Research shows people generally approve of cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers to save others, but aren’t so keen on riding in such vehicles themselves.
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Although they think it’s 'more moral,’ most people would not buy a driverless car programmed to make choices for the greater good.
Humans are still better than machines at driving in extreme weather conditions, for now.
Driverless cars are the technology of the future, but unless they learn how to drive in rain and snow, they will be a technology that lets us down when we need it the most.
Who is the “driver” here?
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Can software really be considered the "driver" of an autonomous vehicle? This is one question that needs to be resolved before driveless cars can hit the roads.
Why driverless cars won't let us take our eyes off the road just yet.
Self-driving cars are way more energy efficient than your average vehicle – but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll reduce carbon emissions.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.
Are today’s drivers yesterday’s horses?
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Five million people work in the U.S. transportation sector. It's unclear where they'll end up as driverless technology takes off.
Transport innovation needs to move with the times.
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Driverless cars and the use of drones are just two things the Innovation Statement should address.
The freeway presents a unique problem for the advance of autonomous vehicles.
Self-driving cars may not be the solution to all our transport woes. Better to focus on public transport.
Tesla has already gone beyond demonstrating its self-driving car to having such a vehicle travel across the United States.
Unlike a driver, the way a self-driving car responds to emergencies is programmed –decided in advance. We need to sort out the legal questions of responsibility this raises, and soon.
This is her first car, and it may be the last one she owns.
Automated vehicles are set to shake up the business model of the automotive industry, resulting in less people owning cars and many more sharing instead.
The first driverless car tests are set to commence in South Australia this year.
Trials of autonomous vehicles are set to kick off in Australia this year. So how far down the road to driverless cars are we today?
Programming cars to make ethical decisions like humans poses problems.
New technology such as Bitcoin provides a 21st challenge for government regulators.
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Keep your eyes on the road.
Driverless cars might require just as much driving as those we already use.
Don’t do away with that human driver at the wheel.
Experts in the field of human factors – how people interact with machines – warn that "self-driving" cars need to be more of a cooperative effort between human driver and tech than the hype would suggest.
The advent of autonomous cars may mean the end of the traffic ticket.
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The dawn of self-driving vehicles will likely lead to the sunset of the modern police force as rule-abiding cars eliminate the need for traffic enforcement.
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Look, no hands.
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