Self-Driving Car Developers Should Put Pedestrians First

SINCE MARCH, WHEN an autonomous vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona, forecasts for AVs have been decidedly less optimistic. But autonomous vehicle promoters are undeterred. AI entrepreneur Andrew Ng contends that self-driving cars will be safe for pedestrians when...

Volvo Has Autonomous Vehicle Safety Covered Like a Blanket

Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. Volvo injury prevention specialist Lotta Jakobsson, who is one of the preeminent engineers in the field of passenger...

Utah Driver Sues Tesla After Crashing in Autopilot Mode

A Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into a stopped firetruck at a red light earlier this year while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function has sued the company, saying salespeople told her the car would stop on its own in Autopilot mode if something was in its...

How Self-Driving Supergroup Aurora Plans to Make Robocars Real

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS were a short-lived phenomenon. From 1988 to 1991, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty—each a star in their own right and with a robust catalog to their name—combined their talents and experiences to produce two...