Can You Get a DUI in a Self-Driving Car?

Cars that drive itself — it’s no longer fictitious. General Motors, Waymo, and Tesla are just some companies that already have prototypes of self-driving vehicles. It’s just a matter of time before they’re brought to market. This raises the question of how it will affect DUI laws. A driving under the influence (DUI) charge has […]

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Self-Driving Cars

Much has been made of the perils of self-driving cars. The Guardian warned that autonomous cars were entering “the most dangerous phase,” lulling us into a false sense of security — despite the fact that people had been caught using them on autopilot, leading to accidents and drunk-driving arrests. A Harvard University piece on artificial […]

A pre-CES 2017 look at the state of autonomous vehicles

The race to autonomous or self-driving cars is on. 2016 was the year that we not only lost some of our most beloved artists, we also witnessed startups and automakers put the pedal to the metal to get the attention of industry influencers, experts and consumers around the world. Google announced Waymo, its official foray […]

Uber China merging with Didi in $35 billion deal

Uber China merging with Didi in $35 billion deal

After investing billions of dollars in the Chinese market, and failing to turn a profit, Uber China is merging with its biggest competition in the region, Didi Chuxing. This deal, which is set to grow Didi’s valuation to a healthy $35 billion, will improve profitability as the two companies will be able to combine their […]

Will autonomous cars lead to even more congestion?

Autonomous cars are rife with benefits, but a new research study suggests that congestion and cars on the road will get higher, as we seed control to the computers. More people will be allowed on the road as regulations are relaxed, allowing old, disabled, and youth to drive a car. That will not only lead […]

Busy hands: will self-driving cars lead to more road sex?

The freeway of love may be about to get a lot more lovin’ thanks to self-driving cars’ ability to allow drivers to, ahem, multitask. The Daily Mail reveals that a report by the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence is warning that self-driving cars will up the incidents of sexual congress in moving cars. “I […]

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China moves into passing lane with self-driving regs

In the race to be a global leader in self-driving cars, China is moving to overtake the current U.S. and European front runners with a new regulatory structure that could significantly open up its vast network of roads and streets. Australia’s SBS reports that China is preparing a draft regulatory framework on self-driving cars that […]

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First autonomous car track day set for this May

By the end of the year, we’ll have the first racing tournament dedicated to autonomous cars, and we will also have the first track day. Joshua Schachter, the creator of Delicious and ex-Googler, has organized the track day for startups and big brands to test their cars. It will take place on May 28-29 at […]

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China’s LeEco unveils its own concept self-driving electric car

China’s LeEco unveiled its own self-driving electric car concept at a Beijing press conference earlier today, adding to the laundry list of products currently produced by the “Netflix of China”. LeEco chief executive Jia Yueting demoed some of the self-driving capabilities at the event, including driving and parking. Yueting controlled the car through voice commands […]

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PSA Group hits the self-driving road from Paris to Amsterdam

Last week, two modified Citroën C4 Picasso cars drove all the way from Paris to Amsterdam in “eyes-off” mode, the third and highest level of car automation currently sanctioned on a few European roads. The 300km drive was part of demonstration by the PSA Group — the shared company of Citroën, Peugeot, and DS Automobiles […]