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Ford CEO: we "overestimated" self-driving cars / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "publicly announced that the company had "overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles" and that the vehicles, when they did arrive, their "applications will be narrow, what we call geo-fenced, because the problem is so complex.""
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Statistically, self-driving cars are about to kill someone. What happens next? | Scienc... - 0 views

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    "As the miles grow, the odds shrink. At some point, a car driving autonomously or semi-autonomously will cause a fatal accident. If their performance is remotely comparable to a human's, that moment could come within the next 18-24 months. If so, by the law of averages it will probably involve a Tesla Model 3. Self-driving cars may be about to have their Driscoll moment."
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Are driverless cars the future of Uber? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "While a full move to driverless cars would be Uber's dream scenario, letting it cut the cost of a ride to little more than fuel plus wear and tear, it could very well be a nightmare for car manufacturers. Self-driving cars could prove the death-knell for private car ownership, with services like Uber offering a cheap substitution while avoiding the wastefulness of leaving an asset worth thousands of pounds sit unused on the side of the road."
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Google self-driving cars 'risk being caught in spam traffic jams' | Technology | thegua... - 0 views

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    ""Self-drive cars will probably work through internet connectivity and, just as large volumes of electronic traffic can be routed to overwhelm websites, the opportunity for self-drive traffic being routed to create 'spam jams' or disruption is a very real prospect.""
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Driverless cars: we should question and challenge Google, but not as haters | Technolog... - 0 views

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    "Understanding how our driving data will be used is important, but we should be scrutinising other companies and products too"
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The Problem With Self-Driving Cars: They Don't Cry - Businessweek - 0 views

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    "This stuff is far more complicated than calibrating safe following distances or even braking for a loose soccer ball. Goodall writes: "There is no obvious way to effectively encode complex human morals in software.""
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Self-Driving Cars Proposed as Solution to U.S. Highway Woes, Saving Money and Lives | S... - 0 views

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    "In terms of safety, a 2013 Navigant Research report noted "the potential for greatly reduced accident rates." Such potential rests on the basic logic of driving: Good driving relies on physics calculations; bad driving happens thanks to human physical limitations like intoxication and sleepiness."
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