Seth Birnbaum

Seth Birnbaum

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What is the future of self-driving car regulation?

Driverless cars are making serious progress. Waymo’s most recent disengagement report showed that the self-driving car software performed much better in 2016 than it did in 2015. Despite the cars traveling more miles overall, the software system had fewer disengagements. California requires that all companies testing self-driving cars submit a disengagement report each year. Disengagements […]

How will self-driving cars handle the snow?

Over 70 percent of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions that receive more than five inches of average snowfall each year. According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 70% of the United States population also live in those areas. Suffice to say, driverless vehicles won’t matter one bit to Americans unless the cars […]

3 reasons self-driving cars aren’t driving public support

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released their long-awaited guidelines for automated vehicles. On the same day of release, Obama published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, declaring his support for self-driving car technology and stating a focus on automated vehicle safety. He also promised the public that the government would have the authority […]