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Google Seeks Special Driverless Car Agency

Instead of waiting for new regulations that will make way for self-driving cars on US roads, Google wants the government to create a new Federal-level authority that could review the company's self-driving cars and give it special permissions for deployment.Google's...

Driverless Cars Clear Major U.S. Hurdle

Reuters is reporting that U.S. regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have concluded that the artificial intelligence behind autonomous vehicles may be considered a "driver" for purposes of United States law. In a letter to Google from...

Obama Proposes $4B for Driverless Cars

  Yesterday the Obama administration proposed spending almost $4 billion to speed the development of autonomous vehicles. The proposal, which requires Congressional approval, would fund regulatory efforts to have officials work with automakers to come up with...

Driverless Cars Must Deal With Motorists

Driverless cars must deal with motorists, and it's proving more difficult than expected. The New York Times reported this week one surprising problem encountered by Google's autonomous vehicle project: the difficulty of interacting with human drivers. Apparently the...

Apple’s Driverless Car Confirmed

Apple's driverless car project, code-named Titan, has long been a rumor in Silicon Valley. Last week The Guardian reported that documents confirmed the project's existence.In May, engineers from Apple's secretive Special Project group met with representatives of...

Economist Sees a World of Driverless Cars

There's an interesting piece in The Economist's Science & Technology section predicting a life where autonomous cars rule the roads. Most of the predictions have been made before, but there are some new statistical projections, including the reduction of urban...

Driverless Cars to Cost Cities Millions

Kevin C Desouza posted an interesting piece on Salon yesterday, positing a surprising financial consequence to cities and counties when driverless cars go mainstream. Desouza, an associate dean for research and professor at Arizona State University's College of Public...