Perhaps the biggest barrier to wide-spread adoption to Driverless Cars and AV’s is legislation. The considerations to made when adapting legislation, including tax revenues, are monumental compared to the current state.
Robots and humans
By Joann Muller 1 big thing: When robots and human drivers collide Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios Self-driving cars won’t be here anytime soon, which means partially automated vehicles will have to coexist with traditional cars for many years. That could get expensive. The big picture: New cars are safer than ever thanks to crash avoidance technologies like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. But all the safety gizmos in the world can’t prevent other, less-equipped cars from crashing into...read more
11 companies propose guiding principles for self-driving vehicles
KYLE [email protected]_L_WIGGERS JULY 2, 2019 7:00 AM This morning, a coalition of 11 companies — Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Here, Infineon, Intel, and Volkswagen — published a whitepaper (“Safety First For Automated Driving”) describing a framework for the development, testing, and validation of “safe” autonomous vehicles. The members claim it’s the broadest representation across the industry to date, and they say that the report — which runs 146 pages — is the largest to offer “clear traceability”...read more
People must retain control of autonomous vehicles
This article original submitted on nature.com PDF version Driverless vehicles are being tested on public roads in a number of countries.Credit: Prostock/Getty Last month, for the first time, a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving a self-driving car. A sports-utility vehicle controlled by an autonomous algorithm hit a woman who was crossing the road in Tempe, Arizona. The safety driver inside the vehicle was unable to prevent the crash. Although such accidents are rare, their incidence could rise as more vehicles that are capable of...read more
Could data privacy concerns spoil China’s autonomous vehicle ambitions?
This article original posted on technode.com The race to develop autonomous vehicles is on. But how soon will self-driving cars actually become available? A motley crew of companies have joined in the race to find out, ranging from traditional auto manufacturing giants to small software startups. Perhaps the most interesting entrants are Chinese tech companies and auto manufacturers such as Baidu, Didi, BYD, and Tencent. These companies are not only planning to compete in the Chinese market but are using the transition to autonomous and...read more
Data collection and security flaws will challenge autonomous carmakers
This article original posted on venturebeat.com Autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. As car companies continue to partner with tech and ride-hailing firms in order to innovate more quickly and effectively, questions are arising about the future of privacy in the age of driverless cars. The biggest players in the automotive industry seem to have downplayed the fact that innovation and convenience will come at a price. In this case, the price will almost certainly entail a loss of consumer privacy. While key representatives from...read more
Who Will Finish First in the Race for Autonomous Vehicles?
This article original posted on fticonsulting.com When we think of cities of the future, self-driving cars or Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are zipping around “smart” infrastructure, reducing traffic and urban sprawl and increasing efficiency. That vision isn’t that far off. But unlike other futuristic technologies, such as Virtual Reality or Artificial Intelligence, the projected $1.5 trillion AV industry faces incredibly complex regulatory environments that challenge stakeholders around the world in both public and private spheres....read more
HOW AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES WILL FOREVER CHANGE HOW WE BUY, OWN, AND INSURE CARS
This article original posted on digitaltrends.com There are plenty of stories about the work being done to develop a truly autonomous car. For the most part, we focus on the technology – the radar, the cameras, and the software that will pull it all together. There’s no doubt that the result will be life-changing, not only for those who can’t drive a conventional car but for all of us. But the shock waves of this disruptive technology will shake the world in more ways than one, and the technical work moving forward at automakers today has the...read more
Humans and Autonomous Cars Need Time to Adapt to Each Other
This article original posted on the drive.com “Currently, only about one-fifth of drivers say they would buy an autonomous car as soon as one is available and fewer than one-third say they would be comfortable riding in one.” That’s according to a new statement by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), who on February 3 issued its first “Spotlight” covering autonomous vehicles, titled Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers: Traffic Safety Issues for States. The report examines self-driving...read more
The big question about driverless cars no one seems able to answer
This article is original posted on washingtonpost.com Wow. A lot of you guys had some very passionate responses to last week’s news that the federal government had recognized Google’s software, not the human passenger, as the “driver” in its self-driving cars. There was one, big theme running through many of your comments. See if you can identify it: So does the software have to get a driver’s license and insurance? –ikeaboy So if I get drunk, get into my Googlemobile and crash into someone the software is going...read more
When Will Self-Driving Cars Really Arrive?
Original article can be read at autoguide.com Does the self-driving car have a realistic due date? Many automakers and industry analysts are pegging autonomous cars to hit the mass market within a decade, but their predictions are often inconsistent with each other. It’s the self-driving dream of the future: you take your hands off the wheel during heavy traffic or a boring highway drive and get on your mobile phone or tablet. Maybe you’re about to get a head start on some work or message your friends. While you do that, your car manages the...read more