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Tag Archives: Uber
Do Driverless Vehicles Require Drivers?
This may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but just about every driverless vehicle deployment has at least one operator in the vehicle. This article highlights how all Uber test vehicles will have “two employees in each autonomous vehicle.” Lyft and Aptiv … Continue reading
Posted in Driverless Car Development, Government Considerations Tagged autonomous, autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, driverless vehicles, ford, gm, Lyft, regulations, sae level 5, safety, technology, testing, Uber, waymo 5 Comments
The Need for Industry Standards in the Driverless Vehicle Industry
There’s never a dull moment in this industry. The technology is advancing (see examples here and here), government regulations are being developed (see update on U.S. regulations here), and new partnerships continue to be formed (e.g., Ford teaming with Walmart … Continue reading
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
Posted in Driverless Car Development Tagged autonomous, driverless vehicles, Lyft, public acceptance, self-driving car, technology, Uber 3 Comments
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
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
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
Posted in Driverless Car Future Tagged chrysler, disruptive technology, driverless cars, Lyft, mercedes, panasonic, self-driving car, technology, tesla, Uber 3 Comments
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
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
Posted in Driverless Car Impacts, Uncategorized Tagged autonomous vehicles, carma, carpooling, driverless car, Lyft, lyft line, ridesharing, scoop, Uber, uber pool Leave a comment
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
Posted in Driverless Car Development Tagged autonomous vehicles, baidu, DENA, driverless cars, easymile, Google, NAVYA, self-driving car, Uber, yutong 1 Comment