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Our “Gateway Drugs” to Driverless Vehicles

Today, we see non-stop articles about society’s willingness to ride in a driverless vehicle. Companies and academic institutions have conducted countless studies globally that show a range of likelihood and circumstances that would enable people to accept this new technology. … Continue reading

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Some Considerations Regarding the Uber Accident

As everyone in the world knows, a driverless vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. This is, of course, heartbreaking because any human death is a tragedy. We are waiting for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the … Continue reading

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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

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Driverless Cars are Going to be More Than Just Cars

During my Monday morning commute, I’d love to take a driverless vehicle that includes a spinning class. On Friday evening, I’d love to take a four wheel drive driverless shared vehicle to Tahoe for skiing. And if I weren’t already … Continue reading

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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

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Driverless Cars and Carpooling/Ridesharing

I would be remiss in not acknowledging the relationship between driverless cars and carpooling/ridesharing since a large portion of my current job is managing the Bay Area’s 511 Rideshare program. Carpooling is a small percentage of our overall commuting patterns … Continue reading

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Who is Developing Driverless Cars?

The most obvious answer to this question is Google, but they’re not alone.  In fact, just about every major auto maker has publicly announced when they plan to have driverless cars publicly available.  As shown here, the list is much … Continue reading

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