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 Amanda Drago

Self-Driving Cars Won’t Avoid Most Crashes

Self-Driving Cars Won’t Avoid Most Crashes

While excitement has been gradually growing in anticipation of self-driving cars’ debut, you may be disappointed to learn that these vehicles won’t necessarily make roads much safer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that self-driving cars may still be unable to avoid an astounding two-thirds of vehicle crashes. Innovative and Efficient: Mitsubishi Outlander […]

 Aaron DiManna

Hey, Let’s All Go Easy on Self-Driving Cars

Hey, Let’s All Go Easy on Self-Driving Cars

I’m not paranoid, but think it might benefit us all to take it easy on self-driving vehicles, especially since they seem to be getting smarter by the day.

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Congress Thinks Self-Driving Cars are Scary

Congress Thinks Self-Driving Cars are Scary

Hearings in the House of Representatives are dominating the spotlight, but one in the Senate this month could have repercussions across the automotive industry. We’re talking about last Wednesday’s Commerce Committee hearing about autonomous cars. Be A Safer Driver: Don’t let winter driving myths hold you back Senators from both parties decried the lack of […]

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What Kind of Personality Do We Want Self-Driving Cars to Have?

What Kind of Personality Do We Want Self-Driving Cars to Have?

Most of us want to drive a car with personality. But when you’re riding in an autonomous vehicle, your car’s personality is more than just an aesthetic — it dictates the way it behaves on the road. Just as human drivers have personalities, AI can be programmed to display certain personality traits and temperament quirks […]

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Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

When you think about self-driving cars, what comes to mind? Do you ever wonder if they are truly safe to be on the road with other vehicles driven by humans? Back in 2018, an Uber self-driving car killed a pedestrian, and this event has led to many questioning the safety of these autonomous vehicles. In […]

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Report: Women Don’t Trust Self-Driving Cars

Report: Women Don’t Trust Self-Driving Cars

Whether you believe it or not, women and men are different in a lot of ways. We could get into fights about the existence of a gender pay gap, but thanks to AAA, the MIT Age Lab, and Axios, one gap we don’t have to debate is which gender doesn’t trust autonomous vehicles. New Tech You Can Drive: Learn […]

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Here’s How Google is Using Video Games to Teach Self-Driving Cars

Here’s How Google is Using Video Games to Teach Self-Driving Cars

Much like biological brains, artificially intelligent neural networks need training to learn their tasks. Google’s AI projects, DeepMind and Waymo, are no exception — and the tech giant has come up with an innovative way to teach its neural networks how to drive. So, what’s an easy, accessible, and intuitive way to teach these machines? […]

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Waymo and Uber’s Self-Driving Cars are Getting Bullied

Waymo and Uber’s Self-Driving Cars are Getting Bullied

According to corporate giants Waymo and Uber, driverless cars are catching heat from drivers and pedestrians alike. Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber’s self-driving car unit, said that the vehicle-mounted cameras captured the bad behavior. Check Out: The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Rudeness on the road Commonly, self-driving cars are subject to rude gestures and words from […]

 Caleb Cook

5 Recent Books About Self-Driving Cars

5 Recent Books About Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicle technology continues to advance rapidly, but there’s still a lot of confusion about how immediate its impact will be, how safe the technology is, and how much it will disrupt life as we know it. These five recent titles provide a variety of perspectives to help readers understand the technology, ethics, and ramifications […]

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Self-Driving Cars Could Increase Traffic Instead of Reducing It

Self-Driving Cars Could Increase Traffic Instead of Reducing It

Automated vehicles (AVs) promise consumers some unique luxuries that conventional vehicles just can’t provide. Since fully-autonomous vehicles won’t need human drivers, it’ll give consumers more opportunities to relax and get work done while on the road. For example, commuters can catch up on emails or call personal contacts to minimize the tasks they must complete once […]

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Rainy Weather Confounds Self-Driving Cars in Michigan State Study

Rainy Weather Confounds Self-Driving Cars in Michigan State Study

Recent Michigan-based research shows that self-driving cars have a long way to go before they can safely handle nasty weather conditions. Autonomous vehicles have managed to operate effectively (with some notable exceptions) in the sunny Southwest. But they haven’t fared so well in testing at Michigan State University, where the weather tends to be much […]

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Merging: The Latest Challenge for Self-Driving Cars

Merging: The Latest Challenge for Self-Driving Cars

If you were to ask a group of motorists what their least favorite part about driving was, “merging” would probably rank high on their list. Apparently, self-driving cars think merging is tricky, as well.  The challenge of merging When a human driver merges their vehicle onto the highway, they have to navigate the “person-to-person ballet” […]

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Will All Self-Driving Cars React to Police This Way?

Will All Self-Driving Cars React to Police This Way?

As self-driving cars advance in sophistication, a lot of questions come up. Foremost in the public’s mind is undoubtedly worst-case scenarios like those in the Moral Machine experiment. However, there are more mundane, everyday questions to consider, like what a self-driving car will do when an emergency vehicle comes by. Well, now we have one […]

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Study: Most People Think Self-Driving Cars Are Here, Totally Safe

Study: Most People Think Self-Driving Cars Are Here, Totally Safe

So, according to a new study, apparently 71 percent of people globally think that you can buy a self-driving vehicle right now. A tenth of the people in the study also would totally be cool with having a nap while letting these systems take over. Wide Awake: Engage with your drive in the 2018 Chevy […]

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Complexities of Determining How Self-Driving Cars Impact Disability Mobility

Complexities of Determining How Self-Driving Cars Impact Disability Mobility

While autonomous vehicle technology is still in the early stages of development, people around the globe are already imagining how convenient self-driving cars will be. Many people imagine the simplicity and ease of allowing a car to take over driving while they watch a movie. Although self-driving cars will make daily commutes more convenient and […]

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GPR Military Tech Could Help Self-Driving Cars Better Navigate Snowy Roads

GPR Military Tech Could Help Self-Driving Cars Better Navigate Snowy Roads

Many autonomous vehicles use a combination of HD map, GPS, and a sensor to detect their surroundings. However, some companies are experimenting with a more advanced radar technology that would enhance AV performance on snowy roads. New startup WaveSense is applying ground-penetrating radar to self-driving cars. MIT Lincoln Laboratory originally developed this technology for the purpose […]

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Talking Self-Driving Cars Roam in Texas

Talking Self-Driving Cars Roam in Texas

When you learned to drive a car, you learnt the basics like how to turn safely and how to interpret road signs. As you really got experience on the road, you picked up how to talk behind the wheel. Whether by flashing headlights, giving a wave, or thrusting a solitary finger, you now can speak […]

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IIHS Study Reminds Us Self-Driving Cars Are Way Off, Current Systems Not Great Either

IIHS Study Reminds Us Self-Driving Cars Are Way Off, Current Systems Not Great Either

Sometimes, we as a people get way ahead of ourselves, and that gets us in trouble. The big way that we in the car industry do so is with self-driving cars. Really, we should get a reminder when we check our calendars in the morning: the time is 10 a.m.; don’t forget your daughter has […]

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