flux. The seven major plates (and many minor ones) move in relation to each other. This movement has in pre-history had a significant effect on the current arrangement of the continents.

The 1900 World's Fair Helped Shape How We Talk About Tech Today

Arthur Molella | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Arthur Molella

A century ago, touring the Paris world's fair, Henry Adams was extraordinarily prescient in predicting our current debate about ethics and technology.

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...

The Myth Of Moral Ambiguity In Autonomous Cars

Brian Hughes | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Brian Hughes

When most vehicle manufacturers expect autonomous cars to be on the market by 2019 ― with more than 10 million on roads in 2020 ― one would expect people to start considering the various issues driverless cars create.

Driver Killed While Using Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ Feature

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology

Safety regulators in the United States are investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S that was using an "Autopilot" feature, Tesla Motors a...

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...

Retelling Urban Mobility - South to North

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Jens Martin Skibsted

Cities are important because that's where the majority of the world's population lives and an even bigger share of the global economy resides. How peo...

We're Scared of Driverless Cars -- And Someday We'll Feel Silly About It

NerdWallet | Posted 06.20.2016 | Technology

By Alex Glenn Driverless cars aren't yet available to the masses, but that day isn't far off. Sounds exciting? Maybe not yet. A recent survey from t...

Toyota Is Developing Cars That Can Anticipate Accidents And Avoid Them

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 06.20.2016 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is targeting developing in the next five years driver assistance systems that integrate artificial intelligence (A...

This Super-Smart Bus Drives Itself

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology

One day, your bus to work will know when you have time for coffee and when you don't -- or so IBM and Local Motors would have you believe. The two com...

Google's Self-Driving Cars Will Honk At You If You're Not Paying Attention

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

Google's self-driving cars are getting smarter. Prototype vehicles are now able to recognize when honks are appropriate and even modulate how they use...

The Biggest Beneficiary Of Ride-Hailing Services Might Be Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business

It's easy to think of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft as being in competition with public transportation. But they could actually end up caus...

Asleep at the Wheel: Drowsy Driving as a Public Health Crisis

Richard Knox | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard Knox

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says there were more than 72,000 documented accidents involving drowsy drivers between 2009 and 2013. But that's just from official police reports, so experts say it's a gross under-estimate.

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...

The World's First Self-Driving Taxi Fleet Is Prepping For A Test Drive

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business

The car of the future may well be driverless, wearing a pink mustache and arriving sooner than anyone expected. An executive at the transportation com...

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...

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...