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A study on driverless car ethics offers a troubling look into our values

February 1st, 2019 at 1:34 am » Comments Off

  To figure out how autonomous vehicles should respond during potentially fatal collisions, a group of scientists set out to learn what decisions human drivers would make. The first time Azim Shariff met Iyad Rahwan—the first real time, after communicating with him by phone and e-mail—was in a driverless car. It was November, 2012, and […]



7 arguments against the autonomous-vehicle utopia

January 13th, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

All the ways the self-driving future won’t come to pass. Self-driving cars are coming. Tech giants such as Uber and Alphabet have bet on it, as have old-school car manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors. But even as Google’s sister company Waymo prepares to launch its self-driving-car service and automakers prototype vehicles with various […]



The very human problem blocking the path to self-driving cars

December 29th, 2018 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

  It was a game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo’s head of safety and driver assist technologies, was in a simulator, iPad in hand, swiping this way and that as the “car” drove itself, when he hear an alert telling him to take the […]



The autonomous car is the next entertainment frontier

December 29th, 2018 at 1:30 am » Comments Off

Self-driving cars are an inevitability and will unlock the potential for cars to transform beyond a simple means of transport. In the not too distant future, drivers will find themselves with a great deal of free time in-car. Rather than having to focus on driving, time can be spent on working, being entertained, or simply […]



People are attacking Waymo’s self-driving cars in Arizona by slashing tires and, in some cases, pulling guns on the safety drivers

December 14th, 2018 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

Waymo self-driving cars in Arizona have had their tires slashed, and some of the vehicles’ safety drivers have had guns pulled on them, the Arizona Republic reports. Twenty-one instances of people attacking Waymo cars have been recorded, according to the Arizona Republic, citing police reports. It’s a fraction of overall traffic incidents — but the […]



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