Self-Driving Cars

3 days ago
When Elon Musk talks, lots of people listen. Some also respond.
Tesla
July 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.
The Washington Post
Feature
July 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The ethical quandaries that will confront self-driving cars as they navigate the world pose a lot of difficult questions. Antonio Loro charts a course for answering these tough questions.
Antonio Loro
July 9, 2016, 5am PDT
A May 7 crash of a Model S Tesla in Florida may have outsized implications for the future of driverless technology. The details of the single-fatality crash were made public in a June 30 blog by Tesla though they were reported immediately to NHTSA.
Planetizen
Blog post
July 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Tesla has just disclosed the first fatal crash of a driver using its "Autopilot" system. Tesla should be concerned about the question of who's liable, and we should all be concerned about the wider consequences of this tragic event.
Scott Le Vine
June 25, 2016, 7am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials has spoken out on the ned to begin preparing for a future of automated vehicles.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
June 20, 2016, 11am PDT
Much of the focus on the potential of self-driving cars to effect change in the built environment has focused on dense, urban environments. But what is self-driving cars mostly enable continued outward expansion?
The Wall Street Journal
June 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
Sidewalk Labs has teamed up with Transportation for America in the hopes of better connecting transportation technology with desired transportation outcomes.
Next City
May 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a famous advocate for alternative transportation, has thrown his support behind the epoch-changing potential of self-driving cars.
Wired
May 20, 2016, 11am PDT
A city known for its opposition to transit might be on the cutting edge of first-last mile technology innovation.
Fast Co.Exist
April 12, 2016, 9am PDT
An MIT study determined that traffic lights, and their inefficiencies, could be eliminated if all vehicles were equipped to regulate their speed and "batch" together as they approach intersections.
Fast Co. Design
April 11, 2016, 11am PDT
Rebecca Solnit writes a pointed criticism of the wave of optimism attached to the self-driving car. Her preference: public transit.
The Guardian
April 1, 2016, 7am PDT
A new study also finds reason to believe that self-driving cars will make everyone nicer and generally more affable that any point in human history since the advent of the car.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
Feature
March 28, 2016, 5am PDT
Among the reasons to reconsider new investments in expanded roadway capacity: the impending revolution in transportation that will arrive when cars start driving themselves.
William Riggs
March 21, 2016, 8am PDT
The concept is no different from trains travelling along a charged track. While any real-world implementation is a long way off, the TEV team is building a trial road for a lower estimated cost per mile than traditional highway.
Bloomberg Business
February 11, 2016, 7am PST
Breaking news came in a pair this week for Google's self-driving car technology.
Quartz
December 28, 2015, 11am PST
Google and Ford have partnered to bring together their software know-how with their auto building know-how as the launch of autonomous cars moves one step closer.
Yahoo! Autos
Blog post
December 28, 2015, 7am PST
An op-ed describes some of the not-so-hard to imagine drawbacks of a world full of a world full of self-driving cars.
Steven Polzin
December 11, 2015, 12pm PST
A recent report casts light on a lack of preparation by cities for the future of transportation.
Tech Insider
December 11, 2015, 11am PST
Audi and Somerville will begin testing self-parking cars in 2018. Imagine the possibilities.
Governing