Tag: Driverless

New Survey Finds that 75% of U.S. Drivers Are Excited about Driverless Cars

Date: Oct. 17, 2016

We have to admit that we are developing a slight case of whiplash from watching recent surveys of opinions about autonomous cars. Some surveys report that very few drivers are attracted to self-driving cars, while others report just the opposite. Perhaps opinions are varied because drivers don’t yet understand what self-driving cars really are and what they can do.

Teaching Self-Driving Cars to be “Polite”

Date: Oct.4, 2016

Steering, accelerating, braking, parking and avoiding collisions are all abilities that self-driving cars are learning. But now something else has been added to the list of what autonomous cars are supposed to be. They are supposed to have good road etiquette and be “polite.”

Self-Driving Cars Edge Out Brad and Angelina on the Nightly News


Date: Sept. 27, 2016

Two big news stories broke on September 20, 2016. The first was that the DOT had issued a new policy about self-driving cars. The second was that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were getting divorced. Which story got more coverage? The story about autonomous cars, at least on the news outlets that I monitor. Apparently they are even sexier than Brad and Angie.