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'Socially-cooperative' cars are part of the future of driverless vehicles, says CMU professor - TechRepublic

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Driverless cars are our future, with nearly every automaker racing to create their own version of autonomous vehicles. But autonomous systems still have a long way to go--and the cues and signals that human drivers know instinctively are not second-nature for our machines. Why Dick's Sporting Goods decided to play its own game in e commerce Dick's Sporting Goods has long partnered with eBay Enterprise on its e -commerce platform. Learn the benefits and risks of this multi -million dollar IT bet. To find solutions for how vehicles with autonomous features can drive safely on the road, professor John Dolan, a principal systems scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, studies how humans communicate and coordinate with these machines, helping them understand how to complete complex tasks on the road.


BMW plans self-driving car launch by 2021

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BMW wants to have its first fully driverless vehicle on the roads within five years, the German auto manufacturer's CEO Harald Krueger has revealed. Krueger voiced his ambition for BMW to launch its first autonomous vehicle at the company's annual shareholder meeting in Munich. BMW is currently focusing very much on its'i' electric car range and the Krueger sees the move into fully autonomous vehicles as a natural extension of this strategy. "In 2018, we will launch a BMW i8 Roadster. This will be followed in 2021 by the BMW i Next, our new innovation driver, with autonomous driving, digital connectivity, intelligent lightweight design, a totally new interior and ultimately bringing the next generation of electro-mobility to the road," he told shareholders.


Driverless vehicle sales to hit 21M by 2035, IHS Says

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Nearly 21 million self-driving vehicles will populate roads around the world by 2035, according to a new projection from IHS Automotive. The U.S. is expected to lead the way in autonomous vehicle adoption, even as it continues to grapple with regulatory challenges and consumer concerns. Starting with several thousand autonomous vehicles in 2020, the U.S. see 4.5 million vehicles on the road by 2035, IHS says. Meanwhile, IHS predicts that around 5.7 million vehicles with some level of autonomy will be sold in China by 2035. In Western Europe, where industry leaders could maintain their market status through the premium segment, just over 3 million autonomous vehicles are projected to be sold.


Commentary: 2 Things That Need to Happen for Driverless Cars to Go Mainstream

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A whopping 73% of Americans don't trust autonomous cars, up from 63% in late 2017, according to a AAA survey released in May 2018. While competition is heating up--with players like Toyota, General Motors, Alphabet, and Tesla setting ambitious goals and making big bets--the question remains: Are Americans ready for driverless cars? As I've studied complex organizational transformations over the past decade, I've come to recognize what must happen to create the behavioral change that makes adoption of new technologies successful. A societal shift toward self-driving vehicles will require such massive behavioral change, especially as trust continues to plummet. But just because we wouldn't get behind that self-turning wheel today, doesn't mean we wouldn't take that chance tomorrow.


Are We Ready for Driver-less Vehicles? Security vs. Privacy- A Social Perspective

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At this moment Autonomous cars are probably the biggest and most talked about technology in the Robotics Research Community. In spite of great technological advances over past few years a full edged autonomous car is still far from reality. This article talks about the existing system and discusses the possibility of a Computer Vision enabled driving being superior than the LiDar based system. A detailed overview of privacy violations that might arise from autonomous driving has been discussed in detail both from a technical as well as legal perspective. It has been proved through evidence and arguments that efficient and accurate estimation and efficient solution of the constraint satisfaction problem addressed in the case of autonomous cars are negatively correlated with the preserving the privacy of the user. It is a very difficult trade-off since both are very important aspects and has to be taken into account. The fact that one cannot compromise with the safety issues of the car makes it inevitable to run into serious privacy concerns that might have adverse social and political effects.