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6 min April 1, 2017 in

Pittsburgh’s Commuters Will Be the First to Use Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Updated on April 2017/ Uber’s self-driving cars are currently facing legislative issues with getting registration for testing in San Francisco. Additionally, there is another event that threatened to harm the company’s long-term plans. On 24th March 2017, a self-driving Uber Volvo SUV crashed into a car on the streets of Tempe, Arizona. However, further investigation revealed …

5 min February 23, 2017 in

Self-Driving Cars Could Disrupt Another Popular Form Of Transportation

How many self-driving cars have you seen on public roads? ‘None’ is probably the most common answer. It’s also a reason why speculating on the effects of autonomous vehicles on public roads is a bit tricky. Granted, it goes without saying changes and challenges will need to be overcome. We already know driverless cars will …

4 min February 20, 2017 in

What if Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready but the Law Won’t?

There’s a constant concern with self-driving cars. Not many speak it out loud at the moment, but it’s there, deep in their minds: what if an autonomous car causes an accident with fatalities? Of course, for the moment it’s a concern humanity doesn’t quite feel the need to address. Driverless cars aren’t widely adopted yet. …

4 min February 16, 2017 in

Self Driving Cars and the Impact on the Visually Impaired

Most people witness technological advances with eagerness and curiosity. Others depend on themselves to have an easier life. If you’ve ever been in the latter situation, you can imagine what the news about self-driving cars means to the visually impaired community. This only proves that driverless vehicles have not been designed only for the sake of …

5 min September 19, 2016 in

Will Beverly Hills Have Self Driving Cars As Public Transportation?

Beverly Hills is home to a great number of people working in the entertainment industry who tend to be open-minded and receptive to new ideas. Also, Beverly Hills is an exciting city that embraces innovation. So self-driving cars as public transportation doesn’t seem like such a far-fetched idea. The story made news back in April when …

4 min August 22, 2016 in

Could Self-Driving Cars Change the Design of Our Cities?

It’s a question I’ve heard many people ask regarding self-driving cars. With all the changes they promise to bring, it’s hard not to think that it will impact the way our cities look as well. After all, roads and driving signs will have to change to accommodate self-driving vehicles, so entire cities will probably soon …

4 min April 21, 2016 in

Baidu’s Research Puts Self-Driving Cars in the Spotlight

Self-driving cars have been the subject of many controversies, especially when it comes to the legal aspect, but, lately, the discussion has been rather silent. We’ve all seem to come to terms with the fact that self-driving vehicles will be a reality, and that the manufacturers will manage to find a way to ensure the …

5 min March 17, 2016 in

Google Accounts for 13 Accidents in Its Self-Driving Cars

According to one of Google’s reports, between September 2014 and November 2015, their self-driving cars have had a total of 341 “disengagements” over a total distance of 424,331 miles. That’s what Google refers to when the test driver takes control of the vehicle. It may seem like a huge number, but there’s no need to worry, since 272 of these disengagements happened because the …

5 min November 16, 2015 in

Which Companies Will Have Self-Driving Cars on the Road in the Next Years?

It’s no secret that more and more vehicle manufacturers are willing to invest in self-driving cars. Although there are safety issues concerning the automatic pilot, major brands are investing a lot of resources into making sure that they can be the first to develop and further improve this innovative technology. It seems that 2020 will be the year of the …

4 min August 31, 2015 in

Building a Fake City for the Purpose of Testing Self-Driving Cars

You know how many TV shows like Friends or Seinfeld take place in a fake city? If you’ve ever seen one of those behind-the-scenes episodes from TV, then you would know that, although it may look like a real city and a real coffee shop, those places that the main characters hang out in are actually fake. Hollywood …