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Autonomous cars : Consumer excitement soars despite barriers

June 12th, 2019 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

  Consumers believe autonomous cars will take on a larger role in their daily lives, going beyond the act of driving to also have autonomy in running errands and completing chores. Consumer preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next five years. While only 25% of consumers would prefer to […]



China just held a car race without any drivers

June 6th, 2019 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Driverless cars compete during the 3rd World Intelligent Driving Challenge in Tianjin. China’s annual driving challenge attracts dozens of hopefuls. China’s road to mastering driverless-car technology is bumpy and full of surprises — literally. Just ask those attending the country’s top autonomous-vehicle race . In hot and windy conditions this week in the eastern city […]



What’s the piece-of-the-pie for driverless cars in the $2 trillion infrastructure plan?

June 5th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Potholes and roadway decay, it’s messy and dangerous, among other infrastructure crumblings. There are emerging discussions that perhaps Congress and the White House might agree to a rather significant spend on America’s infrastructure. Some say it could be on the order of $2 trillion potentially allocated. Whether or not you favor such an expenditure, most […]



Fleets of driverless cars could smoothen traffic by at least 35%

June 5th, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Driverless cars that are networked and in constant communication on the road could improve the flow of traffic by at least 35%. The findings were reported by researchers at the University of Cambridge who programmed miniature robotic cars to drive on a multi-lane track where various traffic obstructions occurred. Each tiny robotic car was fitted […]



How electric and driverless vehicles will change building design

May 19th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  The world’s first affordable automobile had a dramatic impact on residential design. On October 1, 1908, the first Model T Ford was built in Detroit. Unlike horses, most people could afford to have their own private car and keep it at their home. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford built some 15 million Model T […]



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