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AI Cars Will Struggle to Self-Drive Our Roundabouts and Potholes, Says Autonomy Expert

There's some good news and some bad news about the supposed coming of the self-driving cars. The bad thing is that an AI-focused startup thinks our decaying roads, worn-away markings and non-uniform roundabouts might slow development and arrival of the cars in the UK. The good news is that they think it might mean the tech giants pay to fix up the roads. Read More >>

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Government to Spend Three Years Working Out Who the Driver is in a Driverless Car

The government is about to give a group of people a nice easy, fun bit of legal negotiating to do, as it prepares to launch a three-year rethink of driving laws in preparation for the self-driving car boom that everyone assumes is coming because the tech companies all say it is. Read More >>

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Driverless Cars Could be Hacked With a Pen and Some Stickers

Creating logic traps for self-driving cars and making them think that a plastic plate is a mini roundabout could become the real-world hacking hobby of the future, as researchers and jokers line up to prove that it's easy to trick the algorithms that know how to drive at least as well as Richard Hammond. Read More >>

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New Rules Protect Self-Driving Car Crash Victims via Insurance Changes

A change to the car insurance laws will make it easier for innocent victims of algorithms to make insurance claims, with future insurance policies for people who own self-driving vehicles expanded to offer protection for what happens when an autonomous car slams a family into the sea because its map was buffering. Read More >>

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Nissan to Demo Self-Driving Cars in the UK Next Month

Nissan has said it's bringing some self-driving cars to London next month to take part in the first EU trials of its technology, as a series of "on-road demonstrations" set out to prove that you can trust a car to do the steering all by itself even on the hellish roads of the capital. Read More >>

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Hacker Turned Self-Driving Car Genius Gives Away His Code Archive

George Hotz, a man with a colourful past that includes hacking consumer electronics to pieces and having a little banter battle with Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk, is back to tear up all our paradigms again. He's making his self-driving car code and design schematics freely available, so any carmaker or wealthy nerd can have a go at implementing his ideas themselves. Read More >>

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Tesla May Limit Effectiveness of Autopilot for Unsafe Drivers

People fortunate enough to own a Tesla yet unwilling to play by the rules of the new self-driving world may find their fun curtailed, as it appears that the carmaker is planning to restrict the usefulness of its Autopilot feature for drivers who don't properly follow safety procedures; as the last thing it needs is to be associated, even incorrectly, with killing drivers willy-nilly. Read More >>

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Google’s Self-driving Cars Still Haven’t Learned How Junctions Work

Google's self-driving car ambitions -- and therefore the self-driving car plans of the rest of the world -- look as far away as ever right now, as team members working on the tech giant's autonomous vehicles are slowly revealing the mountains of work needed to get stupid computer eyes to work out if something's a flashing red light or just the enraged face of a van driver shouting at a cyclist. Read More >>

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Now Tesla’s Autopilot Takes the Credit for Saving a Man’s Life

A man from Missouri in the US is claiming to have had his life literally saved thanks to Tesla's self-driving features, after he felt the telltale horror rumblings of a pulmonary embolism while driving -- so let his car take over the majority of the cruise to the nearest hospital. Read More >>

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Government Plans to Tear Up Highway Code to Allow for Driverless Cars

The government's pushing ahead with plans to make the UK's roads welcoming to driverless cars -- and the minted tech giants that would have us in them -- and has announced a consultation over how and why the Highway Code and our insurance laws might change to accommodate vehicles being controlled by a algorithm more used to driving on the right. Read More >>

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Roborace Reveals its Tron Cars for Self-Driving Tournaments

The next human/AI challenge could well be out there on the race track, with new AI racing series Roborace claiming to have created the world's first self-driving race cars. Read More >>

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A Holographic Butler is the Centrepiece of Bentley’s Concept Self-Driving Car

One of the key design figures within luxury car brand Bentley has spoken of the sort of ideas he'd like to see in the self-driving car of the future, enhancements that include a personalised holographic butler akin to Siri to issue useful directions to the nearest motorway service station with adequate toilet facilities. Read More >>

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London’s Transport Bosses Want Google’s Driverless Cars

In addition to the trials being launched in Greenwich, London's transport people would like to see more in the way of self-driving vehicles rolling about the city. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Cars Might be Able to Hear How Wet a Road is

A plan to outfit autonomous cars with ears has been outlined by a group of researchers, who claim the best way of telling a car how wet the road it's driving on is is by analysing the sounds made as it swishes through puddles and potholes. Read More >>

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Uber Wants 500,000 Self-Driving Cars by 2020

Those currently working as freelance Uber drivers in cities around the world may find themselves in need of a new form of zero-hours work from 2020, should the company's bosses manage to source a decent quantity of self-driving cars. Read More >>