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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 …

Tesla Autopilot Crash Stats Far Better Than Humans’

When it’s machine versus man, it’s more likely you’ll be exchanging insurance information with man, according to data released by the electric-car maker Tesla. In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla said it recorded …

Waymo Maintains Lead in Self-Driving Car Race

In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo. The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, …

Japan Government Focuses on Flying Car Project

Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flying car” project. …