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Insurance Industry in Best Position to Advance Consumer Trust in Automated Driving

While the race to automated vehicles picks up speed, a new survey reveals consumer are skeptical of the technology and the safety claims of its advocates, a new survey finds. Also, the insurance industry may be in the best position …

Tesla Touts Its Safety Statistics

When it’s machine versus human, it’s more likely humans will be exchanging insurance information with other humans, according to data released by the electric car maker Tesla. In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla …

The Road Ahead for Autonomous Cars and Auto Insurance

The death of a pedestrian who was struck by an autonomous vehicle in Tempe, Arizona, has brought fresh scrutiny to the accelerating development of self-driving cars. The accident on March 18 is bound to be studied exhaustively, both to determine …

Why Safety Numbers on Driverless Cars Don’t Add Up: Viewpoint

The “Race to Autonomy” has become the high-tech competition of our time, pitting automakers, suppliers, technology titans and Silicon Valley startups against each other in intense competition for the first bite of what will be a trillion-dollar driverless vehicle business. …

Blind Americans Want to Participate in Future of Driverless Vehicles

Anil Lewis was behind the wheel of his Ford Mustang convertible on a sunny Atlanta day in 1988, when he nearly hit a pedestrian who appeared in a crosswalk ahead of him, seemingly out of nowhere. It was then Lewis …

U.S. Picks North Carolina Turnpike Authority to Assist With Testing Driverless Cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently designated the North Carolina Turnpike Authority to help with testing driverless cars. A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation on Friday said the authority was selected from a competitive group of more than …

Consumers Not Yet Convinced Driverless Cars Are Safer

Car makers and tech firms are convinced that driverless cars are the future, but they appear to be ahead of consumers in that thinking. Only 23 percent of Americans say they are willing to ride in an autonomous car, while …

Entrepreneur Shuts Startup After U.S. Questions Safety of Self-Driving Kit

Self-driving cars are getting closer by the day, but they won’t be coming from hacking phenomenon George Hotz. Hotz, the first person to jailbreak an iPhone and a vagabond of the world’s top tech companies, has scrapped his self-driving project …

U.S. Autonomous Vehicle Policy Attempts to Straddle Lanes of Safety and Innovation

The new U.S. policy on self-driving cars received a mixed reaction from highway-safety advocates who acknowledged the life-saving potential though warned of a world of “human guinea pigs.” The Transportation Department’s new guidelines give carmakers and states “the green light …

U.S. to Unveil Safety Standards for Autonomous Vehicles

The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Tuesday, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road. The companies will have to show how their virtual drivers will …