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Self Driving Cars

Google's Self-Driving Cars Just Cleared A Major Roadblock

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could b...

Why Technology in Our Society Still Requires the Human Empathy Component

Olivier Dumon | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Self-driving cars are a hot topic. There are some promising opportunities for exciting new industries in the next decade. But as with anything else, this type of AI sans the human components of reason, empathy and plain common sense, bear some consideration.

Man Summons Tesla Via Apple Watch, Makes Your Car Look Like A Fossil

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology

The Tesla Model S is a $75,000 vehicle with at least one really cool perk: It can kind of drive itself. A $2,500 "autopilot" package...

These 6 Technologies Will Define 2016

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, networks, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The convergence of these technologies is making amazing things possible.

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...

Ford Is Expanding Its Fleet Of Driverless Cars

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology

Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to triple to 30 the size of its fleet of self-driving test cars as part of an effort to accelerate autonomous veh...

6 Tech Trends to Watch -- or Ignore -- in 2016

Steven Hill | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Steven Hill

A battle royal is looming for June 2016 in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. The combatants? Uber versus its drivers.

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...

Digital Trends for 2016

Barry Whyte | Posted 12.31.2015 | Technology
Barry Whyte

Lists: I love them. Especially at this time of year. So here is one of the many lists I've written in anticipation of 2016. This one is for when a client asks me, "what's going to happen in digital?". Steal liberally!

Drones, the Robot Revolution and a Star Wars Society

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Amy Dardashtian

Our strictly controlled airspace will soon become a society in the sky. Much like Star Wars, there is already a battle between the good and the evil, as the feds and the states try to police and regulate drones.

Google Will Team Up With Ford To Build Self-Driving Cars: Report

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

Google is said to be in talks with automaker Ford Motor Co to help build the Internet search company's autonomous cars, Automotive News reported, cit...

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Come to the Road: Rule of Law

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Autonomous vehicles will arrive only after the technology is robust and the rule of law is ready. Computer code will stand with legal code. In the future, they may even blend together. The prospect is as plausible as self-driving cars, and it is as exhilarating an idea as any idea can be.

California Says Self-Driving Cars Still Require Human Drivers

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology

California, the largest car market in the United States, issued draft rules on Wednesday for self-driving cars, requiring a licensed driver inside th...

Another Tech Giant Is Getting Into The Self-Driving Car Game

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.09.2015 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics says it will set up a team to develop an auto components business focusing on autonomous driving techn...

Self-Driving Cars May Be Coming Sooner Than You Thought

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging techn...

We Should Absolutely Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Let the robots drive. I'd rather have a slow robot in front of me, a slow robot behind me, and a nearly 100 percent chance of avoiding any sort of accident. Give the Google Cars (and others) the keys. The sooner the better.

Even Google Is Waiting On The DMV

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many...

Cop Stops Self-Driving Car, Finds There's No One To Ticket

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.14.2015 | Weird News

A police officer near Google's Mountain View, California, headquarters pulled over a car Thursday for driving too slowly, only to find no one in the ...

Self-Driving Trucks Will Actually Be Great For Truckers, For Now

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business

Could autonomous trucks one day replace drivers on long-distance hauls? That's the question the trucking industry is trying to answer. For now, it see...

Toyota Makes Major Investment In Artificial Intelligence

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and ro...

How Close are We to a Real Self-Driving Car?

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Over the past few years, we've all heard a lot of buzz about the trend toward "self-driving" cars. Today, every major car manufacturer is developing one; the same is also true for several leading technology companies.

This DeLorean Doesn't Fly, But It Does Drive Itself

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

While it's no time machine, this self-driving electric DeLorean is one of the cleverest "Back to the Future" homages we've ever seen. On Tuesday,...

Car Wars: Will the Phantom Menace Win or Does the Empire Strike Back?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

The auto industry is on a collision course with the forces of digital disruption. You may think you have seen this movie before. Consider five forces of change that may well constitute the phantom menace in the Car Wars saga.

Google Cars Becoming Safer: Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Humans, sadly, are far harder to program or improve because our systems are not software. Let's admit it. The data continue to mount. Let the robots drive, please, and help more of us arrive alive.

Meet The Man In The Front Seat Of Google's Driverless Car

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Fresh out of college, Brian Torcellini dreamed about getting a job writing about surfing. Instead, he wound up in ...