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Self Driving Cars

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...

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

Where Is Google Driving Us?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

This is the problem with turning society over to engineers. While they love efficiency, they are not great a uncertainty, failure or serendipity. And in many ways, those elements are the most interesting aspects of the texture of the human experience. And all of this is about to be lost.

Google's Self-Driving Car Almost Crashed Into Rival Car

Reuters | Paul Lienert | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call...

How Hackable Are Cars?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Quora

Like a lot of computer/software security discussions, there's "the realm of possibility" and then there's the real world.

Is Google at Risk of Being Remembered for the Worst Innovation Record in History?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In its relentless hunt for innovation, Google is a voracious acquirer of innovative companies. In the two years prior to 2014, it outspent its five closest rivals combined on acquisitions. Here, too, it has failed in dramatic ways.

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.

Self-Driving Cars and the Trolley Problem

Tanay Jaipuria | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Tanay Jaipuria

Can you imagine a world in which say Google or Apple places a value on each of our lives, which could be used at any moment of time to turn a car into us to save others? Would you be okay with that?

Self-Driving Trucks Are Going To Hit Us Like A Human-Driven Truck

Scott Santens | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

We are facing the decimation of entire small town economies, a disruption the likes of which we haven't seen since the construction of the interstate highway system itself bypassed entire towns. This time, it's different. This time, there's no need for entire towns to even exist at all.

Nissan Will Have Self-Driving Cars By 2020, CEO Says

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology

The CEO of Nissan Motor Co. says the automaker will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Google Is Putting Its New Self-Driving Cars On The Road

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Robotic Driving: OK With You?

Jay Winsten | Posted 05.11.2015 | 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.

Jenny Che

Here Comes A Self-Driving 18-Wheeler Truck

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

The Next Ten Years in Luxury Cars

Dieter Zetsche | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Dieter Zetsche

When I think of how the past relates to the future of the automobile I first think of this story. It is a wonderfully human illustration of how, beginning in the late 19th Century, the car provided a life-changing luxury: the ability to go where you want when you want.

The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the spirit of Lewis and Clark, the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, April 2, 2015 marked a significant milestone in history: A self-driving car successfully navigated its way across the United States

The Data Science Revolution

Eric Schmidt | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Eric Schmidt

In the next 10 years, we believe that computers will move beyond their current role as our assistants, and become our advisors. With their help, we'll grapple with and solve some of the toughest issues facing the world today.

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.

Tesla's Self-Driving Feature Leaves Insurers Idling As States Scramble

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business

Ready for the hurdles?

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...

5 Things You Need To Know About Self-Driving Cars

Larry Alton | Posted 03.12.2015 | Technology
Larry Alton

While there is a lot of hype and plenty of rumors surrounding the development of self-driving cars, much is worthless and merely fodder for speculative conversation. However, there are some facts the manufacturers and individuals close to the issue have revealed.

Is Self-Driving the Future?

Zoe Williams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Zoe Williams

The notion of driverless vehicles is an easy one to ridicule, but they might not be as futuristic and sci-fi as people think. We take a closer look to discover if self-driving cars really are the future for the world's highways.

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford. The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partn...