Autonomous Cars

July 23, 2014, 6am PDT
A pair of articles sounds separate warnings about what a future of autonomous vehicles will mean for law enforcement and fuel consumption. The warnings are far from the utopian ideal that many desire for the technology.
Bloomberg
April 8, 2014, 12pm PDT
Following actions by the federal government and a few states, the nation’s capital recently published a set of rules regulating the operation of driverless cars.
WAMU
January 3, 2014, 9am PST
A new study by IHS Automotive predicts that 54 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2035, and that every car will be autonomous by 2050.
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2013, 5am PDT
Discussions over the potential benefits and drawbacks of driverless cars seemingly overlook one important question, says Allison Arieff: "[W]hy continue to design and plan for a car-based society?"
The New York Times
July 9, 2013, 6am PDT
With driverless cars poised to appear in the not-too-distant future, planners and engineers are beginning to envision the effect on the urban landscape and the spaces within cars themselves. Nick Bilton shares some of the predictions.
The New York Times
April 26, 2013, 7am PDT
Although driverless vehicles are being touted for their potential to reduce congestion and fuel consumption, among other benefits, Casey B. Mulligan argues they'll actually induce the reverse.
The New York Times
January 23, 2012, 12pm PST
Tom Vanderbilt writes about the current crop of self-driving cars in Wired. "After almost a hundred years in which driving has remained essentially unchanged, it has been completely transformed in just the past half decade."
Wired
May 12, 2011, 9am PDT
...particularly if you live in Nevada, where Google is pressing hard to convince lawmakers to allow their autonomous vehicles on public roads.
The New York Times