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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 […]

CANVAS Technology unveils world’s first completely autonomous self-driving cart

January 14th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous cars are still a long way away from replacing human drivers on the road. But make no mistake: Intelligent, highly adaptable self-driving robots are here — and CANVAS Technology is leading the way. CANVAS has been on our radar for a while. The Boulder-based robotics company launched in stealth mode more than two years […]

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 […]

This self-driving ‘hotel on wheels’ will take you to your destination in style

January 10th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The “Uber for everything” boom in tech has led to plenty of on-demand solutions for everyday life, but one problem we didn’t even know existed is apparently mobile hotel rooms. A new concept for a rolling room just won an award for its forward thinking, but will it ever become a reality? We have out […]

Teens trust driverless cars: Older folks, not so much

December 30th, 2018 at 3:51 am » Comments Off

A poll shows the plain truth: The youth of today is much more willing to get behind the wheel (but not use the wheel) of a driverless car than any other age group. In a poll featured on Statista and conducted by iAccenture and Harris Interactive of 21,000 respondents ages 14 and up, people were […]

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