With the first fatality involving a pedestrian and an Uber self-driving car last March in Tempe, Arizona, this new technology is now undergoing some transformation in the way the technology itself is perceived as well as it’s future. This incident has brought up questions that could affect the research and industry itself. Below are 3
Several months back, we covered self-driving cars in a blog post that outlined the pros and cons of these driverless vehicles. A driverless car is an autonomous vehicle designed to travel without a human driver. The idea for self-driving cars has been around for many years, but when Google announced the developing and testing of
Collisions cost the U.S. $871 billion dollars each year. Funded by consumers through insurance premiums and tax dollars, the costs outlined in this staggering statistic provided by the NHTSA represent the real consequences traffic accidents can bring about. So what, if anything, can be done to prevent collisions and lower the
Driverless cars are coming to the streets and highways sooner than later. Despite the legal wrangling between Google and Uber over the technology itself, it is predicted by some that 60% of cars on the road in the next 10 years will be driverless, although no one knows for sure.
There have been many articles over the last few years discussing the pro’s and con’s of self-driving cars. Most agree that the technology at this point isn’t perfect by any means, with many bugs still needing to be worked out. Since there are so many variables at play in this technology, even Google, who first