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Uber Goes To Court To Defend Its Robot Cars As Above The Law, Not Needing License

Jamie Court | Posted 12.17.2016 | Technology
Jamie Court

Uber is hearing Tommy Petty. It won't back down in its dispute with the California Department of Motor Vehicles over putting its robot cars on Califor...

In the Move to Robot Vehicles, the Enemy Is Us

Carl Nettleton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Carl Nettleton

Driving on today's roadways jammed with automobiles, it is easy to understand the challenges of integrating automated vehicles into the flow of traffi...

Robotic Driving: OK With You?

Jay Winsten | Posted 05.08.2016 | Technology
Jay Winsten

Ten years from now, the world will be smack in the middle of a historic transition in the relationship between car and driver, as robotic operating systems increasingly take charge of monitoring the roadway, executing lane changes, controlling steering and braking, sharing data with nearby vehicles and surrounding infrastructure, and -- above all -- avoiding crashes.

Elon Musk Says Human-Driven Cars Could Become Illegal

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business

Self-driving cars might be a novelty today. But in the not-too-distant future, they could become common. Eventually, autonomous cars might prove t...

The Driverless Car -- And the End of Road Rage?

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

The idea of driverless cars may seem like a sci-fi fantasy now, but they are already being tested and driven. And they work, so it's already a matter of time before they begin appearing on our roads. But what about road rage?

Will Robot Cars Get Stuck in Policy Traffic?

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

Even after the considerable technological development is complete, it is unlikely that any of us will be jumping into our robotic roadster anytime soon. The technological barriers are likely to pale in contrast to the policy, market, and consumer challenges to the driverless car.