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Self Driving Cars

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...

Tesla CEO Touts Safety Of Self-Driving Cars

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology

Tesla Motors' semi-autonomous driving system, Autopilot, reduces the likelihood of getting in an accident by 50 percent, according to company CEO Elon...

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...

3 Reasons Why Self-Driving Cars Still Have A Long Way To Go

Matthew Crawt | Posted 04.07.2016 | Technology
Matthew Crawt

When I think about the concept of people using self-driving cars to get around someday, I think about a friend of mine who has limited mobility; his l...

Mass Terror, Autonomous Vehicles and The Internet of Everything

Harold Stark | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

The year is 2035. You wake up to the sound of an automated alarm from your smart house's artificial intelligence system. As you head towards the kitch...

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...

When Breaking the Rules Is Required

Lance Salyers | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Lance Salyers

Lead people who will break the rules at times as they focus on accomplishing something more important, or issue commands to automatons who will follow the rules no matter what. It's your choice.

Automatic Emergency Braking: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Deborah Hersman | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology
Deborah Hersman

Causality is important, but we must stop asking who or what is at fault and start asking what else we can do to save lives. These automakers' commitment marks the start of doing things differently.

Lyft, GM, Google to Congress: Hands-Off on Self-Driving Cars

GreenBiz Group | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
GreenBiz Group

By Lauren Hepler Technical difficulties are embarrassing — especially when you're supposed to be regulating high-tech companies. That was the situat...

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...

Google Is Pressing Feds To Get Driverless Cars On The Road

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car program will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to grant national auto safety...

Watch These Chairs Move Themselves Into Place

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.15.2016 | Technology

via GIPHY The last thing you need at work is to navigate an obstacle course of scattered chairs. Luckily, Nissan has unveiled an ingenious way t...

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 be...

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 lets you "summon"...

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 Fr...

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 vehi...

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 announced a ...

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, citi...

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 the...