Friday, May 25, 2018

Accidents Show Smart Cars Need Wide Vision to Spot Cyclists

Automatic emergency braking systems need 180-degree frontal vision to help cars avoid hitting cyclistsPhoto: iStockphoto Automatic emergency braking that can help cars avoid hitting pedestrians could become...

Jensen Huang on the Uber Tragedy and Why Nvidia Suspended Testing

Nvidia CEO says making autonomous vehicles safe is hard—and more testing should be done in VRPhoto: Tekla Perry The Uber tragedy earlier this month sent...

Video of Uber Self-Driving Car’s Fatal Crash Raises More Questions

Video footage raises questions about the accuracy of the car’s lidar and how closely it monitored its own safety driverImage: Tempe Police Department Information continues...

Who’s at Fault in Uber’s Fatal Collision?

With a full investigation underway, we can start to untangle the strands of responsibility—and ask what it means for the future of self-driving carsPhoto:...

Apportioning Blame When Robocars Have Accidents

The death of a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., sparks a blame gameImage: ABC-15.com/AP When a self-driving car is involved in an accident, the rush to...

Uber Robocar Kills Pedestrian, Despite Presence of Safety Driver

It's the first fatality involving a robocar under the case of a professional human minderPhoto: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/AP Photo A self-driving Uber vehicle reportedly killed...

SXSW 2018: Wyoming’s Plan to Connect Semi Trucks and Reduce Traffic Deaths

To prevent deadly pile-ups, the state is installing hundreds of transceivers in semi trucksBlaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP The greatest benefit that self-driving...

Watch Waymo’s Virtual-Reality View of the World

The company released a 360-degree VR representation of what its robocar seesImage: Waymo Waymo, the robocar subsidiary of Alphabet, seems to be painting the walls...

Creating Driving Tests for Self-⁠Driving Cars

Volvo-backed Zenuity wants to prove that autonomous vehicles can drive more safely than humansIllustration: Jude Buffum Illustration: Jude Buffum At...

Printed Sensor Monitors Tire Tread in Real Time

A carbon nanotube sensor measures millimeter-scale changes in rubber thicknessPhoto: Kevin Seifert/Duke University A flexible, printed sensor that accurately measures tire wear in real time...

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