Autonomous Vehicles

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The new program offers cities access to $2 billion CAD in financing as well as a network of technical support.
Smart Cities Dive
April 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Key features of Ford's plans for a fleet of shared autonomous vehicles potentially telegraph how the first wave of at-scale adoption will take place.
Engadget
April 15, 2018, 5am PDT
It's all about the business model.
Vox
April 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Autonomous vehicles hold the potential to greatly reduce auto crashes. Advocates want them on the road as early as possible to reduce fatalities. Skeptics worry that the public will be guinea pigs during the testing—case in point: Elaine Herzberg.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 2, 2018, 1pm PDT
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.
The Connected Car
March 31, 2018, 5am PDT
It's not just the autonomous vehicle technology, but also the company that operated the self-driving SUV receiving scrutiny after the death of Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Az. on March 18.
San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
March 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Planners must be realistic. Autonomous vehicles will probably provide smaller net benefits, including safety benefits, than optimists predict.
Todd Litman
March 25, 2018, 11am PDT
In the wake of a high-profile (and fatal) accident involving an autonomous Uber car, the safety debate is trending. But the broader economic picture still points to a future of shared driverless rides.
The Economist
March 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Experts who watched the videos taken by onboard cameras equipped in the Volvo SUV that hit Elaine Herzberg determined that Uber's automated driving system failed to perform adequately. The crash points to a need for regulations.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2018, 11am PDT
After viewing the videos taken by two cameras equipped in the Uber autonomous vehicle that fatally struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday, the chief concluded the crash was difficult to avoid. Also, lessons on the crash from David Leonhardt.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 19, 2018, 11am PDT
This is likely the first time a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car.
The Arizona Republic
March 13, 2018, 10am PDT
How we pay for our roads will play a big role in what happens to cities when autonomous vehicles become common place in cities.
The Economist
March 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Arriving this week. Like, practically right now.
The Washington Post
March 6, 2018, 12pm PST
Jacksonville's transportation authority has proposed a flashy public transportation service designed around autonomous busses. The proposal does little to improve the public transit system of a growing, Sunbelt city.
Modern Cities
February 27, 2018, 11am PST
California regulators approved new rules for autonomous vehicles, shifting the required human backup from behind the wheel to a remote location.
The Mercury News
February 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Self-driving cars process a tremendous amount of data to pilot themselves through crowded streets. That computing power needs electricity, and lots of it.
Wired
February 14, 2018, 6am PST
Uber, Lyft, and other major transportation technology companies have defined the role they aspire to play in the future of mobility.
Metro Magazine
February 9, 2018, 12pm PST
Self-driving car companies have proposed equipping bikes, pedestrians, and even pets with the ability to communicate their positions wirelessly. But should autonomous cars really need the help?
Slate
February 1, 2018, 7am PST
"Rethinking Streets in an Era of Driverless Cars" presents ideas about how city planners, policy makers and community residents can begin thinking about street transformation in an AV era.
Sustainable Cities Initiative
January 18, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city of 50,000 is forecasted.
CBS This Morning