for Driverless Cars
In a side panel removed from the conference’s primary keynotes, transportation experts laid out a very different vision for the future of mobility, expressing confidence that—at least in urban centers—a shift towards efficient, autonomous, electric vehicles is a matter of when, not if.
Uber seems to be avoiding compliance with laws for driverless vehicles in order to make a statement to California, and any other state that should follow its example with what the ride-hailing service believes are onerous laws.
Avery Ash, Director of Federal Relations for the American Automobile Association, speaks to The Fuse about the safety benefits of driverless cars, and the importance of avoiding a messy patchwork of overlapping state-by-state regulations that would stymie innovation in the transportation sector.
These collaborations also help set the stage for the giant leap from research to deployment of driverless cars by addressing two critical issues, either of which could have become significant roadblocks for Google’s driverless aspirations.
As with every major technological transition, driverless cars will result in winners and losers. Here are seven of the biggest challenges as the technology moves forward.
Telsa’s early-adopter customers are willing, even enthusiastic about Autopilot. But, should untrained, non-professional drivers be relied upon to be ready when Tesla’s autopilot needs to return control to the human driver?
MIT's recent projection of an intersection without traffic lights has captured the public's imagination. In an exclusive interview, we discuss "slot-based intersections" with the concept's principal architect.
For automakers, increasing public familiarity with semi-autonomous driving technology may be the best way to help consumers overcome initial fears around driverless cars.
Semi-autonomous driving features like advanced cruise control can impact vehicle efficiency by up to 10 percent, but current regulations don't test for these technologies.
In the U.S. alone, vehicular accidents have killed more than 32,000 people annually for the past five years for which data is available. That’s as if five 737 jets crashed every week. It is more than double the number of people who have died worldwide in the recent Ebola epidemic.