self-driving cars

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

20 hours ago

Proponents of self-driving cars say they'll make the world safer, but autonomous vehicles need to predict what bicyclists are going to do. Now researchers say part of the answer is to have bikes feed information to cars.

A few years ago on Google's campus, Nathaniel Fairfield arranged an unusual lunch break.

He asked a bunch of staff to hop on bikes and ride around and around a self-driving car to collect data. "It was kind of gorgeous," he says.

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As self-driving cars become a reality in other parts of the country, state lawmakers are considering how to regulate the vehicles in Kentucky.

Driverless Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Apr 9, 2014
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Car manufacturers are working towards providing cars with enough sensory capacity that they will drive while you read, sleep, or watch a movie. The reality of these cars may not be so far off. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with freelance tech and science reporter Ucilia Wang, a UC Berkeley graduate, whose work appears in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the UK Guardian.

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From NPR:  Californian Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that clears a path for self-driving cars to become street legal, but obstacles still remain for the robotic vehicles.