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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...

Elon Musk Wants To Fix Public Transportation

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a new idea he thinks could radically change public transportation. The billionaire tech mogul said Thursday that he’s devel...

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...

Tesla Suddenly Has A Huge New Competitor

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology


In a driverless future, what happens to today's drivers?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Leon Vanstone, University of Texas at Austin Self-driving cars are becoming a very real technology. The latest Tesla car has an autopilot feature. Th...

Microsoft And Amazon Have A Plan For Driverless Cars

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - and Microsoft are in talks to supply cloud computing to digital mapping business HERE, owned by a group of German car...

Herds of Bison and Endless Vacation: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

Roz Warren | Posted 03.31.2016 | Media
Roz Warren

Reading Magazines this week, I learned that...

Teens Don't Want Driverless Cars -- And That Might Be Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology

Cars of the future may drive themselves, but teenagers aren't excited to give up their keys. A full 72 percent of American high schoolers said they do...

This Should Make Uber Drivers Really Nervous

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber has sounded out car companies about placing a large order for self-driving cars, an auto industry sour...

Self-driving Cars and an Underappreciated Impact They Will Bring

Michael Seo | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology
Michael Seo

The momentum of self-driving cars on the road is accelerating with the question clearly becoming "when" not "if" the widespread use of self-driving cars will be allowed.

Observations From Below: Knight Rider's KITT

Bryan Dooley | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Pardon the pun, but transportation has always been a driving issue of the Disability Rights Movement and is one of our successes, as seen by all the transportation regulations mandated by the ADA, but we still need to band together and make sure we maintain and improve access to self-driving cars, as they improve.

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...