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The GPS Made Me Do It

Here we go again, the GPS made me do it. It was 2AM or thereabouts on a Wednesday morning in Henrico County  when a driver apparently followed the instructions on his GPS and turned onto the railway track according to … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks and 18 Accidents From Following GPS Nav Instructions

A Wired story talks about the Otto retrofit solution where existing trucks can become autonomous vehicles for only $30,000. I believe it’s a work in progress, but an aftermarket upgrade that can convert an ordinary truck (manufactured after 2013) into … Continue reading

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How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight

The long read: To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.theguardian.com This is a fascinating insight into the world of Uber. It’s a 15 minute … Continue reading

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Hands-free driving on Auckland’s motorway – Business – NZ Herald News

A driver on Auckland’s motorway sits with his arms clasped in his lap in a video that shows the reality of the self-driving car phenomenon. – New Zealand Herald Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.nzherald.co.nz I had no idea this was … Continue reading

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The police could be controlling your self-driving car

It isn’t hard to imagine why police and other public-safety officials might want the power to override how autonomous vehicles are controlled. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.marketwatch.com This is a really interesting concept that I hadn’t considered. Of course for … Continue reading

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Domino’s pizza delivery robot is coming to your door

Domino’s Australia showed off a self-driving robot that can deliver pizzas. It’s just a prototype for now. Sourced through Scoop.it from: money.cnn.com Domino is innovating all over the world. They are also connected to trials with driverless cars. It appears … Continue reading

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Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

Newly released video shows recorded by cameras on the bus show the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Google is doing the right thing in … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars Might Make Traffic Worse : DNews

Self-driving cars could turn people off public transportation, increase cars on the road and waste fuel. Sourced through Scoop.it from: news.discovery.com So if you would normally fly to a place that takes 3-4 hours each way  to drive, which would … Continue reading

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Self-driving Fords are keeping their cool in the snow

Self-driving cars are ultimately expected to become safer than those driven by people, but first they will have to overcome their biggest nemesis: snow. It’s slippery, unpredictable and obscures road markings. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.gizmag.com Whilst I’m a little … Continue reading

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Japan Driverless Taxi Startup Eyes Partnerships With Automakers

The venture has set the 2020 Games in Tokyo as a target to develop software to operate driverless cars and an online service to ferry athletes and tourists between Olympic venues and the city’s transport hubs. Sourced through Scoop.it from: … Continue reading

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