12 Jun 2019

Will self-driving cars represent a new mode for surveillance?

A new academic study suggests that in the future, self-driving cars will provide so much valuable information on passengers that they could be used for surveillance purposes. In fact, professor Luis F. Alvarez León of Dartmouth believes that “self-driving cars will represent a new mode for surveillance.” Companies will be

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19 Oct 2018

Most Big Cities Are Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

“More than half of the largest U.S. cities are preparing for autonomous vehicles in their long-range transportation plans—up from less than 10 percent three years ago, according to a new National League of Cities report. Between 2011 and 2017, 22 states passed 46 bills, and five governors signed executive orders

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25 Sep 2018

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

While most autonomous vehicles (AV) research is currently conducted by the automotive industry, a philanthropic foundation is now supporting AV pilot projects across five U.S. cities with the focus on answering community-level questions that will help shape AV policy at the city, state, and national level. There are currently over

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16 Aug 2018

Uber’s Losses Mount at Self-Driving Car Unit

15%-30% of Uber’s quarterly losses are due to the company’s self-driving car unit over the past year and a half, as the company has spent over $2 billion on the program that has not yet been able to achieve commercial success. Some investors are now pushing the company to cut

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