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CES 2019: Lighting Used to Reduce Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

Reducing autonomous vehicle accidents during testing may be as easy as adding lighting. Hyundai MOBIS showcased the latest Communication Lighting concept at the CES show in Las Vegas this week. Communication Lighting uses an “Indicating Lighting Zone” to indicate when …

Extreme Market Changes Expected From Autonomous Cars

Though it’s estimated that by 2025 auto insurance premiums will drop by $25 billion as a result of the adoption of driverless cars, the insurance market is expected to recover through new lines of coverage, according to a report by …

Commentary: Rules of the Road Continue to Evade Driverless Cars

People have been imagining driverless cars since at least 1958, when Walt Disney Co. aired “Magic Highway U.S.A.” It’s been almost five decades, and we’re still talking about them. Initially, evolution in transport had been a product of necessity: As …

U.S. Regulator Says Self-Driving Cars Don’t Need Rules Yet

It’s premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as General Motors Co. and Waymo LLC, the U.S. government’s top auto safety official said. “At this point the technology is so nascent I don’t think it is …

Detroit Train Station Key to Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Plans

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor …

New Cars Quickly Getting Equipped With Self-Driving Safety Features

Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech companies are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence, larger viewing …

Uber’s Deadly Robot Ride Foiled by Issue With Deciphering Detected Objects

The tragedy of the first pedestrian killed by an autonomous vehicle points to a potential vulnerability with the nascent technology now being tested on the open roads: While robo-cars, powered by sophisticated sensors and cameras, can reliably see their surroundings, …

Self-Driving Cars Will Eliminate Things You Love and Hate

Electric cars, robo taxis and self-driving trucks are coming to change the society we live in—possibly sooner than you think. Limited tests of driverless cars are already happening today and they’ll be in use everywhere within six years, according to …

Telematics CEO Shares 5 Auto Insurance Trends to Watch in 2018

Auto insurance is experiencing its most seismic shift since it began over 100 years ago. If 2017 shook up the industry with an increasing number of carriers adopting mobile telematics programs for UBI, 2018 will break the mold. Carriers will …

Senators Consider Bill to Exempt Some Safety Standards on Self-Driving Cars

A bill to clear away obstacles to a new era of self-driving cars is facing opposition from safety advocates who say it would give automakers free rein to put unsafe vehicles on the road. A Senate panel was scheduled to …