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Driverless Vehicles: Who’s Paying?
There are some amazing statistics regarding the lower operational costs driverless vehicles. Costs are likely to be reduced thanks to not paying for a driver/operator, less mechanical parts (so less wear and tear), electric power (likely) as opposed to gasoline, … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Future, Government Considerations Tagged automated vehicles, driverless vehicles, gett, gm, Google, Lyft, self-driving car, technology, toyota, Uber, volvo 2 Comments
2017 CES Driverless Favorites and Reflections
While I was not able to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, I have greatly enjoyed following the buzz around it. Automakers and technology developers have been saving up their biggest headlines for this event. I thought I’d … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Future Tagged android, audi, bmw, chrysler, driverless, easymile, faraday future, Google, honda, microsoft, mobileye, nissan, nvidia, self-driving car, technology 1 Comment
Do Driverless Vehicle Companies Need Permission to Operate on Public Roadways?
Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who once led the company’s self-driving car project, said “one of the great things about American innovation” was that if the law “doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” (source) Google is … Continue reading
A Few More Thoughts on the Tesla Accident
Another day passes and another batch of articles have come out regarding the recent Tesla Autopilot accident. Last week’s blog by Steve Kuciemba highlighted the potential avoidance of this crash if connected vehicle technology had been involved. I have a … Continue reading
Overlooked Driverless Car Obstacles
If you follow the news around driverless cars, the articles are constantly citing the key obstacles/challenges associated with driverless cars’ introduction to society. Standard obstacles cited include: technology readiness, cost of the vehicles/technology, government regulations, liability, privacy and data protections, … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Development Tagged autonomous vehicles, driverless car, Google, honda, regulations, self-driving car, volvo 4 Comments
Our Government’s Role in Communicating About Driverless Cars to the Public
Today, at the Northwest Transportation Conference, Jerri Bohard of the Oregon Department of Transportation asked me this question: “What, if anything, should the government be doing now to communicate with the public about driverless technology?” Great question! Upon reflection, here … Continue reading
Driverless Cars and the Weather
I’m very curious to see how weather plays a role in how soon driverless cars will become publicly available. As we all know, driving a car on a beautiful sunny day is very different than driving through fog or on … Continue reading
The Driverless Cars Battles
The last couple of months has been amazing for driverless car junkies/nerds (myself included). There have been non-stop press releases around the innovations, government funding, and new partners. Some highlights: The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to spend $4 … Continue reading