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self-driving cars

Google vs. Uber: Fifth Amendment

Uber exec invokes the Fifth Amendment in Google patent squabble

March 31st, 2017

The Google vs. Uber legal battle is one of the most significant confrontations in tech right now, as it might decide the winner of the coming self-driving car revolution. Google’s Waymo accused Uber of stealing documents that described critical self-driving car technology, with former top Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski being at the center of the …

Uber Self-Driving Car Accident

Uber suspends self-driving car program after bizarre accident

March 27th, 2017

Uber’s bad streak continues, with a different kind of scandal. The company had a tough year so far, having to face accusations of rampant sexism and harassment, but also a patent-based lawsuit from Google, which alleges that self-driving technology that Uber is currently employing had been stolen by a former Waymo engineer. Self-driving cars are …

Self Driving Cars

Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

February 20th, 2017

The world’s first race on a professional track involving self-driving cars ended, not surprisingly, with a crash. As part of the Roborace competition held in Buenos Aires over the weekend, one of the two self-driving Devbot vehicles involved in the race slammed into a wall after miscalculating a particularly sharp turn.

Uber Self-Driving Cars San Francisco

DMV forced Uber to remove self-driving cars from San Francisco roads

December 22nd, 2016

Uber’s self-driving adventure in San Francisco was short-lived, as California’s DMV decided to revoke the registration of the 16 self-driving cars the ride-sharing service operated in the city. The DMV argued that the cars had not been properly permitted, something Uber disputed, saying that the vehicles come with continuous monitoring by a person in the …

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Aggressive drivers will ‘bully’ self-driving cars because humans are awful

October 17th, 2016

Self-driving cars promise to bring increased safety, comfort and speed to our roads. Unfortunately, we can’t have nice things in this world without a bunch of jerks/BMW drivers ruining it for us. The London School of Economics and Goodyear conducted a study into social attitudes to self-driving technology, and the results will only shock you …

Self-driving Cars Laws

Federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles due this summer

July 20th, 2016

There are two key elements required for a driverless car to operate. One is a robust software and hardware package that can safely steer a car in any traffic conditions and deliver the passengers to the destination without any input from the driver. The second is a legal framework that would make AI-powered cars legal. …