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71 Per Cent of Americans Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey

Most Americans are terrified of riding in autonomous vehicles, according to a new survey released by the American Automobile Association (AAA). And rather than getting more comfortable with the futuristic technology, people are becoming more afraid. Read More >>

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Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018. Read More >>

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Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who were laid off. Read More >>

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Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber – the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents – is hiring for a programme that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens of thousands of lives a year in the US alone. But so far, a recklessness has defined the culture of the largest companies pursuing the technology—Uber, Google, and arguably even Tesla—and has led directly to unnecessary crashes, injury, even death. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Car Company Zoox to Offer Free Rides in US

Autonomous car company Zoox is poised to become the first self-driving car company approved in California to shuttle public customers, Reuters reported Friday. Read More >>

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Uber Driverless Cars Back on Roads Less Than a Year After Deadly Crash

Uber’s driverless cars are on the roads again, returning from their hiatus following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona. Read More >>

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Uber Employee Warned Self-Driving Cars ‘Are Routinely in Accidents’ Days Before Fatal Crash: Report

On March 13, 2018, an Uber manager reportedly sent an email to company executives, alerting them to the safety concerns of the self-driving car software, the high rate of self-driving car accidents, and the “dangerous behaviour” of the backup drivers, according to a new report from the Information. Five days later, an Uber self-driving test car, occupied by a backup driver who may have been watching The Voice, struck and killed a cyclist in Tempe, Arizona. Read More >>

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Waymo’s Autonomous Taxis Now Take Paying Riders, But You Won’t Be One of Them

It’s simultaneously an exciting and terrifying time to be alive. The driverless car revolution is upon us, and on Wednesday, Waymo announced that it has launched the world’s first commercial autonomous taxi service. Unfortunately, only a select group of people will be able to take it for a spin. Read More >>

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You’re Totally Going to Bone in Self-Driving Cars, Scientists Predict

If humans are dependable for anything, it’s discovering new ways to get horny over new tech. And according to a new report, self-driving will really get people riled up. Read More >>

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Unpredictable Londoners Are Training Driverless Cars to Deal with Human Behaviour

Londoners have always thought of themselves as a bit special, and a software startup at Imperial College has pretty much confirmed they're right. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Cars Can’t Choose Who to Kill Yet, But People Already Have Lots of Opinions

That people would generally prefer to minimise casualties in a hypothetical autonomous car crash has been found to be true in past research, but what happens when people are presented with more complex scenarios? And what happens when autonomous vehicles must choose between two scenarios in which at least one individual could die? Who might those vehicles save, and on what basis do they make those ethical judgements? Read More >>

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Autonomous Range Rover Drives Itself Round Coventry Ring Road

Self-driving cars have taken another leap forward with the news that an autonomous Range Rover Sport has managed to navigate itself round the vehicular hell that is the Coventry ring road. Read More >>

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Russian Company Yandex Offers Europe’s First Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service

Taxis with drivers are so last year. The awkward conversations about the weather and if they've had a busy day? Nobody has time for that! And if you happen to be in Innopolis in Russia, you can avoid it: Yandex has just launched a driverless taxi service in the city, the first of its kind in Europe. Well, almost - there's still a safety driver in the front passenger seat to make sure everything runs smoothly. Who knows whether it's customary to make polite small-talk with them. Read More >>

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Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be ‘Amazon of Transportation’

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Wednesday that the ridesharing company that has been clouded in controversy for the last few years is finally ready to go public, and intends to do so in the second half of 2019. Read More >>