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Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them

The adhesive layer would coat the front of a self-driving car but be covered by something that's not sticky. When you hit someone, the outer layer would be removed, exposing the glue.<p>After a crash, the victim would be stuck to the front of the car, preventing them from another injury as they're …

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Volvo's first self-driving car has a big edge over the competition — and it's coming sooner than you think

Volvo plans to roll out its first self-driving car in just four years, and the company claims it's going to be way more advanced than what other automakers will have to offer.<p>"The thing that is unique is that we are really trying to deploy the technology in reality. And when I say that, I mean …

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Study shows drivers aren’t ready to relinquish full control to autonomous cars

Self-driving cars are on the way, it seems, but are consumers ready for them? A new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research …

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Insurance Company Issues First Driverless Car Policy

Policy could pave the way for other insurers<p>Adrian Flux, an insurance company in the U.K., has launched what it calls a “driverless car insurance policy” that may shed light on how autonomous cars are covered in the future.<p>“We understand this driverless policy to be the first of its kind in the …

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Driverless cars could be the future of racing

<i>Translogic</i> host Jonathon Buckley heads to Thunderhill Raceway for the first Autonomous Track Day. We caught up with Silicon Valley entrepreneur and event organizer Joshua Schachter to find out if driverless cars will ever race themselves.<p>"That would be fun," said Schachter. "We have to make sure …

We're Scared of Driverless Cars -- And Someday We'll Feel Silly About It

<i>By Alex Glenn</i><p>Driverless cars aren't yet available to the masses, but that day isn't far off. Sounds exciting? Maybe not yet.<p>A recent survey from the University of Michigan polled more than 600 drivers and found that only 15% were in favor of self-driving cars. About 46% said they prefer cars …

Mobileye’s maps are the key to driverless cars

Road maps have come a long way from the days of tattered, folded paper cluttering up the glove compartment to backlit displays on smartphones, and …

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How Lyft's Driverless Car Network Will Change Our Cities And The World

Logan Green on the self-driving utopia of the future<p>It’s only four years old, but Lyft is already proving it’s more than just a ride-hailing app—it’s a vision for the future. In May, reports surfaced that the San Francisco-based startup and General Motors would begin testing a fleet of self-driving …

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Will your driverless car be willing to kill you to save the lives of others?

Survey reveals the moral dilemma of programming autonomous vehicles: should they hit pedestrians or avoid and risk the lives of occupants?<p>There’s a chance it could bring the mood down. Having chosen your shiny new driverless car, only one question remains on the order form: in what circumstances …

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New Study Reveals We're Utterly Conflicted About Driverless Cars

Self-driving car technology is advancing at a rapid pace, thanks to work by technology and automotive companies ranging from Google to Ford. While …

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Driverless cars create a safety 'dilemma': passengers vs. pedestrians

<b>(CNN) —</b> You're riding in a driverless car with a loved one. It's cruising down a one-way, single-lane road with a barricade to the left and a wall to the right.<p>Just a few feet ahead, three pedestrians are hurrying across a crosswalk even though it's flashing a red signal. The driverless vehicle's …

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If A Deadly Crash Is Unavoidable, Who Should A Driverless Car Save?

It's a moral dilemma that's proving to be a real sticking point.<p>In a deadly crash, driverless cars should sacrifice the few to save the many …

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Are driverless cars the next frontier in crime? - Russia Beyond

Russian law-enforcement officers fear that unmanned cars may be used as instruments of crime in the near future.<p>"In 20 years, conventional cars will be replaced by autonomous vehicles just like they once were replaced by horses," said Alexander Bykov, chief of the State Road Safety Inspectorate's …

​Ride service Lyft may be shopping itself around

Lyft has partnered with investment bank Qatalyst Partners. Could it mean investment from car manufacturers, or a sale?<p>Lyft, the second-largest ride-sharing service in the US behind Uber, might be looking for investors. Or, maybe, a sale.<p>The company has hired investment bank Qatalyst Partners, …

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China's Internet Giant Baidu To Mass Produce Driverless Cars In 5 Years

China’s internet-search giant Baidu is planning to mass produce driverless electric cars in five years, bringing the fight to Google and Apple.<p>The company, which currently holds 80% of the internet-search market in China, will not manufacture the cars itself. Instead, it will outsource the actual …

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BMW promises fully driverless cars by 2021

BMW has teamed with two leading tech companies to deliver fully self-driving vehicles in 2021.<p>The partnership, which involves Intel (INTC) and the Israeli computer vision company Mobileye (MBLY), will create an open platform for the next generation of vehicles.<p>The companies will announce the news …

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BMW to develop driverless car technology with Intel, Mobileye | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021.<p>The logo of German manufacturer BMW is seen at a 1957 BMW 503 Coupe Serie 1 car during a preview of an auction by Swiss …

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Why the Tesla Crash Shouldn't Put the Brakes On Driverless Cars

Electric automaker Tesla is under investigation after what the company says is the first death of a driver using its “Autopilot” mode. That mode …

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China's Alibaba puts internet in cars, plans to take drivers out | Reuters

HANGZHOU/BEIJING, China (Reuters) - Chinese tech firm Alibaba’s internet-connected car will set the Chinese e-commerce giant up to quickly introduce driverless vehicle technology, Chief Technology Officer Wang Jian told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>Jack Ma, Alibaba's founder and chairman, tries the …

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Self-driving cars: where the technology and automotive industries will converge

2016 could go down in history as the year the autonomous vehicle onslaught went full tilt.<p>While the history of self-driving cars goes back decades — Carnegie Mellon University Navigation Laboratory was developing autonomous vehicle technology in the 1980s and one of the first real-world tests of …

Here's how engineers plan to make driverless cars safe if autopilot fails

Blinking awake mid-commotion, you're filled with a panic you haven't felt in years.<p>Autopilot has failed. You are now the driver.<p>Driverless cars won't reach consumers for another decade or so, but engineers have already started planning for these worst-case scenarios. Researchers are currently …

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Uber just took a big step to making its driverless cars a reality

UberUber is getting serious about its driverless car development.The company announced Thursday that it's developing its own digital maps to improve …

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How the Tesla Autopilot Crash Has Affected Public Opinion on Self-Driving Cars

Consumers are more aware of self-driving cars, but slightly less interested in riding in them, according to two surveys conducted after a fatal crash …

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Google Plans To Work With All Carmakers On Self-Driving Vehicles

Google recently announced it will work with Fiat Chrysler to develop driverless minivans, but the tech titan has plans to make several more deals …

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Camera supplier Mobileye drops Tesla as customer, citing Autopilot crash

The ongoing investigation into a fatal May 7 crash involving a Model S driving on Autopilot has cost Tesla some of its credibility with the …

Apple self-driving effort shifts from hardware to software

Inside Apple’s secretive car division, the focus is starting to shift from building an all-electric, autonomous car to developing software and services that would work inside the prospective car, according to people familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans.<p>In a Bloomberg report, Mark Gurman states …

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Tesla faults brakes, but not autopilot, in fatal crash

Tesla Motors told Senate investigators that its crash-prevention system failed to work properly in a fatal crash but said its Autopilot technology …

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Apple May Not Be Building Its Own Car, After All

At least, not yet.<p>Not much is known about Apple’s ultra-secretive car endeavor, Project Titan. The company hasn’t acknowledged its existence, but according to reports, Apple is working behind the scenes to compete with large tech companies like Tesla and Google, as well as start-ups like Uber and …

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Look, no hands - Driverless cars

Special report<p>Driverless carsLook, no hands<p>DRIVING THROUGH SILICON VALLEY on freeway 101 in busy Friday lunchtime traffic, Google’s Chris Urmson …

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