Why driving is hard—even for AIs

Enlarge (credit: Dong Wenjie via Getty Images) Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week from Wednesday through Friday, we’re bringing you a pair of stories about facing the future. Today’s focus is on AI in the city—get ready for a lot […]

Conor McGregor has been banned from driving for 6 months and given a $1,137 fine for speeding

Reuters Conor McGregor banned from driving for six months after speeding at 154kph. The UFC fighter was stopped in his light blue Range Rover near Dublin, in October last year. The judge questioned why he did not face a more serious charge. Conor McGregor has been banned from driving for six months and fined €1,000 […]

First Ticket for Stoned Driving Issued One Hour After Legalization

Marijuana seems to be a reoccurring theme this month. Canada, which legalized recreational use of the drug on Wednesday, has already had an opportunity to remind its citizenry that there are still some ground rules that must be followed. Literally one hour after weed received the green light, Winnipeg police issued a citation for consumption […]

Ford patent brings Real Racing tilt-steering to autonomous driving

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Ford,Technology,Autonomous,Future Take over steering by tilting a device or touching a virtual wheel. Continue reading Ford patent brings Real Racing tilt-steering to autonomous driving Ford patent brings Real Racing tilt-steering to autonomous driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms […]

Isn’t it Ironic: Chevrolet Launches Engaging Phone App Intended to Curb Distracted Driving

Chevrolet is releasing a new smartphone app, titled Call Me Out, to help remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road and put their phones in their pockets while driving. Of course, individuals will still have to check their phones to receive the messages, which seems a little counterintuitive. While the automaker appears to […]

How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow

(credit: Jonathan Gitlin) When the invitation to try out the new formula and sports prototype cars at Virginia International Raceway arrived in my inbox, I was pretty sure I’d have to politely decline. I could hear the boss’ response immediately: “So, you just want to spend a day at the track doing laps?” But this […]