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Smart intersections could cut autonomous car congestion

In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to fit on the road—potentially leading to congestion ...

Automotive

Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled

The first driverless cars were supposed to be deployed on the roads of American cities in 2019, but just a few days before the end of the year, the lofty promises of car manufacturers and Silicon Valley remain far from becoming ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Phoenix rises with driverless Waymo signups

Waymo's autonomous cars have started picking up passengers in Phoenix, Arizona. Let's focus on autonomous: Nobody is at the wheel. Riders-only.

Engineering

Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there's a moving object coming around the corner.

Other

Don't ban new technologies – experiment with them carefully

For many years, Facebook's internal slogan was "move fast and break things." And that's what the company did—along with most other Silicon Valley startups and the venture capitalists who fund them. Their general attitude ...

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