AAA: Americans Feel ‘Unsafe’ Sharing the Road with Fully Self-Driving Cars

A majority of U.S. drivers continue to fear fully self-driving cars while at the same time seeking autonomous technologies in the next vehicle they buy, the American Automobile Association said in a news release March 7, citing a recent survey by the group. The report follows a AAA release a week before claiming three-quarters of Americans are “afraid” to ride... Continue Reading →

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California closer to green light for driverless cars

California's Department of Motor Vehicles has finally proposed rules to open the way for truly driverless cars, the Associated Press reported on Friday. "Under the rules, testing of such cars could begin by the end of 2017, and a limited number could become available to customers as early as 2018 — provided the federal government gives... Continue Reading →

Is it too late for driverless cars to save Uber?

It’s no secret that Uber is banking its future, and any eventual profitability, on driverless cars. The ride share behemoth’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, said as much to Recode’s Kara Swisher three years ago, famously or infamously describing “Uber without the dude.” The idea is the company’s expenses would be drastically reduced once there’s no longer... Continue Reading →

Autonomous Vehicles Will Mean the End of Traffic Stops

By Robin Washington This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the US criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook, or Twitter. Originally published here If African-American motorists—or drivers of any color—deplore being pulled over for a broken taillight only to... Continue Reading →

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