Tag: driverless cars

Anthony Levandowski

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Arizona Crash

Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.

Jerry Brown

Driverless Cars Need Infrared Technology To Be Safe, Says Auto Supplier ZF

Self-driving cars will need multiple detection systems including expensive infrared “lidar” technology if they are to be safe at high speeds, the chief executive of German autos supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said on Wednesday. Stefan Sommer’s remarks come a week after

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U.S. Tells Google Computers Can Qualify as Drivers

(Reuters) — U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.

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Obama Wants $4 Billion to Subsidize Silicon Valley Driverless Cars

In the Obama Administration’s latest welfare for Silicon Valley billionaires, the President intends to ask Congress for $4 billion in federal subsidies and nationalization of transportation safety regulations in an effort to speed the deployment of driverless cars.

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Sony Film to Feature Driverless Cars

Sony Pictures has had to navigate rough seas since last autumn, when the company was hacked, confidential documents were posted online, and The Interview was canceled. But the company is trying to bounce back with a comedy about cars equipped to navigate by themselves