Florida Official Says State Is Courting Autonomous Tech Companies
Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that.
The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets.
Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.
Officials Hope Mcity's Opening Keeps Auto Jobs Entrenched
A fake city rising from the middle of a Midwestern college campus is more than a proving ground for autonomous and connected car technology expected to revolutionize American roads. It's a lynchpin in Michigan's strategy to stay economically relevant and prevent automotive technology jobs from being poached by Silicon Valley.
Focusing On Human-Caused Fender-Benders Misses The Point
Here we go again. Google reported Thursday another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. The crash occurred near the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters July 1.
Motorists Have Concerns About Self-Driving Cars, Says University of Michigan Survey
Self-driving cars might dominate the roadways of tomorrow, but American motorists aren't ready for them today. A survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers found drivers are concerned about riding autonomous vehicles and that they're not ready to relinquish control.
Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes
In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.
The trolley problem is a thought experiment that puts a person in a lose-lose situation and forces them to react. The same concept is being applied to autonomous vehicles to help determine how they should react in an accident.
Land Rover demonstrates new technology that allows the driver to operate a Range Rover Sport prototype remotely in order to tackle tricky terrain, exit a tight parking spot, or execute a three-point turn.
A recent study suggests that autonomous vehicles aren't accepted yet by about half of the public. While women are reticent about driverless due to fears about their safety, men worry more about losing the joy of being behind the wheel.