Artificial intelligence systems that can handle the pressure of high-speed auto racing could lead to driverless vehicles that can safely manage the morning commute.
Self-driving cars still perceive what’s going on very differently to how humans do.
Autonomous driving technology needs to be able to think and behave more like a human.
People with disabilities are concerned about breaking down or having accidents when alone in driverless cars.
With fine-tuning, the approach correctly balances the risks with the need to encourage innovation.
The autonomous vehicle revolution was, according to its proponents, meant to have transformed daily travel by now. But they underestimated the task of developing a safe, truly driverless vehicle.
Consumers need to be aware that none of the vehicles on the market today are actually self-driving — vehicles still require active supervision from a human driver.
Trials in US cities of self-driving taxis could have implications for road users around the world.
The promise of self-driving cars remains unfulfilled, as the technology still requires drivers to co-pilot the vehicles to avoid collisions.
Consumers are still unsure whether fully autonomous vehicles are safe and worth buying. Brands play an important role in influencing their decision.
Between driverless cars, autonomous weapons and AI-powered medical diagnostic tools, it seems there will be no shortage of ethically-complex situations involving AI in the future.
As self-driving cars increase in popularity, the question of legal liability remains. The driver, automobile manufacturer and software designers all have a role to play.
Despite what Elon Musk says, there are numerous challenges to overcome in creating completely self-driving cars that work in the real world.
Driverless cars create an opportunity for more inclusive design – so why aren’t more companies using it?
Pedestrians are wary of autonomous cars, but they trust traffic lights. Researchers suggest driverless cars could communicate directly with the signals to make their own actions more predictable.
Driverless vehicles rely heavily on sensors to navigate the world. They’re vulnerable to attack if bad actors trick them into ‘seeing’ things that aren’t there, potentially leading to deadly crashes.
After Theresa May passed the buck, her successor has put pragmatism first.
The sweeping introduction of driverless cars could see more vehicles on the road, driving longer distances. But smart planning could solve some of transit-associated environmental and social problems.
Self-driving vehicles that constantly roam the streets looking for passengers could overwhelm cities. But, if kept in check, these vehicles could be useful for improving urban transport.
Uber’s London licence has been a political football for several years, but that’s not really the point.