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JLR tests pedestrian trust of autonomous vehicles

British manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is now looking seriously at how much pedestrians actually trust self-driving vehicles by studying the behaviour of people around autonomous cars.

Wanted in China: Detailed maps for 30 million self-driving cars

Chen Dan had doubts about betting millions of dollars to make high definition maps of Chinese roads. That was until she took charge of the business at NavInfo Co and saw how they are essential to self-driving cars, with demand that could reach into the billions.

A driverless streetscape? Plan on it

To find a prism into how cities and suburbs will evolve in coming years and decades, look no further than the lowly curb.

This Silicon Valley car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento

A Silicon Valley tech company recently posted a video front and centre on its website that may startle some Sacramentans.

We’ve unleashed AI. Now we need a treaty to control it: opinion

Fifty years ago this month, in the midst of the Cold War, nations began signing an international treaty to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Today, as artificial intelligence and machine learning reshape every aspect of our lives, the world confronts a challenge of similar magnitude and it needs a similar response.

Let’s control the AI we’ve unleashed

The world needs a treaty to control the technology and rein in an existential risk.

Makers of driverless cars want Congress to free them from state safety standards

As Silicon Valley and automakers attempt to steer the nation toward a future of driverless vehicles, a group of influential lawmakers remains concerned that bipartisan legislation now moving through Congress could leave consumers at risk by preventing states from demanding tighter safety regulations.

Automakers discover what they don’t know about moving people

General Motors Co usually isn’t the place for direct feedback from drivers. Want to purchase a Chevy Malibu or get your Cadillac Escalade fixed? Deal with the local dealer, not the automaker. That’s what makes Maven, GM’s car-sharing app, a warning about learning to please customers.

Seattle suburb envisions a fleet of driverless vans to help commuters skirt congestion

Just this month, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a driverless van began shuttling students and staff the one-mile round trip between a research complex and a distant parking lot and bus stop.

Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be – a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles.