The way we regulate self-driving cars is broken-here’s how to fix it

Last month, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. The tragedy highlights the need for a fundamental rethink of the way the federal government regulates car safety.

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PA: Aurora Innovation CEO: Overly Strict Rules on Self-Driving Cars Could Stifle Innovation

April 11–A pioneer of self-driving cars who led ground-breaking work at Carnegie Mellon University and Google on Tuesday urged Pennsylvania’s top transportation official to take a cautious approach to regulating the evolving industry. Chris Urmson, CEO and co-founder of Aurora Innovation, warned that overly strict rules on self-driving cars could stifle innovation.

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Roughly half of all Americans expect self-driving cars to become the norm within the next 10 years

It’s becoming increasingly common to see a self-driving car on the road these days, but we’re still a few years out from considering them the norm. Unsurprisingly, Western states are more likely than any other US region to believe it’ll happen within the …

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Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities

You don’t look for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban life—the sharing of space—plays out. For the past century, the personal car has dominated that arena …

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Everything self-driving cars calculate before changing lanes

Changing lanes is simple for human drivers. Not so for autonomous cars. Instead of gray matter and muscle memory, self-driving vehicles make decisions using programming, artificial intelligence, and onboard perception systems such as lasers, cameras, and …

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Columbiana police chief questions who’s to blame if self-driving cars break the law

COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – Last week, Ohio Governor John Kasich authorized the first tests for self-driving cars, saying he wants to make Ohio the “Wild West” of the new cars. Vehicles must still meet certain requirements and be registered with the newly …

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Pentagon challenges Uber, Waymo in race over self-driving vehicles

“We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, told lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill this month. “But the core technologies will be the same.”

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Pentagon Might Obtain Self-Driving Vehicles First

“We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, told lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier in April. “But the core technologies will be the same.”

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Intel starts testing self-driving cars in Jerusalem

Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye have started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem. In the “coming months,” the plan is to deploy the fleet in the U.S. and other regions, Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua wrote in a blog post. Through this test, Intel …

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