Driverless cars
NEW YORK (AP) — Dubai said Monday that U.S. self-driving car company Cruise will become the first to operate autonomous taxis and ride-hailing services in the United Arab Emirates city of more than three million people.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An autonomous vehicle company has been testing its cars in Las Vegas without a human backup driver ready to take control in an emergency.
DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t need to meet the same federal safety standards for cars and trucks driven by humans.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.
Driverless cars are the future and shouldn’t be feared, despite significant public skepticism.

On this week’s episode of “Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands,” State Journal editorial page editor Scott Milfred and editorial cartoonist Phil Hands endorse autonomous vehicles, following a demonstration of the technology on the UW-Madison campus. Our sensible centrists cite Herbie, Hasselhoff an
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With no steering wheel, no pedals, one double-door entrance and little to distinguish its front end from its rear, the driverless vehicle tooling around UW-Madison on Tuesday morning was less a traditional car or truck than a computer-controlled pod on wheels.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver’s seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that’s been viewed more than 8 million times online.
I don’t envy the decisions policymakers must make. There is probably only a 50-50 chance that they can get this right as they stare at a crystal ball and predict the future 20 years from now.
Driverless cars offer a future with fewer deaths on the roadways. Today, roughly nine out of 10 car crashes are caused by human error; autonomous vehicles, with their sensors, radars and undistractable computer-driven system, should be much safer.
Long time coming

The buzz surrounding self-driving cars has been growing lately, but the idea is far from novel.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One problem with self-driving cars is people.

The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.
It’s 2027 (or 2037) and the age of the self-driving car. City-dwellers have traded in their car keys for ride hails.
New technologies like self-driving cars and self-aware appliances connected to the internet require a faster connection, and a bill in the state House would make it easier for providers to build towers needed to establish a 5G connection.
JERUSALEM (AP) — As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology.
Ford invests $1B in robotics startup in driverless car quest

Ford Motor Co. is spending $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.