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Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded startups and veteran automotive partners working incessantly to get miles under their belt, a subtle but influential enemy is jamming their wheels: public distrust. Based on recent studies, the general public doesn’t appear to be ready…
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14th August 2019 0

Slowing ourselves down: Autonomous cars speed up traffic, study shows

According to new research, a fleet of driverless cars working in unison can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35%. You might fancy yourself as a bit of racer, but researchers have found that the very fact that you’re human means you’re probably slowing down traffic. According to a study by the University of…
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10th June 2019 0

Essential Stats For Justifying And Comparing Self-Driving Cars To Humans At The Wheel

In speaking at various industry events, I am often asked about some of the various statistics frequently mentioned as a form of justification or rationale for the pursuit of autonomous driverless cars. At times, such stats are batted around, and it is hard to know where they came from, nor know whether they are reliable,…
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3rd June 2019 0

Self-Driving Cars – Run Into Reality

Self-driving cars once seemed poised to inaugurate a new era in transportation. But now, driverless cars are further away than most analysts thought. Why? What many had hoped would be a market worth trillions of dollars has hit a wall of technological, legal and public-perception obstacles. Ten years into the race to build self-driving cars,…
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23rd May 2019 0

Nothing to fear? How humans (and other intelligent animals) might ruin the autonomous vehicle utopia

Globally, road crashes kill 1.3 million people a year and injure nearly 50 million more. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been identified as a potential solution to this issue if they can learn to identify and avoid situations leading to crashes. Unlike human drivers, these vehicles won’t get tired, drive drunk, look at their phone, or…
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2nd May 2019 0

CarGurus’ 2nd annual autonomy survey finds people warming up to self-driving cars

People’s acceptance of the idea that cars will drive themselves is growing, but those who feel ready for autonomy are still a minority. We may not be technologically ready for self-driving cars, but people are warming up to the idea that they may someday be on our roads. Nick Miotke/Roadshow As a media outlet that…
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1st May 2019 0

Are university campuses turning into mini smart cities?

Universities are experimenting with AI and big data to improve how students live and learn on campus Think of a university campus: it has its own roads, shops, residential areas, banks and transport links. It may be visited by tens of thousands of people each day. It is, in effect, a tiny city. Across the…
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11th April 2019 0

Study Reveals Apple, Tesla Most Trusted To Make Driverless Cars, Volkswagen Invested the Most

The total investment in driverless technology is $100 billion to date – but the companies that are adding millions (and billions) of dollars to the pot might surprise you. An independent survey of 1,000 people across the UK to find who the driving public trust to make driverless cars, comparing brands by their place in…
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26th March 2019 0