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How Driverless Cars Could Disrupt Investors

The development of self-driving cars is a good example of how, and why, the future may be a less profitable place for investors. Volvo Cars, one of scads of technology and automotive firms working along the same lines, last week …

Young Consumers More Trusting of Autonomous Vehicles: J.D. Power

Trust in automation technology including driverless cars is very much age dependent, as younger consumers have a notably higher level of confidence in the technology than their older counterparts, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Tech Choice Study. While …

U.K. Gives Go-Ahead for Driverless Cars to Be Tested on Motorways

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will give the green light for driverless cars to be tested on U.K. motorways, helping to make the technology available to consumers by the end of the decade. The government also aims to remove …

Israel Emerges as Leader in Developing Cyber Defenses for Cars

Building on its expertise in technology, Israel is emerging as a leader in the race to keep cars secure and prevent the nightmare scenario of a hacker commandeering your vehicle. Most cars today are equipped with some level of connectivity …

Technology May Outpace Humans on Road to Automated Driving

From his laboratory at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, automated vehicle pioneer Raj Rajkumar says self-driving cars will evolve step-by-step, with humans staying in charge for a long time to come. More than 2,500 miles west in Mountain View, California, Chris …

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Could Shoulder Burden of Insurance Liability

Hacker attacks or faulty software could shift the burden of legal and regulatory liability toward makers of self-driving cars and away from customers, experts say, forcing regulators and insurers to develop new models. Autonomous cars have the potential to reduce …

Uber Plans for Driverless Cars, Hires Hacking and Robotics Experts

Uber Technologies Inc. has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter …

Fully Self-Driving Cars Still 15 Years Down the Road: Supplier

The technology to make cars fully autonomous probably won’t be established until at least 2030, according to the top supplier for the world’s biggest automaker. The auto industry will take intermediate steps toward that future, first with safety systems that …

Ethics of Self-Driving Cars: Should They Kill Driver to Save Others?

Imagine being in charge of the switch on a trolley track. The express is due any minute; but as you glance down the line you see a school bus, filled with children, stalled at the level crossing. No problem; that’s …

Smart Cars Don’t Eliminate Human Errors

As companies such as Google Inc., Mercedes- Benz and Volvo Cars race to develop vehicles that are smart enough to drive themselves, even the most sophisticated systems will sometimes be no match for human error. In a recent incident, a …