Self-Driving Cars

An autonomous car, also known as a driverless car, driver-free car, self-driving car or robot car, is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Robotic cars exist mainly as prototypes and demonstration systems. Currently, the only self-driving vehicles that are commercially available are open-air shuttles for pedestrian zones that operate at 12.5 miles per hour (20.1 km/h).Autonomous vehicles sense their surroundings with such techniques as radar, lidar, GPS, and computer vision.
Posts about Self-Driving Cars
  • Are Auto-Drive Cars Safe? MO Car Accident Lawyers

    …, say, a boulder, a deer, and a pedestrian if all three are in the path of a car and it must decide which to strike? And what if the choice comes down to striking a grandmother or a toddler? What about hacking? Auto-drive functions are overseen by computers. Could a terrorist hack and disable a metropolitan area’s semi-autonomous cars during rush…

    Bruning Legal- 12 readers -
  • Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    … Are self-driving cars the way of the future? As cool as the concept seems, it may not catch on as expected if the first iteration of the technology does not improve its safety record. Tesla is one of the vehicle manufacturers pioneering self-driving car technology. However, a fatality and multiple accidents that have occurred during Tesla’s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Eliminating Car Accident Deaths By 2040

    … awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. From there, it is hoped that technological advancements will make a significant impact. The introduction of self-driving cars is expected to make roadways much safer, as human error will be taken out of the equation. Self-driving passenger vehicles are currently being developed by numerous automakers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • Number of Fatal Car Accidents Up 10% Over Last Year

    … be (and was) said about seat belts in the 1060s. We all know texting and driving is a serious problem, but unless we take steps to address the issue, the problem will only continue to get worse. While the implementation of stricter laws on drunk driving and safer lanes for bikes provide solutions to many traffic-safety issues, there is also a need for continuing…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • When Will Self-Driving Cars Be Fully Reliable?

    … Google is among several technology companies that are currently developing self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are clearly the future of transportation in the United States, but there is some question as to when self-driving cars will truly be ready for wide-scale use on American roads. One of the obstacles to their introduction, as recently…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 26 readers -
  • Self-Driving Cars Could Decrease Insurers’ Business

    … As reported by many news outlets, the wave of the future as far as human transportation goes are self driving cars. Google and several other technology companies already have self-driving prototypes out on the road in California and it is only a matter of time before the streets of the rest of America’s major cities are filled with vehicles…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Subaru Incorporating New Technology to Reduce Accidents

    … You’ve probably seen Google’s self-driving car, and you may have even seen the intelligent drive features of the new Mercedes S-class. Unfortunately for most of us, these self-driving technologies are still a bit out of reach for those of us who want to do other things than drive during our commutes. Luckily, though, some of these technologies…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
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