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

    … was unable to safely monitor it. Even he said it might have been a good idea to call an ambulance. Proponents of semi-autonomous cars likely would point to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s findings on the fatal crash in Florida. The NHTSA concluded that a “safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further…

    Bruning Legal- 12 readers -
  • Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    … with a semi-truck on the highway. Tesla has stated that the Autopilot system did not differentiate between the white side of the truck’s trailer and the bright sky, which led the Model S to drive under the trailer. Brown is the first known fatality in a self-driving vehicle. Tesla informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

    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

    …When compared to the first six months of last year, the number of fatal car accidents in 2016 has spiked by 10%. A recent report from NHTSA (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) revealed a marked increase in highway deaths during the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. According to the report, the increase…

    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 -