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.
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.
Google has pledged to release monthly reports on the status of its self-driving car program, and says these updates will include information on any accidents involving the vehicles. But the company won't release the actual accident reports.
Senators Want NHTSA to Put Autonomous Driving On Fast Track
In many circles, the prospect of autonomous and self-driving cars taking over American roads is greeted with enthusiasm. Among car enthusiasts, however, the idea of removing the driver from the driving often sounds like a soulless and grim transportation future.