Self-Driving Cars

June 8, 2017, 7am PDT
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao spoke publically about the need for the federal government to regulate a way forward for the deployment of automated vehicle technology.
The Wall Street Journal
March 22, 2017, 10am PDT
As an act of resistance, artist James Bridle used salt to draw a set of lines on a road that would, in theory, hold an autonomous vehicle in place.
Vice Creators
February 28, 2017, 11am PST
Among the many guidelines and rules going back to the drawing board (or ceremonial execution by executive order) at the federal level are guidelines for self-driving cars released only months ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Reuters
Blog post
January 23, 2017, 5am PST
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effect transportation network companies like Uber will have on mobility. Are we asking the right ones?
Steven Polzin
January 12, 2017, 10am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation a new Federal Committee on Automation, gathering 25 experts in the field of vehicle technology to help keep the government in front of a rapidly approaching era.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2016, 10am PST
Uber chose to ask for forgiveness instead of asking for permission, rolling out self-driving cars to the public in San Francisco this week.
The New York Times
October 21, 2016, 10am PDT
Tesla showed off new self-driving technology this week.
TechCrunch
October 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Gabe Klein thinks a proposed ban on self-driving cars in Chicago is shortsighted.
Chi.Streetsblog
October 13, 2016, 8am PDT
It might be fun to imagine a a world filled with self-driving cars, reducing traffic and improving safety with one silver bullet. The more realistic short-term scenario, however, deploys low-speed, self-driving buses on private campuses.
Inverse
September 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
It's a big day for the future of automated vehicles. Federal safety regulators gave first indication, not yet regulations, of how they expect automated vehicles to behave when they hit the road en masse.
The New York Times
Feature
September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
William Riggs
Feature
August 31, 2016, 5am PDT
There are a few good reasons why a worldwide fleet of autonomous vehicles will not necessarily lead to a new era of sprawl.
William Riggs
August 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
The latest episode of TransitTrends, a serial YouTube show by moovel, examines the question of whether or not we're ready for autonomous vehicles.
moovel
August 9, 2016, 7am PDT
Meet the Moral Machine, which echoes a standard many people hope self-driving cars can achieve.
Moral Machine
July 26, 2016, 7am PDT
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