Midterm Elections Add Ticking Clock Element to Congress’ Self-Driving Car Bill

It looks like Congress’ new self-driving bill might have to wait until a new batch of unmentionables plant their collective rear ends in the seats populating Capitol Hill. Already passed in the House, the SELF DRIVE Act has managed to garner bipartisan support — a true miracle in these troubled times. However, it’ll have to spread wings […]

Global Survey Reveals Who We’d Prefer to Sacrifice on the Bumper of a Self-driving Car

In 2014, as publications and automakers began making greater noise about autonomous vehicles, researchers at MIT’s Media Lab issued some questions to the public. The institute’s Moral Machines experiment offered up a series of scenarios in which a self-driving car that has lost its brakes has to hit one of two targets, then asked the respondents which […]

Elon Musk said Tesla stopped selling ‘full self-driving’ hardware online because customers were confused (TSLA)

Francois Mori / Associated Press Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that Tesla stopped selling self-driving hardware on its website because customers were confused. Last week, Musk said via Twitter that the option would be available “off menu” for a week, but on Wednesday suggested the feature would remain available to those who asked for it. […]

People want self-driving cars to prioritize young lives over the elderly

Today, MIT released the results of a global survey on the moral and ethical decisions that autonomous vehicles should be programmed to make. The survey reveals that general preferences include prioritizing human lives over animals, younger and healthier people over the elderly and saving more lives over fewer lives. People also preferred to spare bystanders […]

Feds shut down self-driving school bus pilot in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Transdev) The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to regulating self-driving cars, but on Friday federal regulators decided that one self-driving car project had gone too far. In a sharply-worded statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has ordered the French transportation company Transdev to stop transporting schoolchildren in a […]

Tesla Places Pointless ‘Self-Driving’ Option On Hiatus

Tesla Motors is abandoning the “fully self-driving” purchasing option on all of its vehicles. The option debuted in 2016 as a way to ensure your new car would be future-proofed and able to incorporate autonomous features. But those upgrades never really came — leaving customers who spent $ 8,000 angry enough to file a class-action lawsuit […]

Tesla shelves the full self-driving option you couldn’t use

Ever since Tesla hinted at its autonomous future, there’s been a “Full Self-Driving Capability” checkbox on the order page for its cars — spend several grand and your car would one day steer itself. It has yet to materialize, though, and now Tesla has removed the option from its site. You can still order it […]

Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have now logged 10 million miles

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Emerging Technologies,Autonomous,Future Here’s what’s planned for the next 10 million Continue reading Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have now logged 10 million miles Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have now logged 10 million miles originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]