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Electrical Tape on Sign Tricked a Tesla Into Speeding in a Test

Researchers were able to trick a Tesla Inc. vehicle into speeding by putting a strip of electrical tape over a speed limit sign, spotlighting the kinds of potential vulnerabilities facing automated driving systems. Technicians at McAfee Inc. placed the piece …

Viewpoint: How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some 10 million on the roads. That turned out to be a wild overestimation. The actual number of vehicles in …

Hyundai Motor Group Unveils $35 Billion Investment Plan in Self-Driving Cars

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars …

How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

It’s a big question for many people in traffic-dense cities like Los Angeles: When will self-driving cars arrive? But following a series of high-profile accidents in the United States, safety issues could bring the autonomous dream to a screeching halt. …

Arizona Finds No Criminal Liability for Uber in Fatal 2018 Autonomous Car Crash

Uber Technologies Inc is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The Yavapai County Attorney said in a letter …

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 …

Uber Requests Permission to Resume Self-Driving Car Tests on Public Roads

Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads. The company has filed an application on with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test in …

Future of Self-Driving Car Bill in Limbo

A push on Capitol Hill to speed development of self-driving vehicles may not cross the finish line in time for this Congress – casting doubt on the future of unusually bipartisan legislation in Washington. In order to get a final …

DOT: Better Metrics Needed to Prove Autonomous Car Safety

Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a better yardstick to show that their products are safe, said Derek Kan, under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The metrics that are most widely used by self-driving car developers – miles …

Arizona Creates Automated Vehicle Safety Institute

The state of Arizona announced the formation of the Institute for Automated Mobility to advance the safe deployment of automated vehicles. This unique public-private consortium will focus on the liability, regulatory and safety implications of automated vehicles and will work …