Autonomous Cars

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Who's at Fault When Self-Driving Cars Kill People?

As more autonomous vehicles hit the road and inevitably cause crashes, courts will have to contend with a complex web of responsibility when ruling on wrongful death cases.

July 26, 2021 - Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann

D-Link Bus

The Future of Transportation: Well-Funded Buses (Not Self-Driving Cars)

While autonomous vehicles still face regulatory and technical challenges, investment in basic transportation infrastructure like buses and bike lanes can go a long way toward improving safety and taking cars off the road.

May 12, 2021 - The New Republic

Self-driving minibus

Still No Flying Cars: The Underwhelming Progress of Autonomous Vehicles

While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.

February 23, 2021 - City Monitor

Electric Car

Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Companies Facing Challenges

Rental car companies and cities say companies like Turo and Getaround are not following the regulatory rules that should apply to them.

May 23, 2019 - CityLab

Automated Vehicle

Police Officer Issues a Ticket to a Self-Driving Car

In San Francisco this week, a city police officer issued a ticket to an autonomous GM Cruise vehicle for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Specifically, the self-driving vehicle got too close to a person walking in a crosswalk.

April 2, 2018 - The Connected Car

Self-Driving Car

Enabling Autonomous Vehicles: 5G, 'Edge Computing'

The rollout of 5G, combined with the ability to compute on the edge, are allowing for new developments in V2V and V2I communications. Here's why low latency and gigabit speeds are essential.

March 19, 2018 - The Connected Car

Automated Vehicle

Florida Proposes an 'Alternative Transportation Authority'

With billions of research dollars at stake, Florida making inroads towards becoming the leader in autonomous vehicle technology.

December 14, 2017 - Modern Cities

Automated Vehicles

The Great Transportation Wormhole: Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

Transportation planners are on to something big and, for the most part, they are keeping it to themselves. The future is a relatively small fleet of shared, electric, self driving vehicles, and it's coming fast. Are we ready?

November 7, 2017 - Dave Biggs

Autonomous Cars Will Turn Back the Clock on Sustainable Cities

The companies developing autonomous cars are not interested in getting people to walk more or use public transport, but to offer on-demand private transport for the masses, in many cases moving people back to cars.

March 18, 2017 - Cities of the Future

New York City

Are Driverless Cars Good for Cities?

With experts predicting widespread autonomous vehicle (AV) adoption in the not-too-distant-future, many policymakers, designers, and ordinary citizens are left scratching their heads, uncertain of what to expect and how to prepare.

February 22, 2017 - Doggerel

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