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Bosch and Daimler Target San José for Autonomous Vehicle Program - Drone Below (blog)

The latest global trend amongst automakers is to put together their own autonomous vehicle program. Auto manufacturing giant Daimler recently announced its intent to introduce its own ride-hailing service, and it will use Mercedes-Benz S-Class models ...

Can Autonomous Cars Prevent Workplace Accidents? - Legal Examiner

While it is true that autonomous vehicles don't get angry, tired, frustrated, or impaired by alcohol or drugs, they are also not able to react to uncertain or vague circumstances with equal skill or precision of a human driver at full attention. Self ...

New legislation to expand automated vehicle laws - FOX43.com

The Automated Vehicle Coalition (AVC) hosted a press conference Tuesday to celebrate the passage of House Bill 1958. There are already self-driving cars, but someone has to be in those cars at all times. This new legislation allows driver-less crash ...

AI and Automation Will Replace Most Human Workers Because They Don't Have to Be Perfect—Just Better Than You - Newsweek

For example, in 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officially recognized “software” as a driver of self-driving cars, thereby putting the nation's 4.1 million paid motor vehicle operators—drivers of taxis, trucks, buses and Uber ...

Self-driving cars have lost appeal in Victoria since 2017: survey - iTWire

Thirty-seven percent of females and 28% of men wanted a 100% safety guarantee before agreeing to use a fully self-driving car. “When it comes to minimum acceptable safety, a significant proportion of people have unrealistic, unachievable expectations, ...

Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech - Business Insider

But delays, reported development issues, and a fatal crash have raised questions about the near-term potential of self-driving vehicles. Google spin-off Waymo and General Motors-backed Cruise are seen as the current leaders in the autonomous driving ...

Promises on wait times, cannabis and self driving vehicles included in throne speech - CTV News

The Pallister government's 2018 speech from the throne includes promises on wait times, drunk driving, cannabis and self-driving vehicles. In health care, the province says it will bring forward a plan to reduce wait times for joint replacements ...

Tim Cook on respect, dignity, and self-driving cars - iMore (press release) (blog)

CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks to Apple's CEO Tim Cook about his decision to come out as gay, the empathy that's given him towards minority groups, his beliefs on dignity and respect for all people, how he sees his legacy, Jeff Bezos and Laurene ...

New legislation puts motor insurers in the driver's seat of autonomous cars - Fintech Futures (blog)

With driverless cars expected to become common on Britain's roads, the next few years will be transformative for the motor insurance industry, which faces both challenges and opportunities in making sure its products support new technology and meet ...

Self-driving cars could boost the sex industry - Police Professional

The study titled “Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism”, published in the Annals of Tourism Research states: “While SCAVs [shared, connected autonomous vehicles] will likely be monitored to deter passengers having sex or using drugs in ...

Report: Uber self-driving team was preparing for CEO demo before fatal crash - Ars Technica

We've known since May that serious flaws in Uber's self-driving software contributed to the fatal crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona, back in March. For example, Uber had disabled emergency braking on its vehicles to make ...

Mapper is Using Uber-Precise Road Scanners to Help Develop Autonomous Cars for the Future - The Drive

San Francisco-based company Mapper is another startup looking to work in the development of self-driving cars. Unlike Waymo or Drive.ai, Mapper isn't creating semi-autonomous vehicles of its own. Instead, the company focuses on gathering map data that ...

More People Will Have Sex In Self-Driving Cars - CarBuzz

According to a paper published in the Annals of Tourism Research, more people are likely to have sex in self-driving cars due to the relative privacy of a car and the fact that drivers obviously won't need to keep their eyes on the road or their hands ...

The Self-driving Car Market in Europe (2018-2024): A $38.51 Billion Opportunity with Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Volvo ... - The Auto Channel (press release)

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Europe Self-driving Car Market (2018-2024)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. It is expected that the self-driving car would reduce car crash by 90%. The Europe self-driving car market is ...

Here's Which Self-Driving Test Cars Crash Most Frequently In California - Forbes

According to a report compiled by Allianz Global Assistance, only 52 percent of Americans say they're confident that autonomous driving technology will develop safely enough to consider trading their conventional vehicles for self-driving ones. General ...

Self-driving cars can be commandeered by both hackers and police - KnowTechie

As the years go by, cars are becoming really smart, and also more connected to the internet than ever before. This can lead to horrific scenarios, such as having hackers remotely taking the control of vehicles, but these scenarios can also be positive ...

The Biggest Design Questions Facing (Partially) Self-Driving Cars - Forbes

Until advanced technology that enables full automation is available, semi-autonomous cars (known as L2 and L3) will require driving input from a human driver in situations that the software can't yet handle. Ironically, this simpler to develop software ...

New Study On Global Self-driving Cars Market 2025 Toyota, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Audi - Market Report News

Researchmoz added Most up-to-date research on “Global Self-driving Cars Market Insights, Forecast to 2025″ to its huge collection of research reports. This industry study presents the global Self-driving Cars market size, historical breakdown data ...

Global Self-driving Cars Market | By Product, Application, Manufacturer, Sales and Segmentation 2025 - Industry News Updates (press release) (blog)

Researchmoz added Most up-to-date research on “Global Self-driving Cars Market Insights, Forecast to 2025″ to its huge collection of research reports. This industry study presents the global Self-driving Cars market size, historical breakdown data ...

Survey suggests fall in driverless car interest - Smart Highways (press release)

EastLink says these results support its expectation that semi-automated driver assistance features will become commonplace before fully autonomous vehicles. The survey also found eight in ten motorists would travel as a passenger in a fully self ...

An autonomous car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

Junior, a robotic Volkswagen Passat, at Stanford University in October 2009.

An autonomous car (driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

Autonomous cars can detect surroundings using a variety of techniques such as radar, lidar, GPS, odometry, and computer vision. Advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage. Autonomous cars have control systems that are capable of analyzing sensory data to distinguish between different cars on the road, which is very useful in planning a path to the desired destination.

Some demonstrative systems, precursory to autonomous cars, date back to the 1920s and 30s. The first self-sufficient (and therefore, truly autonomous) cars appeared in the 1980s, with Carnegie Mellon University's Navlab and ALV projects in 1984 and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University Munich's Eureka Prometheus Project in 1987. Since then, numerous major companies and research organizations have developed working prototype autonomous vehicles.

Among the potential benefits of automated cars is a significant reduction of traffic accidents, and the resulting deaths and injuries, and related costs, including lower insurance costs; major increases in roadway capacity, with the potential to more than quadruple capacity, resulting in significantly less traffic congestion; enhance mobility for the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income citizens; relieve travelers from driving and navigation chores, freeing commuting hours with more time for leisure or work; less fuel consumption, producing less air pollution and a lower carbon footprint from road travel; significantly reduced parking space needs in cities, freeing space for other public and private uses; and facilitating or improving existing and new business models of mobility as a service, including carsharing, e-hailing, ride hailing services, real-time ridesharing, and other services of the sharing economy, all contributing to reduce car ownership.

Among the main obstacles and disadvantages due to a widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles, in addition to the technological challenges, are disputes concerning liability; the time period needed to turn an existing stock of vehicles from non-autonomous to autonomous; resistance by individuals to forfeit control of their cars; customer concern about the safety of driverless cars; implementation of legal framework and establishment of government regulations for self-driving cars; risk of loss of privacy and security concerns, such as hackers or terrorism; concerns about the resulting loss of driving-related jobs in the road transport industry; and risk of increased suburbanization as driving becomes faster and less onerous without proper public policies in place to avoid more urban sprawl.

Waymo's fully self-driving cars are here

Waymo, which started as the Google self-driving car project in 2009, is ready for the next phase. Starting now, Waymo's fully self-driving vehicles — the most ...

Volkswagen's self-driving car is a glimpse into future of transport | The Edge

Some of the world's largest carmakers see autonomous driving and the shared economy as potential game changers for the automotive industry.

Why Are Self-Driving Cars Taking So Long?

The first 200 viewers to sign up at https://www.brilliant.org/scishow will get 20% off their annual premium subscription and be supporting SciShow! Self-driving ...

Ford testing self-driving cars in Miami

Ford announced a new partnership with Walmart to test autonomous vehicles in Miami for delivery of everyday items. The automaker is also developing a ...

The state of self-driving cars: 2018

Autonomous cars are supposed to be right around the corner, right? Well, not exactly. Every year car companies flock to CES and the Detroit Auto Show to show ...

Self-Driving Cars - Everything You Need to Know

Self driving cars. Self-Driving Cars, Everything You Need to Know, FYI with Scotty Kilmer. Self driving Tesla cars. Self driving car fails. Will the future be ...