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Self Driving Cars

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...

Move Over, Humans: Robocars Are Coming

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The real risks for robotic cars are the hazards that unpredictable humans create. That is why we will need to get humans out of the drivers' seats.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.

The Cognitive Consequence of Self-Driving Cars

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Craig Fitzgerald

For the moment, we're still steering and braking, but we've gone far down the road to self-driving cars. A vast majority of the technology to enable at least some form of autonomous driving is either two years away from introduction, or already here. It's a matter of time, and the cognitive price we're going to pay for it is catastrophic.

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be i...

Drive Me

Hod Lipson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Technology
Hod Lipson

Driverless cars are inevitable and will offer us tremendous benefits. But like the erosion of dinnertime to the smartphone, I fear that the loss of chauffeuring intimacy to a robot will be yet another nail in the coffin of emotional connection.

Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Gotten Good At Not Hitting Jaywalkers

AP | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challen...

By End of Decade, Your Car Will Be Your Chauffeur

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Preetam Kaushik

A good 33,780 people lost lives in the United States involved in road accidents in 2012. This statistics is only of those who died. What's probably no...

Cars, Death and the Road Ahead

Matthew Cooke | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Matthew Cooke

I love cars. The thrill, the power, the freedom and promise of an open road. I love Ayrton Senna and Mario Andretti and the great drivers. I love our ...

Proof That Computers Are Near-Perfect Drivers

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don't do drugs, get distracted,...

Huffington Magazine This Week: Caution: Driver Onboard

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Bianca Bosker investigates a fascinating new technology -- self-driving cars -- and the risks they may pose. She finds that engineers have dealt with the technological questions, producing efficient cars that can run capably on their own. The biggest danger, it turns out, is not the cars, but ourselves.

Huffington Issue 68: Self-Driving Cars, Distracted Walking And Bad Fall TV

Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology

This week in Huffington magazine, we take a spin in a self-driving car and discover that the biggest danger it poses has nothing to do with the car it...

Beyond Things: The Internet of Everything, Explained In Four Dimensions

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

By the end of 2013, we will create more new information every 10 minutes than we did in all of human history up to 2008 -- most of it rich media. Not only is the volume of data increasing exponentially, the data itself is becoming richer.

How Tesla Cars Are About To Get Even Crazier

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Electric car company Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Mus...

Bianca Bosker

We've Built Driverless Cars. Can We Build Their Drivers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swervin...

Make Way for the Real Smart Car

Puneet Mehta | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Puneet Mehta

Imagine a world your car finds out that you had a stressful day and plays uplifting music or prepares you for a challenging day by finding a pep talk.

Bianca Bosker

Government Regulator Wants Self-Driving Cars To Record Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

SAN DIEGO -- Top U.S. safety official Deborah Hersman wants to see Google’s self-driving cars do more than switch lanes and brake for red lights. Sh...

Driverless Cars Could Be Hacked By '14-Year-Old From Indonesia,' Senator Warns

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Driverless cars have been touted as an innovative way of making roads safer by reducing human error. Computers don't get behind the wheel while drunk,...

Self-Driving Cars by 2025

Jen Alic | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Jen Alic

Autonomous cars will give drivers the right to claim that they are not liable for traffic incidents, but determining who is liable will be a bit tricky. Responsibility will somehow have to be shared by the driver and the maker of the technology and the car.

Going Down The Road -- In A Car That Drives Itself

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Don Tapscott

Imagine your car taking you from your driveway at home to your office's parking lot without you having to touch the wheel. It would be commuter heaven.

Driverless Cars Will Become A Reality

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 11.25.2012 | San Francisco

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will...

Highway To Tomorrowland? California Approves Self-Driving Cars

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.30.2012 | San Francisco

In California, it's illegal to talk on a cell phone handset while driving your car. The reasoning is pretty simple: with one hand glued to your smartp...

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.

Self-Driving Cars Coming Our Way

Reuters | Ben Klayman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - It's been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving featur...

WATCH: Self-Driving Cars Coming To Our Streets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

The future has arrived. California state senators have voted 37-0 in support of a bill that would allow self-driving vehicles on California streets...