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Driverless cars will disrupt airlines

As driverless cars become more capable and more common, they will change people’s travel habits not only around their own communities but across much larger distances. Our research has revealed just how much people’s travel preferences could shift and found a new potential challenge to the airline industry. Imagine someone who lives in Atlanta and needs to travel to Washington, DC, for...

Elon Musk Interviewed on AI and Self-driving Cars

Elon Musk was recently interviewed by Lex Fridman on the topic of AI and Self-Driving cars. Some of his comments included: Self-driving cars will be five to ten times more valuable than non-self-driving cars. Tesla has nearly 500,000 cars on the road with the full self-driving sensor suite. Regulators will need data proving the self-driving needs to be at least two or three times safer...

The Impact of a 5G Network on Transportation

The future of transport starts with driverless cars, and, in the early days of 5G, the automotive sector is likely to see some of the biggest changes. Everyone from Apple Inc. to Uber Technologies Inc. is looking to build self-driving cars. But while test cars are already on the roads in some cities, the commercial introduction of these vehicles — essentially large, mobile...

Florida Could Expand Self-Driving Car Law

Self-driving vehicles could be operated in Florida without a human backup under a bill approved by a House committee last week, which could pave the way for companies like Uber and Lyft to deploy fleets of driverless vehicles. Republican sponsor Rep. Jason Fischer said he wants Florida to be ahead of other states in allowing the vehicles on state highways as the technology continues to...

GM, Ford and Toyota form group to help with AV rules

General Motors, Ford and Toyota said in a statement cited by Reuters they were joining forces with SAE International to establish autonomous vehicle “safety guiding principles to help inform standards development.” The group will also “work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development and deployment,” they added. Reuters noted regulators in the US had...

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