Tag Archives: driverless car

Are You Ready for the Biggest Economic and Social Shift of the Past 100 Years?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What’s yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable. The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what’s most often missed is that the implications these trends will have go well beyond the obvious changes in the ...

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We Actually Went Driverless 100 Years Ago

Most of us don’t have a clue that this isn’t the first time we’ve been afraid of going driverless. Part 2 in a series of columns about Autonomous Cars In the aftermath of Ubers’s recent fatal crash in Tempe, which involved a driverless car, there has been a great deal of speculation about the future of the driverless automobile. As ...

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The Killer App For Driverless Cars

Few of us have even thought about this particular use of driverless cars. But once you know you won’t want to live without it. This is the second in my series of columns on Autonomous Vehicles. Of all the potential benefits to driverless cars, and there are many, I’m going to bet that there is one that you probably haven’t ...

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How A Driverless Car Sees The Road

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.

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