Autonomous cars are testing on public roads. This is nothing new. They’ve been out there for years. Their track record isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good. Despite that record, a recent crash involving an autonomous Uber car in Tempe, Arizona is getting lots of attention.
Uber is testing autonomous cars across the country and has run into a few issues. Cars in San Francisco were pulled from the streets in a matter of days over a disagreement with the state over permitting. Cars in other cities are still on the road, but are needing a surprising amount of help from […]
California is a particularly friendly state for companies testing self-driving car technology. There are, however, rules that must be followed in the interest of keeping the public safe. These rules include testing only cars that having a steering wheel, pedals, and a human driver sitting behind that wheel ready to take over if something goes […]
The big auto shows are an opportunity for automakers to show off their latest offerings. They’re where we get debuts of new models and sneak peeks at concept cars that show the future of automotive design and technology. Volkswagen took this year’s Geneva Motor Show as an opportunity to showcase the Sedric. It’s a fully […]
Fully autonomous cars are still in testing, but our cars already have numerous autonomous features. Everything from lane keep assist to adaptive cruise control to automatic emergency braking are precursors to future cars that will do everything without human intervention. The technology is coming and so are the regulations. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced […]
There are autonomous cars on our roads today, but they require a human at the wheel. Whether it’s only a single feature, like Tesla’s Autopilot, or fully autonomous cars in testing, the law demands a human in the driver’s seat to take over if things go wrong. That might be the most dangerous part of […]
There are futuristic pieces of tech that we all think science needs to figure out right now. We want transporters that can zip us from place to place in an instant, spaceships that can take us to the stars, and the ever elusive flying car. Hyperloop is taking on the car challenge, not by making […]
Tesla is best known for producing electric cars, but they’re also coming to be known as a leader in autonomous car technology. Videos of their Autopilot software in action are all over the internet, but unfortunately, there have been problems. Several accidents and one fatality were reported when Autopilot was in use, and now Tesla […]
Autonomous vehicle advocates forgot to tell you one thing: You’re going to drive slower.